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
  • Solon police chase man high on heroin, save his life

    SOLON, Ohio — Dramatic police dash camera video of a high speed pursuit reveals that the chase ended with police officers fighting to save the suspect’s life. The pursuit began when a Solon police officer attempted to pull over a minivan that had been reported stolen. Initially it appeared the driver was going to stop in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant, but he pulled all the way around the restaurant and sped away on Aurora Road. Investigators […]

  • Surveillance video shows Strongsville store employees being terrorized by masked gunmen

    STRONGSVILLE- Employees at local phone stores have been on high alert after a series of violent robberies, but a group of suspects has been arrested, thanks to some great police work and the long reach of modern technology. Surveillance video obtained by Fox 8 News shows how employees at the AT&T Store on Royalton Road in Strongsville, were terrorized by a group of masked gunmen that barged into the store and forced the workers into an office. They then ordered […]

  • Fire hydrant in middle of Cleveland sidewalk removed

    CLEVELAND– Residents on Ohio Avenue on Cleveland’s east side complained that the placement of a fire hydrant in the middle of the sidewalk was a safety hazard. On Friday, the contractor returned to the neighborhood to remove the hydrant and a section of the sidewalk. The Cleveland Water Department said the contractor decided the tree lawn was too narrow after the original hydrant was hit by a car. The contractor agree to cover the cost of moving it closer to […]

  • Fire hydrant in middle of Cleveland sidewalk confuses residents

    CLEVELAND– There are a lot of people scratching their heads on Ohio Avenue on Cleveland’s east side. Residents said they were confused when they discovered that a contractor for the Cleveland Water Department installed a fire hydrant in the middle of a sidewalk. “Is that something new that they were going to be doing? You know stop people from being on the sidewalk, I really didn’t understand that,” Cortilya Hearst said. Residents said the original hydrant was on the tree […]

  • Lake County man’s house set on fire in hate crime; $10,000 reward for catching arsonist

    LEROY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – When Billy Welker called 911 in the early morning hours of April 6 to report his house in Leroy Township was on fire, he says he had no idea that he might be the target of a hate crime. Firefighters responding to the blaze quickly concluded it was an act of arson. “Right away when we walked in, we had a strong odor of gasoline, and in that part of the house, there should not have […]

  • Local school district considering proposal to stockpile Narcan

    WESTFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — It’s a sign of the times in the Cloverleaf School District in Medina County as the school board is considering a plan to stock the heroin antidote Narcan at the district’s high school, middle school and elementary school. Deputy Mark Brooks is the school resource officer at Cloverleaf and said based on his experience in dealing with the danger posed by opioids, having Narcan available on campus is a wise strategy. “We’ve had jailers who had […]

  • More alleged victims of Parma casket store owner coming forward

    PARMA, Ohio —  Parma Police say after Fox 8 News aired a story about theft allegations being leveled against the owner of a store that sells caskets, urns and headstones to grieving families, 20 new victims have come forward. Detectives are now investigating a total of 27 separate cases, in which former customers accuse Karen Hayes, the owner of The Casket Store on Ridge Road, of taking their money and not delivering products as she had promised. “You’ve got somebody […]

  • ‘Pennies for Patients’: Local elementary students raise $10,000 for cancer research

    SOUTH RUSSELL- A group of generous second graders led the way, as students at T.C. Gurney Elementary School in South Russell raised more than $10,000 in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Pennies for Patients” campaign. Second-grader Lane Schaefer told Fox 8, “I was excited and I thought it was a good idea because it’s raising money for a good cause.” Teacher Ben Rose says the students and staff at T.C. Gurney have made the campaign to help fund blood cancer research […]

  • Local couple accused of giving laxative cookies to school employees on strike

    UHRICHSVILLE, OH       A Tuscarawas County couple is behind bars, accused of delivering cookies laced with laxatives, to striking workers in the Claymont School District. Supporters of the non-teaching employees often honk their horns as they pass the picket lines. Investigators say 29-year-old Bo Cosens and 25 year-old Rachel Sharrock live near an elementary school in Uhrichsville and were angry about how the horns affected their sleep patterns. They posted videos on Facebook that contained numerous threats against the striking school […]

  • Package thief steals homeowner’s identity to buy expensive cell phones

    VALLEY CITY, Ohio — Authorities in Medina County are trying to track down a bold package thief, who has a fraudulent new twist on a crime that has angered and frustrated so many on-line shoppers. Homeowners in Valley City are on guard after the suspect was caught on surveillance cameras stealing several packages. Detectives with the Medina County Sheriff’s Office said video shows the suspect grabbing a package containing a cell phone valued at more than $1,000 on April 5 […]

  • Heartwarming gift after theft: Warren couple receives donated bike in honor of their late son

    WARREN–It was a triumphant and emotional day for Jay Wonders of Warren. Two weeks after a thief stole a bicycle that stood as a memorial to his son in front of the family home in Trumbull County for 15 years, Wonders was able to place a newly donated bike as a lasting tribute to Garrett Wonders in his front yard. “I can`t put it into words, I`m just glad to have one up there, it means that much to me,” […]

  • Trumbull County residents sounding alarm about wild boars running loose

    VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Wild boars are considered a dangerous nuisance and a major threat to agriculture in states like Texas and Florida. That’s why residents in Trumbull County are sounding the alarm about a group of boars that are running loose. When investors turned a golf course in Trumbull County into a wild game hunting preserve, known as Candywood Whitetail Ranch, many residents of Vienna Township opposed the plan. “You take a small area of property, you throw a […]

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