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
  • Package of marijuana with ‘Leonardo DiCapio’ return address ends up at Willowick home

    WILLOWICK, Ohio — Police are investigating why a package full of marijuana was delivered to a Willowick address on Thursday afternoon. According to Willowick police, the package was delivered to a home by the post office. The address was correct, but the recipient’s name was fraudulent. “The name on the return was Leonardo DiCapio from Oregon. And the name on the box was Gran Torino,” said Det. Steve Fellinger with Willowick Police. Once realizing the package was not for them, […]

  • Parking and hotel shuttles moving to new location at Cleveland Hopkins Airport; changes go into effect Friday

    CLEVELAND — More changes will take effect Friday for passengers traveling to and from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. According to the airport, parking and hotel shuttles will be moved to the yellow lot, which is off to the side of the terminal. Taxi service will still pick up passengers at baggage level and pick-up and drop-off for rideshare services will remain at the terminal. The yellow lot is located on the north side of baggage claim, accessed by a road […]

  • ‘I couldn’t help myself’: Teen talks about OBJ celebration that led to 911 call

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Shaker Heights police responded to a frantic 911 call Tuesday night. “We had just gotten home from getting groceries around 8:30 p.m. Then I heard screaming. At first I thought it was a woman because the screaming was so high-pitched,” said Corita Jackson, who lives on Winslow Road. Jackson immediately put her kids back in the car. “Then I saw this man running down the street just flailing his arms and I was like, ‘Oh my God,'” […]

  • Ohio lawmakers propose bipartisan bill to stop state takeover of struggling schools

    LORAIN, Ohio — State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) plans to introduce bipartisan legislation with Rep. Don Jones (R-Freeport) this week that would repeal portions of House Bill 70. “Having both sides of the aisle working on this is inspiring,” said Lorain School Board Vice President Tony Dimacchia Sunday. The 2015 bill brought on state takeovers of local schools in Lorain and throughout the state. It also brought on dissension and bickering within the Lorain City Schools community. “It’s good that these […]

  • VIDEO: Thief caught on camera stealing $100K worth of jewelry from Seven Hills Kmart

    SEVEN HILLS, Ohio — Surveillance cameras were rolling inside the Kmart in Seven Hills as a thief managed to steal over $100,000 worth of jewelry from the store. “Our officers received a call Thursday morning, just after 12:00 a.m. for glass breaking and motion detection inside the Kmart,” said Chief Michael Salloum with the Seven Hills Police Department. When officers arrived, they discovered the glass door of the garden area was shattered. “After making entry and clearing the building, they […]

  • Massive fight breaks out at Golden Corral in Brooklyn

    BROOKLYN, Ohio– Nancy Burke-Bradley and Joe Overton were enjoying the buffet at the Golden Corral in Brooklyn when a massive brawl broke out Sunday night. “It just happened. It just exploded on us. It happened so fast, without warning, you didn’t know what it was,” Overton said. According to witnesses, two parties started fighting just 30 minutes before the buffet ended. “They moved from one end of the restaurant and ended up in the lobby. And then went back to […]

  • Man caught on camera robbing Boost Mobile at gunpoint in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are searching for man who robbed a Boost Mobile store at gunpoint on Tuesday. The store, which is located on East 55th street, was open at the time. “I was standing there thinking I am going to assist a customer for a phone and a gun is pulled out at me,” said Employee Gerri Bishop. Surveillance cameras show the entire encounter. The suspect immediately pulls out a gun after entering the store. He then demands money […]

  • ‘Miracle’ moment: Cancer survivor scores first goal in high school hockey game

    OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio — Before the district hockey semifinals Saturday, Olmsted Falls senior MacKenna Wertman had a goal. “I was praying to God that a miracle would happen —  that we can win this game and our team can beat Ignatius,” said Wertman. But that wasn’t the miracle. Olmsted Falls lost to St. Ignatius,  6-1. And the Bulldogs’ only goal came in the last seconds of the game from the team’s smallest player. “I was so happy; I was crying […]

  • 3rd Annual Kids Film It Festival returns to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    CLEVELAND — Hollywood’s future filmmakers walked the red carpet in Cleveland Friday night. The 3rd Annual Kids Film It Festival returned to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The event showcases the work of filmmakers between the ages of 8 and 18. Samantha and Valerie Squires of Bath were hoping to win another award this year. “Our film is called Dragon Rescue,” said Samantha. Ryan Levine, a freshman at Hawken, founded the festival three years ago. This year, there were more […]

  • Superintendent outlines Phase II, Phase III of Strongsville City Schools budget cuts

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — It was standing room only as parents packed the Strongsville City School Board Meeting Thursday night when the Superintendent outlined Phase II and Phase III of the district’s reduction plan. Phase II would only go into effect if a 5.9 mill, five year operating levy fails in May. It includes an additional $3.2 million in cuts, including many student extracurricular activities, along with teachers, support staff, and coaches, as well as reducing sports at the middle school. […]

  • Lakewood restaurant owner apologizes for controversial social media post

    LAKEWOOD — A restaurant is apologizing after a social media post intended to be humorous has stirred controversy in the community. Yuzu is an unassuming pub on Madison Avenue in Lakewood. “We have a lot of themed events. We are known for that and the use of humor of online, too,” said owner Dave Bumba. But Bumba’s recent attempt at humor online has the restaurant at the center of controversy. “It started as a way to relate to our target […]

  • Police body cam video released after Cleveland firefighter arrested 3 times in 24 hours at Hopkins airport

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland Police have released body cam video of a Cleveland firefighter who was arrested three times in 24 hours at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Body cams were rolling Monday afternoon as officers responded to a call from a JetBlue crew for a passenger being disruptive at the gate. That passenger was fire battalion chief William Graham. Body cam video shows Graham getting loud and combative. Officers escort Graham outside where video shows he repeatedly tried to go back inside. […]

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