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
  • Florida teen charged in swatting incident at Elyria High School

    ELYRIA, Ohio – A 16-year-old in Florida is under arrest for making swatting threats to Elyria High School back in May. “Last week, we sent officers to Florida. After an intense investigation, they were able to track down the main suspect and working with the Florida detectives, they were able to find out where he lives,” said Chief Duane Whitely, with the Elyria Police Department. Police say the teen lives in Keystone Heights, Florida. Detectives say not only did he […]

  • Well-known football players want medical marijuana dispensary in NE Ohio

    CLEVELAND — Some well-known names in Cleveland football are teaming up to bring a medical marijuana dispensary to Northeast Ohio. Ohio State Heisman winner Troy Smith, Glenville coach Ted Ginn, Sr., and former Cleveland Browns running back Eric Metcalf, have partnered up with Jim Buchanan, an entrepreneur who spent 16 years in Cleveland before moving to Seattle, Washington. “I got into medical marijuana originally as a patient in the state of Washington. Then I got into the business side after […]

  • Akron Board of Education votes to allow Narcan in school buildings

    AKRON, Ohio — With a vote of five to one, Monday night the Akron Public Schools Board of Education passed a motion to have officers who work in the district’s high schools and middle schools to carry Narcan in district buildings. “Next they will work on administrative deadlines which comes to the board.  That will spell out in a little more detail how we will acquire the Narcan and how it will be administered and kept,” said Patrick Bravo, school […]

  • Gunshots send families running during Solon’s fireworks show

    SOLON, Ohio — The City of Solon’s annual fireworks show was marred by multiple gunshots on the 4th of July. Police say they initially got a call for shots fired but they were unable to confirm the reports that night. “We really didn’t know initially if there was shots fired or someone trying to start a hoax, which is not uncommon,” said Lt. Bruce Felton, with the Solon Police Department. However, police say different videos posted on Facebook corroborated witness […]

  • Cleveland mayoral candidates submit last-minute petition signatures

    CLEVELAND – It was a last-minute rush at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Wednesday. “We are accepting supplemental petitions from those who did not have enough valid signatures for those who filed for mayor here last week,” said Pat McDonald, Director of the Board of Elections. McDonald says three Cleveland mayoral candidates, Tony Madalone, Eric Brewer, and Robert Kilo, filed nominating petitions last week but failed to collect 3,000 valid signatures. However, per city charter, the candidates had five […]

  • 2017 downtown Cleveland fireworks ‘Light Up The Lake’

    CLEVELAND – It was time to celebrate the 2017 finale of our nation’s birthday! The Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s “Light Up The Lake” fireworks show did just that on a gorgeous Fourth of July evening. The show was launched from the Port of Cleveland’s Dock 20. People were very excited about the celebration. “I got down here at 4:30 this morning,” said Ricardo Richmond of Cleveland. “We are staying right here, specifically for the kids. They want to watch the fireworks,” […]

  • Bride’s lost wedding dress turns up thanks to power of social media

    DOVER, Ohio —  A runaway dress is back again. A bride from New York lost her wedding dress on the way to Northeast Ohio, but thanks to the power of social media, the dress was found. Jennifer Contini and her fiance,  Steven Cunningham are both originally from Dover, Ohio, but live in Southampton, New York. “I went to New York City and met her for the first time. It was one of those moments where it was instant,” said Steven. “I […]

  • Train keeps the music rolling at free concert following sound issues at Blossom

    CLEVELAND – Thousands of people packed Jacobs Pavilion to see the rock band Train Wednesday night. They were there for a free concert for anyone who held a lawn ticket to this past weekend’s concert at Blossom Music Center. A power outage knocked out the sound to the lawn three songs into Train’s set Saturday night. So to make good, Train came back just days later to perform a free concert. “I think it’s really great of them to come […]

  • Summit County brings in mobile morgue in advance of possible holiday od’s

    AKRON, Ohio – It’s been two and a half years since Shelly Bornstein of Uniontown lost her son Tyler to a heroin overdose. “He died on September 28th, 2014,” said Bornstein. The news that a mobile morgue was brought into the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office due to the recent surge in heroin overdoses hits close to home. “It breaks my heart, it’s unbelievable. There’s no excuse for it we are slow to catch up on what we need to […]

  • More charges including kidnapping against man accused of impersonating officer

    AKRON — Almost 50 new charges have been filed against an Akron man who is accused of impersonating a police officer, even entering schools with a weapon and disciplining students. Police say Christopher Hendon, 26, often posed as a police officer. On March 29, he was photographed taking a young boy to the Juvenile Detention Center then photographing him inside a jail cell. Hendon already faced previous charges after his arrest in April. But Friday afternoon, prosecutors announced 47 additional […]

  • Man says security camera shows cat being killed by bow and arrow

    BROOKLYN, Ohio — Bob Kocon, of Brooklyn, treats his cats like part of the family. But his family was devastated back on May 8 when Bob let his 7-year-old cat, Spooky, out at night. Spooky never returned. “We were crying and paranoid for weeks. Depressed,” said Kocon. So Bob and his wife went door to door searching for Spooky. But neither were prepared for what they say a neighbor’s security camera captured. “You can see Spooky went outside at night. Then […]

  • Barberton man sentenced in fatal hit-and-run accident

    BARBERTON, Ohio – A Barberton man convicted of a deadly hit and run will spend the next three years in prison. “You went to extraordinary efforts to conceal what you had done,” said a judge has she handed 39-year-old Carl Sapper the maximum for a felony hit-skip charge Wednesday morning. Police say last November, Sapper struck 27-year-old Scott Hollifield at the intersection of Van Buren Street and Lincoln Avenue in Barberton around 11 o’clock at night. Hollifield later died of […]