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
  • 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 […]

  • Say Yes to Education: Cleveland schools offer scholarship program to help students pay for college

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Monday marks the first day of school for thousands of students in Cleveland and also Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s first full school year as a Say Yes to Education chapter. The organization helps communities fund last-dollar college tuition assistance for high school graduates. Any student who lives in the district and has gone to a district school or participating charter school from ninth through twelfth grades is eligible to receive tuition for any public university in Ohio […]

  • Eating invasives: Cleveland’s Larder Deli doing good for the environment

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Even from the outside you can tell there is something unique about Larder Delicatessen and Bakery in Ohio City. The handmade sign reading, ‘Est. 2018’, and the 125-old historic firehouse turned restaurant are early signs that the place is not your typical deli. A blender buzzes in the background, pastrami is sliced and chicken bubbles in the fryer during the weekday lunch service. Larder co-owner and Chef Jeremy Umansky and his team of uniquely-talented chefs and bakers […]

  • Going downtown? Here’s a list of roads and sidewalks that are closed ahead of July 4 fireworks, All-Star game

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s not just a holiday; Cleveland is also day away from the kick-off to the MLB All-Star Game! So those heading downtown tonight for fireworks or for other activities this weekend, there’s a lot to know. The city will be welcoming nearly 100,000 guests from out of town will be here for the All-Star Game festivities, but that traditional “Light Up the Lake” fireworks show will continue as normal. Officials recommend public transportation like the RTA or […]

  • 6-year-old boy critically hurt after being hit by a car in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital after police say he was hit by a car. It happened around 9:15 Wednesday morning in the 10800 block of Hulda Avenue, according to an EMS supervisor. The boy’s aunt tells FOX 8 News she was watching him cross the street when she noticed a car coming. She yelled for the driver and the boy to stop but they didn’t hear her and the […]

  • Cleveland barber shop joins fight to save lives, get addicts in recovery with test strips

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — In May alone 37 people died in overdoses related to fentanyl in Cuyahoga County. The majority of those were fentanyl mixed with cocaine. Law enforcement and advocates say until recently, fentanyl was usually found only in heroin. That startling statistic is what has prompted an expansion of the county’s current fentanyl test strip program. “In order to get a person in recovery first we need to save their life,” said Scot Osiecki, CEO of the Alcohol Drug […]

  • Cleveland Clinic performs its first in utero surgery on fetus, repairs spina bifida before baby’s birth

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Clinic has joined other top hospitals in North America and can now offer in utero surgery. The hospital announced Wednesday that after more than a year of preparations they have successfully completed Northern Ohio’s first ever surgery on a fetus inside the uterus to repair spina bifida. “The operation on the fetus in the uterus, I’m directing and in charge of, and the guidance of where we should open the uterus, the exposure of the […]

  • Car found in Shaker Lakes

    A car was found in Lower Shaker Lake on Monday morning. Police, fire and city officials were on-scene investigating. It’s not known how long the car has been in the lake; it was discovered as the lake was being drained for a a dam improvement project. The lake is on the Shaker Heights/Cleveland Heights line. Authorities say due to the location of the vehicle, Cleveland Heights is  handling the investigation. Car found in Lower Shaker Lake. Police, fire, city officials […]

  • Pilot identified after plane crashes in Geauga County

    GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio – Law enforcement crews located the wreckage of a plane and the body of a pilot near LaDue Reservoir in Geauga County Wednesday morning. A search had been underway through the night in the water, and then a wooded area on Shaw Road. The wreckage was found between Shaw Road and the reservoir. The pilot was the only person on the small plane, which was a 1967 Piper Cherokee Arrow. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the […]

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