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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.


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    LORAIN, OH – The wife of a man murdered in the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant in Lorain is speaking out. This comes the same day that police announce a $15,000 reward in the case. 49-year-old Robert Gnizak was killed during an attempted robbery at the Taco Bell drive-thru on Oberlin Avenue on back on August 14th. “I was actually working when I got the call from a detective stating he needed to speak with me. He came and […]

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    Rocky River police investigating brazen mugging outside Whole Foods

    ROCKY RIVER – An anxious 911 call came in to the Rocky River Police Department late Saturday afternoon. “It was a typical Saturday. We were finishing up at Whole Foods and we were loading up our car,” said Elizabeth Cook and Vaughn Augustine of Lakewood. But then the couple heard a woman scream. “I started walking towards the scream. Initially, I did not see her, but I saw this guy running,” said Augustine. “He just dove into the passenger side […]

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    Local mother angry after her 5-year-old was dropped off at the wrong bus stop

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    Local coach, Cleveland Browns work on modified tackle football for kids

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    Plenty of bars, restaurants open in downtown Cleveland during the RNC

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    Back in business: Restaurants and bars doing better now that RNC is over

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    Cleveland to rock for a good cause during the Republican National Convention

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