Kevin serves as a general assignment reporter for Fox 8 News. He has been with the station since October 1997.
“Breaking news” is Kevin’s passion. He strives to present viewers with important information as quickly and accurately as possible.
Kevin Freeman’s assignments have allowed him to cover many major news stories in Northeast Ohio and nationwide. On Sept. 11, 2001, Kevin was sent to Shanksville, Pa., where he spent the week covering the crash of United Flight 93 during the 2001 terrorist attacks. He also covered the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia over Texas in February 2003. In 2005, Kevin went to Houston to cover the influx of Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
Kevin also covered the murders of eleven women, whose bodies were found in and around the home of Anthony Sowell on Imperial Avenue in 2009. He also reported on Sowell’s trial, which lead to a death sentence.
The most memorable story of his career occurred on May 6, 2013. Kevin was one of the first reporters to arrive on Cleveland’s Seymour Avenue to report the rescue of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.
He also covered the sentencing hearing for their captor, Ariel Castro, and his suicide in prison.
Kevin won a regional Emmy for his live coverage of a tornado that devastated Stark County in April 2002. He has also been awarded an Associated Press Award, and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Prior to joining Fox 8, Kevin was a news anchor/reporter for WRIC-TV in Richmond, Va., from 1992-97. Before that, he worked as a news reporter for WSJV-TV in South Bend, Ind., from 1990-92.
Kevin, who grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., received a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Towson State University in 1989. He enjoys drama and suspense movies, loves to travel, spend time with family and friends and play with his dog, Redd.

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