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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.


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    Chief: Lack of salt in Huron County may have contributed to accident injuring two teen girls

    HURON COUNTY, Ohio – Huron River Joint Fire District Chief Tom Beck said he got the call Friday, January 16. “The call came in around two o’clock.  A one-vehicle accident with a child injured,” said Chief Beck. Two teenage girls were badly hurt in the accident on Halfway Road in Huron County. According to the chief, lack of salt on the roads is partly to blame. “The road was packed with snow and ice.  It was pretty bad.  And in […]

  • Ohio State’s Cardale Jones in FOX 8 exclusive: ‘It’s an honor to represent Cleveland in a positive way’

    CLEVELAND- The Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones is at the top of his game. “I knew my role.  I knew I had to be ready when it was time for when my team needed me,” said Cardale Jones, of Glenville. “I didn’t look at it as a time for me to show the world anything.  I just wanted to help my teammates and get the ball to the playmakers,” said Jones. Jones is the talk of the sports world […]

  • Bill Cosby’s stand-up performance in Sandusky to continue as planned

    The Bill Cosby show will go on as planned at the Sandusky State Theater in Sandusky. “Normally the way it works in our industry, which is live theater, if the artist is there, the show is going on,” said David Taylor, the theater’s executive director. Taylor says the theater will not cancel Cosby’s stand-up performance January 30th, despite heavy scrutiny. “Mr. Cosby realizes this is a very delicate, very fragile situation.  So, he’s very being respectful going into every community he’s […]

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    Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is built to shine, says Ted Ginn Sr.

    CLEVELAND- In high school football, a portion of the pipeline to Columbus runs through Northeast Ohio. “We don’t walk around and put little notches on the wall that we got kids at Ohio State.  We expect to be Ohio State.  They are taught to be Ohio State. They want to be at Ohio State. That’s normal for us,” Ted Ginn, Sr. said. Ginn has spent almost 20 years as the Glenville High School Tarblooder’s head coach. He’s also seen more […]

  • Jack Hendrix wants Ohio Gov. John Kasich to cancel school so students statewide can stay up and watch the Buckeyes.

    Student starts petition to close school after Ohio State plays in championship

    COLUMBUS, Ohio- The countdown is on until Jan. 12. That is when the Ohio State Buckeyes will play the Oregon Ducks in college football’s first ever College Football Playoff National Championship. “What we are asking for is the day off on Tuesday, January 13th,” said Jack Hendrix, 15, of Columbus. The game is on a school night so Hendrix, a sophomore at Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, took matters into his own hands. “I started a change.org petition, calling […]

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    Bedford native Tyvis Powell talks ‘amazing feeling’ to be going to national championship game

    BEDFORD, Ohio– Ohio State defeated the #1-ranked Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl and #23, Tyvis Powell, of Bedford, is riding a high after the Buckeyes made college football history Thursday night. “It was an amazing feeling waking up today, knowing that you are Sugar Bowl champs, that we overcome the odds because everyone was doubting us,” said Powell, Ohio State defender. A win was solidified when Powell intercepted a ball on the last play of the game. “The decision […]

  • First look inside school that closed for 3 months due to strange smell

    LORAIN, Ohio- For the first time in almost three months, the doors to Admiral King Elementary School in Lorain opened to the public Tuesday afternoon, after a strange smell shut it down. “It’s very exciting.  Students and staff are ecstatic about coming back,” said Pamela Szegedy, executive director for teaching and learning with Lorain City Schools. Admiral King Elementary hosted an open house from 4-6 p.m. for parents, students, staff, and the community to come in and see the school. […]

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    FBI contacts Tower City about ‘The Interview’ screening, threats

    CLEVELAND- “The Interview’’ will finally hit a handful of U.S. movie theaters Christmas Day, including a theater right here in Northeast Ohio. This all comes as the FBI is warning theaters screening the movie of potential threats. Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland is among more than 200 theaters that will now show “The Interview” beginning Christmas Day. “We originally had the film booked to open as of last week then Sony pulled it from release,” said David Huffman, director […]

  • Low gas prices become the gift that keeps on giving

    SOLON, Ohio-Low gas prices. It’s an early Christmas gift for those wanting to hit the road. “It’s kind of a Christmas miracle to have these cheap prices,” said Mike Martovitz of Brook Park. Tuesday, people were filling up at the Marathon gas station in Brook Park for $1.99. “It helps because I do a lot of traveling.  I have family in PA so I do a lot of traveling,” said Kim Adams of Brook Park. But some 25 miles away, […]

  • Accused Akron cop killer pleads not guilty to Officer Justin Winebrenner’s death

    AKRON, Ohio- The man accused of killing an Akron police officer last month pleaded not guilty. Kenan Ivery, 35, of Akron, was arraigned before Judge Alison McCarty in Summit County Court Wednesday morning. Ivery appeared handcuffed in a red prison uniform on multiple charges, including aggravated murder, in the shooting death of Officer Justin Winebrenner, who was off duty at the time. Officer Winebrenner’s family, along with 11 members of the Akron Police Department, were present at the arraignment. The […]

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    ‘I’m at peace with it:’ Andrew Hawkins defends decision to wear controversial t-shirt

    CLEVELAND– One of the most talked about parts of Sunday’s Browns game was wide receiver Andrew Hawkins’ shirt. “The number one reason for me wearing the shirt was the thought of what happened to Tamir Rice happening to my son Austin.  It scares the living hell out of me,” said an emotional Hawkins Monday afternoon. Hawkins defended his decision to wear a shirt that read “Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford” on the front and “The Real Battle for […]

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    Burglar abuses Lorain family’s dogs, steals money for Christmas gifts

    LORAIN, Ohio- Police are looking for information after a family found their home burglarized and their dogs abused. Police were called to a duplex on East 34th Street in Lorain at about 7 p.m. on Monday when 36-year-old Jason DeWitt reported the backdoor was open. “I really felt violated and scared, hoping my dogs were OK. Just glad nobody was here,” said the father of two. Jewelry, electronics and $1,000 cash for Christmas presents had been taken from the home. […]