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
  • Akron police: Suspects kidnap man at ATM, force him to drive to Mr. Hero for subs

    AKRON, Ohio– A man was held at gunpoint and forced to drive his captors to Mr. Hero on Tuesday. The 54-year-old victim was withdrawing cash from an ATM near Diagonal Road and South Hawkins Avenue in Akron at about 5 p.m. when two suspects jumped into his truck, police said. “I was just sitting there waiting and this person hopped in and pointed a gun at me and demanded all my money,” the victim told FOX 8. The female suspect […]

  • Man hit in head with jack in Cleveland road rage incident

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland police are investigating after a 63-year-old man was struck in the head with a car jack in a road rage incident on the city’s west side. “I was turning down a side street off West 117th, I was going to a Rite Aid drug store to pick up a prescription,” said Craig, who did not want his face shown. The victim said the driver of a white pickup truck started tailgating his car near West 118th Street in […]

  • Community activists call for end to gun violence after murder of 6-year-old

    CLEVELAND– Several community activist groups gathered at Cleveland City Hall Monday night, calling on city leaders to help stop the gun violence. “We need as a community to stand together. We need to organize to prevent these types of atrocities from happening again. If we are not safe in our homes, we are not safe anywhere,” said Sister Alonda Sales, organizer. One week ago, 6-year-old Lyric Melodi Lawson was shot and killed while sleeping in a home on East 171st […]

  • Deputies investigating after woman terrorized by swatting calls in Erie County

    BERLIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — An investigation is underway after a woman was the victim of multiple swatting calls. On Tuesday, a fake 911 call was placed to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. The person claimed his neighbor was threatening to kill him and said she had a shot gun. Sheriff Paul Sigsworth has his body camera rolling as he responded to the woman’s home. She told him the person who called 911 is a scammer and has been harassing her. “She […]

  • Troopers on scene of wrong-way crash in Port Clinton; multiple injuries reported

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is on the scene of a wrong-way crash in Port Clinton. According to dispatchers, it happened on SR 2 between SR 163 and SR 53 around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Good Samaritan John Carpenter tells FOX 8 he was driving westbound when he saw a vehicle going eastbound in the westbound lane. “The guy was going the wrong-way and it happened so fast. The truck in front of me swerved to try […]

  • Group remodeling home robbed at gunpoint and assaulted in Cleveland, police say

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland Police are investigating after a group of men remodeling a house were held at gunpoint in broad daylight. Ryan Werner of Brook Park said they were remodeling a house on Shaefer Avenue in Cleveland on Monday when they were assaulted and robbed. “A couple came up and they both pulled guns out,” said Werner. Police said a man and a woman wearing hoodies forced the group inside. “They pointed guns at me and my boss and told […]

  • Man accused of pulling down female student’s clothes on Kent State campus

    KENT, Ohio– A safety notification was sent to the Kent Campus on Tuesday following an alleged assault involving one of the university’s students. At around 10 a.m Tuesday, a female student was walking on the west side of the fitness track near DeWeese Health Center, when a man walked up to her and “pulled her lower garments down,” Kent State said. The student fell during the incident, suffering minor scrapes and abrasions. The man ran off. Tuesday afternoon, Kent State […]

  • Solon police: 12-year-old girl carrying knife arrested after stealing, crashing car

    SOLON, Ohio — Solon police are investigating after a 12-year-old Moreland Hills girl allegedly stole a car and crashed it last Saturday. The incident occurred at the intersection of Som Center Road and Cromwell Drive around 12:32 a.m. When officers arrived on scene the vehicle was found empty. While police checked the area, officers found the girl walking in the 32000 block of North Roundhead Drive.  When they turned to approach her, the girl walked up to a home and […]

  • Deputies rescue suicidal man from overpass ledge in Huron

    HURON, Ohio — Deputy body cameras were rolling as a suicidal man clung to the ledge of an overpass in Huron Wednesday night. According to Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Gillespie, the man was standing on the ledge of the Rye Beach Road overpass over State Route 2. The man was holding onto the fence with one finger. Deputies and officers tried to negotiate with him for twenty minutes, but it was Gillespie who eventually earned his trust. “I talked to […]

  • Safety bike ride with police held in east side Cleveland neighborhood after reports of another masked burglar

    CLEVELAND — Community members took to the streets to send a strong message to a masked man who is terrorizing one east side Cleveland neighborhood. “Our children need a safe place to walk to school, a safe place to walk in the playground. Our neighbors should not be fearful of their lives in our community,” said Ward 2 Councilman Kevin Bishop. Bishop, local clergy, local business owners and Cleveland police met Thursday night at the corner of East 131st Street and […]

  • Akron church to air conditioning thieves: ‘It’s hot where you’re going’

    AKRON, Ohio– Someone stole the air conditioning unit from Akron Alliance Fellowship Church about three weeks ago, according to Pastor Gus Brown. It was a loss of $3,500 for the church that sits on Diagonal Road in Akron. “It was a brand new unit that we had just put in. We hadn’t even made the first payment on it yet, it had only been in a few days,” Brown said. The church immediately called Akron police. “They cut the wires […]

  • Break-in at Cleveland auto body shop caught on video

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland Police are looking for the man who robbed a local auto body shop. Z Family Auto sits on Memphis Avenue in Old Brooklyn. According to owner Dave Zimmerman, the shop was robbed early Thursday morning. “I got a message from my nest camera that there were two people out in the front and then a little later, I got an alert from my Ring alarm that someone was in the building,” Zimmerman said. Surveillance cameras captured two men […]

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