Jen Steer is a web producer at Fox 8 News in Cleveland, writing stories for fox8.com, planning social media strategy and curating homepage content.
She spent a year as a community engagement specialist for the Northeast Ohio Media Group, representing cleveland.com, 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.
CLEVELAND– Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a concerning story. The Pro Bowler said a fan got out of his car to take a picture, then punched him in the face. A “fan” hopped out his car to take a picture with me and then punched me in my face. Hm, put your legs into it might have actually made me flinch. 👍🏾 — Myles "Flash" Garrett ⚡️ (@MylesLGarrett) October 16, 2019 Was […]
NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio– The officers of the North Ridgeville Police Department are not only persistent, they also have a sense of humor. That was evident when the department posted the lighthearted and epic tale of a runaway cow on its Facebook page. Now, video showed off the lengths the officers went through to corral the fugitive. The cow got out of a trailer in the area of Root Road on Tuesday. Officers called it the fastest cow they’ve ever […]
CLEVELAND– It’s a day this couple will never forget. Benjamin and Megan Scott were taking photos with their wedding party at Voinovich Park in downtown Cleveland on Sept. 21 when an unexpected guest joined them. Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson was riding scooters with some friends and decided to jump into the pictures. “The fact that he wanted to get into the photos with us kind of surprised us all. He was so nice and generous with his time,” Benjamin […]
AKRON, Ohio– A man was held at gunpoint and forced to drive his captors to Mr. Hero on Tuesday. The 54-year-old victim was withdrawing cash from an ATM near Diagonal Road and South Hawkins Avenue in Akron at about 5 p.m. when two suspects jumped into his truck, police said. The female suspect pulled out a gun and demanded the man drive them to a local Mr. Hero to buy subs. Akron police said the pair then made him go […]
CLEVELAND– The man who says he was accused by the Cleveland Browns of dumping a beer on a Tennessee Titans player filed a lawsuit against the team. It stems from an incident during the Browns home opener at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sept. 8. In the fourth quarter, Baker Mayfield was picked off by Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler, who returned it for a touchdown. During his celebration, fellow cornerback Logan Ryan jumped into the Dawg Pound and a fan dumped beer […]
NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio– His name is Moodini. Seriously. North Ridgeville police responded to an unusual call Tuesday afternoon and ended up getting a lesson in cow herding. The whole story was detailed on the police department’s Facebook page. A truck was pulling a trailer when the back door opened and a cow fell out on Root Road. The animal, which wasn’t injured, evaded officers. “We go left, he goes right. We go right, he goes left. He manages to get […]
ROOTSTOWN, Ohio– Garth Brooks is bringing his “Dive Bar Tour” to the Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown. Local country radio stations WQMX and WGAR made the announcement on Tuesday. The Oct. 28 show is the fifth stop on the tour. The only way to get into the show at the small Portage County venue is to win tickets on the radio. The concert date also lines up with Brooks’ wife, Trisha Yearwood, who will perform at the KeyBank State Theatre at […]
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio– The Shaker Heights Police Department asked residents to avoid a busy area while it investigated a bomb threat. An employee at Pizza Hut reported receiving a call about a bomb and officers responded to Chagrin Boulevard shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, police said. The department advised people to steer clear of Chagrin and Lee roads, including the business district. Traffic was shut down and police evacuated some businesses. The area was back open at about 5 p.m. […]
CLEVELAND– Arrest warrants were issued on Monday for a man and his son after two women were attacked at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Cleveland. Lance D. Morgan Sr., 52, and Lance D. Morgan Jr., 27, are charged with felonious assault, according to Cleveland Municipal Court documents. The incident happened at the bar inside the hotel, located on Lakeside Avenue, at about 11:25 p.m. on Oct. 5. According to the police report, the two woman joked that Morgan Sr.’s son […]
CLEVELAND– Two corrections officers at the Cuyahoga County Jail pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges they used excessive force on an inmate in a restraint chair. The incident involving Timothy M. Dugan and Nicholas D. Evans happened on March 22. Dugan pleaded guilty to attempted abduction and assault, while Evans pleaded guilty to attempted felonious assault and tampering with evidence. They will be sentenced on Dec. 12. “Inmates do not surrender their human dignity along with their freedom,” said Ohio […]
BEREA, Ohio– The Cleveland Browns traded center Austin Corbett to the Los Angeles Rams, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. In exchange, the Browns received an undisclosed 2021 draft pick. Cleveland selected Corbett in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He’s appeared in 14 games with the Browns and started once. More stories on the Cleveland Browns here
COLUMBUS, Ohio– Ohio’s new law that raises the age to buy tobacco to 21 goes into effect on Thursday. The “Tobacco 21” law applies to cigarettes as well as e-cigarettes and vaping products. “Research indicates that approximately 95 percent of adult smokers begin smoking before they turn 21,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, in a news release on Tuesday. “Increasing the age to 21 will reduce the chances of our young people starting to smoke and becoming regular smokers.” State […]