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.


Recent Articles
  • Man fired for refusing to serve Cleveland cop arrested for robbing same store

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio– The man accused of robbing the Dunkin Donuts on West 117th Street in Lakewood was arrested on Monday. Shontay Brown, 30, was charged with aggravated robbery. Marshals caught him on Gramatan Avenue near West 140th Street in Cleveland. “The Lakewood Police Department is to be commended for their efforts on this investigation. The robbery happened over the weekend and by Monday, Brown was named the suspect and now behind bars to answer for his actions,” said U.S. Marshal […]

  • Larry Nance Jr. agrees to four-year deal with Cavaliers: ‘I’m a Cleveland guy at heart’

    CLEVELAND– Larry Nance Jr. is staying with his hometown team. The 25-year-old power forward agreed to a four-year, $45 million extension with the Cavaliers, Yahoo! Sports first reported on Monday. Nance made it official and said, “I’m one of you guys, I really am. I’m a Cleveland guy at heart.” “I’m one of you guys, I really am. I’m a Cleveland guy at heart.”– @Larrydn22#BeTheFight pic.twitter.com/xniWPkPQ0F — Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) October 15, 2018 Cleveland acquired Nance in a deadline trade last […]

  • Cleveland man pleads guilty to killing four people

    CLEVELAND– A Cleveland man who already served time for manslaughter pleaded guilty in the deaths of four people. Robert Rembert Jr., 48, changed his plea to guilty on two counts of aggravated murder and two counts of voluntary manslaughter. He will be sentenced Tuesday morning. Prosecutors said DNA evidence tied Rembert to the strangulation deaths of Rena Mae Payne, 47, in 1997 and Kimberly Hall, 31, in 2015. He also shot and killed his cousin, Jerry Rembert, 52, as well […]

  • Westlake convenience store robbed at gunpoint

    WESTLAKE, Ohio– Police in Westlake are looking for the man who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint. It happened at the Convenient on Detroit and Dover Center roads on Friday just after 10 p.m. Police said the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded cash, then got away with an undisclosed amount of money. The clerk was not injured. The man was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a stocking cap and dark-colored pants. Anyone with information is asked to call […]

  • Elyria man accused of threatening 12-year-old girl for nude photos

    ELYRIA, Ohio– An Elyria man was arrested after the FBI says he threatened a young girl in order to get nude photos. Christopher Goodin, 33, is charged with receiving and distributing child pornography. He was placed into custody on Wednesday when a warrant was served at his house on Kentucky Drive. Goodin posed as a 12-year-old girl online and persuaded an actual 12-year-old girl to send him sexually explicit pictures of herself, according to court documents. Investigators said he even […]

  • Browns WR Rod Streater out for the season

    BEREA, Ohio– Rod Streater will miss the rest of the season, the Cleveland Browns announced on Monday. The wide receiver left Sunday’s game against the Chargers with a stinger. The Browns said Streater was diagnosed with a neck fracture. Team doctors said they expect him to make a full recovery and surgery is not required. The Browns also said wide receiver Derrick Willies had surgery Monday morning to repair a fractured collarbone. He remains on the injured reserve. More stories […]

  • Suspects steal items from MAPS Air Museum worth thousands of dollars

    GREEN, Ohio– The Summit County Sheriff’s Office identified the two suspects who stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from MAPS Air Museum. The pair entered the museum on Oct. 3 for a tour. Investigators said they proceeded to take helmets, goggles, oxygen masks, helicopter controls and other irreplaceable items. Both suspects are 17 years old. One teen was arrested and all the items were recovered, according to the sheriff’s office. Editor’s note: A previous version of this story included security […]

  • Joe Thomas’ historic snap streak honored at Browns game

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Browns enshrined the number 10,363 into the team’s Ring of Honor, honoring 10-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Joe Thomas. The Browns selected Thomas with the third overall pick in the 2007 draft. On Oct. 22, 2017, he tore his left triceps and announced his retirement months later. Until then, he never missed a snap in his NFL career, playing 10,363 consecutive snaps, which is believed to be the longest in league history. On Sunday, the team unveiled the […]

  • I-71 south in Montville Township reopened after multi-car crash, injuries reported

    MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Interstate 71 south at state Route 18 in Montville Township has reopened following a multi-car crash. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said it happened at about 1:50 p.m. at mile marker 217 and involved a semi-truck. According to Montville police, three medical helicopters are expected at the scene to take patients to hospitals. Drivers should avoid the area. The highway will be closed for several hours, police said. As of 3:50 p.m. the Ohio Department of Transportation […]

  • Browns blown out by Chargers 38-14

    CLEVELAND — Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes to Tyrell Williams — and the veteran quarterback threw a block — and Melvin Gordon had three TD runs as the Los Angeles Chargers banged around Cleveland rookie Baker Mayfield and the Browns, 38-14 on Sunday. Mayfield’s third start as a pro was a rough one. The No. 1 overall pick was sacked five times, tweaked his ankle when he slid on a sideline marker and threw two interceptions. The Browns (2-3-1) […]

  • Residents return to nursing home after EF2 tornado

    CONNEAUTVILLE, Pa.– The residents of a Crawford County, Pennsylvania nursing home received a warm welcome at the facility on Sunday. An EF2 tornado hit Rolling Fields Elder Care Community on Oct. 2. Two people were taken to the hospital as a precaution, but no one was seriously injured. The National Weather Service said the tornado had winds of up to 115 miles per hour and path 50 yards wide. Family, friends and staff lined the hall of Rolling Fields Sunday […]

  • Joe Thomas and family cheer on Browns before Ring of Honor ceremony

    CLEVELAND– Joe Thomas will join the Clevleand Browns Ring of Honor on Sunday, but his kids are pumped for the game. Thomas posted a video en route to the game of his children doing the “Here were go Brownies” chant in the backseat. The smile on his face says everything. Kids are amp’d!! @Browns @Chargers pic.twitter.com/nYrwLmpgck — Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) October 14, 2018 The number 10,363, a tribute to Thomas’ historic consecutive snap streak, will be enshrined next to Cleveland’s […]