Jen Steer is a web producer at Fox 8 News in Cleveland, writing stories for, planning social media strategy and curating homepage content.

She spent a year as a community engagement specialist for the Northeast Ohio Media Group, representing, 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
  • Cedar Point adds sensory room, sensory-friendly shows for Autism Awareness Week

    SANDUSKY, Ohio– Cedar Point is doing its part to be more inclusive during Autism Awareness Week. It includes sensory-friendly family shows and promoting its sensory room. “We know that as a family, you plan extensively for your trip to the park. If you have someone in your family on the autism spectrum, this planning may open up questions on how to navigate the park efficiently,” said Tony Clark, director of communications, on his blog on Monday. Click here for Cedar […]

  • Mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus in Lake County

    MENTOR, Ohio– A mosquito pool in Lake County tested positive for the West Nile virus, the Lake County General Health District said in a news release on Tuesday. A pool is a collection of no more than 50 mosquitoes. This particular sample was taken from a trap in Madison on June 26. The health district said it’s likely that West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes are present throughout the county. Mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus in 14 Ohio counties and […]

  • Akron officials address recent homicides, gun violence

    AKRON, Ohio– There have six homicides in the city of Akron since July 5 and the city is asking for the public’s assistance located those responsible. Over the July 5 to July 9 weekend, there were nine shootings in the city, resulting in four deaths. At the same time, police arrested eight people for weapons offenses unrelated to those shootings. So far this year, there have been 21 murders. Akron Police Chief Ken Ball described the crimes as brazen. “This is […]

  • Highland High School graduate, former OSU star Mike Kudla dies at 34

    CLEVELAND– Former Ohio State defensive end Mike Kudla passed away on Sunday, Highland Local Schools announced on Monday. He was 34 years old. His cause of death was not released. Kudla graduated in 2002 from Highland High School, where he was an honor student and four-year letterman. During his time at OSU, he was a member of the 2002 National Championship team. Kudla was the Buckeyes’ defensive MVP in 2005 and selected to the First Team All-Big Ten. He ranks […]

  • Police seek suspect in Mentor gun shop break-in that ended in Columbia Station crash

    MENTOR, Ohio– The Mentor Police Department released new details about the break-in at a gun shop that resulted in a chase and crash. It started when Mentor police responded to a break-in at Silverado Firearms on Center Street at about 5 a.m. Monday. When officers arrived, they spotted a male running from the front of the store and a vehicle coming from behind the building. Police said the vehicle refused to stop and drove directly at officers. Two officers fired […]

  • FBI releases new photos in armed robbery of Brinks employee

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Division of the FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify the man it says robbed a Brinks employee at gunpoint. The crime happened at the Citizens Bank on Broadway Avenue in Cleveland at about 9:26 a.m. on June 25. The Brinks employee was servicing the ATM, located in the parking lot, when he was approached by a man on a motorcycle. The FBI said the suspect stopped at the ATM, pointed a gun at the […]

  • 15-year-old shot and killed in Akron

    AKRON, Ohio– A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in Akron Sunday night. The incident happened Copley Road and Noah Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office said the victim, identified as Tyrone Phelps, was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. Akron police are investigating.

  • Indians have most All-Stars since 1999, lead AL Central at break

    CLEVELAND– The Indians wrapped up the first half of the season with a 5-2 win over the Yankees on Sunday. Cleveland, with a 52-43 record, leads the weak American League Central by 7.5 games. The Tribe has six players, the most since 1999, going to the All-Star Game on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., including starting third baseman Jose Ramirez. Back to the ASG for the 2nd time in my career. I’m very thankful for everyone who has been supporting me […]

  • New Year’s Eve celebration First Night Akron ends after 22 years

    AKRON, Ohio– Downtown Akron’s New Year’s Eve celebration, First Night Akron, has come to an end after 22 years. The Downtown Akron Partnership announced on Monday it is retiring the event. “We are honored to have been a champion of this beloved event and look forward to DAP’s next chapter in improving the downtown neighborhood,” said Suzie Graham, Downtown Akron Partnership president and CEO, in a news release on Monday. “DAP’s ongoing work will be dedicated to helping make more […]

  • 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 […]