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
  • Dog drags 1-year-old to safety right before it starts ‘raining fire from ceiling’ inside home

    LORAIN, Ohio- A dog is being called a hero after the pup helped save a family in Lorain. Firefighters say the dog alerted the family to a fire that was smoldering in the attic, and it was just in the nick of time. “We finally got home, about this time last week, started getting ready for dinner and getting settled in for the night,” said Amanda Novak, of Lorain. But what happened next on November 10 has Amanda shaken. “I […]

  • 19-year-old carjacked while making food delivery

    CLEVELAND – 19-year-old Alexandria Navarro of Cleveland remembers November 13 like it was yesterday. “Sometimes I just wake up during the night, thinking of it. I force myself to go to sleep and not think about it,” said Navarro. Navarro was carjacked at gunpoint while delivering food to a home on Ardenall Avenue in East Cleveland around 3:00 p.m. “I grabbed his sandwiches and fries. He came to my side and I gave him the food. He said, ‘I am […]

  • Akron grandmother confronts hit-skip driver who paralyzed her at his sentencing

    AKRON – An emotional day in court as a hit-and-run driver was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for the crash that left an Akron grandmother paralyzed from the waist down. “I come here today with a heavy heart to look at the person who changed my life forever. Forever!” said Doshie Gulley, now 73. Tuesday, Gulley and her family got the chance to face Deprise Moore, 36, while delivering passionate victim impact statements. “Approximately one month after the accident, […]

  • Willowick police investigating string of home burglaries

    WILLOWICK – Maplewood Drive in Willowick is a quiet, family-friendly street. But people are on alert after a number of recent burglaries there and on surrounding streets in the city. “Having it happen to me, I’m not surprised that it is happening,” said Andrew Gentile, who lives at the corner of Maplewood and Edgewood. His car was robbed earlier this year. “It definitely changes you. You double-check things a whole lot more,” said Gentile. Ward 2 Councilwoman Ann Turk lives […]

  • Video shows masked gunmen storming Shaker Game Stop

    CLEVELAND – It started out as a normal Thursday night. “It was around 9:15. We were setting up for the new release of “Call of Duty” that was coming out that night,” said assistant store manager Nick Denlinger. Surveillance cameras were rolling November 2nd as three masked gunmen stormed the Game Stop store on Chagrin Boulevard in Shaker Heights. “When they walked in, first thing I said was are you serious? I thought they were joking around.I thought they were […]

  • Lists of voters’ names, addresses, party affiliation posted at Ohio polling sites

    CLEVELAND – As voters headed to the polls Tuesday at St. Mel Hall in Cleveland, they were greeted with lists of people’s names posted on the wall. “I am surprised. I know the information is public but someone can find out instantly if you voted or not,” said Mike Corte, of Cleveland. Corte was shocked to find personal information posted publicly on Election Day. “One’s name, address, political affiliation, all that information should be private,” said Corte. Other people were […]

  • Students find special notes taped to each locker at Revere Middle School

    AKRON, Ohio-When students at Revere Middle School in Akron walked into school Friday morning, they were met with a heartwarming surprise. According to Principal Bill Conley, over 800 special note cards were taped to every single locker. It was the work of eight eight-graders with Girl Scout troop 640. “Their project was putting positive messages out there for students to read. We try to build a culture that if you see something, say something,” said Conley. Each note card had […]

  • Lakewood student victim of armed robbery on way to school

    LAKEWOOD – Franklin Boulevard is a quiet, family friendly street in Lakewood. But the neighborhood is on alert after a Lakewood High School student reported being the victim of an attempted armed robbery on the way school Wednesday morning. “I always feel safe walking my dog around. This is not a neighborhood where I expect something like this to happen,” said Jennifer Jaketic, resident. Police say the 17-year-old victim was approached by a suspect with a gun in the area […]

  • Daring, two-vehicle ATM theft in Parma caught on tape

    PARMA –  “Parma 911: Where is your emergency? Caller: Brook Park and State. At BP. They just smashed through the window and took the ATM.” A frantic 911 call from the 7 Eleven Store on State and Brookpark Roads early Monday morning. “I was just sitting there, counting cigarettes. It was about 4 am. And then out of nowhere, just BOOM! A van comes through and smashes the glass,” said employee Jacob Kingan. Kingan was working the third shift. “The […]

  • Brook Park fourth graders protest for longer trick-or-treat time

    BROOK PARK, Ohio– Outside Brook Park’s City Hall Thursday, a group of pint-sized protesters took to the streets. “We want more time, more time, more candy, more fun!” they chanted. Fourth graders from Brook Park Memorial Grade School petitioned to extend trick or treating hours in Brook Park by 30 minutes. The time would be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Around 200 children signed the petition and then took their case directly to Mayor Tom Coyne. “This allows us […]

  • Strongsville reeling as police investigate stabbing death of middle school teacher

    STRONGSVILLE – “This is a tight-knit community here,” said Heather Lucchese, parent. But this tight-knit Strongsville community is reeling Tuesday night after 49-year-old Melinda Pleskovic was found stabbed to death Monday night. “It’s heartbreaking. My son is nine and it’s a difficult discussion to have. Like everybody, he wants to know why and to not be able to answer why is hard,” said Lucchese. Police were called to the home on Blazing Star Drive Monday night. Melinda’s husband Bruce told […]

  • Charlie the pit bull will stay with Lakewood woman during appeal process

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio- Jennifer Scott of Lakewood continues to fight after she was ordered to remove her pit bull named Charlie from the City of Lakewood. “They said I had 30 days to get him out of Lakewood. Shortly after, my attorney filed for an appeal and during the appeal process, he gets to stay with us,” said Scott. Scott adopted Charlie from the APL back in February. Initially, he was allowed as a puppy but animal control changed its mind […]