Adrienne DiPiazza is very excited to make Cleveland her new home! Adrienne joined FOX 8 as a reporter in September 2017. She spent the last two years at FOX 8’s sister station, WGHP-TV, in Greensboro, North Carolina.

In North Carolina, Adrienne started out working the morning show where she covered breaking news before the sun came up. She then moved to the night shift and reported on major state news like the Hurricane Matthew aftermath, Charlotte Riots, 2016 presidential campaigns and Western North Carolina wildfires.

Adrienne got her start as a Multimedia Journalist at WABI-TV5 in Bangor, Maine, where she reported on everything from car-moose accidents, the lobster industry and of course, cold, cold winters. There she shot, wrote and edited her own stories. She also became the weekend anchor, producer and assignment editor.

Adrienne developed her love of TV-news while a student at Penn State University. There she majored in Broadcast Journalism and minored in English and Business. She was a reporter, anchor and executive producer of the Emmy-award winning Centre County Report. She got her first taste of the business as an intern at WTAJ-TV in Altoona, PA and at WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.

Adrienne spent her childhood in Silver Spring, MD where she did ballet, swim team and was active at church and school.

In her spare time she loves to read, cook Italian food, do yoga, hike and travel with her husband, Matt. Have a story idea? See something strange? Let Adrienne know!

Recent Articles
  • GM and LG Chem to build new battery plant in Lordstown area

    (WJW) — General Motors announced it will break ground on a new assembly plant in the Lordstown, Ohio, area in mid-2020 and create 1,100 new jobs. In a conference call Thursday, GM CEO Mary Barra said the company is entering into an equally owned joint venture with South Korea-based LG Chem to mass produce battery cells for future battery-electric vehicles. The two companies will make a combined $2.3-billion investment in the new venture, which will seek to drive the cost […]

  • Thanksgiving turkeys the way nature intended in Northeast Ohio

    HOLMES COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – In the rolling hills of Holmes County, just over and hour away from downtown Cleveland, there’s a farm that looks so idyllic, it could be right out of a picture book. It’s at Wholesome Valley Farm in Wilmot that part of America’s culinary heritage is being preserved by the raising of heritage turkeys — just in time for Thanksgiving. Trevor Clatterbuck is the owner of Wholesome Valley Farm where he and a dedicated team sustainably […]

  • Westlake man charged in connection to OU fraternity death to face judge

    ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio – Westlake native, and 2016 Saint Ignatius graduate, Elijah Wahib, 22, will face a judge Thursday in the death of an 18-year-old. Wahib was the president of the Sigma Pi fraternity at Ohio University when 18-year-old Collin Wiant died. The Athens County prosecutor announced indictments this week related to Wiant’s death in November of 2018. Wiant’s family says he died of asphyxiation after ingesting nitrous oxide forced on him by fraternity members. Wahib is charged alongside nine […]

  • ODOT lays out plans for first snow of the season

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio Department of Transportation crews are ready to hit the highways Thursday evening and Friday morning as Northeast Ohio gets ready for its first few inches of snow this season. Salt crews and plow truck drivers started preparing for the winter weather season early in the fall. They go through training and put their equipment through a strict 150-point inspection before venturing out. For the next 24 hours, ODOT crews will carefully watch the forecast and monitor […]

  • Local UAW passes GM contract, national vote tallied today

    PARMA, Ohio – United Auto Workers Local 1005 in Parma passed the tentative contract with General Motors by a margin of just 4% Thursday. Mike Caldwell, President for Local 1005, says the vote was 52% in favor and 48% against. Some union members say the failure to get General Motors to commit to reopening closed plants and to promise not to close factories in the future was a reason to vote against the contract. A union chapter in Tennessee where […]

  • ‘I was not going to see my grandbaby be a statistic’: Grandparents stepping up amid the opioid crisis in Ohio

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Thousands of people in Ohio have died from opioid overdoses in the last ten years. According to the Centers for Disease Control in 2017, 4,293 people died as a result of overdoses involving prescription and synthetic opioids and heroin. The massive number of deaths has left thousands of children without their parents. Some are put into foster care, but in many cases grandparents are stepping up to take responsibility. Mildra Kelly, 65, lives in Cleveland and is […]

  • Fourth prisoner who escaped Ohio jail now in custody

    CARY, N.C. – Authorities say all four prisoners who escaped from a Galia County, Ohio, jail are now in custody. At just before 2 p.m. Monday, the Gallia County sheriff posted to Facebook, “I am pleased to report that just a short while ago the fourth and final escapee, Lawrence R. Lee III was taken into custody by law enforcement officials in Durham, N.C. I would like to thank the hard working law enforcement professionals who have tirelessly dedicated themselves […]

  • Senator Sherrod Brown visits Parma as UAW strike enters second week

    PARMA, Ohio – Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown visited United Auto Workers striking outside the General Motors Parma Metal Center Monday. About 1000 workers walked off the job in Parma last Monday as contract negotiations between the UAW and GM fell apart. The workers in Parma and 49,000 other UAW members who are striking are asking for higher wage increases, a bigger share of GM profits, a plan for temporary workers to become permanent and for the company to manufacture new […]

  • New money coming to Ohio schools for mental health, violence prevention

    EASTLAKE– After a gunman shot and killed nine people outside a bar in a popular nightlife area of downtown Dayton, Governor Mike DeWine spoke at a vigil for the victims, attempting to console the city. “We are here tonight because we know that we cannot ease the pain of those families who have lost someone,” DeWine said. But his words were nearly drowned out by the crowd, which began to shout, “do something!”. Two days later on August 6, DeWine […]

  • Trial begins in case of man falsely accused of being in ISIS at Ohio hotel

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – The federal civil trial for a man mistakenly accused of being a member of the terrorist group ISIS at a Northeast Ohio hotel begins Tuesday. Ahmed Al-Menhali, who is from the United Arab Emirates, is suing Marriott International and its employees for discrimination. Al-Menhali was in Ohio for treatment at the Cleveland Clinic for a heart condition in June of 2016 just weeks before the Republican National Convention. Avon Police arrested Al-Menhali when a hotel clerk at […]

  • Parma barbershop collecting relief supplies for Hurricane Dorian victims

    PARMA, Ohio – A Parma barbershop owner is collecting relief supplies for people in the Southeastern US in the path of Hurricane Dorian. Mario Innocenzi is the owner of Mario’s Barbershop in the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center in Parma and is asking the community to donate basic necessities for the victims of the hurricane. “Diapers, adult and children’s diapers, canned goods, non-perishable goods, things that kids are going to need in the shelters. There’s going to be kids from who […]

  • Cleveland’s Ohio City Farm: Urban farming with a mission

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nestled between Downtown Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River and West 25th St in Ohio City sits the six acre Ohio City Farm. Many people who live and work in Cleveland may be unaware one of the largest urban farms in the country is just a few blocks away. The farm was started in 2010 by Ohio City Incorporated, the Cuyahoga County Metropolitan Housing Authority and Great Lakes Brewing Company on land that was once public housing. The farm has […]

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