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Adrienne DiPiazza is very excited to make Cleveland her new home! Adrienne joined FOX 8 as a reporter in September 2017. She spent the last two years at FOX 8’s sister station, WGHP-TV, in Greensboro, North Carolina.

In North Carolina, Adrienne started out working the morning show where she covered breaking news before the sun came up. She then moved to the night shift and reported on major state news like the Hurricane Matthew aftermath, Charlotte Riots, 2016 presidential campaigns and Western North Carolina wildfires.

Adrienne got her start as a Multimedia Journalist at WABI-TV5 in Bangor, Maine, where she reported on everything from car-moose accidents, the lobster industry and of course, cold, cold winters. There she shot, wrote and edited her own stories. She also became the weekend anchor, producer and assignment editor.

Adrienne developed her love of TV-news while a student at Penn State University. There she majored in Broadcast Journalism and minored in English and Business. She was a reporter, anchor and executive producer of the Emmy-award winning Centre County Report. She got her first taste of the business as an intern at WTAJ-TV in Altoona, PA and at WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.

Adrienne spent her childhood in Silver Spring, MD where she did ballet, swim team and was active at church and school.

In her spare time she loves to read, cook Italian food, do yoga, hike and travel with her husband, Matt. Have a story idea? See something strange? Let Adrienne know!


Recent Articles
  • Car in deadly Shaker Heights chase was stolen from man delivering meals

    CLEVELAND– The car involved in a deadly Shaker Heights police chase was stolen from a man delivering meals to the needy on Cleveland’s west side. Shaker Heights officers attempted to pull over the car Tuesday morning, police said. That’s when officers learned it was reported stolen in a robbery on West 105th Street. The car increased speed and the officer followed. The driver tried to make a turn from Harvard Avenue onto East 151st Street and hit a tree. Both […]

  • Ohio 10-year-old raising money for door barricades after Florida school shooting

    DENNISON, Ohio– After a lockdown at 10-year-old Kohlton Calvey’s school, Claymont Intermediate, Kohlton told his mom that he wanted to do something to make his school safer. Claymont Intermediate is located in Tuscarawas County and is part of the Claymont Local Schools district. The lockdown at Kohlton’s school was a precaution and no students were injured. “My heart’s breaking because I’m just thinking, what is going through a child who is ten years old — is thinking about, ‘I have […]

  • Organization pushing for expanded background checks for all gun sales

    Cleveland – There was a discussion of guns, mass shootings and Ohio law at a church in Shaker Heights on Sunday. The grassroots organization, Ohioans for Gun Safety, is holding meetings around the state in an effort to get an initiative expanding background checks for gun buyers on the ballot in 2019. “Our politicians are not listening and this kind of effort gives people an opportunity to get their voices heard,” said Susan Reis with Ohioans for Gun Safety. The […]

  • Lake County residents rally to save Perry Nuclear Plant

    PERRY, OH – Lake County Commissioner Jerry Cirino told a crowd of 300 residents Saturday morning he is expecting bad news about the future of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in the next several weeks. The power plant, which first started operating in 1987, employs 700 people and generates $14 million each year in tax revenue. Cirino also said it supports about 500 other local jobs which service and support the plant. He added, the plant spends millions with local […]

  • Signs of a stroke: Local doctor reveals symptoms to look for

    PARMA- According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the number one cause of disability in the United States. James Calabrese was at risk of adding to that number on Christmas Day 2017. “As I sat at the table, all of a sudden my right arm went completely limp. I couldn’t pick nothing up; it just sagged,” Calabrese remembered. “I could not feel anything, so I just said it has to be a stroke,” he said. Calabrese was right. His […]

  • How to save a life: Help someone who is choking

    AKRON, Ohio– Becky Feora at King Community Learning Center in Akron has been a third-grade teacher for decades. Griffin Starcher, 11, had Mrs. Feora when he was in third grade and she was one of his favorite teachers. But the two never thought they would face more than third-grade reading and math together. One day after school, Griffin was in Mrs. Feora’s classroom working on math. “He was complaining that his throat was kind of scratchy and sore and so […]

  • How to save a life: Teen helps man who fell, makes friend for life

    AKRON – Seventy-three-year-old Jim Gifford and 16-year-old Jordan McNeil are an unlikely pair. The two talk everything from hobbies to love and relationships. While their differences are many, one thing binds them forever. “Thank God, God put him there and saved my life. That’s all I can say; he saved my life,” Gifford says of Jordan. It started on a hot day. Gifford was doing yard work and as he was putting a rake away in his shed he felt […]

  • Twinsburg teen saves track coach with AED

    TWINSBURG, OH – “I put the weights on the floor and was waiting between sets to start my second set and that’s all she wrote,” says Twinsburg Assistant Track Coach Chuck Glover. Glover goes by ‘Coach G’ at the school and to students. Glover was working out at the Twinsburg Fitness center as he frequently does, when he had a massive heart attack and collapsed onto the ground in October. Security cameras at the gym recorded the entire incident. 17-year-old […]

  • Would you know what to do? How to save a life using CPR

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS-Would you know how to perform life-saving measures on someone in need? All this week, we are showing you how to safely administer CPR, perform the Heimlich, use an EpiPen, and what to do if someone is having a stroke. We recently sat down with the McHugh’s of Mayfield Heights. Tim McHugh is thankful for his wife’s extraordinary measures that saved his life. “Every day is a gift there are no more bad days, every day is a good […]

  • Mom trying to get another AED for Brush High School after son died from sudden cardiac arrest

    LYNDHURST, Ohio– The mom of a Brush High School student who died from sudden cardiac arrest last year is trying to help the school get another AED for its new fitness training center. Alec Kornet, 17, was at hockey practice on February 14, 2017 when he didn’t feel well, collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. Kornet died later that day at the hospital. “Alec had a larger-than-life personality in his 17 years. He was silly and he was also kind,”said […]

  • ‘He was the real deal:’ Massillon friends describe slain Westerville police officer

    MASSILLON, OH – News spread through the Massillon Washington High School alumni Saturday about one of their own killed in the line of duty. Westerville Police Officer Anthony Morelli was shot as he responded to a 911 hang-up call from a domestic violence situation Saturday morning. Morelli, who is known by most in his hometown as Tony, grew up in Massillon, went to school there and played football. He was a husband and a father to two children, a boy […]

  • Highland Heights police working to find man who stole car with kids inside

    HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ohio —  Highland Heights Police have released a composite forensic sketch of the man they believe stole a car while two young kids were in it in December. The kids’ father, Derek Driskill, had left the car running with the kids inside in a Chipotle parking lot as he ran in to pick up an online order. Driskill saw the man and ran out of the restaurant and tried to stop him. “I was hanging on the door […]