Stacey joined the Fox 8 News team as a general assignment reporter in September of 2002. Stacey is an extremely versatile journalist whose career has taken her face-to-face with presidents and placed her in the path of some of Mother Nature’s worst weather events.
Stacey Frey came to Fox 8 from Buffalo, where she received national attention while covering that city’s historic 2001 Christmas Week storms. That’s when the city of Buffalo was hit with 7 feet of snow in just five days. She reported for Fox News, CNN, ABC and other stations across the country, including Fox 8.
She lists President George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton among her most notable interviews. Stacey also covered former first lady Hillary Clinton’s successful run for a seat in the U.S. Senate.
Prior to Buffalo, Stacey’s career included stops in Allentown, Pa., Binghamton, N.Y., and Scranton, Pa. She is a graduate of Scranton Central High School in Pennsylvania. She then went on to attend Penn State University and Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in German.
Stacey and her husband John reside in Cleveland’s east side with their young son, Aidan. Among some of her favorite things are the band U2, the color red and the movie “Gone With the Wind.” She enjoys reading, cooking, working out with her neighborhood trainer and hanging out with her son.
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Rev. Robert McWilliams was in court Monday morning on charges related to a child pornography investigation. McWilliams was arrested Thursday at St. Joseph Parish in Strongsville following a search associated with the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Law enforcement officers seized laptops, a cell phone and an iPad. According to a Complaint Summary with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, he faces felony charges including illegal use of minor in nudity-oriented material, pandering sexually-oriented matter […]
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Browns DE Myles Garrett returned to what he’s best known for in Cleveland Tuesday at the 7th Annual Feed the Need. “I just love giving back. That’s it,” Garrett said in an interview with FOX 8’s Stacey Frey. Charity and community have been two staples of Garrett’s persona. Prior to the incident in Thursday Night Football that left Garrett indefinitely suspended, the Browns star made headlines for what he did in the community. From puppy play […]
CLEVELAND, Ohio – A breast cancer diagnosis is a terrifying one. But the initial lump is not what’s killing thousands of patients every year. It is when the tumor metasticizes, spreads to other parts of the body, that it kills. Fox 8’s Stacey Frey first introduced us to Kate Watson in May. She belongs to a support group of women all living with metastatic breast cancer. To see her is to think she’s living a completely normal life; out walking […]
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Imagine losing the ability to perform simple, everyday tasks: taking a shower, chopping vegetables, driving your car. Every forty seconds someone in the United States has a stroke, causing them to lose many of those functions. But at a special place in Northeast Ohio, those who suffered are getting those skills and their independence back. Kamia Conwell is one of them. Two years ago, a single mother of a 7-year-old girl was working out at the gym, […]
VALLEY VIEW, Ohio — Six vehicles were damaged, some of them crushed, when a loaded cement truck came barreling down the hill on Granger and across Canal straight into a line of stopped cars in Valley View Thursday morning. One witness we talked to had just arrived for work and was still in her car. “I saw all this dust fly up. And I looked over and I told my husband, ‘wow, that truck’s going awfully fast.'” A surveillance camera […]
CLEVELAND– Brandon Chrostowski has built his reputation on second chances. Someone gave him one years ago after an arrest and he has made it his mission to pass that on. In his words, “Believe in someone’s second chance, believe in someone’s potential.” It began with EDWINS Restaurant on Shaker Square nearly six years ago and the institute which educates its employees: Men and women released from jail or prison who are looking for a future. He followed with EDWINS Butcher […]
CLEVELAND, Ohio – For the past five years, we’ve been planting a FOX 8 garden with the help of AJ Petitti and the Petitti Garden Centers. This year, we decided it was time to share our bevy of veggies. We reached out to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, which put is in touch with Jan Ridgeway. She’s the volunteer director of the Garden Valley Neighborhood House. It runs the largest food pantry in Northeast Ohio and operates in one of […]
HURON, Ohio — A mother’s grief goes beyond description. “My daughter is my sunshine. She is my life, my everything,” Maria Repko says as she watches the water of Lake Erie churning and turning. Her daughter, Brittany Young, is under the surface somewhere. The 29-year-old Vermilion woman, her husband, Matthew, and a friend went to Nickel Plate Beach in Huron for the afternoon on Sunday. They took a dip in the rough water and Brittany got stuck in a current […]
CLEVELAND, Ohio – All-Star Week is about to begin and the city of Cleveland is counting on the buzz to last far beyond the five day event. $65 million dollars in added revenue is expected to be the payout for all that’s been invested to bring the Midsummer Classic to Cleveland. “Outside dollars being spent in Cleveland that otherwise wouldn’t have been spent from visitors, production value, from sponsors, all these things that come in from the outside,” explains David […]
CLEVELAND- New plans for one of Northeast Ohio’s most prominent hospitals. MetroHealth Medical Center announced a major investment aimed at energizing the neighborhood that surrounds it. The new project is about lifting up people who work for MetroHealth and for those who live in the community around it. Friday morning, the hospital’s CEO announced plans to build three housing developments in the neighborhood. The first will be 72 low and moderate income apartments on Metro’s campus. They expect to begin […]
WILMOT- It’s a question we all must answer, where will your final resting place be? Do you want a traditional burial or would you prefer to have your ashes scattered? Or, would you chose an alternative, one that allows you to bring new life even in death? Sixty miles south of Cleveland, there is a place called Foxfield Preserve, a 43-acre nature preserve in Wilmot where you can be buried naturally, your remains becoming part of the soil that feeds […]
Imagine living every day knowing that the end is near. It could be this year or the next. Maybe death won’t come for a few years, but it will come. The diagnosis says it is so. As Carol Smith puts it, she is living on borrowed time. “I look awfully damn good for somebody with a terminal disease, don’t I,” Carol laughs. She is surrounded by the support of women who face the same fate. Kate Watson lives in Avon […]