Ray worked at two different television stations before joining his childhood favorite WKYC-TV Cleveland in June of 2018. Ray works as a night-side reporter for Channel 3 news at 11. You can see him on your TV screen Wednesday through Sunday.

He is a Northeast Ohio kid, who was born and raised in Akron, or what he likes to call "Home of LeBron James." 

Ray earned his degree in broadcast journalism at Kent State University.

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.

Contact Ray Strickland at rstrickland@wkyc.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.