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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 some of the most high-profile murder court cases in Cleveland history, including Anthony Sowell, 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. She has also interviewed everyone from Betty White to Alice Cooper to Lebron James. Melissa also sat down one-on-one with Governor Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. She has also filed reports for Fox News, CNN, and HLN.

Melissa has been nominated for seven Emmys, including Best TV Reporter. She was also voted Cleveland Scene's best local to follow on twitter, and Cleveland Magazine's sexiest local celebrity, as well as most interesting people of 2014.

In her spare time, Melissa likes to spend time with her husband, Billy, and her dog, Miss Sophie Charlotte. She also plays volleyball, softball, golf, tennis, and is a mean ping-pong player. Melissa also admits to having a mean shopping habit.

Melissa is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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    Parma warns residents: Shovel your sidewalks or face a fine

    PARMA, Ohio- A Parma man received a letter from the city about his snow-covered sidewalks last month. “It came in the mail to my house. No name, just my address,” said Jim Comodeca, who lives on Pleasant Valley Road. “The letter quotes several city ordinances that say I have to shovel the snow on my sidewalks.  I can’t shovel my snow. I am 77 years and I just had open-heart surgery in August.” Comedeca said the city told him that […]

  • Vermilion River on March 3. (Photo: Darsi Ayres/Fox 8 News)

    Lorain County officials monitor Vermilion River for flooding

    VERMILION, Ohio- Officials in Lorain County are keeping a close eye on the Vermilion River Tuesday. Milder temperatures have caused the snow to melt and officials are watching for any potential flooding. “We monitor the Vermilion River at the gauge at Mill Hollow Park, which is south of Vermilion,” said Vermilion Mayor Eileen Bulan. Bulan is mostly concerned about the Vermilion River, which was a huge problem last year. The river completely flooded Riverside Drive in late February 2014. “It […]

  • Reward offered for information on suspects who allegedly assaulted a man at the Galleria

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland police have released surveillance video of the males they believe are responsible for a brutal attack on a man at the Galleria. Police say in this case, they have identified one juvenile suspect and arrested him. However, they are still searching for the other suspect. The above surveillance video shows the two suspects back on Jan. 29 at the RTA Station inside Tower City moments before the attack. Police say around 7:40 a.m., a 48-year-old man walked […]

  • Big bucks: The most expensive home for sale in Ohio is located in Medina County

    MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio – Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in a luxurious mansion? According to Zillow, the most expensive single-family home is for sale in Ohio, and it’s located in Medina County. It’s set far back on Bath Road in Granger Township on a private, gated lot. It was built in 1995 and it’s over 25,000 square feet, sitting on about 13 acres of land. It has 6 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms and one half bathroom. There’s also an indoor basketball half-court, […]

  • Shoot or don’t shoot? Wooster residents try police firearms training simulator

    WOOSTER, Ohio- It’s a high-tech tool used to train for split-second decision. The Wooster Police Department started using the firearms training simulator, or FATS system, this week. “The simulation I just  went through, my heart is still racing,’ said Ashley Brillheart, of Wooster. People like Brillheart are getting the opportunity to put  themselves in the shoes of law enforcement this week during a Citizen’s Police Academy. “You have little information and you are trying to do the right thing.  Obviously. I […]

  • ‘Safety is our number one focus': Schools using up calamity days due to weather

    MENTOR, OH — Schools in Northeast Ohio that still use calamity days don’t have many days left. “Today is our third  day in a row,” said Matthew Miller, superintendent of Mentor Public Schools. Mentor Public Schools closed Monday due to the dangerously low wind chill. “Today is day eight for our district.  We lost the first five for snow related issues and now the last three for cold,” said Miller. That means the district is now three days over their […]

  • Coldest place in Northeast Ohio reached a frigid -39 degrees Friday morning

    ROME – Record-breaking freezing temperatures reached across Northeast Ohio Friday. The coldest region in Northeast Ohio was in rural Geauga, Ashtabula and northern Trumbull counties. In fact, the coldest temperature recorded in the entire state of Ohio was -39 in Rome, Ohio. “I’ll tell you what, I walked outside this morning and I’ve never been to Alaska, but I’ve heard about it.  And that’s what it felt like,” said Tim Murphy, who lives in Rome. Murphy owns Tim’s Towing, a […]

  • Cleveland EMS reporting increased number of cold-exposure calls

    CLEVELAND – The extreme cold has local paramedics concerned. Cleveland EMS is reporting an increase in cold-exposure calls during these record-breaking frigid temperatures. “We’re seeing at least 4 calls a day with people that are exposed.  Everybody thinks it’s the homeless person that may be walking outside in the cold, but it could happen to any of us,” said Nicole Carlton, acting EMS commissioner. Carlton said the cold is dangerously deceptive. **Check here for warming centers in your area** “I’ll […]

  • Watch: What would your dog do? Protect or hide?

    Would your dog protect your home if a burglar broke in? You think your pet will protect, but wait until you see what our cameras captured.  In the video above, FOX 8’s Melissa Reid shows you if the pups were bad to the bone or canine cowards. *Click here for ‘Man’s Best Friend Dog Training’*

  • Local photographer’s haunting experience while covering 10-year Katrina anniversary

    Local photographer, Seph Lawless, was on assignment in New Orleans covering the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, when he found something totally unexpected. Now, he’s sharing pictures of his eerie discovery of a pet cemetery. Watch Melissa Reid’s story with him in the video above and check out more of his photos below. Click here for more stories on Seph Lawless’ work and click here for his Facebook page.

  • Chardon snow day

    Chardon Local School District uses last of allowed snow days

    CHARDON, Ohio- Students in the Chardon Local School District had a snow day on Monday. “So far in the 2014-2015 school year, Chardon Local Schools has used five calamity days,” Superintendent Michael Hanlon said. But according to Hanlon, the district has already used their snow days allowed this year. “We still utilize a calendar based on school days.  So, we are required to have a contingency plan in place if we go over the days allowed.  Our plan calls for […]

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    K-9 added to SWAT unit makes Cleveland police history

    CLEVELAND- There’s a brand new member of the Cleveland Division of Police’s SWAT unit. “Goro’s been full-time now almost four months,” Sgt. Jose Delgado said. His name is Goro and he’s the first of his kind in Cleveland police history. “We only want that dog to look for bodies, for individuals, not drugs. His only drive is to find people. It’s another less-lethal force we can use, another option,” Delgado said. Delgado said there are only a handful of SWAT teams […]