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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!


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    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – Two people are dead following an early morning house fire in Mayfield Heights, the fire chief told Fox 8 News. The fire broke out in a house on Longwood Rd. around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Mayfield Heights Fire Chief Bruce Elliott told Fox 8 News Olivia Schneider, 8, was transported to the hospital where she died. According to the Mayfield City School District, Olivia was a third grader at Lander Elementary.  The district is making counselors available at […]

  • Phony 911 calls: Medina police release audio from caller who made up report of active shooter

    MEDINA, Ohio – Medina police have released the hoax 911 call that led to a lockdown at the Cleveland Clinic Medina Campus Tuesday afternoon. In the recording, the male caller, who has a thick accent, tells dispatchers that an employee has been stealing from the company and now has a gun and is holding people hostage. “She is threatening people, she has a machine gun in her hand,” the caller says. The caller also tells dispatchers that the employee is […]

  • Cleveland police identify sanitation worker killed; $2500 reward for gunman

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland police are asking the public for help finding the person who shot and killed a city sanitation worker. The shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 3600 block of E. 138th Street. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said D’Shane Wilcox was found lying in the street. “EMS responded to assist that victim but, unfortunately, he passed away,” said Chief Williams. Police say two other sanitation employees were working the same route with the victim but […]

  • Cleveland police search for gunman in death of sanitation worker

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland police are asking the public for help finding the person who shot and killed a city sanitation worker to death Tuesday morning. The shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 3600 block of E. 138th Street. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said the victim was found lying in the street. “EMS responded to assist that victim but, unfortunately, he passed away,” said Chief Williams. Police say two other sanitation employees were working the same route […]

  • Boy Scout official arrested, charged with child pornography after allegedly recording children changing

    RICHLAND COUNTY, Ohio — A Boy Scout official has been arrested and charged with production of child pornography after allegedly recording children while they were changing. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 39-year-old Thomas Close is associated with Troop 406. The Cyber Crimes center reportedly alerted Homeland Security agents of videos taken of underage boys changing before or after swimming at the YMCA in Sandusky, who sometimes rents their pool to the Boy Scouts. Officials say that after review, they […]

  • Lyndhurst police searching for four suspects who attacked trick-or-treaters, stole candy

    LYNDHURST-  Lyndhurst police are searching for four suspects who they say attacked two trick-or-treaters and stole their candy and a cell phone. “Four older males described in their late teens, early 20’s, blocked their path and then pushed one of them to the ground and hit the other one, punched the other one, and knocked him to the ground and then took their candy and took a cell phone,” explained Lyndhurst Police Chief Rick Porrello. The two boys, ages 12 and […]

  • 6-year-old turns wheelchair into FOX 8 anchor desk for Halloween costume

    BARBERTON, Ohio – In a kindergarten classroom at Barberton Elementary West, kids and teachers dress as their favorite characters on Halloween. However, one little girl’s costume this year was much different than her classmates. Sweet 6-year-old Lanie Belkey has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. “She has definite likes and dislikes. Loves Pippa pig, loves wheels on the bus and FOX 8,” said Sara Posey, Lanie’s classroom aid. Lanie is what we might call a FOX 8 fanatic. “At home […]

  • Cleveland immigration attorney, families react to president’s plan to end birthright citizenship

    CLEVELAND- “It was so ridiculous it clearly stated in the 14th Amendment in our constitution section one all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” says Margaret Wong, a prominent immigration attorney based in Cleveland. Wong laughed when she explained her response to President Trump’s proposal to end birthright citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants. In an interview with Axios President Trump explained he plans to use an executive order to usurp the 14th Amendment. “Now they […]

  • ‘It reminded me of what happened to me’: Local Holocaust survivor reflects on Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

    CLEVELAND– Stanley Bernath looks at this latest tragedy fueled by hate through a different lens than most. Bernath had 15 family members who did not survive the Holocaust. “Innocent people in temple praying to God and they get killed; it’s a horrible thing,” said 92-year-old Holocaust survivor Stanley Bernath when asked to reflect on the mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday. Bernath, himself, was in four different concentration camps and is a proud member of Cleveland’s Jewish community. “It […]

  • ‘I’m feeling as though I was attacked’: Members of Cleveland Jewish community go to Pittsburgh to show support

    CLEVELAND – Rabbis from a local synagogue invited their members and anyone in the community to go with them to Pittsburgh after a shooter went into the Tree of Life Synagogue in the city’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood and killed eleven people during Saturday services. “We are Jews united across the world” said Mary Weinberg, a member of the B’nai Jeshurun Congregation in Pepper Pike before she and others got in their cars on Sunday to travel to Pittsburgh in a showing […]

  • Cleveland Clinic repairs birth defect, baby makes full recovery

    CLEVELAND – When an unborn child is diagnosed with a birth defect parents want the best doctors in the world — and the Cleveland Clinic has one of the best. A Middleburg Heights couple got that terrible news and the doctor they saw at the Cleveland Clinic has treated 400 children like her. Now fve-month-old Natalie Bohach’s parents Jen and Patrick found out that their daughter had a birth defect called congenital diaphragmatic hernia at Jen’s routine 36-week ultrasound. “My doctor was […]

  • Family mourns 4 people killed in suspected drunk driving crash

    ASHTABULA, Ohio– The mother of 18-year-old Giovanni Miller, Rosa Cosme, became ill Monday afternoon because the grief of losing her son is so great. “I want to see my son; I want to see my grandson,” Cosme said. Miller was driving a Toyota Corolla Friday — riding inside was his girlfriend, 19-year-old Anastasia Smith; their 22-month-old son; and Smith’s cousin, Michelle Hommes, 47. The group was at the intersection of W 58th Street and Adams Avenue in Ashtabula when police […]