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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
  • Sandusky woman stabs, kills neighbor’s dog as it attacked her

    SANDUSKY, Ohio– “My neighbor’s dog got loose out of her yard. It attacked my two dogs and it attacked me!” screamed Julia Parsley into the phone on Sunday evening. It happened in the backyard of Parsley’s Sandusky home. “The dog that got out and attacked my dogs came between these, went through there, and came out right there,” Parsley said as she pointed to a wobbly fence separating her yard from her neighbor’s. Parsley was cutting zip ties from the […]

  • Some pastors, business owners oppose Cuyahoga County anti-discrimination law

    CLEVELAND– Cuyahoga County Council is working to create a Commission on Human Rights that would provide an appeal process for people discriminated against, specifically the LGBTQ community, when seeking housing, work or public accommodations like in restaurants. “The State of Ohio does not have protections for the LGBT community and we think in Cuyahoga County it’s really important that we provide protections against discrimination,” explained Sunny Simon, Cuyahoga County Councilmember of District 11. According to a news release from the […]

  • Suicide survivors share their stories of hope

    CLEVELAND– The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention says in 2016 nearly 45,000 Americans died by suicide. A shocking number to everyone. But what we don’t have data on, is how many people think about suicide. “I would continue to have thoughts of I just want to died cause I can’t live,” said Jody Morgan, a suicide survivor. “Thinking about suicide for me was really trying to take control of things that had control over me,” said Latoyia Jones, […]

  • Ohio Task Force 1 helping save lives in North Carolina: ‘We train an entire career for this’

    NORTH CAROLINA —  After a night of little sleep and through spotty cell phone service, FOX 8 caught up with two Northeast Ohio firefighters who are part of Ohio Task Force 1 as they respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Christ Caimi and Brian Harting are from Euclid and Bedford and are part of the elite team. “Evacuating people out of their homes, people that thought they may be able to make it through the storm, didn’t think the […]

  • Suicide prevention: While waiting for fences, phone number could save lives

    CLEVELAND– For years, the Lorain Road Bridge between Cleveland and Fairview Park has been a place where people in crisis go to end their lives. One local family who lost a daughter to suicide on the bridge successfully petitioned the cities and Ohio Department of Transportation to raise the fences on the bridge to 8 feet. The $800,000 was approved for the project. Plans for the design and paint on the bridge are complete, but months later, construction still hasn’t […]

  • Why suicide prevention month is so important

    CLEVELAND– Cancer, heart disease and diabetes are all in the ten leading causes of death in the United States; they are all also decreasing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and CDC data shows it is on the rise. “The CDC says that we are in a current epidemic of suicide because we have experienced about a 40% increase over the last 20 years,” says […]

  • Offering hope: Answering the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    CLEVELAND– Hundreds of calls come into the Frontline Services Crisis Center every month from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The number for that lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255). “It’s easier to call a stranger, sadly, than it is may be to speak to your own loved ones perhaps because your loved ones don’t understand the gravity of what you’re going through,” Jane Granzier said. Granzier is the associate director for crisis at Frontline Services, the Cleveland center that provides free and […]

  • Local moms grieving their sons now on a mission to stop suicide

    CLEVELAND– There’s no word for a parent who loses a child. There is widow, orphan, widower, but no specific word to describe a parent without their child. Even harder to describe is losing a child by suicide. “The very person who can answer all your questions isn’t here anymore and the person you want to yell at and say why did you do this, why didn’t you come to me, why didn’t you tell me? Isn’t here,” said Jane Lewins, […]

  • Fans react to Cleveland Browns and Steelers tie

    CLEVELAND — Fans outside FirstEnergy Stadium had mixed feelings after the Cleveland Browns‘ season opener. The Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers tied 21-21 in overtime. This comes after the Browns 17-game losing streak dating back to December of 2016. When asked about Sunday’s tie, one fan said, “Not as bad as if we lost and not as great as if we won it was good enough.” Another fan had a few good things to say about the new Browns team: “The defense […]

  • Family narrowly avoids injury from Cleveland Police chase

    CLEVELAND – A family had a narrow miss when they found themselves in the middle of a police chase on their way to the park in Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood Saturday morning. “Thank god we were just positioned the right way. If we were just a foot more back we all could have been seriously injured or killed,” said Harry Muntz. Muntz, his wife, their son and dog were in their car sitting at the intersection of Fulton Parkway and Memphis […]

  • Watch Ian in action: ATF dog working in Northeast Ohio

    PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio– There are 53 federal ATF-certified K-9 units in the country and one of them is stationed in Painesville Township. Lt. Gordon Thompson has been the K-9 handler for the Painesville Township Fire Department for 12 years. “I never thought being in the fire service that I would have a K-9 partner and it’s been one of the best experiences of my career,” Thompson said. A home on North Shore Drive in Painesville Township burned down on August […]

  • Festival goers say InCuya was a success, excited for next year

    CLEVELAND – The InCuya Music Festival came to a close Sunday night after drawing 15,000 people to the malls in downtown Cleveland. The Avett Brothers, a popular American folk rock band, closed the weekend out with a set starting at 9:15 p.m. “This is one of the first multi-genre experiences that we have offered to our fans here and it is unique in that way,” said Sunny Nixon, Board Chair of Cleveland Concert Company. Fans rocked out to a variety […]