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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
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    Video released after suspect rams Cleveland police cruisers, drags officer

    CLEVELAND– There is new video of the car that rammed two police cruisers, injuring both officers, almost two weeks ago in Cleveland. “They are both doing OK.  Thankfully, they had only bumps and bruises,” said Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association President Steve Loomis. Two Cleveland police officers responded to a call at East 30th Street and Euclid Avenue of a man asleep at the wheel. “They saw the gun in the car so they blocked the car in,” Loomis said. Officers […]

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    Cleveland teen with lawn business goes viral

    CLEVELAND– Fourteen-year-old Daron Taylor of Cleveland is not your typical teenager. “When I used to live on Superior Avenue,  I used to see other people cutting grass.  It inspired me to cut grass.  So, I went ahead and my daddy bought me a lawn mover and I started cutting grass,” Daron said. But Daron decided to take it a step further by building a bike trailer so he could get to yards farther away. “I just cut a couple pieces of wood and […]

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    ‘It still to me, feels surreal:’ Mother of 6-year-old girl abducted from Cleveland speaks exclusively with Fox 8

    CLEVELAND – The mother of a 6-year-old girl who was abducted on Cleveland’s west side is speaking out for the first time since the abduction. She spoke only to Fox 8’s Melissa Reid. “It still to me, feels surreal,” said Kristy Jones of Cleveland. It’s been a tough month for Jones, a mother of six. “We are moving soon, there is no taking it back for them to feel safe,” said Jones. The after-effects of her daughter’s abduction last month […]

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    Cleveland Metroparks Water Taxi up and running in The Flats just ahead of the RNC

    CLEVELAND – The Flats East Bank has completely transformed in the last few months and one of the newest additions is the Cleveland Metroparks Water Taxi which is up and running just in time for the RNC. “The resurgence down here, you come down here and it feels like you are on vacation. It’s a completely different flats from what it used to be,” said water taxi captain Micahel Bobincheck. “The main purpose of the water taxi is to connect […]

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    Lolly the Trolley and the Republican National Convention culture close ties

    CLEVELAND – When the Republican National Convention comes to town one of Cleveland’s best-known means of transportation will be playing front and center to get delegates where they need to be. Two years ago, Lolly the Trolley was part of the team that helped to get the convention to Cleveland by shuttling the selection committee around the city. And since then, the RNC has become part of the Trolley’s narrated tour. Fox 8’s Melissa Reid has Lolly’s convention story.

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    No final call for alcohol? Local bars push to stay up 24hrs after the RNC

    CLEVELAND-Hundreds of Cleveland restaurants and bars will be open until 4 a.m. during the week of the Republican National Convention. When 50,000 people come to town next month for the convention, Ohio City will be one of many local communities that will be hopping. Ohio City was named of the ten best places in the world to bar hop by USA Today. Sam McNulty owns five of some of the most popular bars on West 25 Street.  He told us, […]

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    Wrong-way driver arrested for driving under the influence on I-71 in Linndale

    LINNDALE – A Linndale police officer’s body camera captured a wrong-way driver on I-71 Wednesday morning. “We had repeated calls that came in about a car driving the wrong way on the freeway,” said Chief Tim Franczak. Franczak says 27-year-old Ariel Stadden of Lakewood was driving northbound in the southbound lanes around 3 a.m. The Ohio State Highway Patrol also responded. After administering a field sobriety test, Stadden was arrested for driving under the influence. “Unfortunately we are having to […]

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    After two Cleveland girls had their scooters stolen, good Samaritans give them new ones

    CLEVELAND – Days after surveillance video captured thieves stealing the scooters from three little girls on Cleveland’s west side, two good Samaritans are stepping up to donate scooters to the girls. Last Tuesday, a neighbor’s security camera captured two thieves riding off on the girl’s scooters. The suspects later came back, took a tv, and a third scooter. “It’s disappointing to have them ask every day. We tell them the cops are working hard to find out where the scooters […]

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    Memorable menu: RNC delegates put in unusual restaurant request

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– Local bars and restaurants are booking fast as we get closer to the RNC. In fact, a restaurant group on West 25th St. has booked all of its locations in July. Nathan Carr, events coordinator for Market Garden Brewery, Bar Center, Nano Brew, Bier Market and Speakeasy, said all of his locations are hosting private events.  And there have been some rather unusual restrictions. “Not allowed to use forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, basically anything you would eat food […]

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    Link between Lorain attempted abduction and recent Cleveland abduction being explored

    CLEVELAND – Dawn Jitab of Lorain remembers February 25th like it was yesterday. “My daughter was waiting for the bus in front of our house and she came back yelling that some guy was chasing her,” said Jitab. Her daughter was one of three separate attempted abductions of young girls that day. “I saw him. He was fully covered, head to toe, in black,” said Jitab. But police never found the guy. Until the May 21st abduction of a young girl […]

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    Video: Cleveland cell phone store robbed repeatedly over weekend

    CLEVELAND – Caught on tape: Surveillance cameras were rolling as a Cleveland cell phone store was robbed repeatedly overnight Saturday and then again Monday morning. Jeremiah Whittenburg is the regional manager of the Boost Mobile store on East 105th and St. Clair. He says two female employees failed to lock the store properly Saturday night. Minutes later, a man walked into the store. “I think he was just a customer, possibly coming to pay his bill. Maybe he was here […]

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    Local teen collects last text messages sent by loved ones in blog

    COPLEY, OH –  They are emotions that everyone can relate to: heartbreak, anger, regret. A local teenager has taken those feelings and created a blog about them. She wanted to try to turn those feelings into something more positive. So she created a blog called The Last Message Received. And in the meantime, she’s become an internet sensation, with a book deal. Fox 8’s Melissa Reid tells about this 16-year-old soon-to-be-published author. If you’d like to visit The Last Message […]