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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    Tallmadge schools investigating segregation on school bus

    TALLMADGE – When Randi Montagu of Tallmadge put her two sons on the school bus Tuesday morning, she never imagined what they say took place. “My son Tylar texted me and said he didn’t want to ride the bus anymore. He said the black kids were in the front and the white kids were in the back,” said Montagu. Her boys go to Tallmadge High School and Tallmadge Middle School. They both ride bus number 9. “I’m thinking this isn’t […]

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    Suspected human heart found in plastic bag in Norwalk remains a mystery

    NORWALK, OH – A suspected human heart found in zip lock bag has the Norwalk Police Department completely stumped. “It was August 25th about 7 pm. We got a call that some EMS personnel had found what they believed to be a human heart,” said Captain Eric Hipp. Hipp says EMS crews routinely sit at the Friendship Store on Milan Avenue between calls. The field was empty when they arrived and upon returning an hour later, there it was. “A […]

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    High school student struck and killed by school bus in Norton

    NORTON, Ohio–  The school district in Norton confirms to FOX 8 that a high school student was struck by a school bus on Greenwich Road on Wednesday. Norton fire officials say the teenage boy died at the scene. The Summit County Medical Examiner was called out. Witnesses said the student may have been on a scooter or skateboard. There were students on the bus when it happened. Stay with FOX 8 News and for more information as it becomes available.

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    9/11 shirt controversy: Cleveland firefighters told they cannot wear commemorative polos

    CLEVELAND – An email shared on twitter Friday is causing a war of words between the Cleveland Firefighters Union and the Fire Chief. “It was pretty straight forward. One of the assistant chiefs was asking for a notice to go out for us to wear our commemorative 9/11 shirts which we’ve done for the past 14 years, this year being the 15. It was flatly denied by the Chief,” said local 93 president Tim Corcoran. Corcoran says firefighters were denied […]

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    Local cancer survivor donates ‘celebration bells’ to University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Centers

    CLEVELAND – The bells are ringing at University Hospitals. Cancer patients at all of UH’s Seidman Cancer Center locations will now be able to mark the end of their treatments by ringing a “celebration bell.” The bells were donated by Ann Gillespie and her husband, Robert. “I was walking out the last day of treatment, took off the pink robe and I was overwhelmed with emotion. I was done. I had done everything they had asked me to do and […]

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    How schools without air conditioning decide if it’s too hot for students

    CLEVELAND – “I have a son who is in 10th grade at Midview and he’s constantly coming home saying, ‘Mom, I have a headaches,'” said Jennifer Frame, of Grafton. But little did Frame know, her son was showing signs of heat exhaustion. “He tells me, it’s just so hot at school; there’s no movement of air,” said Frame. That’s because Midview High School in Grafton does not have air conditioning. “These poor kids are sweating; the teachers are sweating. I […]

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    Canton art gallery owner left with stitches after being attacked

    CANTON, Ohio– Tim Carmany is the owner of the Hub Art Factory on 6th Street in Canton. He said he was beaten and robbed after an art exhibit early Saturday morning. “It was Friday night after one of our big events. I had closed up. It was 1 a.m.,” Carmany said. The gallery owner said he noticed a man relieving himself on the side of the building so he asked him to stop. “That’s when someone else came around the […]

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    A Special Wish helps local boy become the Cleveland Browns coach for a day

    CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Browns had a new coach Thursday. His name is Austin Shough of Avon and he’s only 12. One year ago, Austin was diagnosed with T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. But after a tough year of chemotherapy, Austin is now in remission. Thursday, Austin had his wish come true. A Special Wish Foundation, based right here in Cleveland, granted his wish to become the Cleveland Browns coach for the day. Austin got to meet Jimmy and Dee […]

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    Massillon baby has rare terminal disease that breaks down brain cells

    MASSILLON, Ohio– They say cherish every moment with your children because they grow up fast.  “Leighton was born Thursday, March 13, 2013,” said Kara Meister, of Massillon. Kara and her husband, Ben, said Leighton was basically a normal baby. “She slept and ate well. Then one night at about 15 months old, she started screaming and it never stopped. For three months, she would scream all the time and she wouldn’t sleep,” Kara said. They saw several doctors. In April, they […]

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    Bay Village residents pack community meeting to voice concerns over dog attacks

    BAY VILLAGE, OH – Residents of Bay Village packed a community meeting Monday night to voice their concerns over safety after two separate dog attacks on the same street in little over a year. It was standing room only as about 100 concerned residents gathered at the Bay Lodge to discuss a recent fatal pit bull attack. “The family is in mourning. It’s a loss. My grandkids miss their daily interaction, they miss waking up and kissing the dog,” said Thomas […]

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    Wife of Taco Bell murder victim speaks out

    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 […]