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
  • Mom wants to thank ‘Good Samaritans’ for helping rescue her family after crash

    MEDINA, Ohio — As a clipper system dumped snow on northeast Ohio Thursday night, a Medina mother and her two small children are grateful to have survived a terrible crash in wicked weather. Shannon Cover was driving from Medina to Columbia Station on OH-252 when a white-out caused her to lose control of her car. “I just spun out completely, did two 360s completely and we ended up in the ditch,” said Cover. The car was tipped over and the tires […]

  • Residents react as Cleveland police investigate rash of car break-ins outside downtown apartment building

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland Police are investigating after a rash of car break-ins outside a downtown apartment building. Robert Stuart said he came out Thursday morning to see his Hyundai Santa Fe with all three windows broken out. “I was walking towards the car, I have tints in the windows, and I was looking at it, seemed bright because I could see inside. Then I realized the windows were kicked in,” said Stuart. Stuart lives at the Stonebridge Apartments on Detroit Avenue […]

  • School in Parma closed this week after scabies outbreak

    PARMA, Ohio — The doors are closed at Summit Academy in Parma Wednesday night after the school was struck with an outbreak of scabies. The school said the scabies appeared November 30 so the building was cleaned over the weekend. However, more cases were reported this week so the school decided to close Thursday and Friday so they could sanitize the facility. “We received a report at the end of the last week. Our epidemiology department then started dialogue with the […]

  • ‘Do the right thing’: Family of woman killed in hit-and-run pleads for driver to come forward

    LORAIN, Ohio — The family of a Lorain woman who was the victim of a hit-and-run in Sheffield Township is devastated. “She was full of life, caring, didn’t matter if she knew you, didn’t know you,” said Angel Rivas, of Lorain. That is how Rivas is remembering his sister, 49-year-old Roslyn Arroyo, of Lorain, known as Rosie. “If you were around our family, she would always try to bring you in, always trying to feed everybody, always laughing, always looking […]

  • Community holds vigil honoring murdered Mayfield Heights woman, daughter

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Hundreds of family, friends, and the community packed the auditorium at Mayfield Heights High School to remember a Mayfield Heights woman and her 8-year-old daughter. Thursday’s vigil honored the lives of 41-year-old Rebecca Pletnewski and third-grader Olivia Schneider. Rebecca was stabbed to death back on November 20 before her home was set on fire. Olivia died of smoke inhalation. “Rainbows were Olivia’s favorite. She was a ball of sunshine that lit up our hallways with lights and […]

  • Proposed legislation eliminates statute of limitations on rape, sexual assault cases

    CLEVELAND — There is support from the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Wednesday night after a state senator proposed a bill that would eliminate Ohio’s Statute of Limitations on rape and sexual assault cases. “For the decade I’ve been working here we have been trying to remove the state of limitations,” said Sondra Miller, President & CEO of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. Right now, the time frame is 25 years. “If someone reports or for any reason the charges can’t be […]

  • Drivers concerned as winter approaches and Innerbelt portion of I-90 remains without reflective lane markers

    CLEVELAND — As Northeast Ohio braces for potentially tricky travel conditions Thursday, people who drive the Innerbelt near Dead Man’s Curve are a little concerned. “Driving Dead Man’s Curve.  Everybody is in rush, it’s awful,” said Joe Matthews, of Cleveland. Recently, the Innerbelt underwent a resurfacing project, which included repaving of I-90 in both directions between the Innerbelt Bridge and State Route 2. However, that portion remains without reflective lane markers. And when it gets dark and rainy, drivers say it […]

  • Cruiser crash: Police say driver had blood alcohol content 3 times legal limit

    WALTON HILLS, Ohio — Cruiser dash cam was rolling as a passing SUV came speeding down Northfield Road early Saturday morning in the village of Walton Hills. Video shows the SUV lose control while turning right onto Alexander Road and crash into a Walton Hills police cruiser. With gun drawn, the officer pulls Shauna Hickman, 25, from the driver’s seat and places her under arrest. A police report states Hickman had a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage,” “her speech was […]

  • Memorial service for deacon, wife killed inside North Royalton home

    BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — Family and friends gathered Monday night for a memorial service to remember the lives of a couple who was murdered inside their home in North Royalton. A memorial for Dennis and Helen Lucak, who were each 72 years old, was held at Archangel Michael Orthodox Church in Broadview Heights. The church says Dennis was a deacon there for nearly 20 years. “Horror. Sick at heart. Unbelieving, that’s not something that you ever think will happen in […]

  • Tensions run high at Shaker Heights school district community meeting

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Tensions ran high Thursday night as hundreds of people attended a high school community meeting inside Shaker Heights High School. “We are here to talk about the issues and assure the parents that operations inside the high school were moving smoothly,” said Scott Stephens, with the district. But the meeting was anything but smooth. It comes one week after the district placed the high school principal on administrative leave. “One thing I want to assure parents of […]

  • Police investigate after woman attacked in bathroom at Browns game

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are investigating after a woman says she was physically assaulted in the bathroom at FirstEnergy Stadium during the Browns game Sunday. The victim says it was a case of mistaken identity and she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. What started out as a fun trip turned into a terrifying experience for Laura McDaniel of Wooster when she went to the restroom with a friend. “I went first, she was holding my stuff. When I […]

  • Case Western Reserve University looking at ways to improve security after student shot

    CLEVELAND — Security changes may be coming to Case Western Reserve University after a student was shot over the weekend. University leaders met Monday to discuss security concerns on campus. In the meantime, there was increased police presence as students walked home from class. Officers are there in the wake of Saturday night’s shooting. One of the suspects, 19-year-old Javon Williams of Shaker Heights, is charged with aggravated robbery. Police say he and another suspect tried to carjack a Case […]