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.


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    Cleveland police looking for man touring homes for sale, then later robbing them

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Real estate agents across Northeast Ohio are on edge Friday. Police are looking for a man who shows interest in real estate only to go back and rob the homes. Cleveland Police say Daniel Roberts is wanted for looking at a home for sale in West Park and then coming back to burglarize it. “From a safety standpoint, I always recommend my agents have the people meet them in the office first,” said Tony Kazanas, owner of […]

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    Brush High School hockey player remembered, honored

    BROOKLYN, Ohio – When the Elyria Catholic Panthers faced off against the Rocky River Pirates Wednesday at the State District Tournament in Brooklyn, there was a moment of silence before the game. Hockey teams from all over Northeast Ohio are remembering 17 year old Alec Kornet, a Brush High School student athlete who passed away suddenly Tuesday night. “Over the past three years, Brush has been in our division every year,” said Andrew Beck, captain of the Elyria Catholic hockey […]

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    Plans to renovate the Q introduced at council meeting to mixed reviews

    CLEVELAND — It was standing room only as a proposed plan to renovate Quicken Loans Arena was introduced at Cuyahoga County Council Tuesday night. Over 100 people packed council chambers to voice their opposition to spending tax payer money for the renovation of the Q. “We are not all in for a sweetheart deal,” said Richard Gibson, co-chair of the Greater Cleveland Congregations Organization. Gibson is concerned that other areas of Cleveland aren’t getting the same economic attention as downtown. […]

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    Night to shine: Hundreds at special prom for evening they’ll never forget

    BROADVIEW HEIGHTS–  It was a night to remember for about 250 people with special needs in Broadview Heights. “We are doing a ‘Night to Shine.’ It started three years ago with the Tim Tebow Foundation. They intentionally chose Valentine’s Day weekend as a time to love on those with disabilities and special needs,”  said Pastor Chad Allen. The Cuyahoga Valley Church is one of eight churches in Northeast Ohio that hosted a prom for people with special needs Friday night. “I […]

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    From a knife to orange Crush: Owner says this is second robbery attempt at pizza shop

    CLEVELAND, Ohio —  Surveillance cameras were rolling at the Happy’s Pizza on Detroit Ave. on Cleveland’s west side when two armed gunmen stormed the store. “Out of nowhere I hear screaming in my lobby. I look at the front and a boy with a gun on him and he is facing it towards me,” said owner Bassir Ghazzoul. Ghazzoul reacted quickly. “There was pop next to me. So I grab the pop bottle and throw it at him,” said Ghazzoul. The two-liter […]

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    Here’s what happened when a family lived without cell phones, internet for 3 days

    Could you do it? Go without technology for several days? It’s time for part 2 of the ultimate social experiment. FOX 8 News put a local family to the test: no cell phones, no internet for three whole days. So, how did they do? **Watch Melissa Reid’s report in the video above** **See part 1, here**

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    Van used by Maple Heights family to transport daughter to therapy is stolen

    MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio – “It was 1:30 in the afternoon Saturday. I was changing the baby on the changing table and the window is right there,” said Darlene Spreitzer, of Maple Heights. That is when Spreitzer and her fiance, Billy Morley, realized their blue ’03 Dodge Caravan was missing. “My heart hit the floor. All the kids’ car seats are in there. And my daughter is a special needs child, she needs a special car seat,” said Spreitzer. Kaylee, who […]

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    One-of-a-kind experiment: How long could your family go without cell phones and Wi-Fi?

    In a society obsessed with technology, it’s the ultimate social experiment. FOX 8 News put a local family to the test: no cell phones, no internet for three whole days. Could you do it? FOX 8’s Melissa Reid has the test. Watch her report, above; so, were they able to stay disconnected for all that time? Did they learn about themselves through the process? Watch part two Thursday at 6 p.m. only on FOX 8 News.

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    Local business owner defends controversial transgender sign

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — A controversial sign outside a local auto shop has a community buzzing.  Some people believe the sign is anti-transgender. “I’ve been here since 1984.  I put up sports signs, political signs, I like to dig at the Browns a lot,” said Jay Linn, who owns the Northridge Auto Repair and Service in North Ridgeville. But a recent sign outside his auto shop has a lot of people upset. The sign reads, “If you don’t know who […]

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    Man will be first in Geauga County to be charged under Goddard’s Law after dog shot twice

    CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio —  “Where we live, it’s an oasis. It’s heavenly,” said Peggy Yagour, outside her Chester Township home. But that tranquility was shattered on January 21 when she let her five dogs out. “All of a sudden I hear two loud gunshots and I hear this horrific scream. I ran back into my house. I think my neighbor shot our dog,” said Yagour. Shaun Wheeler takes care of the Yagour’s horses. “I heard the gunshots,” said Wheeler. Wheeler […]

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    Fallen Cleveland police officer to be honored at one of his favorite sports bars

    CLEVELAND – On Thursday night, fallen Cleveland Police officer David Fahey will be honored at one of his favorite spots to watch Cleveland sports. “Everything we sell, 100% of the proceeds, will benefit David’s family. He was well-known at Harry Buffalo,” said Dave Howes, manager of the Harry Buffalo on East Fourth Street. Fahey died January 24th when he was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while redirecting traffic on I-90. Family and friends say Fahey was a veteran […]

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    Assistant Geauga County prosecutor arrested for driving under the influence

    CHARDON, Ohio– A local assistant prosecutor finds herself on the other side of the law. Dashcam video shows the traffic stop and subsequent arrest of assistant Geauga County prosecutor 43-year-old Mary B. Matheney, of Bainbridge, on Nov. 19. Bainbridge police said she was weaving so they pulled over Matheney’s SUV just before midnight on Route 306. Officers said they detected a strong smell of alcohol. Dashcam video shows the officers administer a field sobriety test. Matheney failed and was immediately placed under arrest. […]