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.
HAMILTON, Ohio (WJW)– The Butler County Sheriff’s Office is expanding its offer for free CCW classes to all non-profits in the area. Sheriff Richard Jones said he feels these organizations could be susceptible to mass shootings. Last month, he announced free training to churches. “We want any and all who congregate, whether it be a school, church or non-profit organization feel they can do so in a safe and protected environment,” Jones said. His offer comes after a shooting at […]
CLEVELAND (WJW)– The Cleveland Division of Police is asking for information on a missing 11-year-old girl. Love A. Harris was reported missing by her mother Thursday night, according to the police report. Her mother told officers she left their home on Arlington Avenue to pick up her son and when she returned, Love was gone. The sixth grader was last seen wearing a yellow puffy coat, white shirt and black pants. She is 5 foot 6 and 125 pounds. Anyone […]
CLEVELAND (WJW)– The corrections officer accused of abusing an inmate at the Cuyahoga County Jail appeared in court on Friday. Idris-Farid Clark, 33, pleaded guilty to attempted felonious assault, extortion and unlawful restraint. He will be sentenced on Feb. 27. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office said Clark used pepper foam on an inmate while she was in a restraint chair on July, 16, 2018. The incident was caught on video. Fellow corrections officer, Robert P. Marsh, was also indicted for […]
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (WJW)– Bond was set at $10 million for the suspect in the shooting of a Painesville man. Brandon Lee Noble, 24, is charged with attempted murder and felonious assault. He was arraigned in Painesville Municipal Court Friday morning. The shooting happened on Oct. 12 on Lawnview Drive. Painesville police said they identified Noble as the suspect early on in the investigation. The US. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force located him and arrested him Thursday afternoon.
MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW)– A 57-year-old woman was arrested after Madison Township police say she led authorities on a 19-mile chase. Officers were alerted to an impaired driver on South Ridge Road near Townline Road at about 6 p.m. Thursday. Madison Township police said they tried to pull over the vehicle, but the woman continued driving, failed to stop at a stop sign and crossed the center line several times. The driver, later identified as Sharon L. Ceglie, of Painesville, […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW)– The Ohio Department of Health says no cases of coronavirus have been reported in the state, but the agency is still doing work in preparation. The coronavirus outbreak started in Wuhan City, China in December. So far, the illness spread to more than 830 people and 25 have died. The Centers for Disease Control said the risk to the American public is low. One case was reported in Washington state and another in Chicago, Illinois. The Ohio […]
CANTON, Ohio (WJW)– A man was arrested on Thursday after authorities say he broke into a church in Canton. Addison Rudd, 19, of Canton, is charged with vandalism, desecration, and breaking and entering. Rudd threw a stone marker through a glass window to get into St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church on Jan. 12, according to court documents. While inside, he pried open a door using a crucifix, before stealing a cross and sword, documents said. Rudd is scheduled to […]
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (WJW)– Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt was pulled over by Rocky River police on Tuesday. Officers stopped the 24-year-old for speeding on Interstate 90 and noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to the police report. He was placed in the back of the cruiser while police conducted a search. The police report said small amounts of pot were found in a backpack in the back seat. It was seized for evidence. Hunt […]
FREMONT, Ohio (WJW)– The Fremont Police Department is encouraging parents to talk to their children about the dangers of social media. But the chief is also warning residents not to take the law into their own hands. Fremont police said they are investigating three separate videos involving a person attempting to meet a juvenile for sexual relations. In one case, a group of males confronted the suspect at Walmart. Police said the man, identified as 39-year-old Rafael Valdez-Loera, planned to […]
CLEVELAND (WJW)– The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is offering a deal to help cure the mid-winter blues. The two for $20 discount runs from Feb. 20 to Feb. 23, in-person ticket sales only. “When the Northeast Ohio days seem gray, short and chilly, it’s tempting to stay at home,” said Stephanie White, aquarium general manager. “Who knows? This twofer opportunity could coax a few cocooning Clevelanders out of the house.” Last year, the aquarium made $250,000 in upgrades, including an expanded […]
ORLANDO, Fla. (WJW)– Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry was the last man standing during the Pro Bowl Skills Challenge Thursday night. The AFC and NFC were tied heading into the main event: dodgeball. The match came down to Landry and Browns running back Nick Chubb against four NFC players. Landry’s strategy of rolling the ball, not throwing it, paid off. With two quick catches, he took out two guys. Chubb was eliminated next. It looked like Cowboys linebacker Jaylon […]
CLEVELAND (WJW) — The woman who was supposed to be caring for a 13-year-old boy when he drowned in Lake Erie will spend time behind bars. Christina Coleman, 38, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to three years in prison, according to court documents. Shaud Howell was at Edgewater Beach with members of his group home on July 6, 2018 when he went missing in the water. Crews searched over the weekend and used boat-based sonar, before finding […]