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.


Recent Articles
  • VIDEO: Suspect in court for traffic ticket drops cocaine on floor

    LORAIN, Ohio — Lorain Municipal Judge Mark Mihok says it is a first: “It happened last week. We were having traffic court, so it was crowded … many people in and out on their traffic tickets,” said Judge Mihok. Courtroom security cameras were rolling as 39-year-old Lemar Reed, of Lorain, walked up to enter a plea on a minor traffic violation. That’s when Reed unknowingly dropped a bag of cocaine out of his baseball cap onto the floor. It wasn’t until […]

  • Body cam video shows arrest of man who lived out of van in Wooster neighborhoods

    WOOSTER, Ohio —  Police released body cam video Friday of the arrest of a panhandler in Wooster known as the “Van Man.” According to the Wooster Police Department, officers confronted 59-year-old Dennis Briggs Monday night in front of the former Ryan’s Steakhouse restaurant. Briggs came to Wooster back in 2013 and lived out of his van along Woodland Avenue then Northwestern Avenue, causing concern for residents in those neighborhoods. Since then, he’s lived out of shopping carts along Burbank Road. But […]

  • Heavy rains cause flood damage in Parma Heights

    PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio– Residents in Parma Heights are cleaning up after storms dumped heavy rains across the area. Veronica and Nathan Lehmann live on Maplewood Road. They said the rain started at about 6:30 p.m. and by 7 p.m., their entire finished basement was flooded. The couple said the water seeped in through their foundation and up through the pipes. Before they knew it, their two daughters’ playroom was filed with storm water and sewage. There’s still indications of damage […]

  • Shaker Heights residents taking extra precautions after armed robberies

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — People who live along Kemper Road are on alert after a number of armed robberies in Shaker Heights. Shaker Heights Police say two residents were robbed at gunpoint along Kemper Sunday night by three men wearing masks. Police say Wednesday afternoon, two residents were robbed by a gunman in a red sweatshirt on Lee Road. And then hours later, a resident was robbed at gunpoint along Fairhill Road. Police aren’t saying if these armed robberies are […]

  • Lyft driver talks about being attacked by two passengers

    LAKEWOOD — A local Lyft driver beaten and even bit by two men in Lakewood spoke out about the ordeal. It happened just before midnight Friday outside of Riverwood Cafe on Detroit Avenue. Byron Larrosa of Sheffield Lake said James Seacrest, 23, and Andrew Brown, 24, refused to get out his car. “One of them pushed me on their way. I got out of the car.  One of them pushed me; the other did a mixed martial arts move and […]

  • Two innocent bystanders shot as bullets fly from passing car

    CLEVELAND – Evertt Mitchell was standing on Superior Avenue near East 65th Street when gunfire erupted late Wednesday afternoon. “I went to the store to get an Arizona and next thing I knew, they were shooting,” said Evertt. Police say two women were hit by bullets during a shootout between a man hanging out of the sunroof of a car and another man walking out of the Superior Beverage. “I was in the house talking to my grandkids and we […]

  • ‘No violations’ found in investigation over homes near Republic Steel

    CANTON, Ohio — Concerned neighbors packed Canton City Council Chambers Tuesday night. They were there to hear the results of a recent investigation by the City Health Department. “We did a full compliance inspection of the facility. We did not find any violations due to lead or find any emission violations,” said Jim Adams, health commissioner. This all comes after citizen complaints that Republic Steel is emitting particles that are covering nearby homes in a film of dust. “We just […]

  • Disturbing: Some Sandusky residents alarmed to find Ku Klux Klan fliers in driveways

    SANDUSKY, Ohio —  People who live along Hayes Avenue, Mason Road, and Strub Road in Sandusky made a disturbing discovery Friday morning. Fliers from the Ku Klux Klan were apparently dropped in their driveways. A man who did not want to be identified said he spotted over a hundred fliers inside plastic bags. Erving Rickard lives along Strub Road and discovered a flier in his driveway. “I was amazed because most people in Sandusky get along,” said Rickard. In addition […]

  • Authorities investigating after body of man is found in ditch in Streetsboro

    STREETSBORO, Ohio — The body of a man was discovered in a three-foot deep ditch in shallow water in Streetsboro Thursday evening. According to Streetsboro Chief of Police Darin Powers, a call came in at around 5:45 p.m. after a neighbor discovered the body. When officers arrived on Invernest St., they discovered the body of a male facedown in the ditch.  The discovery was made on the property of a home that is being renovated. After an examination of the scene and […]

  • ‘It was worth it.’ Sheffield Lake man responds to charges after painting proposal on store wall

    SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio – 24-year-old Kyle Stump of Sheffield Lake is crazy in love. “I was thinking of a way to ask her and I was walking out of my garage and I saw a can of spray paint,” said Stump. But his crazy decision to spray paint his marriage proposal on the side of a building in Sheffield Lake back on March 18th has him facing criminal charges. “We drive by there quite often so I knew she would […]

  • Clevelanders hoping to see Bruce Willis as production for his movie begins

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland is the new Hollywood. Two major motion pictures are filming in Northeast Ohio at the same time.​ Filming for Bruce Willis’ new movie, “Acts of Violence,” got underway in downtown Cleveland Tuesday. People peeked into production along East 21st Street and Payne Avenue, hoping to get a glimpse of someone famous. Celebs like Sophia Bush were were spotted on East Fourth Street and other spots around town. The movie is called “Acts of Violence” and Willis plays […]

  • ‘Hollywood in your front yard’: CLE residents talk about getting front-row seat to McConaughey movie

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Hollywood has returned to Cleveland. Crews are filming a new Matthew McConaughey movie. One east side neighborhood is in the middle of all the action. Lavonia Ware has a front row seat. “Everybody is talking about it. They are out on their porches looking, you know,” said Ware. Ware lives along East 128th Street near Miles Avenue, just steps away from where Matthew McConaughey‘s new movie has begun filming In Cleveland. “It’s really exciting to see and […]