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.

Recent Articles
  • ‘My heart just fell to my stomach’: Mother of 7-year-old hit when getting off school bus in Willowick calls driver’s actions ‘inexcusable’

    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 […]

  • Local parents fight to raise awareness of condition that plagues less than 100 children in the world

    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 […]

  • Teen with autism finds ‘safe place’ with horse named Addy

    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 […]

  • ‘Like we birthed our own baby’: East side moms become part of surge in women-owned businesses locally, nationwide

    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 […]

  • Route 2 in Mentor reopened after tanker truck overturns

    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.     […]

  • Sister of murdered Mansfield teen hopes killer who escaped almost 50 years ago will be captured

    MANSFIELD, Ohio — Justice given, then justice taken away. That’s what happened when a convicted killer escaped from custody. Lester Eubanks has been on the run for 46 years. The Mansfield man vanished in 1973 when he walked away on a day he was allowed out of prison to go Christmas shopping. Eubanks is one of Ohio’s most notorious fugitives. In December, he was placed on the US Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted list. He had been on death row for […]

  • Mother and boyfriend to go on trial in murder of 4-year-old Aniya Day Garrett

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Jury selection is scheduled at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the death of a four-year-old girl. Aniya Day Garrett died on March 11, 2018. Her mother, Sierra Day, 24, faces charges, including aggravated murder, murder and endangering children. The woman’s boyfriend, Deonte Lewis, 27, faces the same charges. The two will stand trial together. Investigators say Aniya was severely underfed and had burns and bruises all over her body when paramedics removed her body from her mother’s Euclid […]

  • Teachers at Parma charter school go on strike

    PARMA, Ohio – Teachers at Summit Academy in Parma are on strike after negotiations with the charter school’s management broke down over the weekend. About 25 teachers work at the school of 200 students. Most students there have special needs. Classes have been cancelled for Tuesday and Wednesday this week. According to a press release from The Ohio Federation of Teachers, the teachers are striking over an unfair labor practice charge. The release says the teachers want better safety conditions […]

  • New Secretary of State on voter fraud: ‘It’s very rare’

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – A month into office, Frank LaRose, is gearing up to oversee his first election in May as Secretary of State. He does so with an eye toward 2020, another heavy impact election year with Ohio once again drawing the attention of the nation. The 39-year-old Copley Township native assures voters, “Ohio has a history of running good elections.” It’s a tradition he vows to maintain but with an awareness that there is concern and with good reason. […]

  • 83-year-old man dies after being assaulted in gas station parking lot; police still looking for suspect

    Please note: Some of the video may be difficult to watch. INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — An 83-year-old man who was assaulted outside of a Sunoco Gas Station in Independence has passed away. Gary Power, of Fairview Park, pulled into the gas station parking lot early Sunday morning. Surveillance cameras show another car pull in behind him. “This appears to be random, not a robbery or anything planned. It was an altercation that got out of control,” said Independence Police Chief Michael […]

  • Biological mom of Streetsboro teen who killed his younger brother speaks out

    STREETSBORO- 13-year-old  Elijah Lishing will be sentenced Friday for the murder of his brother, Caleb. The 11-year-old was shot and killed last April in Streetsboro. The boys were adopted as babies, taken from a young mother who struggled with addiction. In an exclusive interview with Fox 8’s Stacey Frey, Ashley Hayes said, “I feel cheated. I feel robbed.” Ashley was 15 when she gave birth to Elijah. Two years later she had Caleb who was born prematurely. A failed drug […]

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to reveal newest inductees

      CLEVELAND-Who will the new class be?  This morning we will find out the 2019 Rock Hall inductees. The nominees were announced in October. Since that time, fans have been weighing in, casting their votes for their favorites. The top five received an extra vote in the overall nominee vote. The top five that made the fan ballot include first-time nominees Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks,  Todd Rundgren, The Zombies and, The Cure. From right here in Northeast Ohio, Kent State […]

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