Melissa Reid joined the Fox 8 news team as a general assignment reporter in April 2011.

Before coming to FOX 8, Melissa worked at WTRF in Wheeling, WV and KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA as a reporter and producer, respectively.

Melissa was born and raised south of Pittsburgh. She attended Bentworth High School and went on to study at Bethany College where she majored in broadcast journalism.

Melissa has covered the biggest news stories in Cleveland, including continuous live coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention. She also sat down for a one-on-one with Democratic Nominee candidate Bernie Sanders. Melissa was live at every game during the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers Championship win, as well as the Indians World Series run. She was the only live reporter covering the day when 5-year-old “CJ Saved Cleveland”. Melissa also traveled to the CDC when Ebola surfaced in Northeast Ohio. In the past, she covered the Anthony Sowell trial, the Chardon High School shooting, the Amish Beard cutting trial, the Steubenville rape trial, as well as extensive coverage of Ariel Castro and the Cleveland captives rescued. Melissa has filed live reports for Fox News, CNN, and HLN.

Melissa has been nominated for 14 Emmys, including best reporter and best live report. She was also named one of Cleveland Magazine’s “Most Interesting People of 2014.”

Melissa’s most important job is being a mom to Teddy and wife to Billy.

Melissa is on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


Recent Articles
  • Local woman uses app to track down thieves who stole her belongings

    MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WJW)- Local police say a woman was able to track down the thieves who stole her belongings thanks to an app on her iPad. Officer body cameras were rolling as Middleburg Heights police responded to the call of a stolen iPad Sunday night. “We received a call from a young lady that had her iPad stolen from her car at the Speedway on Bagley. She was tracking that through some technology that her friend had,” said Chief Ed Tomba, […]

  • ‘He has his whole life ahead of him’: Akron mom pleading for kidney donor to save son’s life

    AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – A local mom is pleading for a kidney donor to come forward to help save her son’s life. 11-year-old Skyler Gordon of Akron is not your average sixth-grader. He suffers from focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a genetic kidney disease. “September of 2018 is when this all started. Skyler had suffered from migraines for years,” said Julianne Stadelman, Skyler’s mother. Skyler also had high blood pressure so they went to see his pediatrician. “When he had the blood […]

  • Coyote sighting has Solon on alert

    SOLON, Ohio (WJW)– A local community is on alert after multiple coyote sightings in the neighborhood. A FOX 8 viewer sent video of a coyote outside a business in Solon. The video shows the coyote getting as close as touching the window of the building during broad daylight. “Every day, I start work at 6 a.m. and by 6:05 a.m., I get a call of a complaint of a coyote,” said Trevor Darville, animal warden of Solon. Darville said multiple […]

  • Cleveland councilman calls for change following police chase

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — A local councilman is calling for change after a high-speed police chase Wednesday morning through several communities. Cleveland Councilman Blaine Griffin is asking Ohio Attorney General David Yost to establish statewide policies and guidelines relative to high-speed police chases across multiple municipalities. This comes after a high-speed chase Wednesday morning from neighboring Shaker Heights through Cleveland along Woodland Avenue. The ended in a crash at a business on Woodland and Buckeye Road. “When I responded to the scene, […]

  • Police release video of Cleveland Heights armed robbery prank

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW)–  Police body cameras were rolling as officers responded to the call of an armed robbery in Cleveland Heights Wednesday night. “I’m so scared. I’m so scared, please get to my house. My kids,” the victim said in the video. “As officers were continuing to learn more information, our dispatch reported they got a second call from a young man who said he was trying to prank his mother,” said Chief Annette Mecklenburg, with Cleveland Heights police. […]

  • Twinsburg martial arts instructor charged with sexual assault

    TWINSBURG, Ohio (WJW)– Authorities in Summit County continue to investigate sexual assault allegations against a Twinsburg martial arts instructor. William Mello, 59, of Streetsboro, is charged with two counts of gross sexual imposition. The Summit County Prosecutor’s Office said Mello, an instructor at the Silent Mind Martial Arts, is accused of inappropriately touching a young girl at the studio. “We were first notified in September 2019 by Geauga County Family Services,” said Detective Greg Kopniske, with the Twinsburg Police Department. […]

  • Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg holds campaign event in Akron

    AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made an appearance in Akron Wednesday evening. He met with small business owners and held an organized campaign event at the Bounce Innovation Hub to announce his jobs and growth income agenda. He also announced his proposed policy to bring some more opportunities to people in places he says have been short-changed. Earlier Wednesday, Akron Mayor Daniel Horrigan endorsed Bloomberg, praising his track record and […]

  • Hundreds show support for Cleveland church fighting to help homeless

    CLEVELAND (WJW)– Hundreds of community members and activists filled the rotunda in Cleveland City Hall Monday night before the first city council meeting of the new year. “Really the outpouring from the community is about caring for our neighbors,” said Pastor Nozomi Ikuta with Denison Avenue United Church of Christ. The church, located on the city’s west side, was issued a cease use notice and zoning violation on Christmas Eve after it began sheltering the homeless in November. There was […]

  • ODOT working to replace traffic signals after community members protest in wake of woman’s death

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — Family, friends, and community members gathered Thursday afternoon to remember the life of 36-year-old Terra Market Nolden of East Cleveland. “Me and my sister was close.  Me and my nieces and nephews was close,” said Brutell Dandridge, Nolden’s brother. Nolden was struck by a car and killed while walking across Euclid Avenue Monday night. She was a mother of seven. “My sister didn’t do nothing.  She raised some strong kids,” cried Dandridge. Community activists pleaded […]

  • Community members plead for change after woman struck, killed while crossing road in East Cleveland

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — A 36-year-old East Cleveland woman was killed after being struck by a car while crossing the road. Friends say Terra Market Nolden was the life of the party. “Everybody called her ‘punkin’ because that was her nickname. She was just easy-going, spirited, full of life,” said Barbara Bradford-Williams, Nolden’s long-time friend. Nolden’s life was cut short Monday night when she was struck by a car and killed while walking across Euclid Avenue in East Cleveland. […]

  • Cleveland sports community mourns former Browns reporter who was killed in plane crash

    CLEVELAND (WJW)– The local sports community is mourning the loss of 30-year-old Carley McCord, a former reporter for the Cleveland Browns and on-air personality. McCord was one of five people killed in a plane crash Saturday traveling from LaFayette to Atlanta to watch LSU play in the Peach Bowl. She is the daughter-in-law of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger. “She did so much for women in sports, she did so much stuff for everybody. She kept in touch with me, […]

  • Police: Mom made up story about boy being inside vehicle when it was stolen

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — Cleveland police are sharing new information about a case involving a 12-year-old boy who was reported missing. Originally, the child’s mother claimed he was inside her vehicle when it was taken by two men in the area of West 46th and Clark Avenue on Friday. Police said that same vehicle was later recovered near East 133rd Street around 5 p.m. Two suspects were arrested on scene. However, the child was nowhere to be found. It’s since been […]

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