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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    Fans overjoyed at World Series gala at the Rock Hall

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Under a stunning red sunset, the red carpet was laid out at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Monday night. “I’m extremely excited.  This is just the coolest thing,” said Elyse Ertel, of Cleveland. It was a celebration in honor of the Indians’ trip to the World Series. “This is super.  I’m so happy for the Dolan family and what they’ve been able to accomplish here,” said Paul Ertel, of Cleveland. Members of the […]

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    ‘He always made you laugh:’ Community remembers teen killed in Mr. Hero robbery

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio– Tear drops fell like rain Friday night as family and friends of 15-year-old Sunny Patel gathered to remember someone who always knew how to make people smile. “He always made you laugh.  What he’s known for is telling jokes that didn’t make sense, but everyone laughed anyways,” said Swetaa Patel, cousin. Sunny was killed during a robbery and shooting at the Mr. Hero in Cleveland Heights a week ago. The man accused of murdering him was indicted Friday. […]

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    Cleveland Indians’ fans celebrate the moment they won the ALCS

    What a night! 19 years in the making and Cleveland Indians fans are celebrating their city of champions! The Cleveland Indians are going back to the World Series after their victorious win over the Blue Jays in Toronto Wednesday. Fox 8’s Melissa Reid was with a packed house at Buffalo Wild Wings in downtown Cleveland, as fans watched the Tribe win game 5 of the ALCS! Watch the moment fans watched the Cleveland Indians win above. **More on the Cleveland […]

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    Clown scares forcing local haunted houses to make changes this year

    SANDUSKY, OH – In the wake of the recent incidents involving creepy clowns in northeast Ohio, local haunted houses are being forced to make some changes this year. Billy Criscione runs the Ghostly Manor Thrill Center in Sandusky, which hosts the Lake Erie Fear Fest every year. Criscione says he made changes this year thanks to the creepy clown craze. “It does kind of hit us. Haunted houses have clowns and stuff like that. we have a clown room in […]

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    Proposed legislation would limit downtown Cleveland street performers like ‘Sax Man’

    CLEVELAND– Maurice Reedus is better known as the Sax Man. For more than 17 years, he’s played outside Playhouse Square and Cleveland sporting events. But that might change, thanks to new legislation moving through city council that would limit the hours of street performers. “It’s ridiculous.  Why would you want to stop music at 10?  That’s a prime time for musicians to come out and play,” Reedus said. “The proposal is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the week, and […]

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    Resolution introduced at Cleveland City Council asking CPPA to rescind Trump endorsement

    CLEVELAND – A Cleveland city councilman is criticizing the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association’s decision to endorse Donald Trump for president. Zachary Reed introduced a resolution at council Monday evening asking for the union to rescind the endorsement. Reed stated that he felt more compelled than ever to introduce the resolution in light of the recently released video in which Trump is heard making demeaning comments about women. But Reed adds that his real motivation isn’t about party politics. He is […]

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    Cold case into teen’s disappearance reopened after FBI digs at Lorain house

    LORAIN, Ohio– Spencer Hamlin remembers when his father installed a pool 10 years ago outside his childhood home on West 10th Street in Lorain. “I remember my father finding bones in the back yard,” said Hamlin. But little did Hamlin know, that memory would resurface when the Elyria Police Department contacted his mother last month. “They were asking me about the basement and things. I told them there was a new basement, but there had been some bones found in […]

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    Controversy over the locations of the ‘Cleveland’ script signs

    CLEVELAND – They are Cleveland’s number one spot for photo sessions and selfies. The Cleveland script signs that highlight the city skyline at Edgewater Park, the Northcoast Harbor, and Abbey Avenue in Tremont. But an ordinance keeping the signs at their locations caused quite a stir at City Council Monday night. “What it did is open up Pandora’s Box,” said Ward 8 Councilman Mike Polensek. Polensek was among the councilmen who questioned the locations. “Why is the east side left out […]

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    Local clown scares spur Halloween costume concerns

    EASTLAKE – A recent string of clown scares has sparked fear across the nation and is now spreading in northeast Ohio. “Some things were posted over the weekend that some deranged clown was going to show up at Eastlake Middle School,” said Eastlake Police Chief Larry Reik. Reik says three sixth grade girls at Eastlake Middle School are responsible for the clown threats and charges will be filed by the end of the week. But in addition to Eastlake, there […]

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    Several students suffer minor injuries when semi hits school bus in Wooster

    WOOSTER, Ohio– “It’s every superintendent’s worst nightmare to get a phone call that there’s been an accident with injuries,” said Dave Ashley, the superintendent of the Wayne County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Ashley got the call of a school bus crash in Wooster around 11:30 Friday morning. “There were 10 people on board the bus, 4 staff and 6 students,” said Ashley. The students, ages 16 to 18 years old, attend the Ida Sue School and were returning home from a […]

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    Pizza place, community rallies to support family of Euclid High School football player

    EUCLID, Ohio– At the Marco’s Pizza on Lakeshore Boulevard in Euclid, the line was out the door. The community came out in droves on Thursday to support the family of Euclid football player, 17-year-old Andre Jackson. “My mom told me to come get Marco’s. I’m sure they changed dinner plans for today,” said Cora Huey, of Euclid. “My husband and I just came for dinner to support the Jacksons,” said Sue Moore, of Euclid. Jackson suffered a blow to the […]

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    Tallmadge schools investigating segregation on school bus

    TALLMADGE – When Randi Montagu of Tallmadge put her two sons on the school bus Tuesday morning, she never imagined what they say took place. “My son Tylar texted me and said he didn’t want to ride the bus anymore. He said the black kids were in the front and the white kids were in the back,” said Montagu. Her boys go to Tallmadge High School and Tallmadge Middle School. They both ride bus number 9. “I’m thinking this isn’t […]