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
  • Artist shares how doing makeup of youngest face transplant recipient inspired her

    CLEVELAND — As a makeup artist, Maggie Paridon of North Olmsted has touched many faces.  But a project she’s been working on for almost two years now has touched her heart. “When I was first contacted, the photographer told me, ‘We are going to photographing some people who need a face transplant. And the Cleveland Clinic are doing these. I was so intrigued,” said Paridon. It was a job different from any others she had experienced. “Another thing the studio told […]

  • Feast of the Assumption remembers Cleveland Police Officer Vu Nguyen

    CLEVELAND — As the 120th Feast of the Assumption kicked into high gear Wednesday night in Little Italy, the community remembered a Cleveland police officer who had worked the event for many years. “It’s just so weird without Vu, he’s been here for the last few years,” said La Dolce Vita owner, Terry Tarantino. Outside La Dolce Vita, blue ribbons went up in honor of Cleveland Police Officer Vu Nguyen. “His smile, his attitude, knowing he was here to make sure […]

  • Cleveland Councilman Mike Polensek calls for hearings after power outage

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland Councilman Mike Polensek is now calling for hearings to address the reliability of Cleveland Public Power following the power outage on the city’s west side over the weekend. It affected thousands of customers including Fahrenheit in Tremont which was forced to close early Saturday night. “We were full, obviously. It was Saturday night, 7 o’clock,” said Rocco Whalen, owner. “We get 52 Saturdays a year. We lost one of them and in Cleveland, the hospitality industry, it’s hard to […]

  • Surveillance video shows thieves stealing wheels off cars in Tremont

    CLEVELAND — People along West 7th Street in Tremont were shocked to see a Honda without tires in a driveway on the street. According to owner Nate Brumbaugh, the wheels were stolen off his Civic early Tuesday morning. “It was obviously shocking to see my car was sitting on two rocks that were sitting out on in front of my house, landscaping rocks,” said Brumbaugh. His home is included what appears to be a string of thefts that occurred that […]

  • Fallen Mentor officer’s widow talks for the first time at community benefit

    MENTOR, Ohio — Hundreds came to Pastina Rustic Italian Kitchen in Mentor Wednesday for a benefit honoring fallen Mentor police officer Mathew Mazany. The fundraiser was organized by Chef Rocco Whalen and restaurant owner Joe Longo. “This was community driven. Myself, Pastinas, the Longo family. I started my career with Joe and Tina at Longos on Lakeshore Boulevard 25 years ago,” said Whalen. “It is the least we can do — to lose a loved one and someone who protects us […]

  • Video shows street brawl after parade in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– Shocking video shows a large street brawl in Cleveland that happened right after a popular parade. About a dozen people were fighting along West 33rd Street in Cleveland Sunday afternoon. The video, posted to social media, shows several different fights taking place at the same time. “It was just a lot of girls fighting. I would say it was after noon or so,” said Angie, witness. Witnesses said the brawl happened shortly after the Puerto Rican Day parade. “We […]

  • Couple shot on Cleveland’s east side after confronting alleged bike thieves

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police say a couple was shot on Cleveland’s east side after confronting two males who they believe stole their children’s bikes. Witnesses say the shooting happened around 10:30 Thursday night along a busy portion of East 200th Street. “I was just reading, checking my phone like I normally do and all of a sudden all these shots rang out. I thought it was between five, six shots, something like that,” said Eric Taylor, who lives in an […]

  • Some local parents questioning Urban Meyer book summer reading assignment

    PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — As a parent of a 10th grader and two 8th graders in the Riverside Local School District, Eric Ruedrich can’t help but be a little concerned over their summer reading assignment. “At first I was excited. Urban Meyer is a great coach. Then the other shoe dropped this morning and it did make me question whether or not I wanted them to read the book,” said Ruedrich. Parents say the district assigned Urban Meyer’s book, “Above […]

  • Tree trimming causing outrage in Tremont neighborhood

    CLEVELAND — Residents in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood are up in arms after recent tree trimming along West 14th Street, Scranton Road, University Road, and many other side streets. “I think that’s a shame because if you could see how they trimmed them, those trees are probably going to die in a few years,” said Tremont resident, Wally Skoropos. “I was furious. It’s gonna take years for those trees to grow back. Our neighborhood has to look at them,” Ward 3 Councilman […]

  • Judge speaks out after ordering man’s mouth taped shut during sentencing

    CLEVELAND – An unusual sight in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Tuesday as Judge John Russo orders 32-year-old Franklyn Williams’ mouth taped shut during his sentencing. “I will say knowing Mr. Williams due to my handling of his four cases, Mr. Williams was someone who liked to speak. To speak and interrupt. When lawyers were talking, witnesses were talking. More importantly when I was talking,” said Judge Russo. Judge Russo says he gave Williams more than a dozen warnings to […]

  • Cleveland residents who don’t separate trash, recycling will face $100 fine

    CLEVELAND — It is the talk of the block for people who live along West 14th Street in Cleveland. Starting August 1, residents who fail to separate trash and recycling will face a $100 fine. “I have mixed feelings. I think if I was hit with a fine like that I would be a little upset,” said Patrick Duffy, resident. “I think it will make the city look a little nicer. I have to be careful about what I recycle,” […]

  • Group wants street named in honor of slain 9-year-old

    CLEVELAND –  A memorial remains at the intersection of Lee Road and Cloverside Avenue in Cleveland. That is where 9-year-old Saniyah Nicholson was shot and killed back on June 20th while sitting in her mother’s car eating ice cream. “I come home every night and I look at this and I’m not a fan of home-made memorials. I live in this community and I know we can do better than this,” said Kimberly F. Brown, resident. Monday night, members of […]