Jen Steer is a web producer at Fox 8 News in Cleveland, writing stories for, planning social media strategy and curating homepage content.

She spent a year as a community engagement specialist for the Northeast Ohio Media Group, representing, The Plain Dealer and Sun News.

For four years, Jen web produced at NewsChannel5 in Cleveland, where she won several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Ohio Associated Press. She also received an Edward R. Murrow Award for her coverage of serial killer Anthony Sowell.

In 2013, Jen helped break the news that Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were found alive in the Cleveland house of Ariel Castro. She discussed the kidnappings live with Anderson Cooper on CNN, appeared on BBC’s morning show and provided updates to radio stations around the globe.

Jen studied broadcast journalism at Kent State University and graduated in 2008.

Recent Articles
  • Jarvis Landry to host celebrity softball game at Classic Park in Eastlake

    EASTLAKE, Ohio– Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry will host a softball game at Classic Park in Eastlake on June 15. The inaugural Jarvis Landry and Friends Celebrity Softball Game is intended to give fans a chance to interact with players, according to a news release on Tuesday. There will be giveaways and autograph opportunities. “The passion of football fans in northeast Ohio is unbelievable. Being able to host a memorable event for our fans, like this softball game, is […]

  • Video: 2-year-old names entire Cavs roster

    CLEVELAND– While many toddlers are learning their shapes and colors, one little boy knows more than his numbers. He can match numbers and their corresponding Cavs players. Robert Book posted  video of his son naming the current roster on Sunday. It’s adorable how he says Matthew Dellavadova. @cavs can we get some love for this 2 year old learning the entire roster and their jersey numbers? @kevinlove @Larrydn22 @Channing_Frye — Robert Book (@rbbook1) March 25, 2019 The clip caught […]

  • 2019 Northeast Ohio spring events guide: Festivals, live music and more

    CLEVELAND– With warmer weather in the forecast, it’s time to get out and explore Northeast Ohio. Here are a few of the events happening around the area this spring: Tour of Wildflowers Any Cleveland Metroparks nature center March 1 to June 1 Springtime on the Farm Lake Metroparks Farmpark 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd., Kirtland March 15 to May 5 Amazing Butterflies Cleveland Botanical Garden 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland March 23 to April 28 Cleveland International Film Festival Tower City Cinemas […]

  • Community remembers employee fatally stabbed at Cleveland tavern

    CLEVELAND– Family and friends gathered at the Academy Tavern to remember 23-year-old Mike Reese. Reese was an employee at the bar and restaurant, located at Larchmere Boulevard and East 128th Street in Cleveland. The Cleveland Division of Police said he and the two suspects were working in the kitchen Saturday night when there was an argument. Reese was stabbed and taken to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. “I just want to say this is the […]

  • ‘You matter:’ Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens makes young fan’s year

    CLEVELAND– Freddie Kitchens coined the Cleveland Browns unofficial slogan when he said, “If you don’t wear brown and orange, you don’t matter” during his introductory news conference in January. So when he came up to a young fan, sporting his Browns hoodie, he had a message: “You matter, you’re wearing brown and orange,” Kitchens wrote before signing a hat and handing it over to the boy. The kid’s dad posted photos from the encounter on Twitter on Friday. Classy move […]

  • Indians’ Jose Ramirez leaves game with knee injury; Opening Day status is TBD

    GOODYEAR, Ariz.– Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez left Sunday’s Cactus League game with a contusion to his left knee. The two-time MLB All-Star fouled a ball off the inside of his knee as the Tribe played the White Sox. He was carted off the field. The team said the X-rays were negative. There is no timetable for Ramirez’s return, but he will stay in Arizona for treatment. His status for Opening Day is to be determined. The Indians are […]

  • Two killed in three-car crash in Lorain County; Alcohol suspected

    EATON TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Two people were killed in a three-vehicle crash in Lorain County Saturday night. It happened on state Route 82 in Eaton Township at about 11 p.m. Richard L. Dublin, 48, of Cleveland, was driving eastbound, tried to pass a Honda CR-V and hit a Kia Soul head on, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. Dublin’s car went airborne and struck the CR-V. The Honda and the Kia hit guardrails. Dublin, who was not wearing a seat belt, […]

  • Indians signed infielder Brad Miller, put pitcher Danny Salazar on injured list

    GOODYEAR, Ariz.– The Cleveland Indians signed infielder Brad Miller, the team announced on Sunday. Miller, 29, has played with the Mariners and Rays. The Rays designated him for assignment in July and he signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers last month. He has a career batting average of .239. “I’m happy to be over here in a really good spot on a really good team,” Miller said. The Tribe also placed pitcher Danny Salazar on the 60-day injured list. […]

  • ‘Never give up, brother:’ Baker Mayfield’s message to Browns fan battling cancer

    CLEVELAND– A Cleveland Browns fan fighting cancer got a special message from quarterback Baker Mayfield. Josh Herron was diagnosed with leukemia during his first semester at Baldwin Wallace University. Over the last five years, he’s beaten cancer three times, but now he’s back at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Herron’s brother, Noah, posted a video from Baker to Twitter on Thursday, thanking him for providing a little extra motivation. “I know you are surrounded by family and friends and loved […]

  • Terry Francona goes skydiving again, this time brings coaching staff with him

    GOODYEAR, Ariz.– Terry Francona enjoyed his skydiving adventure so much, he went back for another round. This time, the Cleveland Indians manager was joined by bench coach Brad Mills and pitching coach Carl Willis. “If this goes bad, tell Millsy not to screw up the pitching,” Francona said before jumping out of the plane. “It’s probably pretty much what I expected, which was exciting. It was cool. What an experience, Mills said. "Hey, if this goes bad, tell Millsie not […]

  • Suspect in custody after standoff in Wickliffe

    WICKLIFFE, Ohio– A 52-year-old man will face charges following a standoff in Wickliffe Friday morning. Officers were called to a house on Regent Road just before 9 a.m. for a disturbance. Lt. Pat Hengst said the victim had been assaulted and was taken to Lake Health West Medical Center. The suspect barricaded himself in a bedroom of the home and indicated he had a gun, Hengst said. After more than an hour of negotiations, he refused to come out. When […]

  • Bond set at $1 million in Richland County murder

    MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio– The suspect in a Richland County homicide is being held on $1 million bond. Jordan Skoog, 28, of Belville, was charged with murder and appeared in Mansfield Municipal Court Friday morning. Deputies were called to a house on Frontier Trail Wednesday night and found the victim dead from one gunshot wound, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office said. No additional details were released.

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