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Maia Belay is excited to call Cleveland her new home! She joined the Fox 8 News team as a reporter in August 2016.

Maia is an Emmy winner reporter who spent just shy of the past five years investigating stories at WTOL-TV in Toledo, OH. While there she covered the tragic death of two on duty Toledo firefighters killed in an arson, the months long heartbreaking search for a murdered toddler in addition to solving problems and getting answers for frustrated viewers.

Before moving in front of the camera in Toledo Maia did almost every job in the newsroom including running the assignment desk, editing shows, becoming a photographer and even a live truck operator.

Maia graduated cum laude from Bowling Green State University with a BS in Broadcast Journalism. While in school Maia reported for the PBS affiliate WBGU-TV and interned in her hometown of Detroit at WDIV-TV.

Maia is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. In addition to being a “Big Sister,” volunteering her time to make a difference in the lives of children through the organization Big Brothers Big Sisters.

In her spare time Maia enjoys baking, painting, spending time with family and her dog Zoe. Got a good story? Maia wants to hear from you!


Recent Articles
  • Doctor eases concern over Tamiflu, after child experiences serious side effect

    CLEVELAND – As the most severe flu season in years rages on there is new concern about possible side effects of the children’s medication Tamiflu, after a report of a child attempting to harm herself while on the medication. A Texas family says their 6-year-old daughter suffered nervous system issues, psychosis and exhibited strange behavior, including running away from school and attempting they believe, to jump out of a second story window. “Every medication is different in every patient and […]

  • Check your flight: Winter storm leads to cancellations, delays at Hopkins Airport

    CLEVELAND – As a winter storm barrels through Northeast Ohio it’s creating problems not only for drivers but flyers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. “We’re hoping at least we’re going the right direction back to warm weather but we’re just catching a little bit of this,” said flyer Deborah Muller. At last check more than 21 flights were cancelled in addition to several delays. The majority of which impact flyers heading to the East Coast. Some travelers are hoping they […]

  • First community meeting held in Mentor to discuss school changes next year

    ​ MENTOR, Ohio — The first in a series of community meetings was held in Mentor Thursday to discuss school changes which are expected to happen next year. For the 2018-2019 school year, both Garfield and Brentmoor Elementary will close. Ridge Middle School will reopen as an elementary school. All middle school students will attend Shore or Memorial. Additionally, the boundaries of two other elementary schools were changed. At last check, district officials could not say for certain how many […]

  • Homes in Conneaut damaged by weight of heavy falling icicles

    CONNEAUT, Ohio – A winter storm warning in effect for Ashtabula County from noon Friday to Saturday morning comes as especially unwelcome news in Conneaut, after massive falling icicles damaged homes and apartments. “They were beautiful. They were all the way down to the ground and I definitely didn’t expect this to happen,” said Erin Hills, checking the destruction to her apartment. Nearly every apartment at Glenhaven Estates was ruined in some way by icicles. Some weigh at least a […]

  • Mentor planning to close two schools to save $7 million dollars

    MENTOR, OHIO – Declining enrollment in one Lake County school district is forcing two schools to permanently close. “I understand this may not be easy news to hear but it is important to share,” said William Porter, interim Superintendent of Mentor Public Schools via a YouTube video to parents. For the 2018-2019 school year, both Garfield and Brentmoor Elementary will close. Ridge Middle School will reopen as an elementary school. All middle school students will attend Shore or Memorial. Additionally, […]

  • Teen warns others after being diagnosed with frostbite

    NILES – 14 degrees and 15 minutes nearly changed the life of a Niles teen. 16-year-old Abagail Moore sits on her couch barely able to fully extend her fingers as her mother slathers on medication meant for burns all over her hands. “She loves to play in the band, she loves to draw,” said Jennifer McKenney, Moore’s mother. “You know for her to never be able to draw again and she’s very, very good at it, that was kind of […]

  • New visiting rules in place at University Hospitals Parma and Elyria to slow spread of flu

    PARMA – In order to fight the flu, some hospitals are banning who can visit, in light of a vaccine health experts call only 10 percent effective against certain flu strains. “We are having an increased outbreak of patients and symptoms here in the hospital,” said Dr. Kimberly Trickett the Associate Chief Medical Officer at University Hospitals Parma. New rules are now in place at University Hospitals Parma and Elyria Medical Center to slow the spread of flu cases. Until […]

  • Cleveland police: 2,500-3,200 attend ‘Browns Perfect Season Parade 2.0’

    CLEVELAND — Fans of the worst team in the NFL ended the season today at noon as they circled FirstEnergy Stadium to memorialize a winless season and perhaps humiliate Browns team management in Cleveland’s first perfect season parade. Cleveland police say between 2,500 to 3,200 people were in attendance. “We have no idea to speculate if it’s going to be hilariously small or hilariously big,” said Browns fan, Bridgete Soeder. Hate it or love it, fans planning to drive floats or […]

  • Doctor warns about cold weather dangers for heart patients

    CLEVELAND — As temperatures take another dive one doctor is warning about the dangerous and deadly conditions people with already fragile hearts can face in the cold. “It can place enough duress on an already sick person that can lead to perhaps a tragic event,” said Dr. Daniel Cantillon, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic. According to an Akron police report, a 64-year-old man was found frozen to death on his front porch Tuesday by a woman who works for Mobile […]

  • Cuyahoga County Board of Health weighs in on bacterial meningitis fear

    PARMA, Ohio – A third case of bacterial meningitis in a matter of weeks in Northeast Ohio has many parents concerned about the safety of their children. However, experts at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health say there is no need to fear a widespread outbreak. In December, two people, including a high school student, died as a result of unrelated cases of bacterial meningitis in Tuscarawas County. Sunday, a school spokesman for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District confirmed […]

  • Family of 5 grateful for neighbors who helped save them from house fire

    CLEVELAND — The new year is off to a terrible start for a Cleveland family after their home caught on fire and they barely escaped alive. “When the lights went out and my children screamed, that scared me, like, I felt defeated at that moment because I didn’t know what to do,” said James Dorsey, trying not to cry. As the walls around Dorsey’s family on McBride Avenue began to catch on fire Friday night just past 11:30, his girlfriend […]

  • Cleveland police: Teen with developmental challenges fatally shot

    CLEVELAND — An 18-year-old man with developmental challenges was fatally shot early Sunday morning, according to Cleveland police. “He was a sweet little kid,” said his former general manager at Rally’s, Qdera Hood. “He doesn’t really have any family so we were that for him … he’s very, very intelligent.  He’s just a little different. I don’t understand why anyone would do this to him.” Officers responded to East 65th Street and Kenyon Avenue at around 3:30 a.m., for a report of […]