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.
AKRON, Ohio– The LeBron James Family Foundation unveiled new features at the I PROMISE School in Akron on Wednesday. Last summer, the school opened its doors to Akron Public School children in third and fourth grade who are at risk of falling behind. This year, it added another grade and now serves 343 students, while providing services to their families. Additions include a state-of-the-art broadcast center and the family resource wing, which has a classroom for parents to earn their […]
CLEVELAND– One of the newest players for the Cleveland Indians is now a new citizen of the United States. Outfielder Yasiel Puig, who was born in Cuba, posted a photo on Tuesday of himself holding a little American flag. It had the caption: “Thank you God for this great opportunity to be an American citizen.” Thank you 🙏 God for this great opportunity to be an American citizen 👌🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/346P6g89LX — Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig) August 14, 2019 Fellow Indians Carlos […]
NORTH CANTON, Ohio– A manhole cover hit a car windshield in North Canton. A couple and their young son were in the car when it happened on Aug. 6 on Main Street near Greenway Road SE. They were waiting to make a left turn as a large truck went over the manhole, according to the police report. That sent the manhole cover flying through the air and crashing into the windshield. Thankfully, no one was injured. North Canton police said […]
CLEVELAND– The Friendship Animal Protective League rescued a kitten at Progressive Field. The little calico was first spotted at the ballpark on Aug. 7, but she wasn’t caught until Monday night. One of the rescue group’s board members was at the game and called the director Greg Wiley to help. Wiley said the cat was found under a condiment stand. She was greasy, but in good health. The kitten is about 3 to 4 months old. She will be up […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio– The search for a child killer who escaped custody more than 45 years ago continues. Lester Eubanks, who was out on bond for suspected rape, dragged Mary Ellen Deener behind a vacant house in Mansfield on Nov. 14, 1965. He tried to rape the 14-year-old and shot her twice. He went home and returned, smashing her head with a brick to make sure she was dead. Eubanks was quickly identified as a suspect and arrested the next day. […]
BRUNSWICK, Ohio– Mapleside Farms is feeling dangerous. The farm, located in Brunswick, unveiled 7-acre corn maze on Tuesday. It’s a tribute to Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. “John Dorsey said he wants to awaken the sleeping giant and that’s exactly what Baker, Myles, Odell, and really the entire team is doing.” said Greg Clement, owner of Mapleside Farms, in a news release on Tuesday. “Cleveland is a football town and it’s amazing to see the excitement and commitment after some […]
CLEVELAND- A man and his grandson were carjacked at gunpoint Monday afternoon. The 79-year-old victim was approached by two suspects with guns while preparing to unload groceries outside his house on Burger Avenue in Cleveland. “They looked like teenagers,” said Larry Fistek, “Came up with pistols pointing at me and wanted the keys.” He said when he didn’t react quickly enough, they pushed him to the ground, and ripped his pants as they tore the keys from his pocket. The suspects […]
BEREA, Ohio– Cleveland Browns defensive end Chad Thomas left practice with a neck injury on Monday. The 23-year-old was immobilized on a backboard and carted off the field. Thomas has feeling and movement in all his extremities, according to the team. He was taken to University Hopsitals for further testing. Later in the day, the Browns said Thomas was diagnosed with a neck sprain. The team said his practice status will be updated on a day-to-day basis. “Anytime something happens […]
CLEVELAND– Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig dropped the appeal of his suspension stemming from last month’s bench-clearing brawl while he was with the Reds. He will begin serving his three-game suspension Monday night when the Tribe hosts the Red Sox. Puig was involved in the on-field fight on July 30 when Cincinnati hosted Pittsburgh. Seven others, including both managers, were also suspended. Several more were ordered to pay fines. It happened minutes after news broke that Puig was traded to Cleveland […]
CLEVELAND– Attention Cleveland sports fans. Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 26. It’s Opening Day across the MLB. The Cleveland Indians will host the Detroit Tigers to start the season. On the same day, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will be in town to play the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s not quite like back on Oct. 25, 2016 when Cleveland was the center of the sports universe. That night, the Tribe beat the Cubs in Game 1 of the […]
AKRON, Ohio– A fight lead to the shooting in Akron Sunday night that left one man dead and a teen injured. It happened in the area of North Hawkins and Berendo avenues at about 9 p.m. That’s just a few blocks from the Firestone Community Learning Center. Akron police said several people were involved in a fight, then suspects fired into the crowd. Javonte Mills, 20, of Akron, was shot and killed, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office. […]
CLEVELAND– Major League Baseball released the 2020 schedule on Monday. All 30 clubs are scheduled to play on Opening Day on Thursday, March 26. The Cleveland Indians open the season with a six-game homestand, starting with the Detroit Tigers. Click here for the 2020 American League schedule Other highlights of the MLB season include, the Marlins and the Mets in a three-game series in San Juan Puerto Rico; the Cardinals and Cubs playing two games at London Stadium; and the […]