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
  • ‘Hollywood in your front yard’: CLE residents talk about getting front-row seat to McConaughey movie

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Hollywood has returned to Cleveland. Crews are filming a new Matthew McConaughey movie. One east side neighborhood is in the middle of all the action. Lavonia Ware has a front row seat. “Everybody is talking about it. They are out on their porches looking, you know,” said Ware. Ware lives along East 128th Street near Miles Avenue, just steps away from where Matthew McConaughey‘s new movie has begun filming In Cleveland. “It’s really exciting to see and […]

  • Local residents try to save Medina Hospital’s birthing center

    MEDINA, Ohio — Dolly Yowler of Medina was devastated when she heard the announcement that the Medina Hospital will soon be closing its birthing center. “I grew up in this area; I was born at the hospital when it was a small hospital,” said Yowler. So, Dolly decided to do something about it.  She started a Facebook page called Save Medina Birthing Center. Within days, there were almost a thousand followers. “I started it as something where people can discuss things […]

  • Vandals with BB guns damage Berea homes

    BEREA, Ohio– Susan Gedeon lives on West Street in Berea. “I was feeding the birds and the squirrels. I was walking outside when I saw it,” Gedeon said. Early Sunday morning, she noticed one of her windows was struck by a BB. “I saw all that glass, that shattered glass. The window was shattered. The big pieces were down on the ground. Half of the other glass was still hanging in there,” Gedeon said. According to the Berea Police Department, […]

  • Surprise! Parents of 4 children learn they are expecting quadruplets

    A Brecksville couple already has their hands full raising four children. But, their house is about to get a whole lot more hectic. They recently learned they’re expecting quadruplets! The news came as a big surprise. **FOX 8’s Melissa Reid has their story in the video above**

  • Woman accused of burglarizing Amish homes in Geauga County

    BURTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Chipmunk Lane in Burton Township is normally a quiet street, but that peace was shattered for William Yoder and his family several weeks ago. “We came into the driveway, and I seen the tire tracks and the ruts in my yard,” Yoder said. Yoder did not want his face shown on camera because he’s Amish. However, he described a burglary at his home two weeks ago. “My wife tells me that both front doors were standing open. […]

  • Strongsville police dash cam video released of deadly chase, shooting

    **Warning: some of the images in the video may be disturbing to some viewers** STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — There is new police dash cam video of the deadly chase and shooting involving a Strongsville officer. It was just released by the Strongsville Police Department, recorded by police during the deadly chase and shooting on March 7. It’s the most complete view yet of the night Roy Evans, Jr. was shot and killed. The shooting happened following a high speed chase on I-71. […]

  • Customers fight back when armed gunman tries to rob Cleveland bar

    CLEVELAND – Customers fight back. A couple of regulars are being credited for taking down an armed gunman who was trying to rob a local bar. It happened at the Brickhouse Bar on Harvard Avenue in Cleveland around 7:00 p.m. Saturday night. Police say 31-year-old Kenneth Wheeler entered the bar with a gun and demanded that the bartender empty the cash register. Then he started pointing his gun at the patrons. “He looked at everybody, saying give me the money, […]

  • FBI joins in search for missing Parma girl

    PARMA, Ohio – An unusual sight Wednesday along a normally peaceful street. FBI agents going door to door along Augustine Drive, assisting the Parma Police Department in the search for 17-year-old Katarina Bitterman. “They asked me if I had seen this person, if I knew anything about it. They mentioned it had happened Saturday in the afternoon,” said Ron Turek, neighbor. According to Captain Kevin Riley, Bitterman’s disappearance is being treated as an endangered missing person’s case. “We know she […]

  • Medina neighborhood grieving over death of pregnant woman in murder-suicide

    MEDINA​, Ohio — Pink and purple ribbons line the trees along Red Oak Circle in Medina Tuesday. Purple for domestic violence and pink for the unborn baby of 36-year-old Julia Young, the victim of a murder-suicide. “It’s hard to look over there, how do you look over there,” cried Amy Savage, who lives on Red Oak Circle. Savage lives right across the street from Young and says her boys played with Young’s boys all the time. “She was wonderful. She […]

  • Parma senior citizen facing huge, city-mandated driveway repair bill

    PARMA, Ohio – 79-year-old Audra Milam lives on Broadrock Court in Parma. “I’ve lived here for 10 years. This house was built back in 1961 and the driveway has been there ever since then,” said Milam. But several weeks ago, she got a notice from the city of Parma. “It says I have to repair my driveway. But I’m on a fixed income so I don’t have the money to fix it, it’s on the expensive side,” said Milam. Milam […]

  • Mom asked to breastfeed in private inside barbershop in Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio — It was Tuesday afternoon when Lauren and Dameyan Chambers went to Men’s Cuts in Lakewood. “I was asked by the owner to go into the restroom and feed Aydriana if a man walked in because she didn’t want a male customer to feel uncomfortable,” said Lauren. Lauren was furious. “It felt awful because I was completely covered,” said Lauren. So she posted about her experience on Facebook and social media uproar was instantaneous. “We’ve had tons of […]

  • Cleveland hosts meeting on immigration in northeast Ohio

    CLEVELAND – Inside Public Hall Wednesday was a meeting a first of its kind. “We had people who were Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, as many people with diverse ideas as they can from the city of Cleveland,” said Joe Cimperman, with Global Cleveland. 120 people from over 80 different countries who live in Northeast Ohio met with Mayor Frank Jackson, city officials, and Global Cleveland. “Their largest concern was the anxiety and fear of what is happening on the national level […]