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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    ‘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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    Tom Hanks talks to Tri-C students about his career, film industry

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Actor Tom Hanks is in Cleveland today to help promote the film industry in Northeast Ohio. Hanks spoke to about 800 high school and college students from throughout the region at Tri-C this morning. He talked about his career and how students can pursue their own careers in acting and media. “There are always going to be jobs that you don’t get, and as a young actor, you are going to be crushed,” said Hanks. Hanks is no stranger […]

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    No-kill cat sanctuary in Lake County under investigation

    CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio–  Humane officers were called to investigate the Caroline’s Kids pet shelter on Morley Road in Concord Township,  According to Lee Nesler with the Lake Humane Society, “Our humane agent, LeeAnn Pike, received a call that the cats in the facility were sick,” said Nesler. Humane officers found a total of 262 cats living in open cages. “Many of the cats had respiratory problems, many of the cats severe dental disease which is very painful for the cat,” said Nesler. […]

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    Cleveland girl scores gig of a lifetime on ‘Empire’: It’s magical, unbelievable’

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– On Wednesday night’s all new “Empire,” a star was born. The girl playing a young Cookie in the flashback episode is 9-year-old London Arrington, a fourth grader at Ss. Robert and William Catholic School in Euclid. “It’s magical, unbelievable. I can’t believe it’s actually here,” said London. London’s agent got a call in early September. “It was awesome because I know she watched the show. When I told her, she was like, ‘mommy are you kidding me?'” said […]

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    Workers in Cleveland, across nation, rally for a raise

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Millions of people making minimum wage rallied across the nation Tuesday night, asking for a raise. Locally, around 75 people marched outside the McDonald’s on Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland. They are demanding a minimum wage of $15 per hour for workers across the country. Earlier in the day, airport workers demonstrated at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. They rallied in support of hundreds of airport workers who went on strike at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. “My pay raises […]

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    Painesville residents question council about electricity costs

    PAINESVILLE, OH – Around a dozen people in Painesville voiced their concerns about their electric bills to city council members Monday night. “I’m here because I want to know about my electric bill. There is a power cost adjustment every month that is about the same as a kilowatt-hour charge,” said Shirley Berends. Berends is among those who live in the Liberty Greens development who have seen an increase in their electric bills. “For instance, my kilowatt-an-hour charge in a […]

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    Friends and family remember victim of Garfield Heights barbershop shooting

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio– Around 40 people gathered for a vigil outside the Skills Barbershop in Garfield Heights Friday night. Family and friends lit candles in honor of 29-year-old Charles Davis. “My family has gone through the holidays without my son,” cried Angela Davis, mother. This father of four was shot and killed inside the barbershop Tuesday night. “Don’t no mother deserve to bury their son like this. They emptied a whole clip on my son. They left him by himself in […]

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    Gifts pour into FOX 8 for Operation Giving Tree

    CLEVELAND– The cars rolled in and the gifts poured out along Dick Goddard Way for FOX 8’s 11th Operation Giving Tree on Wednesday. Thanks to our generous FOX 8 viewers, kids in Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, and Summit counties will have a gift this Christmas. Donations started during the morning show and continued throughout the day. By the end of the early evening news, the lobby was filled with gifts for boys and girls. For some of the almost 2,000 […]

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    Vigil held for 16-year-old Cleveland boy found dead

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Tuesday night, around 50 family and friends gathered for a vigil at the vacant house, where 16-year-old Alexander Mullin’s body was discovered on East 54th Street in Cleveland. “Little Al was the boy who if you gave him $20 bucks to get food, he would get it for someone hungrier,” said Amber Mullins, Alexander’s sister. Signs, flowers, and stuffed animals mark where Alexander’s body was found. He was last seen back on November 9 at Washington Park […]

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    Mother of 5 victim of terrifying carjacking in Cleveland: ‘Everything is gone’

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police are investigating multiple carjackings on the city’s west side. “I had just locked the house back up and I was sitting in my car, getting ready to go to my second job and a masked gunman opened my front door,” said Marcia Alexander of Cleveland. The mother of 5 says, at about 10:30 Thursday night, a suspect got away in her white Kia Sorrento, with her kid’s car seats inside. “Everything is gone, our whole life, down […]

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    Here’s why you might not want to use your Bluetooth in a rental car

    If you’ve ever rented a car, you know how easy and convenient it can be. But, did you know that there is a hidden risk inside most rental cars that can put you and your personal information at risk? Bryan Safara, research analyst at Secure State in Cleveland, says every time you plug your phone into an auxiliary cord or Bluetooth, the rental car is storing your data. “It also downloads your contacts, your address book, your text messages and emails, […]

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    They will never be forgotten: Memorial for victims of unsolved murders in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Over 150 family and friends gathered Thursday night to remember the victims of unsolved murders in Cleveland. “It is to have a shared experience with people who have stood in each other’s shoes and especially around the holidays. It’s a hard time for families that have suffered a traumatic loss,” said Eileen Zatta, with Frontline Services. The Cleveland Police Department and Frontline Services hosted a memorial at the Third District police station to honor those whose cases […]