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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
  • VASJ is one ‘Cool School’

    CLEVELAND- Faith,  family, and future. Those are the pillars that guide this week’s ‘Cool School,’ Villa-Angela Saint Joseph High School in Cleveland. Over the past 68 years, the school has produced not only great scholars but great people who go on to do many good things in their communities. FOX 8’s Roosevelt Leftwich takes us there in the video above. **More ‘Cool Schools’ here**

  • Teams raise over $315K at Meadows Turkey Bowl in Medina

    MEDINA, Ohio —  Giving thanks for good health and using your time to help others fight illness, that’s what’s behind another record for the Meadows Turkey Bowl in Medina.  This year, the teams have raised more than $315,000 to help families fighting cancer and other illnesses in their community. When you’re battling cancer you can sometimes feel alone, but not at the Meadows Turkey Bowl. The Stillmans are part of a large family of people who want to help.  Cancer took Jack […]

  • Family health history conversation saves lives of two brothers who battled prostate cancer

    CLEVELAND — What sort of things do you talk about with your family when you get together for the holidays?  It might be a time to talk about your family’s health history. For two Cleveland brothers, that’s a conversation that saved their lives. “While I was chitchatting with my older brother, who’s a military guy — he’s three years older, he casually mentions last year ‘oh yeah, I had prostate cancer five years ago’ and I was like ‘how come you […]

  • Minerva Elementary School students give birthday money, Christmas money and more to St. Jude

    MINERVA, Ohio — Minerva in Stark County is a small town with a very big heart. But, if you want to find the biggest hearts in all the town, look for some of the smallest people. Minerva Elementary School has about 900 students. They excel in many subjects but it’s the extracurricular activities that really set them apart. Over the past ten years, students there have raised money for St. Jude —  more than $60,000– and this past year, they raised […]

  • Area veterans honored with special service, ceremony in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND — Sunday will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. Ever since then, returning veterans have always continued to serve their communities. At a ceremony inside Cleveland City Hall Friday, people who have gone above and beyond to help our area veterans were honored for their service to the community including Judge Charles Patton for his work with Veterans Court; Terry Zacharyj, who was Veteran of the Year, and student honoree, Allen Bray Junior. Bray is a veteran of […]

  • Legality questioned in use of Norton speed cameras

    NORTON, Ohio — All the leaves are brown, the sky is gray and construction season in our area is coming to a close, finally.  That includes the construction on Interstate 76 near Norton. The coming winter also means an end to about 55 days of traffic enforcement by the city of Norton using a manned speed camera. The part time camera enforcement ended November 5, but not before Daniel got his ticket. “That’s my exit that I get off of, exit 14 […]

  • Revere Middle School in Summit County is a ‘Cool School’

    SUMMIT COUNTY- If you want to get things done you have to work smart and work as a team. At this week’s ‘Cool School,’  Revere Middle School in Summit County, teamwork and leadership go hand-in-hand to accomplish many things. FOX 8’s Roosevelt Leftwich explains in the video above. **More Cool Schools Here**

  • Jason Mraz to perform with Contemporary Youth Orchestra

    CLEVELAND — A Grammy award winning musician is pairing up with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra for special concert next summer. It was perhaps the last thing that members of the contemporary youth orchestra expected at practice the other day;  they received a video message from Jason Mraz. “What’s up it’s Jason Mraz here!” The message began. And, Mraz had a special announcement for the young musicians “Me, you ,June 2019 — CYO and Mraz. I’m very, very excited. Thank you […]

  • Congratulations! Fairless High School in Navarre is a ‘Cool School’

    NAVARRE-Falcons are amazing birds. Proud and dignified, with great courage and fight. In Stark County, a group of falcons are also known for the hard work in the classroom. FOX 8’s Roosevelt Leftwich takes us to this week’s FOX 8 Cool School, Fairless High School in Navarre.

  • Car bursts into flames after officer involved chase ends in crash

    CLEVELAND — A car involved in a high speed police chase bursts into flames and seconds later officers make a daring rescue. A Garfield Heights Police officer behind was chasing a suspect at high speed Wednesday night. The chase went though several jurisdictions before the suspect, who Cleveland Police identified as 26-year-old Deonte Golston, crashed into an an apartment building on Broadview Road in Cleveland. Garfield Heights officers immediately ran to the car to assist. A FOX 8 viewer shared […]

  • Congratulations! Barberton High School is a ‘Cool School’

    BARBERTON-The definition of magic is the art of producing illusions by sleight of hand or deceptive devices. Getting a good education at this week’s FOX 8 Cool School is no illusion. Fox 8’s Roosevelt Leftwich shows us how some not-so-typical programs designed to prepare students for the future. **More FOX 8 Cool Schools here**

  • 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 […]