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
  • More than 170 families displaced by earthquakes in Puerto Rico start new life in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — More than 170 families from Puerto Rico are now living in Cleveland after their homes and villages were destroyed by the earthquakes. One of those is Wilyannie Martinez and her two children. “Every single morning we feel the land shaking. My kids can’t sleep through the night or the day. They can’t go to sleep because we’re really really scared,” Martinez told FOX 8 through a translator. Even though many of the families have relatives here, they […]

  • Copopa Elementary School is a ‘Cool School’

    COLUMBIA STATION- Sitting still is not on the curriculum at today’s Cool School. Copopa Elementary in Columbia Station is a school on the move. They balance academics and the spirit that is always busy. FOX 8’s Roosevelt Leftwich gives us a look in the video above. ***More Cool Schools here**

  • Seafood eating YouTube star ‘BLove’ visits restaurant in University Heights

    UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) — Hundreds of people waited in the rain Friday to meet a YouTube star who was visiting The Sauce Boiling Seafood Express in University Heights. Bethany Gaskin, known as “BLove,” is one of the top Mukbang stars on YouTube. Mukbang is a mashup of the Korean words for eating and broadcasting. Gaskin is known for eating seafood in her videos. She eats with celebrities on YouTube and thousands of people download her videos so they can have […]

  • Lakeside Junior High is a Cool School

    ASHTABULA, Ohio (WJW) – How many schools can say they have their own orchestra and a student body that knows the true meaning of helping others? This week’s Cool School is Lakeside Junior High in Ashtabula. FOX 8’s Roosevelt Leftwich visited the school. You can watch his report in the video above.

  • Cleveland Police Foundation hosts special holiday party at Ronald McDonald House

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Police Foundation hosted a special holiday party at the Ronald McDonald House on Thursday. The event has been going on for the last 30 years and is organized by now retired officer John Thomas. He said the cause hits close to home after his own son was hospitalized as a child. “Can you imagine having a sick child and you go to a foreign country and don’t know anybody and the doctors say ‘take them […]

  • Central Catholic is a Cool School

    CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Education is about more than what you can learn in a book. At this week’s Cool School, Cleveland Central Catholic students make their mark through community service and values that encourage them to be good students and good people. Watch FOX 8’s Roosevelt Leftwich’s story in the video above.

  • Cloverleaf Middle is a Cool School

    SEVILLE ( WJW)- Their symbol is a horseshoe but its not luck that makes this week’s Cool School so great. It’s teamwork as everyone as Cloverleaf Middle School works together to learn to make their community better. Roosevelt Leftwich has more in the video above. **More Cool Schools here**

  • Brookview Elementary is a ‘Cool School’

    BROOK PARK, Ohio – Being a Titan means being a good friend who is willing to share and help each other out. At Brookview Elementary they have three words to live by: Respectful, responsible and safe. Watch the video above for more from FOX 8’s Roosevelt Leftwich.

  • Veteran gets house in honor of Veterans Day

    CLEVELAND (WJW)– The road to home ownership for Mark Bricker started on the other side of the world. The former sergeant with the 82nd Airborne spent 17 months in constant peril in Iraq, and came home injured in both body and in mind. But his spirit stayed strong and on this Veterans Day, he and his partner, Kiera, now have a place of their own. An army of volunteers working with contractors spent more tan 300 renovating the home near […]

  • Soldier who lost limbs in Afghanistan starts foundation for others like him

    CLEVELAND (WJW)– Travis Mills’ life was changed forever on April 10, 2012. The retired U.S. Army staff sergeant was on patrol in Afghanistan during his third tour of duty when a bomb exploded right next to him. The blast immediately severed his right arm and right leg. Doctors later had to take his left leg and left forearm. The new father spent the next several months learning how to walk again and adjusting to his new normal. “You can’t always […]

  • Veterans helping veterans: Volunteers visit fellow service members during hospital stay

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio – A local hospital is offering a unique program where veterans can visit other veterans who are in the hospital to help them through their stay. Jay McDonald met 86-year-old Wally Sedgwick just a little while ago, but now they’ve become pretty good friends. McDonald and Sedgwick have little in common age wise, but one thing unites them: They both served with pride in the United States Navy. McDonald volunteers at TriPoint Medical Center and visits veterans one […]

  • Woman seriously injured in wrong-way car crash released from rehab facility

    SANDUSKY, Ohio – A Twinsburg teen is finally back home after being critically injured in a wrong-way crash near Cedar Point. Courtney Spencer, 19, and three of her friends were traveling home from the amusement park in August when their vehicle was struck head-on. The crash happened on Interstate 90 east near the West 85th Street overpass. Cleveland police said Michael Kantos, 58, entered the highway at West 25th Street going the wrong way before hitting the teens’ vehicle. Two […]

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