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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    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 […]

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    Bieber fever comes to Cleveland, but not as hoped for one fan

    CLEVELAND – Bieber Fever swept Northeast Ohio Tuesday as Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour came to Quicken Loans Arena. But that excitement was mixed with disappointment for Donna Dooley of Parma Heights. Donna paid $4,000 for herself and daughter Sarah, who suffers from cerebral palsy, to meet the star backstage. “They ended up canceling the meet and greet, the merchandise, backstage tour, everything except for the tickets. They gave us $500 dollars back which I still don’t think is enough,” […]

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    Unexpected guests.. A local couple will say ‘I do’ during one of Cleveland’s busiest weeks ever

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — When the RNC comes to Cleveland, more than 50,000 visitors are expected to come downtown. So, imagine planning a wedding in the city during one of the biggest events Cleveland has ever seen. FOX 8’s Melissa Reid talked to a local couple who is getting married during the week of the Republican National Convention. **Continuing coverage on the RNC right here**

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    Family thanking those who helped bring woman home following alleged abduction

    OAKWOOD VILLAGE  – The family of an Oakwood Village woman who was allegedly abducted by her ex-boyfriend is thanking those who helped bring her home. The family of 23-year-old Brandi Shakir thanked the community over and over on Thursday. “To the Oakwood Village Police and Fire Departments, to the FBI, to law enforcement in other cities, especially Erie, we just want to say we are so grateful for everything you did,” said Kimberly Barnett, Brandi’s aunt. Brandi returned home unharmed […]

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    Parents of student who had mouth duct taped shut by his teacher speak out

    PARMA, OH – The parents of a student with special needs whose mouth was duct taped shut by his teacher are speaking out. Anastasia and David Ratchford of Parma are devastated by the actions of their son’s teacher and disappointed with the Parma City School District’s reaction. “It happened before Christmas break.  I didn’t find out until the beginning of February,” said Anastasia. Their six-year-old son David is non-verbal and developmentally delayed. He is in kindergarten at Ridge-Brook Elementary in Parma. […]

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    Mother demanding answers after report surfaces accusing teacher of taping child’s mouth shut

    SEVEN HILLS, Ohio– A local mother is demanding answers after a report surfaced alleging that a teacher duct-taped the mouth of a student with special needs and raised a hand to another student, also with special needs. “It just makes me wonder what else is going on in that classroom? What else has gone on that I’m not aware of?” said Maria Bohuslawsky, of Seven Hills. Bohuslawsk is a PTA mom of three boys in the Parma City School District. […]

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    Barberton police ask for help after man is found lying in the street

    BARBERTON, OH – Barberton Police were called to the 700 block of West Hopocan Avenue Saturday morning after a driver spotted a man lying unconscious in the middle of the road. “When officers arrived, the man was unresponsive.  He had a pulse but had head injuries and was unable to talk to the officers,” said Officer Marty Eberhart. The man was immediately rushed to Summa Akron City Hospital where police eventually ID’d him as 36 year old Robin Couto.He was discovered […]

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    Coyote tries to get into Marc’s Southland store

    MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH –  Middleburg Heights Police got an unusual call Friday afternoon. A coyote tried to walk into the Marc’s in Middleburg Heights and got stuck trying to get into an exit door. But police say, that wasn’t his first stop. Employees of the nearby Giant Eagle in the Southland Shopping Center called police to report a coyote, as well. “When I got there, the coyote was stuck in between the door and the railway.  It was frozen in […]

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    I-Team: Cleveland fire, EMS and police promise they will be prepared for RNC

    CLEVELAND – The leaders of Cleveland’s police, fire and EMS divisions spoke confidently before the City Council Safety Committee and promised they will be ready for this summer’s Republican National Convention. Wednesday, the city of Cleveland held their very first public hearing to discuss security plans during the RNC. “We learned a great deal. There will be coordinated effort with federal, state, county, local law enforcement officers as well as law enforcement outside of our region who will be working […]