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.
CLEVELAND– The idea of getting from Cleveland to Chicago in less than 30 minutes is no longer a dream. “The Great Lakes Hyper-Loop System is very much a reality. We are in the final stages of our feasibility study,” said Danielle Render, Dir. of External Engagement & Public Affairs with the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, also known as NOACA. The hyperloop would allow people to travel from Cleveland to Chicago in just 28 minutes. Passengers would sit in pods […]
CLEVELAND– It’s an understatement to say that Browns fans have high hopes for the 2019 season. So high, in fact, that home game tickets are the hottest Cleveland has ever seen. “It’s been going non-stop since 10 a.m. when the tickets went on sale until now. We’ve seen a 400 percent increase from last year at this time,” said Anthony Klang with Amazing Tickets. Klang said pre-sale, single game tickets sold out in seconds Monday morning. When the team released […]
PARMA, Ohio — When thousands of people converged on All-Star Plaza Tuesday night, many in the crowd did not have a ticket for the All-Star Game. Holly Synk of Parma and her son, Dylan, were among them until someone gave them a gift they’ll never forget. “We were just sitting in the grass when a guy came up to us and asked if we were going to the game. We said no. And then he walked us up to the gate […]
CHARDON, Ohio — The children of Joseph Bergant II are remembering their father as a protector and a leader. “When I was little, I remember him telling me scary things and to make me smart and street-smart and strong,” said his daughter, Erin Bergant Harrod. The former superintendent of Chardon Schools passed away at 62-years-old, surrounded by his family at his home in Chardon. “I think that’s what he did for the schools. He wanted to protect people, teach them, […]
PERKINS TOWNSHIP, Ohio– It is the gateway to Sandusky. The Maui Sands resort stands at Route 2 and Milan Road in Perkins Township. “In March of this year, we were notified by the owners of Maui Sands that it would be closing for demolition and renovation,” said Paul Ricci, director of community development for Perkins Township. But according to Ricci, the resort’s owners, Vintro Hotels and Resorts, never turned in a demolition plan. Instead, they turned off all the utilities. […]
BEACHWOOD, Ohio — Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly tried to run a Beachwood officer over. Sky Fox flew over Beachwood Place Mall moments after a police officer fired shots at a suspect. “One of our officers were involved in a foot pursuit of a suspect for shoplifting. The suspect went out into the north lot of Saks,” said Chief Gary Haba, with the Beachwood Police Department. Beachwood Police released a photo of the suspect Thursday night. He apparently […]
MENTOR, Ohio — An elderly man and his dog were rescued from the powerful waves at Mentor Headlands Beach Tuesday night. “It was around 5:30 and we were just walking down, we were trying to see the lighthouse,” said Mentor High School student Carolyn Wochele. That’s when Wochele and her friend, Tori Lenase, noticed the man struggling. “What I saw was a man walking a dog and a dog going for a stick in the water and just getting sucked […]
CLEVELAND– For fans pouring into Progressive Field Monday night, the anticipation is building. The MLB All-Star game is just more than two weeks away. Tickets to the MLB All-Star game are long gone, according to senior director of communications for the Cleveland Indians Curtis Danburg, However, they are popping up online. “If you are looking to purchase tickets on the secondary market, only buy tickets from StubHub. If you buy from a different secondary vendor market, those tickets could be […]
NORTHEAST OHIO — Flash flood watches and warnings were issued throughout northeast Ohio Thursday, prompting some cities, such as Rocky River, to issue storm water alerts, reminding residents to stay clear of rivers. FOX 8 viewers across the area reported flooded streets, highways and rising water levels. **FOLLOW OUR BLOG UPDATES, BELOW** Officials in Rocky River remind residents, especially Yacht Club basin residents, to prepare a flooding evacuation plan. They say its important to pack for quick and easy removal […]
RITTMAN, Ohio– It’s a stab to the heart every time Paul Strong looks at his farm in Rittman. “It breaks it. We had to evacuate all the cattle, the goats. We had baby goats with their noses barely above water,” Strong said. Hidden Lane Farms is under water after severe flooding hit Northeast Ohio. “Monday morning, I left for work at 3 a.m. 6 a.m. I got a phone all that my barn was completely under water,” Strong said. Strong, […]
GREEN, Ohio– Flash flooding washed away a family’s drive in Green. Now, they are trapped by a massive sinkhole. The Dowey family just moved into their home on East Nimisila Road. Early Monday morning, water washed away their driveway, essentially making their home an island. The stretch of water is 30 feet across and 15 feet deep. The family said this creek, which is normally small and drains from a culvert, became a raging river. “Before you could drive a […]
VERMILION, Ohio — Water from the Vermilion River swallowed up McGarvey’s Landing on Friday, creating quite the spectacle. “This is usually the boardwalk. Usually, you can park your jet skis right here and sit and eat. But as you can see the water is up to the picnic tables,” said Resident Layne Songer. People stopped to stare at the water covering the boardwalk and encroaching the parking lot. “In 47 years, I never remember it this high,” said Songer. There’s […]