Jack has been a general assignment reporter at Fox 8 since 1995.

In 2009, Jack Shea received an Emmy Award for Fox 8’s live coverage of the Cuyahoga County Government corruption raids.

Among other honors he has received, first place in the country from the National Headliners Awards, for leading Fox 8’s coverage of the Huron County
“Kids in Cages” Story.

Jack has received a number of other awards during his career, including two WICI Crystal Awards for his coverage of the impact of NAFTA in Mexico and the U.S., and a series on illegal political fundraisers.

Jack is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the University of Toledo, where he was President and Prudential of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity.

Jack recently fulfilled a lifelong dream by making a pilgrimage to County Kerry Ireland, the homeland of his grandfather before he immigrated to America.

Jack and his family live in Avon Lake.


Recent Articles
  • Two Amish men flee from deputies after being spotted drinking while driving buggy

    NORTH BLOOMFIELD, Ohio– Police officers often say no traffic stop is routine and there was nothing routine when a Trumbull County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over an Amish buggy early Sunday morning. The deputy was on patrol in North Bloomfield in the heart of the county`s Amish community, when he spotted a buggy on Donley Road. According to his report, he saw two Amish men drinking inside the buggy and on top of the vehicle was a 12 pack of beer. […]

  • Fans being charged after brawl in the stands during Cleveland Indians game at Progressive Field

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– As the Cleveland Indians were fighting for their playoff lives against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night, three fans began a fight of their own in the stands at Progressive Field, and video of the disturbing incident has quickly gone viral. A Cleveland police report indicates 56-year-old Jon Rogers of Ravenna and his son, Ryan, 23, got into a dispute with 23-year-old Dale Ross of Geneva. Season ticket holder Ben Brugler told FOX 8 that as fans in […]

  • Bratenahl police officer hurt after cruiser struck by driver suspected of being ‘impaired by dangerous drugs’

    BRATENAHL, Ohio — A police officer from Bratenahl is recovering after his cruiser was hit by an impaired driver on Friday. According to a press release, it happened on Interstate 90 near Eddy Road around 11:30 p.m. The officer was conducting traffic enforcement at the time and was partially outside of his vehicle when he noticed another car drifting onto the berm. He then jumped into his cruiser right before it was hit by a minivan. The minivan then continued […]

  • Prosecutors say man operated international drug trafficking ring from behind bars in Ohio

    CLEVELAND — On Thursday, law enforcement officials held a press conference to discuss a federal drug bust that led to the indictment of ten people, some of whom are from the Cleveland area. According to prosecutors from the U.S. District Court in Cleveland, the leader, Jose Lozano-Leon, smuggled a cellphone into prison where he allegedly controlled large shipments of fentanyl stamped into pills, heroin, cocaine other drugs from Mexico to Cleveland. “The lead defendant is accused of running an international […]

  • Rocky River police assist ICE in arrest of Romanian national; friends now advocating on his behalf

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — The arrest of a respected member of Cleveland’s Romanian community is the latest chapter in a controversial immigration case. On August 27, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents asked the Rocky River Police Department to help them arrest 44–year old Gheorghe Lates, a Romanian national who came to the U.S. legally 17 years ago, but overstayed his Visa and is now subject to deportation. On police body camera video of the incident, officers were heard repeatedly asking Lates […]

  • Show choir joins list for physical education exemption in Ohio

    MENTOR, Ohio– Ohio high school students who perform in show choir can now be excused from going to gym class as part of a physical education exemption passed by the Ohio General Assembly. The credit is being applauded at Mentor High School, where the Top 25 show choir has been part of the fabric of the school for more than half a century. Supporters of the Top 25 said being a member of show choir requires the same kind of […]

  • Police say camera catches someone breaking the law in the department’s parking lot

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio– A police parking lot is one of the last places you would expect someone to break the law. But South Euclid police say one of their surveillance cameras captured video of a lawbreaker pulling into the department’s parking lot just before 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, and crashing into a handicapped parking sign. The driver, identified as a 29-year-old man, was then caught on video getting out of his car and placing the sign in his backseat. South […]

  • 7-year-old attacked by intruder inside Cleveland home

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Division of Police is trying to identify an intruder who forced his way into an east side home and attempted to sexually assault a 7-year-old girl in her bedroom. The attack happened just before 2 a.m. Tuesday on Caine Avenue. “I heard my daughter scream. She said that somebody was ripping her panties off. ‘He’s trying to rape me, somebody is in here, he’s ripping my panties off, he’s trying to rape me.’ And she screamed ‘Mom’ […]

  • Slight change in routine saved life when car crashes into Cleveland woman’s home

    CLEVELAND– Housing authority police are trying to identify the driver of a car that crashed into the home of an elderly resident early on Friday. Police were called to a Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority duplex on Parkmount Avenue on Cleveland’s west side after a car careened out of control and hit the home. “Just about 1 a.m. and she’s like, ‘You know what, I’m going to go to bed.’ She gets up and goes to bed. Ten minutes later, she […]

  • Vermilion stops enforcing Ohio’s misdemeanor marijuana law

    VERMILION, Ohio– Vermilion is the latest city in Ohio to announce it will not enforce the state’s misdemeanor marijuana law. Police said they have no choice now that Senate Bill 57, which decriminalizes hemp, is in effect. “Now the problem we have for law enforcement is we cannot distinguish between hemp and marijuana because it’s based on level of THC. Because the only way to do that is you have to have lab testing to show the level of the […]

  • Strongsville one of local school districts to install surveillance cameras inside buses

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio- There is new standard equipment on school buses in the Strongsville School District. Each bus is now equipped with four interior cameras that allow administrators to see and hear what happens on every route. The superintendent of Strongsville schools says the cameras are designed to improve safety for students and drivers, and make sure all guidelines are being followed. “On any bus, you have minor issues that you’ve got to work with, in terms of kids being properly […]

  • ‘Looked like a bomb went off’: Tire falls off truck, crashes into home

    BERLIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio- Deputies with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home in Berlin Township on Sunday, after the owner of a Dodge 150 reported that a rear tire on his truck came off, bounced across a yard and crashed through the wall of the home in the 4600 block of Mason Road. The ricocheting tire then tore through a bathroom. When the couple that owns the house arrived home with their two sons, they could not […]

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