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
  • ‘There is going to be a wait,’ but here’s how patients can get a medical marijuana card in Ohio…

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ohio Marijuana Card has seen the majority of people in Ohio who are looking to get approved to take medical marijuana. Before noon on Wednesday, the same-day medical marijuana dispensaries opened in Ohio, the company’s call center already had more than a thousand inbound calls, a company record. “We have a lot of excited patients and we have a lot of people calling, looking to get approved,” said Connor Shore, President of Ohio Marijuana Card. The company has […]

  • Closure for Alianna DeFreeze family: Home where the 14-year-old Cleveland teen was murdered demolished

    CLEVELAND- The family of a Cleveland teen who was kidnapped and murdered is getting a little more closure today. For nearly two years, the loved ones of Alianna DeFreeze have asked for the abandoned home where she was found to be torn down. 14-year-old Alianna was abducted on her way to school in January of 2017. She was last seen getting off an RTA bus and walking near 93rd and Kinsman in Cleveland. After searching through a snowstorm, Cleveland police […]

  • Youngstown mother critical following fire that killed 5 children

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — America Negron-Acevedo is in critical condition one day after a fire killed her five children at their home. Neighbors say she banged on the door of the house across the street and screamed for help in a fruitless plea to save her children. Fire officials in Youngstown said the woman jumped from a second-story window and was the only survivor of the Sunday blaze that killed the children. They ranged in age from 1 to 9, the […]

  • 5 children killed in Youngstown house fire

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown firefighters union tells FOX 8 five children were killed in a house fire on Parkcliffe Avenue. The fire broke out around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. According to Captain Kurt Wright with the Youngstown Fire Department, the children  who passed away were 9, 3, 2, and 1-year-old twins. Two of the children were found dead inside the home and three were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. Captain Kurt Wright with Youngstown Fire Department […]

  • Medina woman fighting to beat MS needs experimental treatment

    MEDINA- “Zinging in my neck, the tingling gets a lot worse, and just pain,” says Katie Hominsky as she brings her dogs inside her house. ‘Just pain’ is the way that the 32-year-old Medina wife and mom describes her life. “I went from numb eyelashes on my right side to not being able to walk in 11 days it went very fast,” Katie says. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis nearly nine years ago. It’s a disease that the medical […]

  • Man detained for questioning in deadly Mayfield Heights fire

    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 […]

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