Ray Strickland is an Emmy Award winning reporter at Cleveland’s WKYC-TV. Ray reports nightside for Channel 3 news at 11. He joined the station in June of 2018.
He is a Northeast Ohio native, who was born and raised in Akron, or what he likes to call "Home of LeBron James."
Before returning home, Ray spent a year in the small town of Dickinson, North Dakota where he worked at KXMB-TV. The job placed him at the center of one of the country's most prominent news stories. He covered the Standing Rock Protest, where thousands of Native Americans protested against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest. It was one of the largest Native American protests in four decades.
Ray’s coverage of the historic protest allowed him to jump 119 markets, landing a job in St. Louis at the legendary station KSDK. Again, Ray found himself on the front lines of one of the nation’s most compelling stories. He covered the Jason Stockley Protest where people in St. Louis took to the streets for weeks in protest after a white police officer named Jason Stockley was acquitted in the fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was a black man.
Ray has also worked as a sports reporter at the Akron Beacon Journal, and as a news / traffic reporter for 1590 AM WAKR.
Ray earned his degree in broadcast journalism at Kent State University.
When he's not giving you your daily dose of news, he's working out at the local gym, playing basketball, watching the "Golden Flashes” and Cleveland's pro teams, the Browns, Indians and Cavaliers.
Kent State University, Kent Ohio School of Journalism and Mass Communication Bachelor of Science, Broadcast Journalism