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.


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    CLEVELAND – It was the surprise of a lifetime Tuesday for 20-year-old Matt Barry of Chagrin Falls. Barry, along with his parents, were given a surprise trip to the Cleveland Browns Training Facility in Berea. That’s when the surprise trip turned into a special wish come true, when Jimmy and Dee Haslam personally handed Barry three tickets to the Super Bowl. “I was very shocked. I was just shocked to see them, and then even more shocked to see they […]

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    Family, friends mourn death of victim of wrong-way driver

    CLEVELAND – Family and friends of 33-year-old Lakesha Brown of Cleveland gathered to mourn her death Tuesday night. “She used to call us the three amigos,” said Dashane Patton, of Cleveland. Patton and Reese Moore are Brown’s two best friends. “She had a heart of gold, would do anything for anybody.  She was an excellent mom, good friend,” said Patton. But this mother of one and nursing assistant was killed early Tuesday morning after a wrong-way driver hit her SUV on […]

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    Evacuation order lifted after Stark County train derailment and fire

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    Fox 8 exclusive video: irate driver boards local school bus to confront driver

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    Cleveland family continues to search for missing 14-year-old girl

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    Glenville grad paralyzed in crash honored at basketball game

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    Mansfield pastor who says he’s a polygamist talks to FOX 8: ‘It’s good that it’s out’

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