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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
  • Public Hall continues to prepare for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    CLEVELAND – The 30th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony set up is underway right now at Public Hall. Thursday, crews with HBO Productions set the stage for the Induction Ceremony on Saturday. “This is where the magic happens.  Multiple cameras are being set up for the HBO broadcast.  Audio mixers are being tested in the hall so it sounds terrific.   All these riggers behind me are hanging lights,” said Greg Harris, President and CEO of the […]

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    Rockin’ it! Cleveland cashing in on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    CLEVELAND- The City of Cleveland is on the rise. There is so much going on downtown right now, between Rock Week, the Cavs in the playoffs, new construction, and the Convention Center. And with the 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony just days away, it’s only adding fuel to the fire. “We see the hotels filled with people coming into town for the Inductions.  We see clubs booking music greats like Green Day and Bill Medley […]

  • 2015 Rock Hall inductees’ signatures installed in Hall of Fame

    CLEVELAND – Rock and Roll royalty were carved into history Monday afternoon as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum officially installed glass panels etched with the signatures of the 2015 inductees. “If you think about the Hall of Fame, it’s really the pinnacle achievement for a lot of artists.  And one of the things that are most important to fans is signatures,” said Todd Mesek, with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. **Click here […]

  • Local school opens up transgender talks after first-grader’s decision

    AKRON– At Herberich Primary School in Akron, there is a very open discussion about transgender identities going on. Copley-Fairlawn school administrators sent two different emails to parents this week stating they planned to discuss why a male first-grader will live his life as a girl. The emails, sent Monday and Wednesday, stated that many of the students were “questioning why their male classmate was dressing and behaving like a girl.” The email went on to read “the student will even […]

  • Massillon high school baseball coach arrested, accused of having cocaine

    MASSILLON, Ohio– People in the City of Massillon couldn’t believe it when they heard Tuesday about the recent arrest of Washington High School baseball coach Neall French. “I’m shocked.  Kids look up to the coaches and teachers,” said John Nesselrode, of Massillon. French, 31, of Independence, was arrested in a traffic stop back on March 9 in Cleveland. Police reports indicate he possessed crack cocaine, cocaine, and other pills. French was charged with a violation of state drug laws. According […]

  • Parma police warn residents about men posing as utility workers

    PARMA- Parma Police are warning people to be on the lookout for two men who are posing as utility workers. Police say it happened Thursday afternoon to an elderly woman on Snow Road. Police say the woman let the male suspect into her basement when he claimed to work for the water department. That’s when a second male entered the home and robbed the place. “The suspect was described as Hispanic male, 5’6” tall, and wearing an orange utility vest,” […]

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    March Madness to bring thousands of fans to Cleveland businesses

    CLEVELAND – The countdown is on until March Madness takes over downtown Cleveland. The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Sweet 16 gets underway Thursday night. Fans will pour into area bars and restaurants. “We’re expecting Kentucky fans all day.  We’ll be open until 2 a.m. in the morning so that everyone can come in and celebrate the win,” said Michael Grasso, general manager of Corner Alley. “UK will be here in full force.  Around 5:30, we will have the entire […]

  • Two years since murder of nurse Aliza Sherman in downtown Cleveland

    CLEVELAND- Tuesday marks two years since the murder of Beachwood nurse and mother of four Aliza Sherman. While her death remains an unsolved case, Aliza’s family and friends are making sure her name and her story aren’t forgotten. “She was just looking forward to moving on,” said Jan Lash, of Solon. Lash still remembers talking to her best friend at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. “We just had our usual conversations, girl talk. She was a little anxious because […]

  • Cleveland man sentenced for deadly hit-and-run motorcycle accident

    CLEVELAND- Leslie Maldonado was sentenced to seven and a half in prison for driving drunk and killing Angel Cuevas Jr., 25, of Parma, in August. Police said Maldonado, 44, of Cleveland, hit Cuevas on his motorcycle at 1 a.m. on Fulton Road in Cleveland. Maldonado fled the scene. Prosecutors said this was Maldonado’s fourth offense involving alcohol. Thursday morning, Cuevas’ family plead for the maximum sentence of 13 years. One by one, the family offered impact statements on how important […]

  • Cleveland Metroparks: Plans in motion for safe swimming at Euclid Beach

    EUCLID, Ohio-  The Cleveland Metroparks said plans are in motion for safe swimming at Euclid Beach. The goal is for a section of the beach to have lifeguards stationed there by this summer. Kati Kulcsar of Euclid likes the idea. “I think it’s such a great asset to have the beach here in this community.  But kids are going to swim where ever they want to swim.  It would be better if it was a safer place,” said Kulcsar. According to […]

  • Cleveland officials push for lifeguards at east side beaches

    CLEVELAND- Summer is still months away, but some members of Cleveland City Council are urging the Cleveland Metroparks to put lifeguards at two of the city’s east side beaches. On Monday, Ward 8 Councilman Mike Polensek, along with the public works committee, voted unanimously to pass Resolution No. 238-15. “We’ve been talking to the Metroparks. I attended a board meeting last week.  Look, we need lifeguards at Euclid Beach and Villa Angela,” Polensek said. Right now, there are no lifeguards […]

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    Hit-skip driver accused of killing 5-year-old boy sentenced to 1 year in jail

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A hit and run driver who hid from police for nearly a year was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail. Jerome Lee was the driver in the crash that took the life of 5-year-old Israel Thornton, who was struck and killed at the corner of West 37th Street and Denison Avenue. Thornton was walking to the school bus with his older cousin at the time. For nearly a year, the identity of the driver remained a […]