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
  • Browns beat Broncos for first time since 1990

    DENVER– The Cleveland Browns beat the Denver Broncos, 17-16, Saturday. That keeps the Browns slim playoffs hopes alive. It’s the first time Cleveland has defeated Denver since 1990. Baker Mayfield threw a 31-yard pass to Breshad Perriman on 3rd and 9 for a touchdown on the Browns first possession of the game. WHAT A DIME. Mayfield finds Perriman on third-and-nine for the TD! pic.twitter.com/NZe7JY0Qfp — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 16, 2018 Later in the first, the Broncos’ 13-play drive ended […]

  • Kids art gallery! Share your photos (gallery 5)

    We’re turning your TV into an art gallery! We want to show off your child’s masterpiece, so FOX 8 has launched the FOX 8 Kids Art Gallery. (See previous submissions here) You can send us a photo of your child’s creation; he or she can be of any age. Then, we’ll feature their artwork on FOX 8 News at 9 a.m. To share your photo, click the “submit” button below. Mobile users can send pictures to tips@fox8.com. Don’t forget to include […]

  • Seen on TV: 12/15/18

    Here are the web links for Saturday, December 15, 2018: Click here for how to donate to the family that lost five children in a Youngstown house fire Click here for more on the Merry-Go-Round Museum Click here for more on ‘Healing Together Gifts From Alianna DeFreeze’ and Christmas Party Click here to let us know about a holiday lights display Click here for Vitaminwater contest Click here for customized wigs from Wigdealer Click here for more information on Globetrotter tickets Click here for more on Asa’s […]

  • ‘Baker the Touchdown Maker’: Kids sing ode to Browns quarterback

    CLEVELAND– One Ohio family turned a classic Christmas song into a tribute to Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. Shaun Rufener, of Rittman, said it started while his children were cleaning the kitchen and practicing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” which they perform for the family and at nursing homes. “Gideon started to rhyme words with Baker, as he is a big fan, while singing the song. He then got a pad of paper, and with the help of his sister, Kameron, […]

  • Fundraiser started after fire at home of Cleveland police officer

    CLEVELAND– The Black Shield Police Association is doing its part to help a Cleveland police officer after a devastating fire. Patrol Officer Antonio Paine and his family lost most of their material possessions in the fire on Wednesday. “P.O. Paine lives and serves in District 4 – he is a model of community policing, raising his children with the citizens that he is serving and protecting,” the Black Shield Police Association said in a news release. The organization is collecting […]

  • Watch: Brunswick officers rescue deer stuck in soccer net

    BRUNSWICK, Ohio– Two Brunswick police officers came to the rescue of a deer Saturday morning. A concerned resident called dispatch to report the deer was stuck in a soccer net near Memorial Elementary. Animal control officers were unavailable so police responded. The two officers used limb trimmers to pull the net while a resident cut it with a saw. Unfortunately, once the deer was freed, he ran into the other side of the net and was trapped again. The rescuers […]

  • Still time to enjoy these Cleveland holiday happenings

    CLEVELAND–We’re halfway through the month of December, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate the holidays. Magic of Lights Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Nov. 16 through Dec. 31, Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. General admission for a standard vehicle starts at $20. This 1-mile, drive-thru holiday light show features hundreds of lights. Mr. Kringle’s Inventionasium Level One of Tower City Center, 230 West Huron Rd., Cleveland […]

  • Montville police search for violent sexual offender accused of fleeing from officers

    MONTVILLE, Ohio– The Montville Police Department is looking for a man it says was involved in a domestic incident on Friday. William Howard Taylor II is a registered sexual offender with violent tendencies, the police said said. There are felony and misdemeanor warrants for his arrest in Montville and Medina. Neighboring police departments spotted Taylor twice on Friday, but on both occasions, he fled at high rates of speed. The chases were called off because of the risk to public […]

  • Indians trade Yonder Alonso to White Sox

    CLEVELAND– Indians first baseman Yonder Alonso was acquired by the Chicago White Sox, sources confirmed to FOX 8 Friday night. Details of the trade are expected to be announced on Saturday. FOX’s MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal speculated this could be part of Chicago’s effort to get Alonso’s brother-in-law, Manny Machado. Alonso signed a two-year deal with Cleveland at the end of the 2017. Last season, he hit 23 home runs with 83 RBIs. Earlier this week, the Tribe dealt Edwin […]

  • Kids art gallery! Share your photos (gallery 4)

    We’re turning your TV into an art gallery! We want to show off your child’s masterpiece, so FOX 8 has launched the FOX 8 Kids Art Gallery. (See previous submissions here) You can send us a photo of your child’s creation; he or she can be of any age. Then, we’ll feature their artwork on FOX 8 News at 9 a.m. This gallery is full. You can add submissions here.

  • Kobe Bryant stops by Browns team meeting

    DENVER– The Cleveland Browns had a special guest at their team meeting as the prepare to take on the Denver Broncos. Lakers legend Kobe Bryant stopped by on Friday to talk about the “mamba mentality.” S/O to @kobebryant for stopping by our team meeting today to talk about the #MambaMentality! pic.twitter.com/PMD7DmDbOW — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 15, 2018 We hope he delivered a great motivational speech because every game is a must-win for the Browns if they hope to make […]

  • Ex-employee indicted for beating dog at Stark County Humane Society

    LOUISVILLE, Ohio– A former employee of the Stark County Humane Society was indicted for abusing an animal at the facility. Diquan O’Neal Hall, 25, is charged with prohibitions concerning companion animals, also known as Goddard’s Law, which is named for longtime FOX 8 meteorologist Dick Goddard. Court documents said Hall hit a dog with a “metal hooked drain puller” at the kennel. The animal suffered punctures to its face, but has since made a full recovery. A spokesman for the […]