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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
  • Accused Akron cop killer pleads not guilty to Officer Justin Winebrenner’s death

    AKRON, Ohio- The man accused of killing an Akron police officer last month pleaded not guilty. Kenan Ivery, 35, of Akron, was arraigned before Judge Alison McCarty in Summit County Court Wednesday morning. Ivery appeared handcuffed in a red prison uniform on multiple charges, including aggravated murder, in the shooting death of Officer Justin Winebrenner, who was off duty at the time. Officer Winebrenner’s family, along with 11 members of the Akron Police Department, were present at the arraignment. The […]

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    ‘I’m at peace with it:’ Andrew Hawkins defends decision to wear controversial t-shirt

    CLEVELAND– One of the most talked about parts of Sunday’s Browns game was wide receiver Andrew Hawkins’ shirt. “The number one reason for me wearing the shirt was the thought of what happened to Tamir Rice happening to my son Austin.  It scares the living hell out of me,” said an emotional Hawkins Monday afternoon. Hawkins defended his decision to wear a shirt that read “Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford” on the front and “The Real Battle for […]

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    Burglar abuses Lorain family’s dogs, steals money for Christmas gifts

    LORAIN, Ohio- Police are looking for information after a family found their home burglarized and their dogs abused. Police were called to a duplex on East 34th Street in Lorain at about 7 p.m. on Monday when 36-year-old Jason DeWitt reported the backdoor was open. “I really felt violated and scared, hoping my dogs were OK. Just glad nobody was here,” said the father of two. Jewelry, electronics and $1,000 cash for Christmas presents had been taken from the home. […]

  • Police: Student’s mom charged with threatening Wooster School District

    WOOSTER–“Back on November 13th, someone located this threatening letter and had contacted us,” said Chief Matthew Fisher, with the Wooster Police Department. But according to police, it was Nichole Luzier, 29, of Wooster who sent a threatening letter to the Wooster City School District. Police say Luzier is the mother of a student in the district. “There were some things that kept leading us back to Nichole Luzier, she was actually the one who located the letter,” said Chief Fisher. […]

  • Grinch steals Christmas presents, engagement ring from Vietnam veteran in Mansfield

    MANSFIELD, Ohio- It appears a Grinch stole Christmas from a couple in Mansfield. “I was at CVS filling my prescription when I got a call from the neighbor saying my door was standing wide open,” said Mike Hicks, of Mansfield. Hicks and his girlfriend, Cynthia Edwards, rushed back to their home on Helen Avenue around 11 a.m. Wednesday. “You could tell there was entry forced on the side door. The glass had been pushed in,” said Officer Mike Napier, with […]

  • Flying frustrations: Fewer non-stop options at Hopkins after airlines make changes

    CLEVELAND- New details are released after United said it’s ending non-stop service between Cleveland and other U.S. cities. And, it’s not the only one. “Non-stop is the way to go.  Anytime I have to take an extra flight, it means possible delays,” said Polly Beard, of Boston. But for frequent fliers through Cleveland like Beard, there are now less options. United Airlines recently dropped non-stop flights to Dallas, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, and Tampa because they were ‘not meeting expectations.’ […]

  • Officers canvas East 92nd Street for leads in quadruple murder

    CLEVELAND- It’s been almost two weeks since the horrific East 92nd Street murders and police have little leads. Law enforcement officials gathered Wednesday morning to intensify the search for the killer. More than 50 police officers, FBI, and sheriff’s deputies canvassed the neighborhood around East 92nd Street in Cleveland. “The case has been quite a challenge. Our only witness to this horrible crime was a 9-year-old little girl, who was also a victim,” said Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba. On Nov. […]

  • Program would take toy guns out of the hands of children

    CLEVELAND- It’s been over a week since the tragic death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Since his death, community activists are moving forward with the idea of a city-wide toy gun buyback program. “We’ve been talking about this since a year ago,” said Yvonne Pointer, community activist. But with the recent shooting death of Tamir Rice, the idea of the program gained momentum. “We are going to be asking parents to bring their toy guns with their children and in exchange, […]

  • We are so thankful for another successful Operation Giving Tree!

    It was another successful Operation Giving Tree– all thanks to YOU– our wonderful FOX 8 viewers! This year, the toys will go to children from Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, Summit and Medina counties who are in county care. *Watch the video above for more*

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    Video: Wrongly-convicted man released after decades in prison

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — After nearly 40 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, Ricky Jackson is now a free man. Jackson and two other men were convicted of a murder in 1975 that they did not commit. It was finally revealed this week when a lone eyewitness confessed that he lied. Eddie Vernon, who was 12 at the time, said investigators pressured him to testify that he saw Ricky Jackson and two brothers kill a money order collector. […]

  • ‘We are free': Wrongly-convicted man to join friend who also spent decades behind bars

    CLEVELAND- A man who spent almost 30 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit talked exclusively with FOX 8 News on Thursday. “I was sentenced to die, as was Ricky and my brother. We were 17, 18, and 20.  For a crime we didn’t do,” said Kwame Kamu Ajamu, of Cleveland. Ajamu was once Ronnie Bridgeman and he’s now 54 years old. “You have a young man who at 17, watched his older brother who was his idol, […]

  • Wrongly convicted: Man in prison 39 years about to get out after confession

    CLEVELAND-Friday, Ricky Jackson will be a free man. The 57-year-old Cleveland man has spent the last 39 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. This all comes after a witness confessed Tuesday that he lied as a boy back in 1975 when he testified he saw Jackson and two other men kill a man near University Circle in Cleveland. “The first time the witness recanted was to his pastor in a hospital bed in 2013.  And it […]