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
  • Festivities continue at Rock Hall with VIP Party

    CLEVELAND–The stars came out to party in the center of the rock and roll universe Friday night. “This is great, exciting!” said Elliott Easton, with The Cars. A new group of inductees are set to join the legends already enshrined at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Saturday night. But first, the Rock Hall threw them a huge party. “I am very much looking forward to playing,” added Easton. Outside the Rock Hall, fans lined the red carpet, hoping […]

  • ‘This is for the fans’: The Moody Blues talk about their careers ahead of induction ceremony

    CLEVELAND – Just days away from the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, inductees The Moody Blues are already in Cleveland. Ahead of their appearance at the Rock Hall for an event Thursday, they sat down with FOX 8 to talk about being inducted Saturday. “I found out when I was at home.  Friday night, I wasn’t thinking much about it, but Saturday night when they called me, I thought that was great! The whole world looked […]

  • Thousands flock to the Rock Hall for Celebration Day and fireworks

    CLEVELAND- Thousands of people flocked to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Saturday. The line wrapped around the plaza as people waited to get into the museum for free on Celebration Day. Once inside, fans got a preview of the new Hall of Fame wing. “This is a floor where you learn about the inductee process, the voting, as well as the new inductees exhibition,” said Greg Harris, Rock Hall CEO. One of those inductees, Bon Jovi star Richie […]

  • ‘I felt like Marty McFly’: Teen says truck struck by lightning while driving on I-90

    MENTOR, Ohio — As storms rolled through Northeast Ohio Tuesday night, a teen says lightning struck his vehicle on Interstate 90 near Painesville. “My whole body was numb. It felt like I was floating for a second. Your body feels so weird; the hair was standing up on the back of my neck and face,” said Gregory Workman, 17, of Parma. Workman said he was driving from Parma to Mentor around 10:30 p.m. when it happened. “My hat flew off […]

  • VIDEO: Parma woman accused of almost hitting officers with car, then leading them on chase

    PARMA, Ohio — Dash cam video captured several close calls in a high-speed chase after Parma police say a woman tried to run over two detectives last Friday. “Parma Police narcotics unit, two of our detectives, were assisting another law enforcement agency with an investigation in the 9600 of Pleasant Lake Boulevard,” said Capt. Kevin Riley. That is when police say they spotted 25-year-old Chelsea Alexander and Antonio Dionte Boddy in a black Nissan Altima. “Antonio Boddy was wanted by […]

  • Memorial planned for hundreds of families affected by UH Fertility Clinic failure

    MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — A memorial is being planned at Woodvale Cemetery in Middleburg Heights for the hundreds of families affected by University Hospitals Fertility Clinic failure. “We were approached by Kate Plants, who spearheads a group who were affected by the loss,” said cemetery director Joseph Giaimo. Plants is one of 950 patients who were told that more than 4,000 eggs and embryos are likely no longer viable after a storage tank failure on March 4. According to Giaimo, the […]

  • FirstEnergy to close its nuclear power plants

    CLEVELAND –  FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corporation, is closing its nuclear power plants. Two of the plants are in Ohio and one is in Pennsylvania. The Ohio plants are the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor and the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry. The Pennsylvania plant is the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport. The company notified the regional grid manager PJM Interconnection about the closures late Wednesday. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission was verbally notified as […]

  • Mother of victim sues Akron schools over police impersonator

    AKRON, Ohio – He was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for handcuffing and terrorizing young students while pretending to be a police officer. And now, a victim’s mother is suing Akron Public Schools for giving that man access to her young boy. “Mr. Hendon was allowed to go into Leggett school, the principal and teachers allowed him. When they saw a young black kid get out of hand, they would call Mr. Hendon,” said attorney Edward L. Gilbert, […]

  • Sister remembers Cleveland Heights woman: I am going to miss everything about her

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — The family of a Cleveland Heights woman gathered outside her apartment Friday night. “She meant everything to me because I lost so much childhood with her. Every moment spent was precious to me, like that was my baby,” said Angela Degenaro, of Youngstown. Degenaro is the biological sister of 31-year-old Miriam Johnson, who went missing on February 26. Thursday afternoon, Johnson’s body was found in a garbage can at an abandoned home on Chamberlain Avenue near East […]

  • Lakewood students raise money to get to D.C. for March for Our Lives

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio  – When hundreds of thousands of people head to Washington, D.C. for the March For Our Lives rally, a bus full of students from Lakewood High School will be at the event. “When it comes to D.C., we just thought it was really important for all the students to be it the capital together as a front,” said Junior Isabella Bryson. Bryson, along with Sarah Pepe and Emelia Oravitz, started a GoFundMe account to charter a bus to […]

  • Video shows Shaker Heights officers helping save life of choking baby

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Shaker Heights police posted a video to its Facebook page Tuesday which shows two officers helping a baby. The officers were going to back up another officer when the call was canceled. They were driving along Chagrin Boulevard at Lee Road when they saw a car with the hazards blinking. “We pull up behind the car; we saw a female exit the car, run to the passenger rear door and appear to be in some distress,” […]

  • Students in Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools who took part in walkout get detention

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio —  Dozens of students at Willoughby South High School walked out of class Wednesday to take part in the National Walkout. Now,  they are paying the price. “I started talking to people and it started to get big. I didn’t expect it to get as big as it did,” said senior Nick Anderson. Anderson helped organize the walk as a way to remember the victims of the Parkland, Florida, shooting and to protest gun violence. “I feel like a […]