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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.


Recent Articles
  • Miller Road Park is closed until further notice because of high water and dangerous conditions.

    High water, safety concerns close beach in Avon Lake

    AVON LAKE, Ohio- It came as a bit of a  surprise to people: Miller Road Park beach in Avon Lake was closed to the public Friday. “It’s kind of sad. It’s a nice beach here.  It’s always crowded,” said Freddy Hothan, of Avon Lake. A day of swimming turned into a day of fishing for the Hothan family of Avon Lake. “I prefer to go to Miller Road Park.  We went half a dozen times last year. Instead of going […]

  • Police remind residents before holiday weekend that sky lanterns are illegal in Ohio

    PARMA, Ohio – They are beautiful as they float into the night sky. But according to Doug Turner with the Parma Fire Department, lighting sky lanterns on the Fourth of July is not a bright idea. “Just in the last few years they’ve become popular. They weren’t illegal at first, but they are now. There are bills in place that makes them illegal to light a flame and not know where it’s going to land,” said Turner. Most people assume […]

  • Local woman brings awareness to life-threatening disease, Marfan syndrome

    MANSFIELD, Ohio– Imagine standing at 6’7″ with a 44″ inseam and you are a woman. That is a reality for Ashley Britt, 26, of Mansfield. She has Marfan sydrome, a genetic condition that affects the body’s connective tissue and can cause fatal heart problems if undiagnosed and untreated. FOX 8’s Melissa Reid reports, Britt can’t do anything strenuous for fear that it could kill her. Watch her story above and CLICK HERE for the Go Fund Me page that has […]

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    A few changes in store for Cavs fans heading to Game 6 watch party

    CLEVELAND– The crowds inside and outside the Q during the NBA Finals in Cleveland have been electric. “We had over 10,000 people for our last watch party that we had.  So we really paid attention to that and made some adjustments,” said Tracy Marek with the Cavs. The Cavs free Fan Fest and Watch Party will be a bit different Tuesday night. **Share your fan photos** “We’re keeping the food trucks, the beer trucks, and the stages.  We are adding […]

  • Preps ahead of Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland on June 9, 2015

    Prices and preps: ‘All In’ and all eyes on Cleveland for NBA Finals Game 3

    CLEVELAND– All eyes are on Cleveland tonight as the Cavaliers take on the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The series is tied up at 1-1. Thousands of fans and hundreds of media members are in town for the game. ESPN is set up on East 4th. For the City of Cleveland, it means a chance to show off more than our basketball team as people from all over the world are in town. @ESPN @SportsCenter set on @e4thst! […]

  • Spiffing up for the NBA finals: The Q gets ready

    CLEVELAND – Quicken Loans Arena is getting a makeover. In a good way, of course. Tuesday afternoon, The Q changed its exterior garb to welcome the NBA Finals games to Cleveland. In a matter of about 20 minutes, banner removal crews brought down the 2015 Cavaliers playoffs banners on the windows on  north and west sides of the Q. The arena windows won’t stay bare for long, however. Installation of The Finals signage will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Cavs […]

  • Beachwood Place expansion in the works

    BEACHWOOD – Good news for shoppers on the east side. Big changes could be coming to the Beachwood Mall. According to the city of Beachwood, the planning commission approved the Beachwood Place expansion project last night. The city, along with parent company General Growth Properties, released renderings Friday afternoon that show the expansion includes adding 46,000 square feet to Beachwood Place. The blue prints, which were presented to the planning commission Thursday night, show the expansion would go on the […]

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    Tickets to NBA Finals in Cleveland go for top dollar

    CLEVELAND- How sweep it is! The Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Atlanta Hawks to win the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavs are now just four wins away from bringing home a championship title, the first in 51 years. “We opened at 9:30 in the morning and it’s been non-stop ever since,” said Amber Schaeffer, who works at the Cavs team shop. Wednesday afternoon, Eastern Conference Finals championship gear were flying off the shelves at the team shop inside Quicken Loans Arena. […]

  • Program that invests in children’s future could be ending

    CLEVELAND– It was touted as an investment into our children’s future, but now the Cuyahoga County College Savings Account Program could be coming to an end. “From the very beginning, at the introduction of the program, it just didn’t make any sense,” said Cuyahoga County Councilman Dave Greenspan. According to Greenspan, the county’s college savings account program will most likely end this summer. “The original program, the intention was to set aside $2 million dollars a year which would cover […]

  • Chardon schools ask for mental health services money from state

    CHARDON, Ohio – It’s been more than three years since the Chardon High School shootings. “We’re members of a club that nobody wants to be a part of,” said Chardon Local Schools Superintendent Michael Hanlon. According to Hanlon, his district is still healing after the 2012 high school shootings that claimed the lives of Danny Parmertor, Demetrius Hewlin, and Russell King, Jr. “It’s very clear that while tremendous strides have been made in the recovery effort, there are still very […]

  • Two Cleveland City Council committees voted to extend same-sex benefits.

    Cleveland extends employee benefits to same-sex couples

    CLEVELAND- The city of Cleveland’s finance committee, and workplace and community benefits committee unanimous approved on Monday to extend equal coverage of benefits for city employees who are in same-sex domestic partnerships. “This piece of legislation really helps a lot of people who work for the city of Cleveland,” said Kevin Schmotzer, a city employee. Schmotzer works in the department of economic development. “When my partner and I opened up a business, we definitely utilized the same-sex benefits that helped […]

  • Mysterious lights, cases of missing time: Reported UFO secrets now revealed

    Have you ever wondered if there was ever any paranormal activity in your own backyard? You can search on your own because declassified UFO files are now online. In the video above, FOX 8’s Melissa Reid explains the secrets of ‘Project Blue Book.’ **CLICK HERE to search The Black Vault for reported UFO sightings** **CLICK HERE to learn more about MUFON of Ohio**