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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
  • What floor? Every day is a ride for a Northeast Ohio man

    CLEVELAND- For John Huggins of Cleveland, every day is a ride. “As an elevator operator, I just sit here and wait for someone to call me.  I pick them up. Take them up. Up and down, all day long,” said Huggins. Huggins is one of four elevator operators at the ArtCraft Building on Superior Avenue in downtown Cleveland. “I get to know the people who pass through here every day.  Everything turned out alright and now I’ve been here for […]

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    Stories of inspiration from the 2nd annual FOX 8 FOX Trot

    This year’s FOX 8 FOX Trot benefited the Wounded Warrior Project. Money that would support warriors like Sgt. Shane Parsons of Fostoria, Ohio, who lost his legs in Iraq eight years ago. And, Josh Sommers, who walked his very first race on Sunday. Melissa Reid has their incredible stories in the videos both above and below.CLICK HERE for continuing coverage on the 2nd annual FOX 8 FOX Trot.

  • Woman looking for guardian angels who helped save her life

    A woman survived a frightening accident Wednesday night when storms rolled through Northeast Ohio. “It was just another day of coming home from work. It started to rain and next thing I know, a big wall of water came up. I lost control of the car and I went across the three lanes,” said Christine Kollar. Kollar was driving on I-77 North around Newburgh Heights when her car hydroplaned, hit the median and rolled over three times. “All I could […]

  • Campus concerns: Protecting students from Ebola

    g AKRON, Ohio-As the fall semester grows near at the University of Akron, student health services are preparing for students who are coming back to class from countries affected by Ebola. “It is a national concern and a worldwide threat. We know we have a number of students coming from that part of the country to our campus and they are more than welcome. We are really glad to be having them, but we need to be cautious,” said Alma […]

  • Local teen’s heroic actions save family

    BROOKYLN, Ohio- A teenage girl is being called a hero for her quick-thinking actions. “I woke up and the back wall and my window was on fire. My headboard was starting to catch on fire,” said Tera Brynes. Just after 4 a.m. Wednesday, Tera’s room inside Byrne’s family home on Delora Avenue caught on fire. “The smell was overwhelming. I couldn’t see anything. The heat was so hot, it felt like I was roasting marshmallows over a fire except it […]

  • Police looking for suspects after bullets hit day care, home

    CLEVELAND–Cleveland police are investigating after someone opened fire in broad daylight on the city’s east side. It happened just after three o’clock in the afternoon Tuesday. Witnesses say a black Jeep filled with several people was driving on Harvard Avenue when one of the people from the jeep started firing. A stray bullet hit a local day care. Two more bullets hit a home nearby. “I was upstairs in the attic and all of a sudden I heard like eight […]

  • Video: Family says thieves stole from them while they slept

    CANTON, Ohio — Dennis LaFlam of Canton said his son returned to their home on Elliot Place early Friday morning to a disturbing sight. “Our door was broken. He walked in and first thing he noticed was that the television was missing. Then he realized both our laptops were missing, our computer; my wallet was open, and both sets of car keys were gone. Then he looked outside and my wife’s car was missing,” said LaFlam. LaFlam said he and […]

  • ‘I was scared to death': Little girl hides during pizza shop robbery

    AKRON- Frightening moments for a 10-year-old girl after two masked gunmen stormed into an Akron pizza shop last Friday night and robbed it. Akron police say the little girl hid under a counter during the ordeal. “They kicked out the rock that was holding the door open and they closed the door, locked it, and said give me all your money.  They had guns with them,” said the girl, who FOX 8 is not identifying. It happened around 10:00 Friday […]

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    Bridgestone Invitational practice rounds begin

    AKRON, Ohio — The world’s best golfers are flocking to Akron to try to tame the famed Firestone Country Club course for the Bridgestone Invitational this week. Practice rounds begin Wednesday and the tournament starts Thursday. Defending champion Tiger Woods has won there eight times, but he’s not the player everyone is betting on this time around. Can he get it done this year? It might be a tall order as he is still getting his game together from back […]

  • Flooded Geauga County residents can call 211 for help

    MIDDLEFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Many people were still cleaning up Monday morning after flash flooding caused problems all over the area. Anyone in Geauga County who endured flood damage who was in need of assistance was asked to call 211. One of the hardest hit areas was Middlefield Township in Geauga County, where at least eight people had to be rescued by boat. It happened at the Grove Manor Apartments. A councilman tells Fox 8 News the water was about […]

  • Family, friends to honor Cory Barron at vigil tonight

    FREMONT, Ohio — With heavy hearts, a shocked and shaken Fremont community prepared to honor one of their own Thursday night. “You watch them grow up and become great people, someone who you knew was going to make a difference in the world. He would have been one of those people,” said Jose Hernandez, former principal of Fremont Ross High School. Hernandez is among the speakers at a vigil to honor Cory Barron, 22, of Fremont. Barron went to a […]

  • Vigil set to remember life of Cory Barron

    FREMONT, Ohio — There was an overwhelming feeling of sadness and disbelief in the Fremont community Wednesday. The community is still reeling from the news that the body of Cory Barron, 22, of Fremont, was discovered in a landfill Tuesday afternoon. “The community is in shock. As you can well imagine, we were all hoping for a better outcome, praying for it,” said Mike Dukeshire, of Fremont. Barron went to a Jason Aldean concert at Progressive Field Friday night and […]