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
  • Surveillance video captures armed robbery at Tremont restaurant

    CLEVELAND – People in Tremont are feeling a bit uneasy after a man was held up at gunpoint outside a popular restaurant and bar on West 11th Street. Surveillance cameras were rolling early Monday morning as a black car boxed in a customer’s car and three suspects jumped out. The video shows a gunman pull the driver out of his blue car and demand money. The victim empties his pockets and the three suspects hop into the getaway car. “There […]

  • Man indicted in 2015 Akron pizza shop murder

    AKRON, Ohio–A 24-year-old man was indicted in the shooting death of an employee at an Akron pizza shop. Zakareia Husein was working at his family’s pizza shop , Premium New York Style Pizza,  on Dec 7, 2015 when a masked gunman demanded money. The 21-year-old handed over cash, but was shot and killed. A Summit County grand jury indicted Shaquille Anderson, who was identified as a suspect nearly a year ago, on charges of aggravated murder, murder, aggravated robbery and […]

  • Immigration rally held in Norwalk in wake of last week’s mass arrests

    NORWALK, Ohio – Signs hang from Sarah Black’s stroller in Suhr Park in Norwalk. “Sophia is 6 months old, she needs her daddy home,” said Black. The father of Black’s two children was among the 114 undocumented immigrants who were rounded up and detained in a large immigration raid last Tuesday. Dozens of children were left behind. “I don’t even have the words to describe, I can’t think. I need him home with me. He’s the sole provider of our […]

  • Twins who survived Parkland school shooting share story at NE Ohio temple

    ORANGE VILLAGE, Ohio– Two student survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were in Northeast Ohio Friday night. Mandi and Harris Jaffe were  in class back on Feb. 14. Mandi said she was in Spanish class when a code red was called. She and her fellow classmates hid in the main office on the first floor. Harris was in finance class in a building beside Mandi’s. He said he heard the gunshots go […]

  • 17-year-old pedestrian hit by truck in Eastlake passes away

    EASTLAKE,  Ohio -Two loud booms startled people working along Vine Street in Eastlake Tuesday afternoon. “I was doing inventory and it sounded like a dumpster coming down,” said John Merackle, who works at a car shop on Vine Street. Eastlake police say 17-year-old Maddison Chase of Eastlake was struck and killed by a truck driving eastbound on Vine Street near East 337th. “We got the call about quarter til two. When officers arrived, they found a female on the ground […]

  • Officer injured in shootout during standoff in Sheffield Lake

    SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio –A Lorain County SWAT team member was injured Thursday in a shootout with a suspect during a standoff in Sheffield Lake. The police chief tells FOX 8 authorities were serving a felony warrant out of Cleveland when the man barricaded himself inside a home on Oliver. The officer, who was shot in the rear, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. His condition is not yet known but sources tell the I-Team he is expected to be okay. […]

  • People shocked, disgusted to see neo-Nazi posters showing up at Lakewood bus stops

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio —  Troubling posters have popped up in Lakewood recently. People getting off the bus along Clifton Boulevard were shocked to learn that their bus stop was plastered with white supremacists posters Monday. “It seems like a really good community and it seems like everyone comes together. I didn’t expect to see anything like that,” said Thomas Hardy, resident. According to Lakewood Councilman Tristan Rader, several posters from a neo-Nazi organization popped up at multiple bus stops along Clifton. “Basically […]

  • Judge Judy offers words of wisdom to Barberton High School graduates

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — It was no ordinary graduation night for Barberton High School senior Nicholas Ratay. Judge Judy was in town Friday to give the commencement address after Ratay won the judge’s national essay contest on what makes Barberton special. “It seemed like a welcoming place, supportive place, seemed like an encouraging place. It seemed like a place he felt as if he got a good start,” said Judge Judy. Before she gave her speech, Judge Judy sat down […]

  • Investigation underway after deputy-involved shooting on I-90

    CLEVELAND — The Cuyahoga County sheriff’s office confirms Cleveland police and Cuyahoga County sheriff’s deputies responded to a deputy-involved shooting around 7:30 p.m. Thursday on I-90 East between the West Boulevard and West 117th exits. The sheriff’s office says the preliminary investigation reveals the deputy involved in the shooting encountered a crash scene. When he got out of his vehicle, the deputy found the involved parties in an altercation. One person involved became aggressive and charged the deputy, according to the […]

  • Local VFW reacts to NFL’s new national anthem policy

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio  – At the VFW Post 3345 in Strongsville, the NFL’s new national anthem policy was the talk around the canteen. “I am glad that they finally decided, made a decision,” said “Tutu” Danko, veteran. According to Former Naval Officer and Senior Vice Commander Tad Brown, the post’s decision back in August to no longer air NFL games came after players started kneeling during the national anthem. “I have no problem with them addressing what they want to address. […]

  • Rocky River students invent life-saving app that can track an active shooter

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — “We were programming stuff in school this morning and all of a sudden, someone got a notification on their phone that said school shooting in Texas,” said Rocky River senior Hady Salama. That is the reason Salama and two of his friends created an app to help keep their fellow classmates safe. “It is an app that allows users to mark where an active shooter was last seen,” said Senior Austin Wilson. Wilson helped develop the […]

  • VIDEO: Woman robbed at gunpoint while getting out of her car in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND — Surveillance cameras were rolling as a woman was robbed at gunpoint while getting out of her car in Cleveland. “We need a lot more patrol here,” said Maria Snider, who lives along West 32nd Street. Snider’s neighbor was robbed at gunpoint back on April 6 while parking her car in the 3600 block of West 32nd Street. Surveillance cameras captured two suspects run up behind the victim’s van. And as she and her daughter went to get out […]