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
  • Hot weekend! Ways to keep cool in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND–  It’s going to be another warm weekend in The Land. Luckily, our friends at Destination Cleveland came up with a great list of fun ways to keep cool. More on the forecast here On the Water Cruises Goodtime III 825 East 9th St. Pier, Cleveland Sightseeing tours Nautica Queen 1153 Main Ave., Cleveland Buffet dining and on-board entertainment Beaches Edgewater Beach 7600 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland Euclid Beach 16301 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland Water activities Great Lakers Watersports 1148 Main Ave., […]

  • Video: Suspect attempts carjacking at gunpoint in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County is asking for the public’s help identifying the suspects in an attempted carjacking. It happened Friday at about 6:30 a.m. in a parking lot on West 150th Street near Interstate 71. Crime Stoppers said a woman was getting out of a van when a car pulled up. A man got out of the front passenger seat with a gun and yelled, “Give me your keys!” The victim screamed and ran away while the suspect […]

  • Streets back open after Medina gas line rupture

    MEDINA, Ohio–  Streets in Medina that were closed during a gas leak on Friday were reopened at about 4:30 p.m. The large gas line rupture in the area of South Court Street and Smith Road happened during construction in the street. Court and Broadway streets were back open. Police said West Smith remains closed from Broadway to Elmwood. The area was evacuated one block in each direction and roads were closed two blocks away. It took about 15 minutes to […]

  • World’s largest bounce house arrives in North Ridgeville

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio– The world’s largest bounce house is in North Ridgeville this weekend. You can see the inflatable structure at Victory Park today until July 15. Tickets start at $10. Click here to chose your time slot. The massive structure measures 10,000 square feet and 32 feet tall. It features a castle, obstacle course, basketball courts and a giant slide into the ball pit. There’s also mini bounce house for smaller children. Big Bounce America is stopping in 59 […]

  • FBI: Robbery suspect threatened Mantua bank with explosive

    MANTUA, Ohio– The Cleveland Division of the FBI is asking for assistance to identify the man it says robbed a bank in Mantua. The hold-up happened on June 30 at the Cortland Bank on state Route 44. The FBI said a man placed a note on the counter, demanding money and threatening to kill everyone. He had what appeared to be a small explosive in a handbag, according to the FBI. On Friday, investigators released two photos of the suspect, […]

  • Corey Kluber to sit out All-Star Game following knee injection

    CLEVELAND– Indians ace Corey Kluber will not play in the MLB All-Star Game, the team announced on Friday. The two-time Cy Young winner received an injection in his right knee and will be inactive for the game on Tuesday. Kluber will be out for seven days. The club said he will be ready for the second half of the season. His next scheduled start is July 23 after the All-Star Break. Kluber didn’t pitch in the 2017 All-Star Game either, […]

  • LeBron goes Hollywood: James dines with Al Pacino and Leonardo DiCaprio

    LOS ANGELES– Now that LeBron James took his talents to Los Angeles, are we going to see more of him on the big screen? James already has his own production company, appeared in the 2015 movie “Trainwreck” and is set to star in “Space Jam 2.” On Wednesday, the kid from Akron met with two Oscar Award-winning actors: Al Pacino and Leonardo DiCaprio. TMZ got video of the group leaving Avra Beverly Hills Wednesday night. LeBron’s longtime friend and business […]

  • Asian Lantern Festival at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo features 200-foot dragon

    CLEVELAND– The Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens next week. For five weeks, hundreds of lanterns in 40 displays, including a 200-foot-long dragon, will decorate the zoo. “Asian Lantern Festival is a completely new way to experience the zoo and its animals and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this vibrant opportunity to our guests,” said Kelly Manderfield, Cleveland Metroparks Chief Marketing Officer. “This event is building on the success of our new Asian Highlands destination […]

  • Investigators identify remains as Akron teen missing since 1974

    AKRON, Ohio– Authorities identified remains found more than four decades ago in Strongsville as a missing Akron teen. Linda Pagano, 17, was last seen on Sept. 1, 1974. She left her stepfather’s house in Akron, where she was staying for the summer, after they got into an argument when she got home later from a concert. For 44 years, her family wondered what happened to her. Now, the closure feels surreal. “I thought I was in a dream. I thought […]

  • Final radio call broadcast for Cleveland Officer Vu Nguyen

    CLEVELAND– As family and friends said goodbye to Cleveland Police Officer Vu Nguyen, his brothers and sisters in blue paid a special tribute. The final call is a tradition to honor fallen officers over police radio. On Thursday afternoon, the last call went out for Officer Nguyen. “A grateful city thanks you for your outstanding service. Officer Vu Nguyen, badge number 1534, your assignment here is complete. Godspeed, sir.” Nguyen served the Cleveland Division of Police and the Division of […]

  • Family, friends and fellow officers say goodbye to Cleveland Officer Vu Nguyen

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland Police Officer Vu Nguyen was laid to rest on Thursday. The 50-year-old collapsed during a training exercise and passed away on July 6. Nguyen was one of 16 siblings that came over from Vietnam in 1975. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters. A procession accompanied the family from their home in Avon to the funeral at Our Lady of Angels Church on Rocky River Drive in Cleveland. A graveside service was held at Lakewood Park Cemetery. Continuing […]

  • Driver goes through construction barrier of incomplete Ohio bridge

    MORROW COUNTY, Ohio– The Ohio Department of Transportation has a warning: Don’t be this driver. Construction crews are replacing a bridge on state Route 95 in Morrow County so the road is closed. Somehow, a driver went through the barricades and onto the steel rebar of the unfinished bridge. No one was hurt.