Amber Alert issued for 4 children, one with critical medical needs, taken by mother

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 Akron firefighters on paid leave during investigation into allegations involving pornographic video

    AKRON, Ohio — Two Akron firefighters have been placed on paid leave. The City of Akron says the two fire lieutenants have been placed on leave amid allegations that they made pornographic videos together at a fire station in the city. The videos were allegedly posted on porn websites. The suspended firefighters have been identified as Lt. Art Dean and Provisional Lt. Deann Eller. The following is a joint statement from Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and Akron Fire Chief Clarence Tucker: […]

  • Teen who escaped local juvenile detention facility found in Florida

    MIAMI, Florida– A teen who broke out of the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility in Highland Hills in May has been located in Miami, Florida. According to the U.S. Marshals Service and troopers, Nathaniel Lee Jacks, 17, is in custody. He is being held at a jail in Miami under an alias on an unrelated crime. Investigators said Jacks and another teen used bed sheets to scale fences surrounding the state facility on Green Road last month. They are then accused of […]

  • Neighbor hopes killer comes forward after couple found dead in Tremont apartment

    CLEVELAND – – As police continue to search for the person or people responsible for killing two people in Tremont on Friday, neighbors are speaking out. Authorities say the bodies of the couple, identified as Rita Berish, 54; and her longtime boyfriend, Harold Emery Jr., 63, were found in the bedroom of their first-floor apartment on Scranton Road. Neighbors believe the killings were committed during a robbery and that the killer or killers knew Berish and Emery. “There had to […]

  • Kids plan lemonade stand to help officer injured in Sheffield Lake standoff

    SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio– A Sheffield Lake man barricaded himself inside of his home and engaged in a gun battle with the Lorain County SWAT team last week. It left Eugene Ptacek, a 17-year veteran of the Amherst Police Department, wounded. He was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he remains in serious condition. Seven-year-old Trista Rowe, her brother Timmy and their friend Natalie Brown decided to help Patrolman Ptacek and his family by having a bake sale and lemonade stand. […]

  • Police jump into action to help residents without water in East Cleveland

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Elderly residents at an apartment complex in East Cleveland have been without water since Tuesday after a break in a water line. Some men and women in blue came to their rescue on Wednesday. East Cleveland police officers and members of the Police Athletic League helped the residents at the Owl’s Nest apartment complex. Police purchased cases of water at Walmart and when management at the store found out about the project, they donated additional water. […]

  • Garfield Heights woman searching for dog who was taken from front yard

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – A Garfield Heights woman is asking people to be on the lookout for her dog, who was taken from her yard on Friday evening. Carolyn Brown says that a friend had just let Mr. Wiggles, her 8-year-old toy poodle, out when a small grey or silver car pulled up to her Martin Luther King and Thornhurst Avenues home. A child got out, took the dog, and jumped back into the car. The incident is even more […]

  • Video shows gunman terrorizing clerks at gas stations, carry-outs in Lorain County

    LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio — Newly-released surveillance video shows how a gunman terrorized clerks at gas stations and carry-outs in Lorain County during a crime spree that started on Sunday. As FOX 8 News first showed you, the spree ended when the suspect was captured Wednesday by the Lorain County SWAT Team. **Read more, here; watch Jack Shea’s report, above**

  • VIDEO: SWAT members arrest suspect in series of armed robberies in Lorain County

    ELYRIA, Ohio — A FOX 8 News exclusive: Our cameras are rolling as SWAT team members arrest a suspect in a series of armed robberies in Lorain County. Investigators say the man they arrested terrorized clerks at gas stations and carry-outs over the past four days. FOX 8 News was there as SWAT placed Philip Boschetti Jr. under arrest outside of his home in Elyria on Wednesday. Authorities believe the 24-year-old is responsible for a string of armed robberies in […]

  • VIDEO: Woman accused of trying to hide in the ceiling at Grayton Road Tavern

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Investigators say a woman tried to hide in the ceiling at the Grayton Road Tavern and wait until the bar closed, but she was caught before she carried out her plan. The tavern is home of the popular Queen of Hearts game, but the notoriety of the game has also attracted the attention of undesirables. “People just I guess assume that we have $5.5 million stashed in our walls here; that is clearly not the case,” said Jennifer Natale, […]

  • ODOT gives temporary reprieve from construction on Route 2 exit ramp

    MARBLEHEAD, Ohio – The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer tourism season on the Lake Erie Islands, but lake-goers are bracing for what could be a traffic nightmare. A construction project has shut down an exit ramp that many people use to access the lake. Fox 8’s Jack Shea has some good news about the project in light of the upcoming holiday week. You can watch it in the video box, above.

  • Surveillance video shows two escapees breaking into John Dewey Elementary School

    WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — Surveillance video obtained by FOX 8 News shows two escapees breaking into John Dewey Elementary School in Warrensville Heights a short time after they broke out of Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility in Highland Hills. It appears the teens may have been looking for a change of clothes and anything else that might help them get away. But, they fled the school when police responded to an alarm and nearly caught them. Investigators say the two […]

  • Police: Man revived from possible heroin overdose after plowing through neighborhood with kids in car

    MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio — A 34-year-old Lake County man is facing criminal charges after police say he plowed through a quiet Mentor-on-the-Lake neighborhood while passed out at the wheel of his car with his two children in the back seat. Police were called to Primrose Drive Thursday night after the man drove across six yards before crashing into a telephone pole. He left a path of damage in his wake. “All of the sudden I hear my mother, I hear my […]