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– 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 […]
WILLOWICK, Ohio – Seven-year-old Mason Messner was on his way home from school Monday when he was hit by a driver when he got off the school bus in Willowick. “I was crossing the road and stop lights and stuff were out, and the girl just ignored it and hit me right in the leg,” Messner told FOX 8’s Stacey Frey. Mason and his mother, Dawn Shandle, are still shaken up Tuesday. Shandle says a neighbor called her at work […]
NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio — In a world where we all take so much for granted, the little things are what make life worth it for Mindy and Doug Lee. The North Royalton couple is raising two children with a rare disease called Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata, or RCDP. Fewer than 100 children in the world have it. And most of them won’t live to see their fifth birthday. It was devastating news delivered to the mother of a newborn. “After he was […]
MEDINA, Ohio – If every there was love at first sight, this was it. When AJ Ochoa met his horse, Addy, he knew they had bonded forever. As AJ describes it, Addy “put his head on me. It’s like, he knew I was his rider all along.” Mom, Shelly says she felt it too. The horse “came to the gate the first day he met him and buried his face into AJ’s chest,” she said. “And we just knew that […]
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Small businesses are the backbone of America, and increasingly that backbone is decisively female. Here in Ohio, that trend is especially pronounced. Fit Small Business, a leading online resource for small businesses, recently ranked Ohio second on its list of top 10 states for female entrepreneurs. Tamar Brecher and Robin McCann are among those willing to make the leap. The pair of east side moms opened their boutique, Luster, in the Shaker Heights Van Aken District in […]
MENTOR, Ohio – State Route 2 westbound in Mentor between State Route 44 and Heisley Road is reopened after an accident this morning. A tanker overturned around 9:30 a.m. forcing the stretch of highway to be closed. The ramp runs directly behind a Residence Inn. Guests weren’t evacuated. The Mentor Fire Department determined everyone in the surrounding area was safe. Roughly two hours after the accident, the truck was righted and towed away. Thankfully no one was hurt. […]