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
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    Local teen collects last text messages sent by loved ones in blog

    COPLEY, OH –  They are emotions that everyone can relate to: heartbreak, anger, regret. A local teenager has taken those feelings and created a blog about them. She wanted to try to turn those feelings into something more positive. So she created a blog called The Last Message Received. And in the meantime, she’s become an internet sensation, with a book deal. Fox 8’s Melissa Reid tells about this 16-year-old soon-to-be-published author. If you’d like to visit The Last Message […]

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    Newburgh Heights passes record-setting parental-leave law

    NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, OH – A big day for parents in Northeast Ohio as a record-setting parental-leave law was passed in Newburgh Heights. City council unanimously approved Ordinance 201628, which gives full-time employees six months paid maternity and paternity leave. According to Mayor Trevor Elkins, Newburgh Heights becomes the first city in the state of Ohio to give paid maternity leave and the first in the nation to offer six months. “I’m very excited because it sends a real clear message that we […]

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    Behind the balloon drop: How the iconic moment will come together at the RNC

    It is the highlight of any political convention: the iconic balloon drop when the nominee is announced. So, where will the RNC get all those balloons and who will blow them up? FOX 8’s Melissa Reid says the answers are in Garfield Heights. Watch her report above for more. *CLICK HERE for continuing coverage on the Republican National Convention**

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    Thief targeting several apple orchards in Northeast Ohio

    BERLIN HEIGHTS – Police say someone is stealing valuable apple trees from at least three different orchards across Northeast Ohio. “A neighbor told us a tale about missing trees. So, my son went out to investigate,” said Bill Gammie, who owns Quarry Hill Orchards in Berlin Heights. Gammie says early Sunday morning, his son discovered around 100 apple trees were missing. “These were just planted this year so it’s easy to tell if one is missing. These particular ones are […]

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    Cicadas to emerge in Northeast Ohio just before Memorial Day

    CLEVELAND – Northeast Ohio will welcome billions of visitors in just a couple weeks and we are not talking about the RNC. The cicadas are coming. The Cleveland Metroparks say billions will arrive just in time to crash your Memorial Day plans. “The last time it happened, it was 17 years ago in 1999. It was May 19th,” said Wendy Weirich with the Cleveland Metroparks. Weirich says their arrival is delayed due to the cool spring. Naturalists predict they will […]

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    Finding a way to get around during the RNC is putting some in high demand

    When the Republican National Convention takes over downtown Cleveland, it could be very difficult to get around. Just because cars can’t get to all places, doesn’t mean bike messengers can’t. As FOX 8’s Melissa Reid reports, that means big business for local courier companies. Watch Melissa’s report in the video above. **Read dozens of stories on the RNC and get continuing coverage right here.**

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    Alan Freed’s remains to be placed inside monument at Lake View Cemetery

    CLEVELAND – The man who coined the phrase “Rock and Roll” is coming home. “We are looking forward to finally giving dad a final resting place,” said Sieglinde Freed, daughter. Saturday, the ashes of the legendary disc jockey Alan Freed will be placed in a monument at the Lake View Cemetery. It will be a public ceremony with music legends, family, and friends. “It’s a homecoming for him because his home was at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame […]

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    Dressing for success at the Republican National Convention

    The City of Cleveland isn’t the only one hoping to make a great impression during the Republican National Convention. Thousands and thousands of politicians will be in town– dressed for success. Melissa Reid has more on how local clothing stores are banking on it. *Continuing coverage on the RNC right here*

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    LeBron James banner to be removed, RNC welcome banner going up

    CLEVELAND – Downtown Cleveland will look very different very soon. Most noticeably, the huge LeBron James banner is coming down and a sign welcoming the Republican National Convention will go up in it’s place. Banners welcoming the RNC in July will get final approval from the city’s planning commission Friday morning. “‘For 150 years Sherwin-Williams has been proud to call Cleveland home. This land is our land. 150 years in Cleveland.'” Clearly speaks to the pride that Sherwin-Williams has in […]

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    ‘He’s my hero’: Cat wakes up couple.. ends up saving their lives

    A Stow couple’s cat earned a special spot in their heart when he recently rescued them from possible carbon monoxide poisoning. Melissa Reid has their story in the video above.   **More wonderful hero pets here**

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    Life-saving bond: Woman’s dog gives her courage to heal

    Dogs have long been considered ‘man’s best friend.’ But, for one local woman, they have certainly earned the title. Amanda says after she tried to commit suicide, her first dog saved her life; and now, her second dog helps handle the challenges of her PTSD. For more information you can contact Jane Miller at 800-457-0345. Watch Melissa Reid’s story above for more.

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    Republican leaders visit Cleveland as planning continues for the RNC

    CLEVELAND – The Republican National Convention is just 12 weeks away. Wednesday, it was a day with the delegates. Republican leaders from around the country were in Cleveland checking out their assigned hotels and scoping out facilities. “I love Cleveland. Cleveland has been wonderful to us,” said Enid Mickelson of Utah. Mickelson is co-chair of the committee that selected Cleveland almost two years ago. “We are well along in the planning process. Each of the state delegations have received their […]