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 11 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
  • Teen headed to Cedar Point leads officers on high speed chase, police say

    SANDUSKY- What started as a routine traffic stop in Vermilion ended in a high speed chase in Sandusky Saturday night. “One of our officers observed a car coming from the east at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. He was able to clock that vehicle going 86 in a 70 mph zone,” said Chief Chris Hartung with the Vermilion Police Department. Hartung says 18-year-old Romell Sims, of University Heights, was driving a rental car and refused to […]

  • ‘His conscience kicked in’: 95-year-old woman speaks out about carjacking

    CLEVELAND–Evelyn Davis of Cleveland may be little but she is fierce. “My birthday is May 23rd, this Tuesday. I will be 96 years old,” said Davis. Davis was on her way to church last Sunday on Mother’s Day when she stopped to pick up a friend on Hathaway Avenue. That’s when a man jumped into her car. “He got to the driver’s side the same time I got to the hood of the car. And I said to him, ‘I […]

  • Basketball courts closed after gunfire in Akron park

    AKRON, Ohio– The basketball hoops were removed from an Akron park in the wake of gunshots Tuesday night. Witnesses reported gunfire at Davenport Park on Mogadore Road during a tee ball game. It sent children and spectators running for cover. No injuries were reported. In calls to police, witnesses said they saw a group of males fighting at the basketball court before shots were fired. “They were fighting, now they’re shooting. About six or seven gunshots went off,” one man told 911 dispatch. […]

  • Copley student causes sensation with Styrofoam dress design

    COPLEY, Ohio – A Copley high school student is quickly becoming a viral sensation thanks to her unique fashion designs. 18-year-old Alyssa Hertz of Copley says, “I’ve wanted to do fashion for as long as I can remember.” This high school senior and aspiring fashion designer became an internet sensation after designing a wedding dress made entirely of Styrofoam. “It’s been crazy. It all started when Mr. Pastor saw I had a real passion for fashion design,” said Hertz. Art teacher Antoine […]

  • Mom’s special day: It’s the mother of all surprises for woman expecting quads

    BRECKSVILLE, Ohio —  It’s been about seven weeks since we met the Myers family of Brecksville. “I’m a lot more tired, more wobbly,” laughs Kelly Myers, mom. Kelly and her husband, James, already have four kids, ages ranging from 11 months to 14 years old. Back in December, Kelly learned she was pregnant with quadruplets. Kelly is now 25 weeks pregnant and says her doctor wants to deliver the babies on June 27. “I’m scared, but excited for what’s next […]

  • Parma Heights police investigate armed robberies at apartment complex

    PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – A frantic 911 call from a resident of the Big Creek Apartments in Parma Heights just after midnight Monday. Telicious Robinson says she asked her boyfriend to out the trash. When he approached the dumpster in the parking lot, she says he was attacked. “The guy came up behind him and put a gun to his neck and tried to take our car and everything we had. He used self defense and got away,” said Robinson. […]

  • Could you survive a plane crash? There is a training school that will show you how

    GROTON, CT – It’s a thought many of us have as we board a plane: if this flight crashes into the water, could I survive? Survival Systems USA is a place that prepares people for just such an experience – in a very real way. The company runs a course that uses extremely realistic simulations to teach people how to survive a water crash: how to jump into freezing water, stay warm, get on a raft, deal with a helicopter rescue. […]

  • Cleveland man shot, killed in his Elmarge Avenue home

    CLEVELAND – People who live along Elmarge Avenue in Cleveland are on alert after a man was shot and killed inside his home in the 10-thousand block of Elmarge Avenue. Cleveland Police say the body of 55-year-old David Anderson was discovered on the kitchen floor by his grandson when he came for a visit around 11:30 a.m. Anderson had been shot in the chest. “He was a really nice man, he brought candy for my kids, he brought our neighbors […]

  • From big living to small spaces: Could you live in a 500 square-foot tiny home?

    Could you give up a 3,000 square-foot home to move into a tiny house? A local man did just that: He gave up a house full of stuff for a 500 square-foot living space. FOX 8’s Melissa Reid takes you inside the Cleveland tiny home. ***Read more here**

  • Village of Brady Lake votes to dissolve itself

    PORTAGE COUNTY, Ohio – What was once known as Brady Lake Village in Portage County is no longer. According to once Mayor Hal Lehman, people in the village voted Tuesday night to dissolve the village. “It tears me apart, there are a lot of other people who are sick about it. I grew up here, I’ve been Mayor for over 20 years,” said Lehman. This quiet, quaint village of around 400 people has been around for 90 years. So, how […]

  • University of Akron honors two students killed within a year of each other

    AKRON — Hundreds of University of Akron students and faculty gathered Wednesday night to remember two fallen students. “We will be packaging 50,000 meals in honor of Zack Husein and Duncan Unternaher,” said Justin Cohen, organizer. Before the students got to work, they held a dedication service in Zak Husein and ‘s memory. “Duncan was one of my really good friends. We hung out and went to all the agency tours together. It’s been kind of rough,” said Charles Combes, […]

  • VIDEO: Suspect in court for traffic ticket drops cocaine on floor

    LORAIN, Ohio — Lorain Municipal Judge Mark Mihok says it is a first: “It happened last week. We were having traffic court, so it was crowded … many people in and out on their traffic tickets,” said Judge Mihok. Courtroom security cameras were rolling as 39-year-old Lemar Reed, of Lorain, walked up to enter a plea on a minor traffic violation. That’s when Reed unknowingly dropped a bag of cocaine out of his baseball cap onto the floor. It wasn’t until […]