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

    CLEVELAND – While bars and restaurants along East 4th Street thrived during the RNC, business came to a screeching halt for Akin Alafin, who owns Stonetown on Prospect Avenue. “Based on our location, we figured all the traffic would be here. We overstaffed, over-shopped for inventory, applied for the 4 a.m. liquor license,” said Alafin. But his restaurant ended up blocked by barricades, despite being steps away from East 4th Street. “If you didn’t walk up to the barricade and […]

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

    CLEVELAND – With the RNC just days away, many are wondering if there is anywhere people can go for dinner and drinks that isn’t booked for the convention. “My roommate and I live downtown. We did not rent out our place so we will be here for the RNC,” said Queenie, a local blogger. Queenie writes a local blog called ‘Martinis and Pipedreams‘ and she is taking out the guesswork for you. “I got on the phone and called every […]

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

    CLEVELAND – We all know that ‘Cleveland Rocks.’ But the city will really rock during the RNC, and it’s all for a good cause. Cleveland Rocks 2016,  The Townsend Group, Shamrock Consulting, Rose Strategies and Blue Star Productions, LLC  will host a series of separate,  private concerts benefiting charity. “What we do is support military and veterans’ non-profits,” said Robert Jennings, executive producer of Cleveland Rocks 2016. The concert series lineup for Cleveland Rocks includes: Sunday, July 17: Cleveland Rocks 2016 presents […]

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    Browns’ Isaiah Crowell apologizes after posting graphic image of police officer

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell is apologizing for posting a controversial photo following recent police-involved shootings. Crowell recently posted on his official Instagram page a graphic illustration of a police officer having his throat cut. The Browns say Crowell quickly regretted the post and instantly took it down. Crowell released the following statement via the Browns, Monday afternoon: “Last week was an emotional and difficult week as we saw extreme acts of violence against black men across our country as […]

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    Plenty of entertainment, musicians booked for RNC parties

    CLEVELAND – At the corner of Prospect Avenue and Bolivar Road, stands one of downtown Cleveland’s most historic sites. “Grays Armory will be our hospitality center, Republican Party Central,” said Julie Kirk, Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County GOP. Grays Armory is over 150 years old, but it will be the place to party during the RNC. “All of our evenings start with a watch party, we’ll be watching what happens in The Q with the same energy and excitement,” said […]

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    Follow along: The Republican National Convention is on Snapchat

    CLEVELAND – For the first time, the Republican National Convention is on Snapchat! “Snapchat is the platform that people know the least about. Kids know a lot about it but as far as the general person coming to the RNC, it’s the app they are least likely to have,” said Cassie Smedile, digital content director of the convention. The Snapchat account’s name is GOPconvention16 and they use the hashtag #RNCinCLE. Smedile says it’s never been used at a convention before. She […]

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    Leaving the country after the election? Local realtor has a billboard for you

    CLEVELAND – If you are driving 71 South near the West 130th Street exit in Cleveland, there is a billboard that certainly sticks out. “It started out as a meme, one of my friends came up with it,” said Al Stasek, with Stasek Real Estate Experts. The billboard reads: “Leaving the country if Trump or Hillary is elected? We’ll get your house sold!” Stasek says it’s not meant to be a political message but rather a marketing ploy. “We wanted to […]

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    Woman attacked by teens on Cleveland’s west side

    CLEVELAND– Janice Lascko, 62,  of Cleveland normally enjoys a quiet afternoon on her front porch. But that peace was shattered Tuesday when she noticed a group of teenagers hanging out in front of her house on West 82nd Street. “The cement guys had just put in another section of the sidewalk, which I’m thankful that they are doing all this,” Lascko said. She said she noticed two of the kids writing in the freshly poured cement. She asked them to stop […]

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    Video released after suspect rams Cleveland police cruisers, drags officer

    CLEVELAND– There is new video of the car that rammed two police cruisers, injuring both officers, almost two weeks ago in Cleveland. “They are both doing OK.  Thankfully, they had only bumps and bruises,” said Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association President Steve Loomis. Two Cleveland police officers responded to a call at East 30th Street and Euclid Avenue of a man asleep at the wheel. “They saw the gun in the car so they blocked the car in,” Loomis said. Officers […]

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    Cleveland teen with lawn business goes viral

    CLEVELAND– Fourteen-year-old Daron Taylor of Cleveland is not your typical teenager. “When I used to live on Superior Avenue,  I used to see other people cutting grass.  It inspired me to cut grass.  So, I went ahead and my daddy bought me a lawn mover and I started cutting grass,” Daron said. But Daron decided to take it a step further by building a bike trailer so he could get to yards farther away. “I just cut a couple pieces of wood and […]

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    ‘It still to me, feels surreal:’ Mother of 6-year-old girl abducted from Cleveland speaks exclusively with Fox 8

    CLEVELAND – The mother of a 6-year-old girl who was abducted on Cleveland’s west side is speaking out for the first time since the abduction. She spoke only to Fox 8’s Melissa Reid. “It still to me, feels surreal,” said Kristy Jones of Cleveland. It’s been a tough month for Jones, a mother of six. “We are moving soon, there is no taking it back for them to feel safe,” said Jones. The after-effects of her daughter’s abduction last month […]

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    Cleveland Metroparks Water Taxi up and running in The Flats just ahead of the RNC

    CLEVELAND – The Flats East Bank has completely transformed in the last few months and one of the newest additions is the Cleveland Metroparks Water Taxi which is up and running just in time for the RNC. “The resurgence down here, you come down here and it feels like you are on vacation. It’s a completely different flats from what it used to be,” said water taxi captain Micahel Bobincheck. “The main purpose of the water taxi is to connect […]