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
  • Former employee accused of shooting Shaker Square restaurant owner

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Akin Affrica, 45,  is still recovering after he was shot outside his popular Shaker Square restaurant, Zanzibar, back in June. “I was surprised. I was surprised. I found out when the public found out,” said Affrica, reacting to the news that police issued an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Jamir McCall of Shaker Heights. McCall is charged with felonious assault. “A former employee-employer relationship. He had worked for me at a previous time,” said Affrica. Affrica says the […]

  • Brecksville family brings their quads home to make it a VERY full house

    BRECKSVILLE – Meet the Myers Quads of Brecksville! All four babies were born on Saturday, July 8th. Alycia at 3lb 3oz 16.5 inches at 6:51pm, Brianna at 4lb 16.5 inches, at 6:51pm, Chloe at 3lbs 9.5oz 15.5inches at 6:52pm, and Dylan at 3lbs 16.5 inches at 6:52pm. “Everything happened so fast. My husband didn’t even make it into the delivery room. They made the incision, they ran to get him, and by the time he got in there, all four […]

  • Construction on W130th leaves motorists sitting still

    CLEVELAND – West 130th Street in Cleveland looked like a parking lot Tuesday night, all thanks to the final phase of the West 130th Street Project. “We have some additional construction under the 480 bridge and that has stalemated traffic both onto West 130th off of 480 and the traffic flowing down West 130th,” said Councilman Brian Kazy, who represents Ward 16. Cars literally inched from Bellaire to Brook Park. In fact, one driver even fell asleep. “One of the problems […]

  • Mother dies, infant taken to hospital after tree falls on vehicle in Montville

    MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Authorities say a woman died after a tree fell onto her vehicle Friday. Montville police say storms had just rolled through the area when it happened at around 1:17 p.m. on River Styx Road between Turnberry and Lake Ridge. **Watch Melissa Reid’s entire interview with Montville police in the video, below** The victim, identified by police as Devon Cook, 28, of Medina, passed away at the scene. Her child, an infant, who was in the backseat […]

  • Medina County dispatcher hit by pickup truck while directing traffic at county fair

    MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio – A dispatcher with Medina County Sheriff’s Office was hit by a pickup truck as he directed traffic at the Medina County Fair Tuesday.  According to Captain Dave Centner of the Medina County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened around 5:10 p.m. near the entrance to the fair off of Lafayette Road. Two sheriff’s employees were directing traffic when the truck hit one of them.  He was treated on the scene for an apparent head injury. The decision […]

  • During the heat of summer, OHSAA guidelines specific about keeping athletes safe

    PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – High school football season has officially arrived in Northeast Ohio. The Holy Name football team hit the field Monday afternoon when temperatures peaked around 87 degrees. “With the field being so hot, we take water breaks every time we switch positions or drills. We are trying to keep our guys as hydrated as possible,” said coach Dan Wondolowski. In fact, all high school fall sports begin this week, many teams doing two-a-days. “We do things different, […]

  • Local doctors seeing more and more overuse injuries in young athletes

    CLEVELAND – Northeast Ohio doctors are seeing an epidemic of sorts in youth sports: overuse injuries. It happens when a young athlete specializes in only one sport at all different levels. “The issue is this. The kids are not only in scholastic sports, but they are in club sports, premiere sports, the same kids are in three or four different groups,” says pediatric and adolescent sports doctor Paul Saluan. One factor? College recruiting starts much younger now than it did […]

  • Football Hall of Fame gets ready for big unveiling of brand new stadium

    CANTON, Ohio  – The clock is ticking at Canton’s Pro Football Hall of Fame. Construction is 24-7 just one week away from the unveiling of the brand new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. “This is no longer a high school stadium where we play an NFL game. This is every bit a world-class NFL venue. I’m standing on the only venue in the world that has a built-in permanent stage at the 50 yard line,” said Pete Fierle, chief […]

  • Leave your garbage can out too long? It’ll get you a ticket in Parma

    PARMA, Ohio — Thursday is garbage day in the city of Parma. But garbage cans are the center of controversy after several residents along Grantwood Drive got tickets from the city for leaving their cans out too long on collection day. “Last Thursday, my husband put the garbage cans out. I guess you have 12 hours, I looked into it. It was 17 hours until they were brought in,” said Lori Matras, resident. The next morning, Matras got a ticket […]

  • 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 […]