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Melissa Reid joined the Fox 8 news team as a general assignment reporter in April 2011.

Before coming to FOX 8, Melissa worked at WTRF in Wheeling, WV and KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA as a reporter and producer, respectively.

Melissa was born and raised south of Pittsburgh. She attended Bentworth High School and went on to study at Bethany College where she majored in broadcast journalism.

Melissa has covered some of the most high-profile murder court cases in Cleveland history, including Anthony Sowell, the Chardon High School shooting, the Amish Beard cutting trial, the Steubenville rape trial, as well as extensive coverage of Ariel Castro and the Cleveland captives rescued. She has also interviewed everyone from Betty White to Alice Cooper to Lebron James. Melissa also sat down one-on-one with Governor Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. She has also filed reports for Fox News, CNN, and HLN.

Melissa has been nominated for seven Emmys, including Best TV Reporter. She was also voted Cleveland Scene's best local to follow on twitter, and Cleveland Magazine's sexiest local celebrity, as well as most interesting people of 2014.

In her spare time, Melissa likes to spend time with her husband, Billy, and her dog, Miss Sophie Charlotte. She also plays volleyball, softball, golf, tennis, and is a mean ping-pong player. Melissa also admits to having a mean shopping habit.

Melissa is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Recent Articles
  • Family, friends to honor Cory Barron at vigil tonight

    FREMONT, Ohio — With heavy hearts, a shocked and shaken Fremont community prepared to honor one of their own Thursday night. “You watch them grow up and become great people, someone who you knew was going to make a difference in the world. He would have been one of those people,” said Jose Hernandez, former principal of Fremont Ross High School. Hernandez is among the speakers at a vigil to honor Cory Barron, 22, of Fremont. Barron went to a […]

  • Vigil set to remember life of Cory Barron

    FREMONT, Ohio — There was an overwhelming feeling of sadness and disbelief in the Fremont community Wednesday. The community is still reeling from the news that the body of Cory Barron, 22, of Fremont, was discovered in a landfill Tuesday afternoon. “The community is in shock. As you can well imagine, we were all hoping for a better outcome, praying for it,” said Mike Dukeshire, of Fremont. Barron went to a Jason Aldean concert at Progressive Field Friday night and […]

  • Bullet strikes Cleveland fire station for third time this year

    CLEVELAND — Another Cleveland fire station was hit by a bullet Sunday. This marks the third shooting at a fire station this year. Cleveland firefighters at Station 30 on St. Clair Avenue made a disturbing discovery around 7 p.m. Sunday. “As they came back from their emergency run, they found a bullet hole in the front windows right in front of the apparatus bay,” said Local 93 secretary Mike Norman. According to Norman, the bullet struck directly in front of […]

  • Hit-and-run crash victim remembered as family man, popular coach

    KENT, Ohio — A popular Ravenna wrestling coach and father of two was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Kent. Police said Richard Schoepe, 37, was struck and killed while walking towards Columbus St., Wednesday morning. Schoepe was rushed to Akron City Hospital where he died. Friends say he leaves behind a wife and two small children. “Him and his wife just had the best friendship. They met playing co-ed softball and he was so active with his kids, just […]

  • Controversy by the lake: Business, residents fighting to keep away plant

    CLEVELAND — It’s become a controversy by the lake. A popular wedding facility and residents nearby are fighting to keep an asphalt manufacturing plant from their neighborhood. “We have grave concerns about how it will affect our business and our appearance. We are also worried about the ability of our clients to use the outdoor facilities,” said Mark Williams, general manager of Williams on the Lake in Medina. The Medina Planning Commission says the Shelly Company applied for a conditional zoning […]

  • Police: Video shows man stab passenger in head with pen on RTA bus

    CLEVELAND — Enrique Negron, 18, of Cleveland took the Number 8 RTA bus last Thursday night. “Had my headphones in and I noticed him as soon as I got on the bus. When I sat behind him, he just kept looking back,” Negron said. Bus surveillance video shows a man continually addressing Negron while Negron is trying to eat near the back of the bus. Negron puts down his food, stands up, and, “I was really getting mad. So I […]

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    Cookout for the Colony: Moving forward after death of restaurant owner

    A pillar of the Cleveland Heights community for decades, Jim Brennan, 61, is still bringing people together. “After Jim died, I was wondering, ‘what can I do for The Colony?’ So, I thought a cookout would be perfect because the restaurant provides food, in addition to alcohol,” said Steve Cerne of Hudson. Cerne is among those who organized “The Cookout for the Colony” at the Church of the Saviour on Lee Road from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. on July […]

  • 12 arrested after disturbance at annual family festival

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — Two adults and 10 juveniles were arrested after a disturbance at an annual family festival Saturday. Police say the 12 people were arrested on nearby streets, away from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on South Green Road. Saturday around 8 p.m., police were called about several suspects running through the festival being disruptive. That led to crowds of people leaving the festival and at that time, police say, at least one shot was fired. The […]

  • What Cleveland is doing now to get ready for the 2016 RNC

    CLEVELAND — The 2016 Republican National Convention is still two years away but city and county officials are already hard at work getting ready for the convention. “Clevelanders know what we have here. So when people come here that haven’t been here before, they say, ‘wow,’” said Matt Carroll,  Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald’s chief of staff. 50,000 visitors are expected to visit Cleveland RNC week. Various infrastructure projects are well underway, according to Carroll. “The convention hotel is a […]

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    Buzz over LeBron’s possible return explodes after ‘sweet’ Facebook post

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland is absolutely buzzing about the possibility of LeBron James returning to the Cavaliers. The rumors have been flying for awhile, but things really took off online this weekend. “I was texting with a friend who is directly tied in with LeBron’s camp Friday and he told me it was a done deal,” said Jonathan Gotschall, of Canton. Gotschall owns Caroline Cupcake’s in Canton so he posted it on the store’s Facebook page. The post went viral but […]

  • Owner of Brennan’s Colony killed in Cleveland Heights shooting

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — The owner of Brennan’s Colony, Jim Brennan, has died, following a shooting at the restaurant, MetroHealth Medical Center confirmed to FOX 8 on Monday. Monday night, people were leaving flowers, candles and special messages for Brennan, 61. Police are still looking for the two male suspects involved in the hold-up and shooting at the restaurant on Lee Rd., that happened just after 1 p.m. Investigators say two people came into the restaurant and announced there was […]

  • What to expect if Cleveland hosts 2016 Republican National Convention

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland is a finalist in the bidding to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. The convention would be great for the city, great for the people, and great for the economy. But in addition to all the greatness, what else could Cleveland expect? We asked the city of Tampa, who hosted the 2012 Republican National Convention. According to Fox 13 News in Tampa Bay, people downtown can expect a very high security perimeter. For example, when Tropicana Field […]