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
  • VIDEO: Students facing expulsion after Lorain High School fight leaves at least three teachers injured

    LORAIN, Ohio — More violence in the halls of Lorain High School, leaving three teachers hurt and three students facing expulsion.  And now, the school board president is speaking out once again about the escalating situation in the Lorain City Schools. There is cell phone video of a fight inside Lorain High School Wednesday that injured at least three teachers trying to break it up. According to the Lorain City School District, the fight broke out right after a fire drill […]

  • Community helps raise money for man who was seriously injured in crash

    NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio —  A community gathered Thursday night to help raise money for the victim of a horrific wrong-way crash last month on I-480 near Lee Road. Rob Hegedus, 36, was surrounded by family and friends at Harry Buffalo in North Olmsted. “I’ve never been through these types of injuries before; it’s definitely a lifestyle change for a little bit,” said Hegedus. His crash was captured on the helmet of a fellow motorcycle rider. It shows Rob and a […]

  • Parma woman’s son displaced by Hurricane Michael

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. —  Evacuations were ordered at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida right before Hurricane Michael hit, and now many in the military personnel are being told the base will not recall them and their families until they can guarantee their safety. Tyndall Air Force Base suffered a direct hit by Michael annd is where Carla Sanchez of Parma’s son, Second Lieutenant Jake Aragona, is stationed. “Of course as a mom, you get that knot in your stomach, thinking […]

  • Students stealing pumpkins from wrong yards in preparation for Annual Pumpkin Roll

    CHAGRIN FALLS – Pumpkins are disappearing from front porches and front yards in nearby communities. However, this year a neighborhood in Solon has a warning for any would-be pumpkin thieves. You are being watched! It’s a sign that the Annual Pumpkin Roll in Chagrin Falls is fast approaching. Carlos Hubbard lives on Navajo Trail. He said his neighbor’s Ring camera captured at least three different videos of people stealing pumpkins from front porches overnight Wednesday. “If you live in Solon, you know that […]

  • Elyria Fire Department investigating two suspicious fires, one involving a molotov cocktail

    ELYRIA, Ohio — Elyria Fire Department is investigating two Wednesday night fires that they consider suspicious. The first fire occurred on Adames Street, according to firefighters. When crews arrived on scene they reportedly found two vehicles on fire and the blaze extending to the house. “When we arrived, we had two cars fully engulfed and it was spreading to the house next door,” said Assistant Fire Chief Joe Pronesti. Firefighters extinguished the fires and the Fire Prevention Bureau was called […]

  • Cleveland judge no longer sending non-violent offenders to jail after 6 inmates died in county jail

    CLEVELAND —  A Cleveland judge says six inmates have died in the county jail in the past four months and now he’s vowing to stop sending non-violent offenders to jail. Cleveland Municipal Judge Michael Nelson has practiced law for over 30 years, but he said what is happening at the Cuyahoga County jail is a first. “I was totally distressed when I realized this is the sixth death in county jail in the past four months,” said Judge Nelson. Judge Nelson said […]

  • No tricks! Homeowners will not be cited over Halloween display in Parma

    PARMA, Ohio — For over a decade, a house in Parma has thrilled thousands in Northeast Ohio during Halloween with their haunted maze and front yard. But this year’s haunted house was put in jeopardy after the owners were cited by the city of Parma for having junk and debris in the front yard. “I moved into the city of Parma in 2002, into this house. I started decorating and I always loved Halloween,” said John Douglas, homeowner. Douglas has […]

  • Cleveland Rape Crisis Center receives increase in calls after Ford, Kavanaugh testimonies

    CLEVELAND — As the country watched Dr. Christine Blasey Ford tell her story Thursday morning, counselors at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center stood by ready to offer resources to rape and sexual assault survivors. “We are hearing from a lot of survivors who are triggered not only by what they are seeing and hearing in the media, but by what their friends and family have to say about that,” said President and CEO Sondra Miller. According to Miller, the center […]

  • Cuyahoga County Council passes anti-discrimination ordinance

    CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — Cuyahoga County Council on Tuesday evening passed an anti-discrimination ordinance. Council voted 8 to 3 to approve a Commission on Human Rights that would provide an appeal process for people discriminated against, specifically the LGBTQ community, when seeking housing, work, or public accommodations, like in restaurants. If someone believes they were discriminated against, they would be able take that complaint to the Cuyahoga County Commission on Human Rights, which could level civil penalties if it finds […]

  • Singer Gary Numan’s tour bus involved in deadly pedestrian accident in downtown Cleveland

    CLEVELAND — Gary Numan’s tour bus was involved in a deadly pedestrian accident in downtown Cleveland on Monday, according to a representative from Coast to Coast Coach. Cleveland police say at about 12:40 p.m., the bus was making a right turn from the southbound lane of East 9th Street into the westbound lane of Superior Avenue when it struck a 91-year-old man who was walking southbound within the crosswalk from the northwest curb of East 9th Street and Superior Avenue. […]

  • Westlake police: Wife reports husband is driving drunk with young daughter in the car

    WESTLAKE, Ohio — A Westlake father is facing charges after police say his wife called to report he was driving around drunk with his seven-year-old daughter in the car. Dash cam video shows Westlake police responding to the call on September 14. “She said he was driving home to the house and officers found him driving that way. When they talked to him, they smelled alcohol and he was slurring his speech and appeared intoxicated,” said Capt. Gerald Vogel. Video […]

  • Lakewood councilman proposes city-wide ban on gay conversion therapy

    LAKEWOOD —  Lakewood is considering legislation that would ban ‘gay conversion’ therapy. Recently, a local councilman proposed an ordinance that would make it a criminal act and anyone who practiced it would be penalized. Lakewood’s proposed ban on gay conversion therapy was the talk around dinner at the newly-opened Dinner Bar on Clifton Wednesday night. “It should be banned, any legislation that would get ahead of it I definitely support,” said Kate Foley, resident. “We have had some really horrific stories […]