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Roosevelt is a General Assignment Reporter and Anchor for Fox 8 news and joined the Fox 8 news team in August 2015.
This is a second homecoming for Rosie, (yes you can call him that)
During the 1990’s he was a reporter for another Cleveland station before moving to the Baltimore area.
Proud to call Cleveland his hometown, Rosie grew up on the eastside and is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and Ohio University’s School of Journalism.
He’s covered news stories in many different places from the Carolinas to Cleveland to Washington D.C. and has reported live for many big stories from the Browns leaving and returning to Cleveland, several hurricanes, the DC Sniper case and the Baltimore riots.
Rosie has been nominated for more than a dozen Regional Emmy Awards, but hasn’t won one, yet!
When he’s not working Rosie is an avid cyclist, an okay runner, and a awful swimmer. He also has a terrible Browns problem that can only be fixed with a trip to the Super Bowl.
You can follow Rosie on Twitter and Facebook.


Recent Articles
  • Woman speaks out after filing civil rights lawsuit against Euclid Police Department

    EUCLID, Ohio — A former Euclid resident is suing the city, claiming a police officer humiliated her during an arrest. A Euclid woman, was handcuffed and dragged out of her apartment half naked. Her chest was exposed to several police officers and just about anyone going down Lakeshore Blvd. She was reportedly arrested because her music was too loud in her apartment. Shajuan Gray said she had just got off of work back on March 27, 2017 and stepped out […]

  • Space heater concern: Cleveland fire issues reminder after homeowner loses home in early morning blaze

    CLEVELAND- Three generations of Michael Warley’s family has lived at East 68th and Dunham, but an early morning fire on Thursday took everything. “My grandfather bought the house in 1956 he and my grandmother lived here they passed away and passed it to my mom and she passed in 2009 and passed it on to us her kids,” Warley said. Warley was at work when the fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. The flames spread through the house quickly sending […]

  • Several Cleveland-area residents face illness after consuming poisonous wild mushrooms

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Several people in the Cleveland-area have gotten sick after consuming the poisonous destroying angel mushroom. Destroying angel mushrooms look like those big white decorative stones that you sometimes find in yards or damp grass. However, when seen you should approach with caution. Unless you know what you’re doing this, or any mushroom you find out in nature, could send you to the hospital. Doctor Stanley Cohen is the Medical Director For Hepatology at University Hospitals. He […]

  • Middle school football teams help make student with special needs’ dream come true

    BEREA, Ohio — A 14-year-old boy with autism had a dream day Monday as he was able to score a touchdown in a middle school football game. The sights, sounds and crowds at a middle school football game can sometimes be overwhelming for a child with Autism. That’s why Nick’s moment at the seventh grade football game between Berea-Midpark and North Ridgeville is so special Nick is the team manager for the seventh grade football team at Berea Middle School. As manager, […]

  • Keystone Middle School is a Cool School!

    LAGRANGE, Ohio — Wildcats on the prowl in this week’s FOX 8 Cool School. This week, we feature Keystone Middle School. It’s a busy place where students are active all day, working hard to make their parents and community proud. FOX 8’s Roosevelt Leftwich takes you to Lagrange in the video above. Click here to nominate your school

  • Mystery solved? Shipwreck may be oldest found in Lake Erie

    TOLEDO, Ohio — Shipwreck hunters who spent eight days this summer unearthing and examining the remains of a schooner in Lake Erie in Ohio think it’s most likely a sailing ship that sank nearly two centuries ago. That would make the wreckage the oldest ever found in the shallowest of the Great Lakes. But there’s a bit of debate among the marine archaeologists and shipwreck hunters who are trying to identify the wreck about how confident they are it is […]

  • Forget Fall, ODOT already gearing up for winter

    CLEVELAND — District 4 of the Ohio Department of Transportation, which covers the northwest region, isn’t wasting any time getting ready for winter. Spokesman Justin Chesnic said they already have their plows checked, salt domes stocked and salt brine tanks full. They like to get ready early because in the past they have been known to get plowable snow as early as October. He said they’ve upgraded some of their technology by adding heat sensors to all the trucks and […]

  • Kirtland High School is a Cool School!

    Combining learning and community service to give high school students a well-rounded education. That’s the goal of this week’s FOX 8 Cool School — Kirtland High School. FOX 8’s Roosevelt Leftwich shows you why the home of the Hornets is a hive of activity! *Click here to nominate your school!

  • Slavic Village family says video shows someone taking their cat off the front porch

    CLEVELAND – A Slavic Village family says someone stole their cat right off the front porch, and they say they have the video to prove it. Surveillance video shows a late-model van driving by their house on East 52nd Street on the morning of September 25. Then, less than a minute later, a woman walks up to the house and opens a can of cat food. She then approaches and offers the cat, named Storm, some food. The video then […]

  • Town honors Army veteran who passed away after walking daughters down the aisle

    MILLERSBURG, Ohio — It’s been almost a year since Army veteran William Shelton passed away. His last wish was to walk his seven daughters down the aisle. The town of Millersburg is honoring the Iraq veteran by naming a section of busy roadway in his honor. His family hopes that all veterans will be remembered along with their loved one. Watch Roosevelt Leftwich’s report, above, for more. Read more, here.

  • Fired Warrensville Heights police officer files federal lawsuit

    WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — A fired Warrensville Heights police officer filed a federal lawsuit against the city, claiming they violated her First Amendment rights. Nakia Jones and her attorneys claim she was fired last October following the fallout from a viral Facebook post. In that post, she heavily criticized two police officers who were involved in the death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The city has maintained Jones was fired because she violated the department’s leave policy. “I […]

  • Greenbriar Middle is a Cool School!

    PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — This week’s Cool School is in Parma Heights. Greenbriar Middle School puts an emphasis on achievement through hard work and positive mindset. The word ‘can’t’ isn’t in their vocabulary, but the word ‘try’ is number 1. Watch Roosevelt Leftwich’s report, above, for more. **More on Cool Schools, here**