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 14 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
  • Owner says stolen pet mini pig named Spam found dead

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The owners of a stolen pet mini pig provided us with a very sad update on Thursday. Paul Etzler told FOX 8 News that his family’s beloved pig named Spam was found dead. Etzler said Cleveland police received an anonymous tip that the pig was in East Cleveland; police called Etzler and said Spam was discovered in his carrier in the backyard of a home in that city. Sadly, Spam was dead. “It’s just heartbreaking to think […]

  • Candy bandit targets Garfield Heights store

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – Garfield Heights Police are searching for a candy bandit who is targeting the Speedway on Turney Road. “He comes in, doesn’t show he has a bag, and then he walks right up to the candy aisle. He picks what he wants, dumps the entire box in his bag,” said Detective Phillip Herron. Surveillance video shows the man enter the convenience store with a cane around 2 a.m. back in July. It’s when he hits the candy […]

  • Advocates show up to Lakewood council meeting to speak against city’s pit bull ban

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio – A group of protesters has gathered outside the Lakewood City council meeting Monday evening to show their support for a local family. Jennifer Scott says the city of Lakewood initially gave her family permission to keep Charlie the dog after viewing a photo of him, but later reversed that decision when an animal control officer raised questions about whether the family was in violation of Lakewood’s ban on pit bulls. Amid recent protests in support of Charlie, […]

  • Mail carrier attacked by dog in Parma Heights: ‘He was just relentless’

    PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — Robert Adams, of Brook Park, remembers September 8 like it was yesterday: “I was just walking my route, about 12 in the afternoon. I saw a lady come out her side door taking out her garbage. I had seen her dog before, and thought, ‘If this dog ever got out, it would be bad news,'” said Adams. Adams is still recovering after a dog attacked him while he was delivering the mail on York Road in Parma […]

  • Fans: victory at Browns home opener came off the field, not on

    CLEVELAND – Before the Browns took on the Steelers in the season opener, players joined with first responders in a show of unity Sunday. Players ran out of the tunnel along with Cleveland Police, firefighters, EMTS, and members of the local military. “I think it was fantastic. It was awesome to see them run out together,” said fan Mike Marino. And right before the national anthem, the Browns ran a video that allowed players to talk about concerns over racial […]

  • How can you help ahead of Hurricane Irma? Donate blood

    CLEVELAND– As Hurricane Irma makes its way towards Florida, the American Red Cross Northeast Ohio Region is getting ready to assist with the recovery efforts. “We have the opportunity to deploy resources and people. All four of our emergency response vehicles were sent down to Texas already and we sent dozens of people there. We have already pre-deployed almost a dozen people down south in preparation of Irma,” said CEO Michael Parks. According to Parks, local volunteers are being sent […]

  • Local man stuck in Antigua thanks to Hurricane Irma

    WESTLAKE, Ohio – As Hurricane Irma roars toward islands in the northeast Caribbean, Mike Straub of Westlake is stuck on the island of Antigua. “I arrived on Saturday the 26th mid-afternoon. This is my 8th trip here, I’ve always loved it here,” said Straub. Straub traveled to Antigua for vacation over a week ago but ended up staying another week for business. Little did he know what was coming. “Right now, it looks like a November day looking out over […]

  • Second Canfield Fair worker arrested for sexual misconduct

    CANFIELD, Ohio – Within 48 hours, two different ride operators were arrested at the Canfield Fair for alleged sexual misconduct. The first happened Thursday, when police arrested Brandon Walsh, 30. Walsh was wanted by law enforcement in Richland County, South Carolina for criminal solicitation of a minor. U.S. Marshals said he communicated with the 13-year-old victim through Facebook Messenger to convince the teen to meet for sex and send nude photographs. Walsh was operating a kiddie ride at the time […]

  • Willoughby South hosts first football game since dropping ‘Rebel’ mascot

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — When the Willoughby South football team took the field Friday night against Notre Dame Cathedral Latin, the rebel mascot was missing. “I am a little disappointed. I liked the little guy. They might get someone else, but I want him to stay. I signed the online petition to keep him here,” said Jason Baylor, parent. Last week, the Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools announced the South Rebel logo will no longer be used. The superintendent says the rebel mascot […]

  • Healing by helping others: Foundation in honor of Brush High School athlete

    LYNDHURST, Ohio —  As the Brush High girl’s soccer team kicked off against Akron North at Korb Field Thursday night, a foundation in honor of 17-year-old Alec Kornet also kicked off in the stands. “He did everything the right way. He worked hard.  He was not the biggest kid, not the strongest kid, but he had the biggest heart,” said Scott Kornet, father. Kornet passed away suddenly back in February after he collapsed during hockey practice. “Alec passed away from […]

  • Two years since woman killed in Cleveland party bus shooting; Case remains unsolved

    CLEVELAND– Cuyahoga County Crime Stoppers is seeking tips in the unsolved shooting that claimed the life of a Cleveland woman. Brionna Boddy was on a party bus at East 86th Street and Kenmore Avenue in Cleveland on Aug. 23, 2015. That’s when gunshots rang out, hitting the 20-year-old woman and two others. The men, ages 21 and 26, survived, but Boddy died at the hospital. Boddy’s grandmother, Adrienne Boddy, says the pain is still palpable. “It feels like it’s been like […]

  • Browns player on sitting out the national anthem: ‘Felt like the right time’

    CLEVELAND — It was a move that sparked a lot of reaction from fans all over the country: 12 Browns players took a knee during the national anthem at Monday night’s preseason game against the New York Giants. On Tuesday, one of those players spoke out. “Respect to all the veterans, respect to the military — we are not protesting against them.  We have our reasons for doing what we did, and last night felt like the right time to […]