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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
  • Check out world’s largest rubber duck during stop in Sandusky

    This is not the rubber ducky you grew up with as a kid. In fact, it’s the world’s largest rubber duck and you can see it in Sandusky. At 6 stories high and 50 feet wide, you can bet people will be coming from near and far to see it at the Festival of Sail from July 12 to July 15. The event celebrates the city’s bicentennial. ***Watch the video, above, for more; read more on the duck, here***

  • 60-year-old man killed when large tree branch falls on car in Cuyahoga Falls

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – A 60-year-old Akron man died Friday morning in Cuyahoga Falls after a large tree branch fell on his car. Robert Musch was driving his car along Front Street, near 2nd Street at around 5:45 a.m. when a large tree branch fell onto his car. Police say he was on the way to work when it happened. Musch had to be extricated from his vehicle and was taken to Akron City Hospital. He was pronounced dead a […]

  • ‘Move Over’ law reminder: Staying safe on highways is family affair

    CLEVELAND– Ohio’s “Move Over” law means just exactly that: Move over when you see first responders or work crews on the highway. No one knows the importance of that better than two local families featured in a special video. Mike Cole has worked out of the Amherst maintenance garage and, for him, being safe on the highways is a family affair. His best friend Mike McCoy works with him, and both their sons are Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers. The […]

  • What you need to know about the new driver’s license in Ohio

    NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — At the end of the month, just about any Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles office is going to be busy. Kim Langhenry thought she would get her license done before her July 2 birthday. But, that’s the day the state law changes how it makes licenses and ID cards including one version that in two years will be necessary to fly domestically. “I am thinking about waiting because it would make a lot more sense to me […]

  • Bill to make backyard fireworks displays legal in Ohio delayed

    Consumer fireworks like Roman candles, and bottle rockets still have to be taken out of state 48 hours after they are purchased. Efforts to legalize these types of consumer fireworks in Ohio passed the House, but so far have been stuck in committee in the Senate. At Hudson-based American Fireworks, owner John Sorgi says they are glad Ohio is taking time to come up with a law that works for everyone. “I think Ohio is handling it in a responsible […]

  • Former Medina County high school football star living his dream

    A Medina County man is living his dream despite a tragedy that took away the use of his legs. Kory Wiita was paralyzed during a high school football game almost nine years ago. He refused to give up and is now an assistant prosecutor. **Watch Roosevelt Leftwich’s report, above, for more**

  • Studies at Cleveland Clinic will work toward early detection of Alzheimer’s

    CLEVELAND- It started with just a few forgotten things. Retired pharmacist Ron DeChant would forget things people just told him a little while ago. He says his mind felt muddled and he knew that something wasn’t right. “Both my wife and I noticed but she has more perspective and she really knew that something was happening,”  DeChant said. After a battery of tests, the doctors confirmed that it was Alzheimer’s. Ron wasn’t quite 60 years old, but both he and […]

  • Red Cross launching new campaign to encourage people to give blood no matter the type

    It starts at the donation center. Every day, hundreds of people around Northeast Ohio give blood or platelets around. It takes a little bit of time but helps a whole lot of people.   “I think it’s a pay it forward type of deal; when you leave here you know you’ve done a good thing,” said blood donor Dan Hoffman. And, those good things are all around you. When Benjamin Aholt was born, he had a minor surgery that almost […]

  • Local clergy calling for a LeBron statue for Cleveland

    OAKWOOD VILLAGE, Ohio –  LeBron James already has a lot of things to honor him. He has his own commercials. There are LeBron perogies. There is even a LeBron goat, because he’s at the top of the list for the greatest of all time. (GOAT, get it?) So why not a LeBron statue? “We, the clergy of Greater Cleveland, are calling for a life-sized statue of LeBron James to be erected in this city, and a street named in his […]

  • Community members discuss immigration raid that left behind dozens of children

    LORAIN, Ohio–  The fallout continues after two immigration raids netted more than 100 undocumented workers in Northeast Ohio. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted the stings at Corso’s Flower and Garden Care in Sandusky and Castalia on Tuesday. The operation, prompted by a woman using stolen identity documents in October, resulted in 114 arrests. Now, the community is trying to care for the dozens of children left behind. Residents donated food and other items to local churches, like St. […]

  • ‘A new downtown for the east side’: More stores opening in Pinecrest development

    ORANGE VILLAGE, Ohio — Over the next few days, the Pinecrest development in Orange Village will add close to a dozen more stores and restaurants to its growing list, with more stores opening all summer long. It’s been two years in the making. Creators say you can’t just call it a shopping center. “We’re trying to create a new downtown for the east side,” said Adam Fishman, Pinecrest co-developer. Featuring a hotel, offices and apartments, Fishman says they are bringing […]

  • At 102 years young, woman continues to volunteer at Akron Children’s Hospital

    AKRON, Ohio — A great-grandmother of 18 is the oldest volunteer at Akron Children’s Hospital. Rose Carlson is 102 years young. She was 95 when she joined her daughter as a volunteer at the hospital. She said she didn’t want to sit around and watch bad TV after her husband’s death, so she decided to volunteer. From folding and checking blankets for kids to preparing packets for families coming to the hospital, Rose is quite busy on the days she […]