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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
  • Strongsville’s 185-year-old Strong House at risk of being torn down

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio– One of the oldest buildings in Strongsville is at risk of being demolished. The Strong House sits on the corner of Pearl Road and Westwood Drive, and has been there since 1833. “Our founder John Stoughton Strong all the way back in the early 1800s settled here, and that was their first home that they built and that’s been the same place for all these years,” said Scott Maloney, a Board Member of the Strongsville Historical Society. The […]

  • Swimming pool safety: Unique devices to provide parents with extra layer of security

    NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio – A backyard pool can become a deadly place if a parent is busy or gets distracted from what is going on in the pool. “With drownings, it’s just seconds;  you only have seconds to respond,” said Michelle Eibel, aquatic director at the North Royalton YMCA. Last week, U.S. Olympian Bode Miller lost his 19-month-old daughter in a drowning accident at a friend’s backyard pool. The child apparently wandered off when the adults were not looking and drowned […]

  • Beating the heat on the first 90+ degree day of June

    CLEVELAND – Stifling heat, high humidity and the sun beating down on Northeast Ohio didn’t stop people from getting outside on Sunday. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo had free entry for all dads on Father’s Day and families took the opportunity to see the animals. People were also out playing baseball and cheering on their friends in games at the Brookside Reservation. The most popular place in the area was likely Edgewater Beach—the water and all shady areas were packed with […]

  • Local girl with brain cancer and dad surprised for Father’s Day

    CLEVELAND – Nine-year-old Oliviah Hall has been battling Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV since she was diagnosed in August 2017. After months of countless appointments, radiation and chemotherapy she and her family received the news that her tumor has grown back. Oliviah is being raised by her dad, Bryan Brown, in Ashtabula. While they have an army of family, friends and online fans supporting them, there are a lot of tough days. Thanks to the Casey Cares Foundation, the Goodtime III, […]

  • Cleveland Rape Crisis Center credits #MeToo movement for increase in assault reports

    CLEVELAND – Northeast Ohio native Erika Port had her own #MeToo moment years before household names like Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose and organizations like USA Gymnastics were brought down by allegations of inappropriate behavior and sexual abuse. “When I spoke out more people felt empowered to say you know this happened to me too by that abuser,” Port explained. Port met her abuser when she was just a freshman in high school and he was a senior. “I was […]

  • Shelter, service center opens for those displaced by East Cleveland house explosion

    EAST CLEVELAND, O.H. – At least ten people who live in the neighborhood where a house exploded Sunday afternoon have been forced to look for a new place to stay because the damage to their homes is so extensive. East Cleveland Police Chief Michael Cardilli says the number of homes with some kind of damage is in the hundreds, and at least five buildings have been declared structurally unsafe. The Red Cross had an assessment team in the neighborhood going […]

  • Deputies: Tuscarawas County woman dies after being swept away in flood

    TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, Ohio– An elderly woman was killed in Friday night’s storms and floods when she left her home to check on her pets, deputies with the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office said. Doris Jenkins, 82, lived in the valley along Echo Lake Road. She went outside Friday evening to check on her goat and was swept away by a flash flood, according to officials. “There’s actually a shed up near her house that she kept the goats in. Well, that ended […]

  • Teen with cerebral palsy shocks parents, walks at graduation

    RAVENNA, Ohio – The daily routine in the Wright household in Ravenna involves Dede Wright helping her 19-year-old daughter, Lexi Wright, get ready for the day. Lexi has cerebral palsy and gets around in a wheelchair. “Physical therapy, occupational therapy, you name it. I had to quit work for four years just so I could take her everywhere she needed to go and I wasn’t going to stop; never have, never will,” Dede said. Lexi was diagnosed when she was […]

  • No one injured in condo complex fire in Broadview Heights

    BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — Crews battled a fire at Country Lakes Condos on Scenicview Drive in Broadview Heights Monday morning. The fire chief confirmed to FOX 8 that no one was injured. Several of the units were destroyed. Flames and smoke shot out of the building from the roof and windows. When crews from several surrounding cities arrived at the scene, the fire had already spread to multiple units and was inside the roof. Officials have not said where it started […]

  • 7-year-old child dies in ATV crash in Ashtabula County

    WAYNE TOWNSHIP, O.H. – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating an ATV crash in Ashtabula county Saturday afternoon that injured the 18-year-old driver and killed the seven-year-old rider. According to investigators, Ronald Atwater III and the child were riding the ATV along Gane Road in Wayne Township when they went off the road, into a ditch and hit a metal culvert. Highway Patrol says Atwater was taken to a local hospital and then life-flighted for additional treatment. The seven […]

  • Sailboat sinks after boaters are rescued near Edgewater

    CLEVELAND – The Wayward Wind was pulled way off course. The 30-foot sailboat and three on board were in Lake Erie Saturday when around noon the boat’s engines malfunctioned and shut down. “They had mechanical malfunctions so he threw his anchor out. The anchor didn’t catch the bottom and with the sea state and the winds coming out of the north it actually pushed him on the rocks,” explained Petty Officer Chris DiGiovanni with the U.S. Coast Guard. The boat rammed […]

  • Man finds live grenade in wall while renovating Mentor-on-the-Lake home

    MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio-– A man renovating an old home in Mentor-on-the-Lake found a military-issued hand grenade inside one of the walls Sunday afternoon. Mentor-on-the-Lake police were called to the home to investigate and officers called in the Lake County Bomb Squad. “In this case, they already had the hand grenade out of the house; they had moved it themselves so we had our explosives K-9 in the house to make sure there were no other explosives in the house, which there […]