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 the biggest news stories in Cleveland, including continuous live coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention. She also sat down for a one-on-one with Democratic Nominee candidate Bernie Sanders. Melissa was live at every game during the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers Championship win, as well as the Indians World Series run. She was the only live reporter covering the day when 5-year-old “CJ Saved Cleveland”. Melissa also traveled to the CDC when Ebola surfaced in Northeast Ohio. In the past, she covered the Anthony Sowell trial, 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. Melissa has filed live reports for Fox News, CNN, and HLN.

Melissa has been nominated for 14 Emmys, including best reporter and best live report. She was also named one of Cleveland Magazine’s “Most Interesting People of 2014.”

Melissa’s most important job is being a mom to Teddy and wife to Billy.

Melissa is on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


Recent Articles
  • ‘Hero’ Indians fan at Cubs game talks about moment that went viral

    As the Chicago Cubs hung on for dear life in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday, there was one fan in the stands who stood out. In the middle of a frantic and frenzied crowd at Wrigley Field stood a lone Cleveland Indians fan. It was a moment that quickly went viral. In fact, the Indians tweeted out, “Please help us find this hero. If you know this young man, @ us.” Please help us find this hero. If […]

  • Woman injured in high-speed police chase reaches settlement with Euclid

    EUCLID, Ohio –  What started out as a routine traffic stop ended with a woman injured after a high-speed police chase back on March 28th, 2013, in the city of Euclid. “The officer got suspicious of this vehicle after the vehicle turned around and went up Euclid. So he decided to stop the car and when he decided to do that, it took off,” said Terry Gilbert, attorney. Gilbert represents the woman who was hurt, Regina Hardesty of Wickliffe. Gilbert […]

  • 12-year-old sells lemonade to raise money for handicapped-accessible van

    MASSILLON – Meet 12 year old Joey Wines. A precocious sixth-grader from Massillon who isn’t letting his disability slow him down. “He has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, which means he has no muscle tone from his waist on down and limited muscle tone from his waist on up,” said his mother, Ashley McDaniel. And while life may have handed him lemons, he’s turning to lemonade to help his mom buy a handicap-accessible van for the family. “I’m selling lemonade […]

  • Tearful owner pleads for 2 dogs missing in Cleveland carjacking

    CLEVELAND – A tearful plea from Andrew Wright of Cleveland after his two dogs were taken in a reported carjacking. “I went to get the gas and the girl that was with me came in and said someone just put a gun to me and took your car. I said what? I looked, and the car was going down Lorain,” said Wright. Wright says it happened early Friday morning at the Ohio City Gas on Lorain and Fulton. He says […]

  • Parents on edge after talking drone tries to lure kids, school says

    AKRON, Ohio — Windemere Community Learning Center is a quiet, neighborhood school in Akron, but school officials are on alert after reports of a drone allegedly attempting to lure kids off school grounds. “Three to four times, they have seen a drone up over the playground,” said principal Megan Lee-Wilfong. According to Lee-Wilfong, the drone has been spotted by both kids and adults during the evenings and over this past weekend. “They shared with me that this drone has some type […]

  • Oh baby! Couple honors Indians’ ALDS Game 1 performance in special way

    CLEVELAND– Meet Logan Bauer Lane. Born Oct. 6 at 12:06 p.m. at 7 pounds and 14 ounces. “Logan was supposed to come on Monday. And I was supposed to go to the Indians game last night,” said Matt Lane, father. Logan is only hours old and he already has quite a back story. That’s because his mother, Joanna, went into labor Thursday night during Game 1 of the ALDS. “My wife and I are huge Indians fans so we got […]

  • Cleveland gets ready for playoff baseball

    CLEVELAND – Before the Cavs first preseason game Wednesday, fans peeked into Progressive Field to get a look at the Indians and Yankees practice for Game 1 of the American League Division Series. “It’s amazing, just amazing,” said Rami Btib, of Cleveland. Btib stopped to watch the Indians practice before taking his family to the Cavs game. “I was just photographing some of the players on the field, looks like the indians are practicing,” said Vince Miles, who was in town […]

  • Northeast Ohioans return from Las Vegas still reeling from shock of mass shooting

    CLEVELAND – People from Northeast Ohio returned home from Las Vegas Monday evening still reeling from Sunday night’s mass shooting. “We heard a lot of gun shots then you heard it again. At first it just sounded like fireworks, then people started running and drinks flying and people were running without their shoes and stuff,” said Terry Walker of Akron. Walker was celebrating his birthday with friends on the Las Vegas Strip when the shots rang out. “The first thing […]

  • Moms upset after UH nurse posts to Facebook about flu shots and autism

    AMHERST, Ohio — Megan Elder, of Amherst, is a mother of three and an advocate for those with special needs. “I grew up in the disability community, so for me, to see a post like that, I felt like it was insensitive,” said Elder. Megan is upset by a recent Facebook post by a nurse at University Hospitals that quickly went viral. The tongue-in-cheek post reads: “460 flu vaccines in 8 hours. That’s nearly 1 autism a minute. I’m exhausted.” It […]

  • Ohio lawmakers introduce tough new anti-bullying legislation

    CLEVELAND – October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and two local state lawmakers proposed new legislation this week aiming to stop bullying early and make schools intervene faster. “I am trying to send a very clear message to anyone who has been a victim of bullying or anyone who is a bully right now that bullying in any way shape or form will not be tolerated in Ohio schools,” said State Senator Sandra Williams of Cleveland. Williams introduced Senate […]

  • Dog, cats from hurricane zones in Florida will soon need forever homes

    RUSSELL TOWNSHIP, Ohio-With a big smile and a big wave, a truck full of cats plus one dog arrived at the Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village Friday night. Sixty-seven cats and one dog from hurricane zones in Florida arrived in an air-conditioned transport after a 13-hour trip from Atlanta, Georgia. “They did a lot of meowing but they were comfortable; they had everything that they needed,” said Penny Francis, with the Louisiana SPCA, who provided the transport. Twenty one of […]

  • Owner says stolen pet mini pig named Spam found dead

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The owners of a stolen pet mini pig provided us with a very sad update on Thursday. Paul Etzler told FOX 8 News that his family’s beloved pig named Spam was found dead. Etzler said Cleveland police received an anonymous tip that the pig was in East Cleveland; police called Etzler and said Spam was discovered in his carrier in the backyard of a home in that city. Sadly, Spam was dead. “It’s just heartbreaking to think […]