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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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    March Madness to bring thousands of fans to Cleveland businesses

    CLEVELAND – The countdown is on until March Madness takes over downtown Cleveland. The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Sweet 16 gets underway Thursday night. Fans will pour into area bars and restaurants. “We’re expecting Kentucky fans all day.  We’ll be open until 2 a.m. in the morning so that everyone can come in and celebrate the win,” said Michael Grasso, general manager of Corner Alley. “UK will be here in full force.  Around 5:30, we will have the entire […]

  • Two years since murder of nurse Aliza Sherman in downtown Cleveland

    CLEVELAND- Tuesday marks two years since the murder of Beachwood nurse and mother of four Aliza Sherman. While her death remains an unsolved case, Aliza’s family and friends are making sure her name and her story aren’t forgotten. “She was just looking forward to moving on,” said Jan Lash, of Solon. Lash still remembers talking to her best friend at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. “We just had our usual conversations, girl talk. She was a little anxious because […]

  • Cleveland man sentenced for deadly hit-and-run motorcycle accident

    CLEVELAND- Leslie Maldonado was sentenced to seven and a half in prison for driving drunk and killing Angel Cuevas Jr., 25, of Parma, in August. Police said Maldonado, 44, of Cleveland, hit Cuevas on his motorcycle at 1 a.m. on Fulton Road in Cleveland. Maldonado fled the scene. Prosecutors said this was Maldonado’s fourth offense involving alcohol. Thursday morning, Cuevas’ family plead for the maximum sentence of 13 years. One by one, the family offered impact statements on how important […]

  • Cleveland Metroparks: Plans in motion for safe swimming at Euclid Beach

    EUCLID, Ohio-  The Cleveland Metroparks said plans are in motion for safe swimming at Euclid Beach. The goal is for a section of the beach to have lifeguards stationed there by this summer. Kati Kulcsar of Euclid likes the idea. “I think it’s such a great asset to have the beach here in this community.  But kids are going to swim where ever they want to swim.  It would be better if it was a safer place,” said Kulcsar. According to […]

  • Cleveland officials push for lifeguards at east side beaches

    CLEVELAND- Summer is still months away, but some members of Cleveland City Council are urging the Cleveland Metroparks to put lifeguards at two of the city’s east side beaches. On Monday, Ward 8 Councilman Mike Polensek, along with the public works committee, voted unanimously to pass Resolution No. 238-15. “We’ve been talking to the Metroparks. I attended a board meeting last week.  Look, we need lifeguards at Euclid Beach and Villa Angela,” Polensek said. Right now, there are no lifeguards […]

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    Hit-skip driver accused of killing 5-year-old boy sentenced to 1 year in jail

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A hit and run driver who hid from police for nearly a year was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail. Jerome Lee was the driver in the crash that took the life of 5-year-old Israel Thornton, who was struck and killed at the corner of West 37th Street and Denison Avenue. Thornton was walking to the school bus with his older cousin at the time. For nearly a year, the identity of the driver remained a […]

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    Parma warns residents: Shovel your sidewalks or face a fine

    PARMA, Ohio- A Parma man received a letter from the city about his snow-covered sidewalks last month. “It came in the mail to my house. No name, just my address,” said Jim Comodeca, who lives on Pleasant Valley Road. “The letter quotes several city ordinances that say I have to shovel the snow on my sidewalks.  I can’t shovel my snow. I am 77 years and I just had open-heart surgery in August.” Comedeca said the city told him that […]

  • Vermilion River on March 3. (Photo: Darsi Ayres/Fox 8 News)

    Lorain County officials monitor Vermilion River for flooding

    VERMILION, Ohio- Officials in Lorain County are keeping a close eye on the Vermilion River Tuesday. Milder temperatures have caused the snow to melt and officials are watching for any potential flooding. “We monitor the Vermilion River at the gauge at Mill Hollow Park, which is south of Vermilion,” said Vermilion Mayor Eileen Bulan. Bulan is mostly concerned about the Vermilion River, which was a huge problem last year. The river completely flooded Riverside Drive in late February 2014. “It […]

  • Reward offered for information on suspects who allegedly assaulted a man at the Galleria

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland police have released surveillance video of the males they believe are responsible for a brutal attack on a man at the Galleria. Police say in this case, they have identified one juvenile suspect and arrested him. However, they are still searching for the other suspect. The above surveillance video shows the two suspects back on Jan. 29 at the RTA Station inside Tower City moments before the attack. Police say around 7:40 a.m., a 48-year-old man walked […]

  • Big bucks: The most expensive home for sale in Ohio is located in Medina County

    MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio – Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in a luxurious mansion? According to Zillow, the most expensive single-family home is for sale in Ohio, and it’s located in Medina County. It’s set far back on Bath Road in Granger Township on a private, gated lot. It was built in 1995 and it’s over 25,000 square feet, sitting on about 13 acres of land. It has 6 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms and one half bathroom. There’s also an indoor basketball half-court, […]

  • Shoot or don’t shoot? Wooster residents try police firearms training simulator

    WOOSTER, Ohio- It’s a high-tech tool used to train for split-second decision. The Wooster Police Department started using the firearms training simulator, or FATS system, this week. “The simulation I just  went through, my heart is still racing,’ said Ashley Brillheart, of Wooster. People like Brillheart are getting the opportunity to put  themselves in the shoes of law enforcement this week during a Citizen’s Police Academy. “You have little information and you are trying to do the right thing.  Obviously. I […]

  • ‘Safety is our number one focus': Schools using up calamity days due to weather

    MENTOR, OH — Schools in Northeast Ohio that still use calamity days don’t have many days left. “Today is our third  day in a row,” said Matthew Miller, superintendent of Mentor Public Schools. Mentor Public Schools closed Monday due to the dangerously low wind chill. “Today is day eight for our district.  We lost the first five for snow related issues and now the last three for cold,” said Miller. That means the district is now three days over their […]