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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
  • Couple charged after dogs found nearly starved to death

    WADSWORTH-It’s a horrific case of animal abuse, two Medina County dogs almost starved to death. Monday morning, Augusta and Burdett Crandall of Seville, were arraigned on six charges of animal cruelty in Wadsworth Municipal Court. “A felony provision is needed.  Goddard’s Law, HB 274, needs to be in effect because of egregious acts of animal cruelty like what happened to these two dogs,” said Amy Beichler, Public Animal Welfare Society director. According to the Public Animal Welfare Society, or PAWS, […]

  • Family of Danny Parmertor: ‘We are anxiously awaiting further word’

    FOX 8’s Melissa Reid talked to an uncle of Danny Parmertor Thursday night after news came out that Chardon High School shooter, T.J. Lane, escaped from prison. On behalf of the family, Ron Parmertor said: “We are anxiously awaiting further word. We are together as a family at this time.” Lane was captured several hours after he escaped. *Watch the video above for more and CLICK to follow the latest*

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    Little girl found miles away from burning home after alerting family to fire

    GREENTOWN, Ohio — A family of five is homeless after their house caught fire Thursday morning in Stark County. One of the children was actually found miles away from the burning home. “I looked around the corner and the whole house was up in fire,” said Ryan Cooper, of Greentown. Cooper’s cell phone video captured the intense flames coming from the house on Donner Street in Greentown early Thursday. “It was huge.  It was like a giant bonfire.  Electricity kept […]

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    Filmmaker says he was able to get into Cleveland dressed as ISIS terrorist

    CLEVELAND — A controversial filmmaker is challenging border security in Cleveland, after he says he was able to dress up as an ISIS terrorist and travel across Lake Erie from Canada without ever being stopped. James O’Keefe of New York City claims he traveled from Canada to Cleveland on a boat carrying a fake Ebola virus without ever being stopped. He recorded the whole thing and posted it to YouTube. O’Keefe says he chartered a boat from a company in […]

  • Smash and grab: Police search for suspects in Gun Theft

    MEDINA-North Court Street in Medina is a family-friendly business-lined street. “People around here are great people.  It’s a great community,” said Dan Vista, who owns Vista Tire Center on North Court Street. But what happened to the gun store on the street has nearby business owners on edge. “I saw some police cars over at the gun shop, I figured something was going on,” said Vista. According to the Medina Police Department, 17 guns were stolen from DC Guns overnight […]

  • ‘Drop the knife!': Officer body cam shows shocking arrest of murder suspect

    BRATENAHL, Ohio — The man accused in the stabbing death of a Cuyahoga Falls woman was arraigned via video Friday morning in Stow Municipal Court. “On Thursday, August 28th, Metroparks Police had called us for some assistance of a male wielding a knife,” said Chief Richard Dolbow with the Bratenahl Police Department. According to the chief, that man was Jeffrey Conrad, 43, the man charged in the stabbing death of 40-year-old Amanda Russell of Cuyahoga Falls. “He had apparently led […]

  • Mayor Jackson: Gun registry would help prevent violence

    CLEVELAND- Mayor Frank Jackson met with Cleveland City Council Wednesday to discuss proposed legislation that would create a gun offender registry in the city. Mayor Jackson testified in favor of a proposed re-write of the city’s gun laws. “This is not a panacea or a silver bullet. This is tool we need to continue our effort,” said the Mayor. An effort Mayor Jackson’s announced back in June, which included a comprehensive gun control code within the city. “This legislation will […]

  • Punishment coming for students, players involved in football brawl

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio– Punishment is coming for students and football players involved in an ugly brawl at the Garfield Heights – Collinwood football game Friday night. Four students in the stands were arrested and officially charged with disorderly conduct Tuesday afternoon. Among them is Daquan Winfield, 18, of Cleveland, a senior at John F. Kennedy High School. “There were a couple incidents that occurred in the stands. They were stopped immediately and those individuals were placed under arrest,” said Lt. […]

  • Fans ready for Cleveland National Air Show as they get a glimpse of practice

    CLEVELAND– The 2014 Cleveland National Air Show is a day away but fans are lining up early. Friday morning, people lined up along North and South Marginal Roads, as well as the East 9th Street Pier, to get a glimpse of the planes. “It’s right in front of us. You can see everything,” said Larry Smith of Solon. Thousands are expected to witness the four-and-a-half-hour show from Burke Lakefront Airport. The show is Saturday, Sunday and Monday. “Gates open at […]

  • What floor? Every day is a ride for a Northeast Ohio man

    CLEVELAND- For John Huggins of Cleveland, every day is a ride. “As an elevator operator, I just sit here and wait for someone to call me.  I pick them up. Take them up. Up and down, all day long,” said Huggins. Huggins is one of four elevator operators at the ArtCraft Building on Superior Avenue in downtown Cleveland. “I get to know the people who pass through here every day.  Everything turned out alright and now I’ve been here for […]

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    Stories of inspiration from the 2nd annual FOX 8 FOX Trot

    This year’s FOX 8 FOX Trot benefited the Wounded Warrior Project. Money that would support warriors like Sgt. Shane Parsons of Fostoria, Ohio, who lost his legs in Iraq eight years ago. And, Josh Sommers, who walked his very first race on Sunday. Melissa Reid has their incredible stories in the videos both above and below.CLICK HERE for continuing coverage on the 2nd annual FOX 8 FOX Trot.

  • Woman looking for guardian angels who helped save her life

    A woman survived a frightening accident Wednesday night when storms rolled through Northeast Ohio. “It was just another day of coming home from work. It started to rain and next thing I know, a big wall of water came up. I lost control of the car and I went across the three lanes,” said Christine Kollar. Kollar was driving on I-77 North around Newburgh Heights when her car hydroplaned, hit the median and rolled over three times. “All I could […]