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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
  • Superheroes give smiles to pediatric cancer patients in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– Two unlikely guests surprised kids who were in the Cleveland Clinic Outpatient Pediatric Cancer Clinic waiting room. “They were like flipping; they were flipping and doing tricks,” said 9-year-old Oliviah Hall who was stunned at the performance. Marvel’s Spider-Man and Black Panther met the little heroes, hoping to bring a smile to their faces. “It’s cool! I want to jump on their backs,” said Oliviah. Oliviah is battling an aggressive from of brain cancer known as glioblastoma. She was […]

  • Mayor Jackson Campaign ad calls out opponent Zack Reed’s past DUI’s

    CLEVELAND – You’ve seen the campaign signs, handshakes, and pamphlets. But with less than a month until election day, Cleveland’s mayoral race is heating up, with a new radio advertisement. The Mayor Frank Jackson campaign ad points out his challenger, Councilman Zack Reed’s, history with drinking and driving. The ad started running on October 6th on four Cleveland radio stations and will continue for the next week. “It’s the judgement of getting into a car and endangering people’s lives and […]

  • Mom says preschool in Olmsted Falls left 3-year-old son on the bus

    OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio — Parents of a preschool student in Olmsted Falls have filed a police report after their son was accidentally left on a school bus last week. The three-year-old was discovered at the bus garage about 30 minutes after school started. The child was ok, but his parents want the school to take action. Every morning, Kristen Stropki walks her three-year-old son Wayne to the bus stop. Wayne goes to school four days a week and rides the […]

  • Woman who lost daughter to suicide pushes for fencing at Lorain Road Bridge

    FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio– Major safety changes are coming to a decades-old bridge. Michelle and Marty Biggins have been fighting for fencing to go up on the Lorain Road Bridge between Cleveland and Fairview Park for the last two years. Their daughter, Mindy Biggins, was 24-years-old and a kindergarten teacher when she ended her own life by jumping off the bridge in 2004. The Biggins said they saw none of the typical warning signs, like depression, come from their daughter. “She […]

  • Homework assignment focusing on ‘N-word’ angers Wayne County parents

    WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio – A homework assignment about the N- word had many parents in Wayne County shocked and angry Tuesday. The worksheet was titled, “Is the N-word going mainstream” and contained an article from ABC News from April 10th, 2002. The assignment was given to 9th graders at Rittman High School, who are reading the book “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Some parents of Rittman students told FOX8 it was inappropriate for the school to give an article out to […]

  • ‘Are we at war?’ Akron woman recounts Las Vegas concert shooting

    AKRON, OH – “As the gunfire continued, that’s when panic started to set in and they started to run and they ran towards us,” Angella Rose of Akron remembers the moments gunfire went off at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas Sunday night. “I hear pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop and it was so rapid I do remember saying at the time that’s not just a regular gun, that’s an automatic, that’s a machine gun,” Rose said. Angella and her husband Aaron […]

  • Metro Parks ranger on leave after incident with elderly couple

    AKRON — An elderly couple roughed up and handcuffed for honking their horn at a Summit Metro Parks ranger has hired an attorney. Carl and Margaret Wilson say they were driving on Newton Street, near Goodyear Heights Park, when they honked at, and went around, the park ranger. They say the ranger followed them home, threw Carl on the ground, kicked Margaret and handcuffed them both. “We sincerely regret that this has happened. The trust of the public is of great […]

  • Summit Metro Parks ranger accused of roughly arresting elderly couple after they honked horn at him

    AKRON, Ohio- A Summit Metro Parks ranger is on paid leave, accused of following a pair of senior citizens back to their home, and roughly arresting them, after they honked their horn at him. On Newton Street in Akron, veteran and longtime Akron resident, Carl Wilson, was driving with his wife, Margaret, when they came up behind a Summit Metro Parks ranger. “I tooted the horn and went around; he swung out behind me and followed me up,” Carl Wilson told FOX […]

  • 10-year-old girl makes potholders to raise money for a service dog

    MASSILLON, OH – 10-year-old Alayna Mendenhall likes school. She enjoys choir and science is one of her favorite subjects. But Alayna’s day is a bit more challenging than most other 4th graders at Massillon Intermediate School. That’s because she has spina bifida, a condition that makes it difficult to walk and do things on her own. “Doors, doors is a big obstacle for her. She cannot let go of her walker and open a door,” said Alayna’s mom, Monica Mendenhall. […]

  • September heat wave is making your allergies worse

    CLEVELAND – No, you’re not imagining it. Fall allergies are here and the heat wave isn’t helping them. In fact, it’s most likely making them worse. Allergists like Dr. Lily Pien at the Cleveland Clinic are busy seeing people with symptoms worse than usual. Pien listed off some her patients’ most common symptoms, “itching eyes, itchy nose, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, sore throat,” she said. According to Pien, the heat wave is increasing the amount of fall allergens in […]

  • Ohio bill seeks to end abortions after Down syndrome diagnosis

    CLEVELAND– According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year about one in every 700 babies is born in the United States with Down syndrome. A bill making its way through the Ohio legislature seeks to stop all abortions of unborn children with the genetic disease. Republican State Senator Frank LaRose, who represents the Akron area, is the sponsor of Senate Bill 164. “A lot of people with Down syndrome go on to live happy, healthy and otherwise normal lives and […]