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 the biggest news stories in Cleveland, including continuous live coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention. She also sat down for a one-on-one with Democratic Nominee candidate Bernie Sanders. Melissa was live at every game during the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers Championship win, as well as the Indians World Series run. She was the only live reporter covering the day when 5-year-old “CJ Saved Cleveland”. Melissa also traveled to the CDC when Ebola surfaced in Northeast Ohio. In the past, she covered the Anthony Sowell trial, 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. Melissa has filed live reports for Fox News, CNN, and HLN.

Melissa has been nominated for 11 Emmys, including best reporter and best live report. She was also named one of Cleveland Magazine’s “Most Interesting People of 2014.”

Melissa’s most important job is being a mom to Teddy and wife to Billy.

Melissa is on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


Recent Articles
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    Cleveland assistant law director arrested for public intoxication

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio– An assistant law director for the city of Cleveland was arrested Thursday night in Cleveland Heights. Officers responded to a parking lot at Mayfield and Kenilworth roads for a man behaving in a “bizarre manner” shortly after 11 p.m. The police report said officers found Christopher Heltzel sitting in a Volkswagon, playing loud music and flailing his arms. “The male was extremely antagonistic and combative quoting case law and his extensive knowledge about criminal proceedings,” the police report said. […]

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    Family pleading, praying for someone to step forward three years after Cleveland Clinic employee’s murder

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — This week marked three years since a Cleveland Clinic employee was murdered on his way to work.  His family is still searching for justice. It’s through faith that the family of Stephen Halton, Jr. holds out hope that his murder will be solved. On Jan. 11, 2014, Halton was waiting for the bus on Lakeshore Blvd in the early morning when someone robbed and shot him to death. The 30-year-old anesthesia technician was on his way to […]

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    Northeast Ohio bracing for slippery, messy Tuesday rush hour

    CLEVELAND – With snow and a messy wintry mix moving into Northeast Ohio, ODOT will be fully staffed overnight and during Tuesday morning’s rush hour. Click here for the latest school  closings and delays. “We’ll have about 80 trucks in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties salting and plowing when necessary,” said Marissa McDaid with ODOT. McDaid says crews will head out starting at midnight to pre-treat surfaces. Click here for the Fox 8 weather page.  With snow and sleet and […]

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    Cleveland dog shot twice on Christmas Day

    CLEVELAND –  A Cleveland man is looking for answers after his beloved dog was shot on Christmas Day. Devon Young says that his 2-year-old Pit Bull named Ellie was shot in his backyard sometime during the day. She has two bullet wounds and a possible stab wound as well. She had surgery to remove the bullet, but the other bullet is still inside her, close to an artery. The vet told Young that Ellie was probably lying down at the […]

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    Trip of a lifetime: Kids in viral video visit Cleveland to see Cavs in action

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — When the Cavs tipped off against the Boston Celtics Thursday night at the Q, two very special fans were in the stands. “I’m 11 and I never thought I’d be here in my life,” said Karson Wehde, along with his 14-yearold brother, Kole. Four days ago, these die-hard Cavs fans from Des Moines, Iowa got a very special Christmas gift and their mom posted their reaction to Twitter. “I just bought the tickets a week ago. I […]

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    Owners of lost camera found on side of the road tracked down

    NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — Thanks to the North Olmsted Police Department and Fox 8 News, a camera found by the side of the road will be returned to its rightful owners. “Somebody had found it by McKenzie Road near 480. It was turned in by an anonymous individual who discovered it on the side of the road,” said Chief Jamie Gallagher. According to Gallagher, the SD card inside the camera contained multiple, meaningful pictures. “There were various images, movies, as well […]

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    Chagrin Falls firefighters rescue deer who fell through ice on Chagrin River

    CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio – It was a slippery situation for Lt. Brian Foster with the Chagrin Fire Department as he worked to rescue a deer that had fallen through ice in the partially frozen Chagrin River Wednesday morning. “The first layer of ice was solid. The white ice was soft and mushy and it fell through there,” said Lt. Foster. The adult doe was up to its neck in ice in the middle of the river. Someone driving by apparently […]

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    Body camera shows SUV slam into Norton police cruiser

    NORTON, Ohio — Body camera video captured the moment of impact as an SUV deliberately slammed into Norton Police Officer Ryan Connell’s cruiser on December 10. Connell had pulled a car over around 3:30 a.m. on I-76 West for a routine traffic stop. He arrested the driver on a drug charge and was filling out paperwork when an SUV slammed into his cruiser. Officer Joshua Pond was there as backup. Pond’s body camera video captured the woman driver get out […]

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    City of East Cleveland to get a working salt truck again

    EAST CLEVELAND – It appears the city of East Cleveland will have a salt truck as more winter weather moves in. According to city council, one salt truck will be in commission Thursday morning. Recently, the city’s two salt trucks were taken out of circulation because the salt spreader was broken. The city says the second salt truck is currently being repaired and hopes to have it running before the weekend. The city says main roads will be the priority […]

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    East Cleveland without working salt trucks as more winter weather due to arrive

    EAST CLEVELAND – A salt truck drove up and down Euclid Avenue in East Cleveland but the test run Tuesday was short-lived. A truck driver declined to go on camera but confirmed the salt truck was not working. It is one of two salt trucks in the city that are down due to electrical reasons. And with another dose of winter weather expected Wednesday, people in East Cleveland say it’s a problem. “It’s terrible. There will be a lot of […]

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    Canton Toys for Tots donation cans stolen

    CANTON, Ohio – Surveillance cameras were rolling December 4th at Mary Ann Donuts in Canton when a thief stopped in. “It was business as usual. We had a customer come in, he bought a drink. He saw the Toys for Tots can. He took it and walked right out the door,” said Manager Danielle Brickwood. The theft was discovered when employees couldn’t find the can at the end of the day. “To me it was obviously disheartening. It’s upsetting to […]

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    ODOT hopes to have I-90 in Lake County completely reopened by Friday morning rush hour

    LEROY TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Interstate 90 remains closed in all but one westbound lane between Route 44 and Route 528. ODOT said the goal is to reopen the highway before Friday morning rush hour. The area was shut down just before 3 p.m. Thursday, following crashes involving nearly 50 vehicles; that includes 20 commercial vehicles and a Greyhound bus. At least 19 people were taken to the hospital. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said there are still a number of tractor-trailers and damaged vehicles that […]