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.
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Recent Articles
  • 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 […]

  • Helping homeless veterans get into a new home for the holidays

    CLEVELAND — Life can change in an instant. “The last thing I wanted to do after 55 years was go to a homeless shelter.” Former Coast Guard seaman Thomas Loy says three things happened in less than a year that put him on the streets. First, he lost his eyesight to an aggressive eye disease. Next, he says a trusted friend took his savings. Then, he was evicted. But, Thomas says he still felt he didn’t need help. “I decided […]

  • Firelands Elementary is a ‘Cool School’

    OBERLIN, Ohio – If you give the children at Firelands Elementary a few hours they may build you a bridge or a robot that can carry you over that bridge. Roosevelt Leftwich visited this week and learned creating something cool is just another day. Watch the story in the video above.

  • Celebration of life: Toddlers ‘graduate’ from program at MetroHealth Medical Center

    CLEVELAND — It’s a graduation of sorts.  But it’s really a celebration of life. For the past five years, infant mortality rates in Cleveland have been some of the highest in the state. But, a two-year program to cut down those totals has turned into a partnership with nurses helping new parents like Sharita Taylor get their footing with their first child. “The program helped me navigate through my first pregnancy and helped me overcome a lot —  gives me […]

  • Newbury High School is a ‘Cool School’

    NEWBURY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – They may be one of the smallest schools in Northeast Ohio, but the students at Newbury High pack more activities in one day than a school twice as large. Congratulations to students and staff at Newbury High School. They’re this week’s Cool School. See why in the video above. More on FOX 8 Cool Schools here.

  • Big changes on the horizon for Cleveland Metropolitan School District

    CLEVELAND — After collecting data and feedback from the community, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District has come up with a list of recommendations that will be presented to the Board of Education for approval. The proposal features a number of changes that are geared towards updating and improving facilities and adding more resources. “We really challenged our selves to say this just wouldn’t be a math problem about capacity this really needs to be at the end of the day […]

  • Madison Middle School is a ‘Cool School’

    It’s a cool school where students can make a computer program from scratch and at the same time get you bopping to the beat. FOX 8’s Roosevelt Leftwich visited Madison Middle School where students are looking to the future. What his story in the video above.

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