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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.


Recent Articles
  • Program that invests in children’s future could be ending

    CLEVELAND– It was touted as an investment into our children’s future, but now the Cuyahoga County College Savings Account Program could be coming to an end. “From the very beginning, at the introduction of the program, it just didn’t make any sense,” said Cuyahoga County Councilman Dave Greenspan. According to Greenspan, the county’s college savings account program will most likely end this summer. “The original program, the intention was to set aside $2 million dollars a year which would cover […]

  • Chardon schools ask for mental health services money from state

    CHARDON, Ohio – It’s been more than three years since the Chardon High School shootings. “We’re members of a club that nobody wants to be a part of,” said Chardon Local Schools Superintendent Michael Hanlon. According to Hanlon, his district is still healing after the 2012 high school shootings that claimed the lives of Danny Parmertor, Demetrius Hewlin, and Russell King, Jr. “It’s very clear that while tremendous strides have been made in the recovery effort, there are still very […]

  • Two Cleveland City Council committees voted to extend same-sex benefits.

    Cleveland extends employee benefits to same-sex couples

    CLEVELAND- The city of Cleveland’s finance committee, and workplace and community benefits committee unanimous approved on Monday to extend equal coverage of benefits for city employees who are in same-sex domestic partnerships. “This piece of legislation really helps a lot of people who work for the city of Cleveland,” said Kevin Schmotzer, a city employee. Schmotzer works in the department of economic development. “When my partner and I opened up a business, we definitely utilized the same-sex benefits that helped […]

  • Mysterious lights, cases of missing time: Reported UFO secrets now revealed

    Have you ever wondered if there was ever any paranormal activity in your own backyard? You can search on your own because declassified UFO files are now online. In the video above, FOX 8’s Melissa Reid explains the secrets of ‘Project Blue Book.’ **CLICK HERE to search The Black Vault for reported UFO sightings** **CLICK HERE to learn more about MUFON of Ohio**

  • Local pastors stand together for calm as Brelo trial wraps up

    CLEVELAND – Local pastors say there are now plans in place to keep the peace as the Michael Brelo case comes closer to an end. **Continuing coverage of the Michael Brelo trial here** At least 15 different pastors, along with the National President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, stood united Tuesday afternoon at the Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Cleveland. “I’m here to go back to Atlanta to let them know that Cleveland is ready.  That we aren’t going […]

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    Big bucks for Pay-Per-View: Watching Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight will cost you

    CLEVELAND – It’s being billed as boxing’s fight of the century:  Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao. “Barley House will be showing the fight.  Tickets are $10 dollars in advance.  We are charging $15 dollars at the door,” said Allison Rapp, manager at the Barley House on West 6th Street in Cleveland. Barley House is among the places charging customers to watch the fight Saturday night. “It costs a certain amount to bring the fight into our establishment.  It’s a huge […]

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    Controversial tweet from city’s community relations board causes concern

    CLEVELAND– There is concern Wednesday in City Hall after the city’s community relations board sent out a controversial tweet from their social media account. “I was so emotionally caught up in what was happening in Baltimore that I opened up my laptop and I went to my Twitter page,” said Ward 15 councilman Matt Zone. But what Councilman Zone saw on the city’s Community Relations Board official twitter account Tuesday night shocked him. “The tweet said, should Cleveland burn down?  […]

  • Marshal shoots dog at Mansfield family’s home while searching for fugitive

    MANSFIELD, Ohio- A local family is speaking out after a federal marshal shot their dog at their house Wednesday night. Destiny Harvey said her dog Shady, a 3-year-old Labrador-Mastiff mix, was shot in the neck by a U.S. Marshal with the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. Marshals were inquiring about the whereabouts of a fugitive on South Foster Street in Mansfield. “They said he charged them, but I doubt he did that.  He just barks a lot,” Harvey said. […]

  • Witness describes moments before 9-year-old struck by car: ‘He was scared he was going to get hit’

    EAST CLEVELAND – According to East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton, an investigation has been launched into the death of a 9-year-old boy. Devion Lesure was struck by a city truck near Hayden and Second avenue last Friday. “The investigation will be into both the individual who was operating the city truck at the time and the circumstances behind why did this young man end up in  the middle of the street?  Some of the things we’ve seen so far lead […]

  • Public Hall continues to prepare for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    CLEVELAND – The 30th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony set up is underway right now at Public Hall. Thursday, crews with HBO Productions set the stage for the Induction Ceremony on Saturday. “This is where the magic happens.  Multiple cameras are being set up for the HBO broadcast.  Audio mixers are being tested in the hall so it sounds terrific.   All these riggers behind me are hanging lights,” said Greg Harris, President and CEO of the […]

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    Rockin’ it! Cleveland cashing in on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    CLEVELAND- The City of Cleveland is on the rise. There is so much going on downtown right now, between Rock Week, the Cavs in the playoffs, new construction, and the Convention Center. And with the 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony just days away, it’s only adding fuel to the fire. “We see the hotels filled with people coming into town for the Inductions.  We see clubs booking music greats like Green Day and Bill Medley […]

  • 2015 Rock Hall inductees’ signatures installed in Hall of Fame

    CLEVELAND – Rock and Roll royalty were carved into history Monday afternoon as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum officially installed glass panels etched with the signatures of the 2015 inductees. “If you think about the Hall of Fame, it’s really the pinnacle achievement for a lot of artists.  And one of the things that are most important to fans is signatures,” said Todd Mesek, with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. **Click here […]