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
  • More charges including kidnapping against man accused of impersonating officer

    AKRON — Almost 50 new charges have been filed against an Akron man who is accused of impersonating a police officer, even entering schools with a weapon and disciplining students. Police say Christopher Hendon, 26, often posed as a police officer. On March 29, he was photographed taking a young boy to the Juvenile Detention Center then photographing him inside a jail cell. Hendon already faced previous charges after his arrest in April. But Friday afternoon, prosecutors announced 47 additional […]

  • Man says security camera shows cat being killed by bow and arrow

    BROOKLYN, Ohio — Bob Kocon, of Brooklyn, treats his cats like part of the family. But his family was devastated back on May 8 when Bob let his 7-year-old cat, Spooky, out at night. Spooky never returned. “We were crying and paranoid for weeks. Depressed,” said Kocon. So Bob and his wife went door to door searching for Spooky. But neither were prepared for what they say a neighbor’s security camera captured. “You can see Spooky went outside at night. Then […]

  • Barberton man sentenced in fatal hit-and-run accident

    BARBERTON, Ohio – A Barberton man convicted of a deadly hit and run will spend the next three years in prison. “You went to extraordinary efforts to conceal what you had done,” said a judge has she handed 39-year-old Carl Sapper the maximum for a felony hit-skip charge Wednesday morning. Police say last November, Sapper struck 27-year-old Scott Hollifield at the intersection of Van Buren Street and Lincoln Avenue in Barberton around 11 o’clock at night. Hollifield later died of […]

  • Oberlin on track to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day

    OBERLIN – The city of Oberlin is just one reading away from becoming the first in Ohio to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous People’s Day. Monday night, city council accepted a second reading of Resolution R17-10 CMS. It’s a resolution declaring the second Monday in October to be Indigenous People’s Day in the ctiy of Oberlin. For Oberlin resident, Morning Dove Jean Simon, the resolution is personal. “For Oberlin to have this be first in the state […]

  • Tick threat for northeast Ohio has parents taking preventive measures

    MEDINA, Ohio – “It’s so scary with them being outside. We’re a boy family, we do sports. We are always outside,” said Kristen Cooke of Medina. Cooke is constantly watching out for her four boys. “When Clay was two, I found a tick on his stomach while changing his diaper,” said Cooke. But now she’s adding an extra layer of protection on them every time they go outside. “Because of the fear of ticks, my girlfriend and I created a […]

  • Terrifying: Video shows East Cleveland beauty shop robbed at gunpoint

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — It was business as usual at King’s Beauty on Euclid Avenue in East Cleveland last Wednesday. “It was around 7:15, I was thinking maybe I should close early for the day,” said owner, Jung Yeun Oh. That’s when three men with hoodies walked into the beauty shop right before closing. Surveillance cameras were rolling as two of the gunmen came behind the counter and pointed a gun at Jung. The video shows another employee plead for them […]

  • True Father’s Day salute: Four women join forces with their dads and Cleveland police

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s a true Father’s Day salute. Four women have honored their fathers in a beautiful way. This year’s graduating class in the Cleveland Police Department has four women who are following in their fathers’ footsteps by joining the force. **Watch Melissa Ried’s story in the above video**

  • Memorial continues to grow for 16-year-old girl killed in Strongsville crash

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio —  A memorial in Strongsville continues to grow in honor of a 16-year-old girl who was killed in a car crash. Kailee Mayher of Strongsville passed away in a one-car crash Wednesday night. There were a total of six teens in the car; three of the girls were hurt and taken to the hospital. Members of the community gathered to hang ribbons in honor of Kailee and in support of the three other victims. Police say it’s too early […]

  • Ohio City tire thieves caught on surveillance video

    CLEVELAND – “We moved here about a year ago, last April,” said Haley Mueller of Ohio City. But what happened overnight Thursday has her shook. “My boyfriend was getting up to go to work and he came in and woke me up,” said Mueller. Haley rushed outside her Bridge Avenue home and saw her car on blocks. “One side was sitting on a cinderblock, the other on a tiny brick so there is a lot of body damage because one […]

  • Surveillance video captures suspect in Bay Village car break-ins

    BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — Millard Drive in Bay Village is a quiet, peaceful street. But that peace was shattered when car thieves hit overnight last Thursday. “I woke up in the morning and discovered the video. I actually heard the chime on the camera in the middle of the night,” said Tracy Stratford, who lives on Millard Drive. Surveillance video outside Tracy Stratford’s house shows a man who police believe is a suspect in a series of car thefts and […]

  • Good Samaritan recounts rescue at Edgewater Park on Memorial Day

    CLEVELAND – Erick and Cherie Wilcox of Parma were biking at Edgewater Park on Memorial Day when they stopped to rest down at the beach. “We noticed two guys and two girls in their twenties. One guy was pointing in the water, he was contemplating getting in but he was pointing out different rocks,” said Wilcox. Erick turned to talk to his wife but then he turned back around. “The guy who was contemplating going into the water was in […]

  • Demand for NBA Finals tickets has Cavs fans thinking of selling

    CLEVELAND – They are the hottest tickets in town. “Demand is through the roof right now,” said Mark Klang with Amazing Tickets in Mayfield Village The Cavs against the Golden State Warriors Thursday for an NBA Finals trilogy that might be the most exciting yet. “It’s been a series that has been anticipated since the season tipped off in October,” said Klang. Klang says tickets for the NBA Finals games are about 20% higher than 2016. “We’re seeing the same […]