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
  • VIDEO: Man steals Lorain cruiser and leads officers on chase, police say

    LORAIN, Ohio– A man stole a Lorain police cruiser and led officers on a high-speed chase Friday afternoon. It happened during a prisoner transfer between Lorain police and the Lorain Sheriff’s Office, according to Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth. The suspect got into the cruiser and took off. The pursuit went west on OH-113 through Birmingham and Milan, north on US-250 towards Sandusky and then north on OH-13 towards Huron. Huron police set up spike strips and got one of […]

  • Cleveland Indians honor Jim Thome with weekend of celebrations

    CLEVELAND– Indians legend Jim Thome answered a few questions ahead of a weekend of events at Progressive Field celebrating his career. Thome, a member of the Indians from 1991 to 2002, was inducted in the MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on July 29. It’s probably not a coincidence that one of the upper deck boxes where the retired numbers are displayed was covered Friday evening. Thome’s No. 25 will likely hang next to Bob Feller, Larry Doby and Bob Lemon […]

  • Man threw hot coffee at children on RTA train, police say

    CLEVELAND– A Cleveland man is facing several charges after police say he threw hot coffee at two children on an RTA train. The incident happened on Aug. 3 on the Greater Cleveland RTA’s red line. A transit officer boarded the train at Tower City for a fare check and saw a man throw something at the operator. The suspect, 58-year-old Steavie Wilson, was placed in handcuffs and struggled with police. According to the police report, he yelled profanities and threatened […]

  • Indians’ Trevor Bauer out four to six weeks

    CLEVELAND– Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss the next four to six weeks, Indians manager Terry Francona told reporters on Friday. There are six weeks left in the regular season. Bauer, who gave up just two hits, came out of Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox in the seventh inning. That’s when Chicago’s Jose Abreu hit a line drive that struck Bauer in the leg. He suffered a right fibula stress fracture, the club said. Bauer believes he’ll return earlier […]

  • More victims possible in sexual battery case against Warrensville Heights band director

      CLEVELAND– The Warrensville Heights High School band director accused of sexual battery appeared in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Friday morning. Duane Keeton, 32, is charged with sexual battery and attempted sexual battery. He also faces an importuning charge involving a student. His attorney argued for a lower bond, but it was set at $500,000. Prosecutors indicated there could be more victims as the investigation continues. Court records said the band director is accused of paying a student in […]

  • $5,000 reward for bank robbery suspect mistakenly released from Lucas County Jail

    TOLEDO, Ohio– The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information after a bank robbery suspect who was mistakenly released from the Lucas County Jail. Don Ellis Jr., 28, faces federal bank robbery charges for holding up a Fifth Third in Toledo on Monday. According to court records, he indicated he had a gun and threatened employees. He was using the name Antwon Moore when he was released at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, the FBI said. Ellis was previously convicted […]

  • Indians and Browns play at home: What to know before you head downtown

    CLEVELAND– The Indians and Browns both play at home Friday evening, meaning fans should leave early and expect traffic delays. Check the Ohio Department of Transportation’s website for traffic conditions Find parking options on the Downtown Cleveland Alliance site Indians vs. Orioles at 7:10 p.m.  Buy tickets here The Greater Cleveland RTA said the RTA Walkway from Tower City to the ballpark opens three hours before game time. Rail service runs until at least midnight or an hour after the […]

  • Twinsburg police look for dog following attack at park

    TWINSBURG, Ohio– The Twinsburg Police Department is looking for the dog that attacked a woman at a park. It happened at the Twinsburg Dog Park on Liberty Road at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police said the dog, described as a pit bull, injured the victim and her dog. The suspect dog was named Daisy. She was about 2 years old and 40 to 60 pounds. Anyone with information about the owner of the dog should call Officer Caporuscio at 330-425-1234.

  • 13-year-old fights back against attacker during abduction, assault on Cleveland’s east side

    CLEVELAND– A 13-year-old girl fought back against her attacker during a kidnapping on Cleveland’s east side. The teen told Cleveland police she was abducted when she got off a bus at E. 55th and St. Clair early Thursday morning. The girl was taken to an unknown location and assaulted, the Cleveland Division of Police said. She was able to stab her attacker and get away. The victim is a student at Saint Martin de Porres Catholic High School, located on St. […]

  • Francisco Lindor meets fans, talks postseason goals

    CLEVELAND– Unsuspecting fans got a chance to meet Francisco Lindor at I-90 Nissan in Sheffield on Thursday. The All-Star shortstop was there doing a commercial, but took time to pose for pictures and sign autographs. “I love people. I love talking to people, I love interacting with them,” Lindor said, sporting his signature smile. “Listening to what they have to say, when they tell me they’ve been watching the games and supporting us. It’s always special. I don’t get many […]

  • Cleveland Browns ticket changes: Printed PDFs no longer accepted

    CLEVELAND– There is a big change to the ticketing policy at FirstEnergy Stadium for this Cleveland Browns season. Printed PDF tickets will no longer be accepted. The new policy affects all NFL venues. The team is encouraging fans to use the Cleveland Browns mobile app. For the best experience, the Browns said fans should make sure they have the latest version of the app, add the tickets to their phones mobile wallet 24 hours before the game and have their […]

  • Three Cleveland officers suspended following struggle with suspect

    CLEVELAND– Three Cleveland police officers were suspended without pay for withholding information regarding an officer’s injury, the city of Cleveland announced on Thursday. Patrol Officer Steve Fedorko, a four-year veteran, was suspended for 30 days; Patrol Officer Joseph Tylka, a seven-year veteran, was suspended for 12 days; and Patrol Officer Lewis Stevens, a four-year veteran, was suspended for eight days. The Cleveland Department of Safety sent the officers letters regarding their suspensions on Tuesday. All three were assigned to the […]