Melissa Reid


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

  • 11 Years Later: Rallies Helped Keep Hope Alive After Berry Kidnapped

    Posted on: 6:15 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND– Monday marks the 11th anniversary of the day Amanda Berry went missing. Year after year, rallies were held at...
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  • Search Suspended: Still No Sign of Missing Boaters

    Posted on: 6:51 am, April 18, 2014, by , updated on: 04:14pm, April 18, 2014

    The search for two boaters missing in Lake Erie resumed Friday morning.
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  • Coast Guard Suspends Search for 2 Boaters

    Posted on: 8:14 am, April 17, 2014, by , and , updated on: 08:15pm, April 17, 2014

    TURTLE POINT MARINA –The Coast Guard has suspended its search indefinitely for two male boaters. They searched until 8 p.m.,...
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  • Spring Warning: ‘Distraction’ Burglaries On the Rise

    Posted on: 4:56 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — The Bay Village Police Department has a warning. As temperatures increase, so do a particular type...
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  • Woman Ready to Live in Peace with Neighbor ‘Bully’

    Posted on: 6:30 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio– It’s been one long ordeal for Sandra Prugh of South Euclid. “The whole episode has been very...
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  • Woman Prompts Baby Abduction Concerns at Hospital

    Posted on: 5:26 pm, April 11, 2014, by , updated on: 05:30pm, April 11, 2014

    AKRON, Ohio — According to Assistant City Prosecutor Greta Johnson, an Akron woman has been charged with criminal trespassing at...
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  • ‘I Am A Bully!’: Man Ordered to Hold Sign for Bullying Neighbors

    Posted on: 6:12 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — An unusual sentence for an unusual bullying case in South Euclid. “This was not a garden...
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  • Car Hits Gas Pump, Bursts Into Flames

    Posted on: 5:44 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 05:46pm, April 9, 2014

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — There was no gas at the GAS USA gas station on St. Clair in Cleveland Wednesday. “I...
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  • Family of Woman Killed in Wrong-Way Crash: Driver Will ‘Get What He Deserves’

    Posted on: 5:31 pm, April 7, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND– The Snyder family of Cleveland was forever changed by a phone call this weekend. “My parents came into my...
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  • Couple Welcomes Judge’s Strike on Gay Marriage Ban

    Posted on: 6:13 pm, April 4, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND — Brandon Sitler and his partner Jeff Zelmer own the Urban Orchid in Ohio City. “Brandon and I met...
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  • Man Witnesses Collision After Carjacking

    Posted on: 7:31 pm, April 3, 2014, by

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio– Michael Terrell of North Ridgeville was on his way home from work Wednesday when he witnessed a...
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  • Teen Found Guilty in Hit-and-Run Death of 81-Year-Old

    Posted on: 3:12 pm, April 1, 2014, by and

    CLEVELAND– A judge has found a teenager guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular homicide in the hit-and-run death of...
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