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
  • Neighbors worried about missing Ashtabula mom

    ASHTABULA, Ohio – People who live in the G building at the Harbor Ridge Apartments in Ashtabula are worried about their neighbor, 23-year-old Rand Al Dulaimi. “She left behind a little boy, no one knows where she is or what happened to her,” said Brandy Hinton, neighbor. Al Dulaimi was reported missing by family on July 11th. Her next-door neighbor Charlene says Al Dulaimi was estranged from her husband and was surprised to see him at the apartment with her […]

  • Remembering a pillar of the community: Honoring fallen officer Vu Nguyen

    AVON-In the early morning hours, a neighborhood got ready. “It was extremely important for us to be out here to support not only a neighbor but a hero,” said Celeste Hodus, neighbor. Neighbors lined the streets as a show of support as a motorcade escorted the family of Cleveland Police Officer Vu Nguyen to the funeral home. “I could not imagine. My heart just breaks for them. I teared as they were walking by. I just wanted to be out […]

  • ‘Natural guardian and protector:’ Family remembers Cleveland Officer Vu Nguyen

    CLEVELAND– The family of Cleveland Police Officer Vu Nguyen is remembering a man with a full heart and a belly to match. He collapsed during a training exercise and passed away on July 6. “He was such a generally happy content person,” said Bac Nguyen, nephew. “My Uncle Vu, he could out eat us all.” “We are tiny, but we all eat that’s for sure. People always ask us, where do you put it?” laughed Tam Asher, sister. “He was […]

  • Neighborhood of fallen Cleveland police officer comes together to honor him

    AVON, Ohio – Over 400 homes in Stonebridge Creek in Avon were lit blue in honor of Cleveland Police Office Vu Nguyen. “I got together with nine other police officers, neighbors, and friends. We all knew each other,” said Avon Police Officer Chris Barton. Vu was his neighbor, fellow officer, and friend. “It was great to see. It was hard to see at the same time. Great for the family, great for the community. Great that everyone came together to show […]

  • Classmate remembers teen struck by truck in Michigan: ‘Perfect teammate’

    HINCKLEY, Ohio —  The shock is still setting in for 18-year-old Tian Treb of Sharon Township. “Alyssa was your perfect teammate, super supportive,” said Treb. His friend and classmate, 16-year-old Alyssa Haun, and her 13-year-old brother, Justin, were killed July 4 when they were hit by a truck in Michigan. Alyssa was a junior at Highland High School and a member of the speech and debate team. Tian was the captain and Alyssa’s mentor. “She was my novice so as […]

  • Security heavy as Cleveland celebrates Independence Day

    CLEVELAND – As thousands of people head downtown for Cleveland’s Fourth of July fireworks display, they were greeted with extra police presence around Voinovich Park Wednesday. “I feel as safe here as anywhere. We saw the news but it didn’t change our plans at all,” said Scott Gralla, who came to see the fireworks with his wife. “It’s the times that we are in. Things like that won’t stop us from enjoying the free country we live in,” added his […]

  • Body camera: Canton officer saves newborn with CPR

    CANTON, Ohio – Caught on tape: A police officer springs into action and performs CPR to save the life of an eight week old baby boy in Canton. It happened early Monday morning in the 600 block of Alan Page Drive. A Canton Police officer’s body camera shows him responding to a 911 call from a mother who said her baby wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse. The officer immediately performed CPR on the baby until medics arrived. The […]

  • Praise for officials who thwarted Fourth of July terror attack on Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – Praise poured in from Washington after federal authorities took down a Maple Heights man plotting to attack downtown Cleveland on the 4th of July. “President Trump commends the work of the DOJ and FBI for helping stop this would be attacker,” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. 48-year-old Demetrius Pitts made his first appearance in federal court Monday after being arrested Sunday on a charge of trying to support terrorism. Federal prosecutors say Pitts expressed a desire […]

  • Candlelight vigil remembers life, sacrifice of Mentor police officer Mathew Mazany

    MENTOR, Ohio — People in Mentor gathered Friday night to honor Mentor Police Officer Mathew Mazany. The public was invited to attend a candlelight vigil at the Mentor Civic Amphitheater. The vigil celebrated Officer Mazany’s life as well as commemorated the sacrifice he made for his community. The 41-year-old was killed in a hit-and-run in the line of duty Sunday. Officer Mazany’s big brother, Mike, spoke at the vigil. He thanked the community for their incredible support and shared a touching story […]

  • Man accused of stealing excavator, taking it for joyride down Sandusky streets

    SANDUSKY, Ohio — A rather unusual arrest by the Sandusky Police Department Wednesday night. “June 20th around 9:30 p.m., dispatchers took a call of an excavator in the road, Fifth Street near Holyrood Road,” said Sgt. Ron Snyder. Snyder says the excavator, which turned out to be stolen, was spotted driving eastbound down the road. That’s when dash cam video shows the suspect, 18-year-old Gavin Nace of Mansfield, take off north on foot through several yards and behind some houses. Police […]

  • Students graduate from Ohio’s first cannabis college

    CLEVELAND– It was a first of its kind in Northeast Ohio: Around 40 students graduated from Ohio’s first cannabis college Thursday night. “It’s a new and exciting industry coming to Ohio and I just wanted to be right at the front door,” said Marian Tucker, graduate. Tucker spent a year at the Cleveland School of Cannabis to earn her executive degree. “They taught me how to remember the regulations and apply it to real-life situations,” said Tucker. “It’s pretty unique. […]

  • Surveillance video captures armed robbery at Tremont restaurant

    CLEVELAND – People in Tremont are feeling a bit uneasy after a man was held up at gunpoint outside a popular restaurant and bar on West 11th Street. Surveillance cameras were rolling early Monday morning as a black car boxed in a customer’s car and three suspects jumped out. The video shows a gunman pull the driver out of his blue car and demand money. The victim empties his pockets and the three suspects hop into the getaway car. “There […]