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
  • Suspect caught on camera breaking into commercial business, stealing all kinds of valuables

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — The owner of Marble Builder Direct, a commercial and residential marble and granite company on Brookpark Road in Cleveland, has been growing the business for the past 13 years. But a burglar armed with a crowbar and a flashlight brought the business to a screeching halt this week. Surveillance cameras were rolling as the intruder systematically plundered the company’s front office. “Very uncomfortable feeling, you know just having a stranger break in, come in, and do whatever […]

  • Eastlake police say man who stole cruiser taken into custody: ‘Thief of opportunity’

    EASTLAKE, Ohio (WJW) — A man was taken into custody after he stole a police cruiser Thursday, Eastlake police said. Sources first told the FOX 8 I-Team an inmate stole the cruiser, which was later found at E 187th, off of St. Clair in Cleveland. Our cameras caught who appeared to be the suspect being taken into custody nearby. On Thursday afternoon, Eastlake police gave more details about how the man was able to escape. They said at around 11:30 […]

  • Medina family wakes up to find stranger passed out on couch

    MEDINA, Ohio (WJW)– Jay Goodman says he and his wife assumed that a loud noise that woke them up early Sunday morning was their cat knocking something over. “I popped up and was like, ‘What is that?'” Goodman said. The couple went back to sleep, but when Jay’s wife later got up to make coffee, she discovered an intruder had staggered into their home through an unlocked door and passed out. “She says, ‘Jay, there’s a strange guy sleeping on […]

  • Man reunites with dog taken during Cleveland carjacking, thanks police

    CLEVELAND (WJW)– A suburban Cleveland man has been reunited with his beloved dog after the pet was taken by a gunman during a carjacking. “Hey you, there you are!” said Mike Reed, as his miniature schnauzer Franz sprinted toward him and jumped into his arms. The friendly little dog was caught in the middle of a drama that played out over the Thanksgiving holiday. He was clearly relieved to be back in the protective arms of his owner, who says […]

  • Growing number of burglaries reported in Northeast Ohio cities

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (WJW)– North Ridgeville and Willoughby Hills became the latest Northeast Ohio communities to warn residents about burglaries. Diane Proboski, 74, said she was watching TV with her husband in their North Ridgevile home when they heard someone loosening the bulbs on their security lights. Then, they heard the sliding glass door open. Proboski’s husband made sure the would-be intruders knew people were home, causing them to flee. North Ridgeville police said they believe the attempted break-in is […]

  • Power still out for dozens in Olmsted Township forcing residents to change Thanksgiving plans

    OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) — Dozens of homeowners in Olmsted Township lost power when strong winds gusting up to 55 miles an hour uprooted a tree, that fell on power lines and set off a domino effect that snapped a series of utility poles. “I heard a loud boom and I just kind of came downstairs and looked out the window and there was like a fire going on. So, there was like a fire back there and the wires […]

  • Police dog credited with helping officers capture man who broke free during wild traffic stop

    SOLON, Ohio (WJW)–  A police dog is being credited with helping officers capture a man, who broke free from police during a wild traffic stop. It started when Solon police pulled over a car for speeding and officers were attempting to confirm the identities of the three men inside. Authorities say the backseat passenger jumped out and made a run for it, and the front seat passenger then followed suit. Both men were able to get away from officers and […]

  • Cleveland Clinic doctor who helped separate conjoined twins performs follow-up surgeries on one of the girls

    CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) —  Adeline and Knatalye Mata of Lubbock, Texas, came into the world in 2014 as conjoined twins, connected from the chest to the pelvis and sharing some of the same vital organs. Doctors told their mother that surgery to separate the twins was possible but it would be risky. “I was afraid in the separation, we would lose one or both of them; that was, like, my biggest fear,” said Elysse Mata. Once the family gave the […]

  • Pet store says ’employee of the month’ caught man stealing ferret

    ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) — Ferrets are among the most valuable animals for sale at the Edgewood Pet Center in Ashtabula Township. Because of a history of animals being stolen from the store, the owner built a wooden fence around the pricier pets. “People can view the animals. When they want to hold something, we will go back and help them with that but, this way, we don’t have to worry about them getting stolen and being mistreated,” said owner Doris […]

  • Family continues push to keep killer behind bars 33 years after teen’s murder

    MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio– Thirty-three years have passed since 13-year-old Robyn Star Field was brutally murdered by a classmate, 15-year-old Warren Paxton Brown, who then dumped her body in the Mill Stream Reservation in Strongsville. “My daughter was sparkly, she was a very upbeat, happy girl. Little things remind me of her so much because she was so caring and so giving,” said Nancy Field-Henthorn, Robyn’s mother. Since that horrific day in April 1986, Robyn’s mother has learned the terrifying details […]

  • Dog stolen during burglary dies in Ohio Turnpike crash, suspected thieves charged by deputies

    MILAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) — An Erie County family is mourning the death of their beloved dog who was killed after being stolen from their home by burglars. The story began to unfold when a deputy with the Erie County Sheriff`s Office responded to a complaint about a couple making a scene outside a business in Milan Township. The deputy assumed that a dog that was with Jacob Spencer and Aleah Young was their pet. He would later learn that […]

  • Man who pushed SUV over Elyria cliff sentenced for insurance fraud

    ELYRIA, Ohio (WJW)– Video obtained exclusively by FOX 8 News shows a local man pushing his SUV into the Black River as part of a scheme to defraud his insurance company. The story began to unfold on Oct. 11, 2018. Elyria police and paramedics and rescue teams from surrounding cities rushed to the cliffs above the Black River, after receiving a report of an overturned SUV in the river. Not realizing there was no one inside a vehicle, the first […]

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