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Melissa is back home!

You can see her weekdays on FOX 8 News at 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Melissa is so excited to be returning to FOX 8! She started her career at WTAP-TV in Parkersburg, WV before taking her second step to WYTV ABC 33 in Youngstown . After three years at WYTV, she made her debut on FOX 8 News in the Morning in November of 2006. In late 2009, she decided to spread her wings and fly hundreds of miles east. For the past few years, she was the Morning and Noon Meteorologist for WBZ-TV CBS 4 in Boston. While she embraced and enjoyed her New England experiences along the East Coast, she decided that home is where her heart is! She can’t wait to share some of her experiences (i.e. Lobster Tail Pastries are ‘wicked’ delicious!) So, here she is! She’s back home and back at Cleveland’s Own FOX 8!

Melissa attended Youngstown State University for her Telecommunications degree, as well as Mississippi State University to obtain her Broadcast Meteorology Certification. She also holds the AMS Seal of Approval.

Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, sampling area restaurants (any ideas?), cheering on the Browns, the Cavs, and the Indians, running, and re-energizing with a caffeine-fix from one of her many favorite coffee shops. She says, “Please say ‘hola’ if you see me out and about!”

Be sure to ‘LIKE’ me on Facebook for my daily updates, snapshots and much more.

I am also on Twitter- You can follow me @mackattackfox8

Recent Articles
  • How much? A look at top snow totals in Northeast Ohio from this winter storm

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — Some places in Northeast Ohio saw more than a foot of snow from this winter storm. Here is a look at some snowstorm totals as of Monday morning: **Check out snow photos** Lake effect snow will gradually wind down today and basically end by tonight. Up next this week: temperatures will gradually go up. The next chance of precipitation will be a mix/rain.   Here is the latest FOX 8-Day Forecast. **Weather updates**

  • Here is the Woollybear Winter Forecast for 2019-2020

    VERMILION, Ohio —  It’s that time of the year again, like every year: Are you ready to welcome the snow and cold? Our wintry, frigid forecasts are waiting in the wings. Just watch as the Woollybear’s slow, reluctant, and undulating crawl pulls it over rough terrain this year. Although it may seem that winter swoops in later this month, it’s nothing more than a glancing blow, a “false start,” but a solemn reminder of the weeks and months yet to […]

  • Record-setting heat in Cleveland on the first day of October

    CLEVELAND– It’s REALLY hot in Cleveland Tuesday — hot enough to break records for October. The National Weather Service on Tuesday afternoon tweeted we reached 91 degrees at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. “This (unofficially) breaks the all time record high temperature for the month of October!” The former record high was 87° set in 1952. We just reached 91 degrees at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. This (unofficially) breaks the all time record high temperature for the month of October! — NWS Cleveland […]

  • Excessive heat warning: Here’s how hot it could feel in northeast Ohio

    It’s a hot one and it’s only going to get hotter. EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNINGS are now in effect for our western counties; the heat warning goes into effect for the rest of the area Friday at noon and lasts until 8 p.m. Saturday. Heat indices will be reaching 105-112° during this time period. FOX 8 Meteorologist Scott Sabol says the highest heat index we had last year was 102 degrees; the last time we had a heat index of 110 […]

  • In sickness and in health: Husband’s quick action saves wife’s life

    In sickness and in health. That common phrase said during wedding vows hit home for a Northeast Ohio couple. A husband’s quick action saved his wife’s life, making him the center of her love story. Watch Melissa Mack’s report, above. **More Love Stories, here**

  • Brace yourself: Chance of first measurable snowfall of the season starting this weekend

    You knew it had to happen sometime. Well, sometime may be sooner than later when it comes to snow. A blast of much colder air is on the horizon.   It’s going to be cold enough to support a wintry mix/snow at the end of the week. On Friday,  there could be a mix to snow. Lake effect snow starts Saturday. There could also be snow showers Monday and Tuesday. This is potentially going to be the first accumulating snow of […]

  • Woollybear Winter Forecast: Mild start followed by icy, snowy new year

    VERMILION, Ohio — Our fuzzy friends, the woollybears, are predicting a more mild start to winter this year, followed by an icy, snowy beginning to the new year. Last winter’s temperatures were about average to just below normal over northern Ohio. Our snowfall was a meager 53.1 inches — 15 inches lower than our normal snowfall. This year, our fuzzy friends of fall are foretelling a fine first half of winter! But, the second-half of winter “woolly”-bears watching. The Woollybear’s middle, […]

  • Man given just few years left to live says dog saved his life

    Doctors gave him 3-5 years to live after being diagnosed with cancer. But, a man from Middleburg Heights is still alive nearly 10 years later. And, as FOX 8’s Melissa Reid explains, that man says it is all thanks to his dog. **Watch her report above for more** **Watch another amazing life-saving bond here**

  • Winter Weather Outlook revealed: Not as brutal as last 2 winters

    We always know two things for certain about winters here in Northeast Ohio: It’s going to snow and it’s going to be cold. But, how much snow will we get and how cold will it get? Dick Goddard and the rest of the FOX 8 Weather Team revealed their Winter Weather Outlook for 2015-2016. **Take a look at their entire report in the video above** El Nino is a big factor in how our winter weather goes. El Nino’s pattern […]

  • Congrats! Melissa Mack announces exciting news

    FOX 8 meteorologist Melissa Mack announced some very exciting news on FOX 8 News at 4 p.m. Monday. She is engaged! Melissa says her boyfriend, Ryan, shocked her with a surprise vacation where he proposed. Melissa gives details in the video above.    

  • Cold in Ohio? Take a Look at Alaska

    It’s been nearly 5 years since temperatures have been this cold across Northeast Ohio. Thankfully it’s short lived, but for our friends and family far to the north and west in Alaska, these temperatures are much more common for them, and very comfortable as well. On Monday, we did a Skype interview with Chris Fry, the General Manager at the Fox affiliate in Fairbanks, Alaska and asked how they deal with their subzero temperatures for months at a time.

  • Weather Outlook: Partly Cloudy, Nice

    CLEVELAND — Expect a partly cloudy day Tuesday with a chance of a thunderstorm. Some severe weather popped up Monday night, but as of 11 p.m., the threat has ended. *CLICK HERE to check out or submit a photo of severe weather. The storms produced heavy rain and gusty winds. Here’s a pic of the towering cloud that Andre took from the FOX 8 rooftop…wow! Wednesday through Friday will be beauties with highs climbing from the middle 70s to the […]

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