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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
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    LeBron James taking his talents to…Disney!

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — LeBron James is taking his talents to the Disney Channel. James has a new television show debuting this weekend, and it stars and is also produced by him. It’s called  “Becoming,”  and it was filmed in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. **For clips from the show, click on the video players above and below this story** The show is a half an hour long and highlights his path from childhood to stardom. “I’m really excited about helping […]

  • Inside the CDC: Exclusive look at what’s being done to fight Ebola

    A FOX 8 exclusive: Our cameras take you inside the Centers for Disease Control’s Emergency Response Center. Our Melissa Reid talked with a leader of the National Ebola Task Force and got the latest. *Watch her report from Atlanta in the video above and CLICK HERE for continuing coverage on Ebola*

  • Unusual crime starts with test drive truck theft and ends in deadly crash

    EASTLAKE, Ohio- Officers responded to an unusual grand theft auto call late Tuesday afternoon, according to Lt. Robert Gonzalez with the Eastlake Police Department. “The owner of Transportation Outlet on Vine Street had contacted us to say that he had an individual come in just a little after four o’clock and wanted to look at a pick-up truck,” said Lt. Gonzalez. Police said the suspect asked to test drive the truck but the owner said no because the suspect couldn’t […]

  • Ebola scare: Local doctor breaks down fear vs fact

    While Ebola concerns have prompted some businesses and schools to shut down, a leading specialist in infectious diseases says the decisions are being made based on fear, not fact. Dr. Amy Ray, Infectious Disease Specialist & System Chair of Infection Control and Prevention at University Hospitals, has some commonly-asked questions and the answers below. And, Dr. James Kazura, Director, Center for Global Health and Disease, joined us for a Facebook chat Thursday night; read some of his answers to your […]

  • Disturbing case of cat abuse caught on tape being investigated

    *The video above may be considered disturbing* CLEVELAND- The Cleveland Animal Protective League and Cleveland police are investigating after video of a teenage boy choking and then throwing a cat in a Cleveland neighborhood was posted online over the weekend. “We were notified Sunday morning and had numerous tips to our Humane Investigation hotline. It was many from our own community but one from as far away as Finland,” said Sharon Harvey, President & CEO of the Cleveland APL. Harvey […]

  • Concussion concerns: Doctor talks about real possibility of injuries on the field

    The injury of a Mentor High School student on the football field is raising questions and concerns about high school football injuries. Dr. Richard Figler, co-medical director of the Cleveland Clinic Concussion Center, told FOX 8 he has seen almost a thousand concussions from football collisions this past year. “The force that happens when those two helmets hit, there’s a linear force and a rotational force that happens as well.  When those two line up to each other, the force […]

  • Shoppers paradise! Changes coming to Crocker Park

    WESTLAKE- Changes are coming to Crocker Park. “It’s an exciting time to be a part of Crocker Park, we have so much going on,” said Tina Roberts, General Manager of Crocker Park. According to Roberts, several new restaurants and a new pedestrian alley are soon coming to Crocker Park. “Right now, we know that three restaurants are coming, possibly two more. So, it could be up to five restaurants in that area. And with the hotel that will be built […]

  • Admiral King Elementary School

    Elementary school closed indefinitely due to unexplained smell

    LORAIN, Ohio — Admiral King Elementary School in Lorain is closed indefinitely as the district tries to determine what is causing an unexplained odor in the building. The smell resembling natural gas was first reported on Tuesday, and staff and students were quickly evacuated. Classes have been canceled since. Thursday, Columbia Gas conducted tests and confirmed the unknown gas is not pipeline gas, but of unknown origin. So until crews can figure that out, Admiral King Elementary School will remain […]

  • That’s the ticket: Cavs change things up to help fans

    CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers tip off the 2014-2015 season in a month. Thanks to the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, and company, tickets have become some of the most coveted in the NBA. “It definitely drives the ticket prices up, definitely, because who doesn’t want to go,” said Darrell Pitts, of Shaker Heights. Due to the popularity of the Cavs, the team announced several changes. One of them is the team announced a lottery for single-game […]

  • Dead body found during missing woman investigation, family fears worst

    CLEVELAND — The family of Michaela Diemer says police notified them about a body that could be that of their loved one. The Cleveland Division of Police confirmed a body was recovered an open field West 41st Street and Train Avenue overnight while they were investigating Diemer’s disappearance. The body was found around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Police would not confirm the sex of the victim. Diemer just came home to Northeast Ohio this summer after living in California. The 32-year-old […]

  • ‘Slam him again': Father accused of forcing 12-year-old son to fight classmate

    AKRON — According to the Akron Police Department, Walter Ganous, 39, of Akron is accused of forcing his 12-year-old son to fight another classmate back on September 12. “It started out as bullying between two kids. This happened after school-time. This is a father who picked his son up from school. He asked him who was supposedly bullying his younger brother. Then the father actually drove them around the neighborhood looking for this kid as he walked home from school,” […]

  • Chief: Man killed neighbor before deadly confrontation with police

    NORWALK, Ohio — A neighborhood in Norwalk is in shock. “Everybody is just worked up over Jim being gone. He was the best neighbor,” said Bernice Manor, who lives on Morley Drive. According to Norwalk police, this all began Saturday morning when neighbors of James Berens, 57, reported him missing from his home on Morley Drive. “The neighbors reported the house was open, windows were open, doors were ajar, and one of his  cars was missing,” said Norwalk Police Chief […]