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
  • Sheriff says investigation continuing into identity of body found in search for missing mother

    ASHTABULA, Ohio — Ashtabula County Sheriff Bill Johnson will only say a body has been found and that authorities will no longer be searching for a missing mother after human remains were discovered in Saybrook Township Tuesday. “Yesterday, we did locate a body,” Johnson said. “It was in Saybrook Township…and the body has been removed and it’s at the county coroner’s office pending identification, DNA.” For days, investigators have been searching for Rand Al Dulaimi, including in the area of […]

  • Board of Health confirms 93-year-old Parma woman died from Legionnaires’ disease

    PARMA, Ohio– The Cuyahoga County Board of Health has now confirmed a 93-year-old Parma woman had been diagnosed with Legionnaires earlier this summer and passed away July 5. The Board of Health  is looking into six other confirmed cases of Legionnaires disease among the community at St. Columbkille Parish in Parma.  There are three other cases of legionella that the Board of Health is also investigating. These cases have not been tied to St. Columbkille as of this time. They […]

  • Cleveland Indians team up with cutting edge company to help save the environment

    CLEVELAND-Every day,  Americans waste about a pound of food per person. All of that waste goes into overflowing landfills. But what if you could turn that food something useful?  There is a company here in Cleveland that is on the cutting edge of grinding food into energy and are working the Cleveland Indians to help the environment. The Indians don’t just want to have the greenest field in Major League Baseball, they want to have the greenest property. Bradly Holko, […]

  • Two groups were exchanging gunfire when 9-year-old was killed

    CLEVELAND– A neighborhood on Cleveland’s east side is picking up the pieces after the death of a 9-year-old girl. Saniyah Nicholson was in a car at Harvard Avenue and Lee Road Wednesday night while her mother went inside of DNA Level C Boxing Club to pick up her brother. Cleveland police said two groups were shooting at each other from across the roadway and the girl lost her life. “We got down because there were just so many shots that […]

  • Hundreds of homes affected by deadly explosion in East Cleveland

    EAST CLEVELAND-One day after a deadly blast ripped apart a home in East Cleveland and damaged many others in the area, the cause remains unknown. The home on East 125th Street, near Forest Grove, blew apart around 1 p.m. Sunday. After the explosion, East Cleveland authorities confirmed a woman died in the blast and a 51-year-old man was critically wounded. On Monday morning, officials said a $5,000 reward is being offered for information in the case. Please call 1-800-589-2728 if […]

  • Call logs reveal new details as family releases statement describing Westlake man who was killed by deputy

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The family of the Westlake man shot and killed by a Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Deputy on Interstate 90 has released a statement, saying his behavior Thursday night was “completely out of character.” The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man as Brett Luengo, 33, of Westlake. His family’s full statement is: “While continuing to struggle with his sudden passing on May 24th, the family of Brett Luengo wishes to extend its gratitude to the good […]

  • Westlake man shot by deputy on Interstate 90 passes away

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A man who was shot after reportedly ignoring multiple commands from a Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s deputy on Interstate 90 has passed away. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man as Brett Luengo, 33, of Westlake. Authorities say it all started when Luengo crashed his car along Interstate 90 East between West Boulevard and West 117th Street Thursday evening. Other drivers and witnesses said the man went after anyone who stopped to help. When a Cuyahoga […]

  • Accused Ashland serial killer Shawn Grate pleads guilty to several charges

    ASHLAND, Ohio — Testimony in the trial of accused Ashland serial killer Shawn Grate is finished. Jurors are due back in court Monday for closing arguments and will then begin deliberations. Grate, who is accused of killing two women, pleaded guilty to several charges that will put him behind bars for decades. He is accused  of killing 29-year-old Elizabeth Griffith and 43-year-old Stacey Stanley. According to court documents, Shawn Grate pleaded guilty Wednesday to 15-of-23 charges against him including rape […]

  • Body of missing 98-year-old Wadsworth woman discovered in closet of home

    WADSWORTH, Ohio — Wadsworth police confirm they found the body of a missing 98-year-old woman in a “hidden location” in her home. The Fox 8 I-Team confirms the body of Margaret Douglas was found in a closet, and her death is considered suspicious. Douglas was reported missing from her home on Portage Street around 9 a.m. Monday. An out-of-town relative called police after learning that Douglas’ friends had not been in contact with her in nearly four days. Officers determined […]

  • Seven Hills bans short-term home rentals after wild New Year’s party

    SEVEN HILLS, Ohio — A drunken free for all New Year’s weekend has prompted a ban in Seven Hills. No more short-term rentals will be permitted while city council figures out how to prevent that kind of chaos from happening again. Passage of the emergency resolution was a unanimous decision by Seven Hills City Council. A one-year ban on short-term property rentals like those booked through Airbnb. The party made headlines after police say a man rented out a home […]

  • I-X Indoor Amusement Park opens today! But there are some new rules to keep the peace…

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Spring break is about to begin for schools across Northeast Ohio, and that means it’s time for the IX Indoor Amusement Park. This year, there will be some new rules following last year’s melee, which shut down the park. A large fight involving teens broke out at the event. Witnesses said they were throwing chairs and flipping tables. Three adults and two juveniles were arrested. No injuries were reported. In an effort to prevent a repeat, a major new rule […]

  • ‘Someone has to know’: Father of 13-year-old seriously injured in hit-skip asks for help finding driver

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The father of a teen who suffered major injuries in a hit-and-run crash last week is asking for help finding the driver responsible. Jadan Paolino, 13, suffered major injuries when he was hit by a car last week. It happened during a police chase. Jadan has a serious head injury, multiple bone fractures, and a partially collapsed lung. Doctors say it’s still too early to know his prognosis. Fox 8’s Stacey Frey spoke with Jadan’s father, Maurice Paolino, […]