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
  • Kent State basketball player with autism makes collegiate debut

    KENT, Ohio – There was an electricity in the air for the Kent State University basketball team’s season opener. History was being made as freshman Kalin Bennett, a basketball player with autism, made his debut Wednesday night. The 6-foot-10 forward is the first person with autism to sign a national letter of intent with a Division I school. His mother, Sonya Bennett, watched him play from center court.  She says Bennett was told he would never walk or talk, yet […]

  • Local man battles rare sleep disorder that causes him to act out his dreams

    ASHLAND, Ohio — Plenty of people have scary dreams now and then, but those dreams became a living nightmare for a local man who suffers from a rare sleep disorder. And, now, his wife has become the victim of his sleep fighting. “I found myself in the car at one in the morning, fortunately the keys weren’t in it so I wasn’t out driving around,” said Ron Whitehall of Ashland. “I fell down the steps, walking in my sleep, twice.” Whitehall […]

  • Bike stolen from Rocky River man with autism while he worked

    FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio– Fairview Park police are investigating after someone stole a bike from a man with autism on Tuesday. “I ride my bike to work every morning. I work at Savers from 8 to 4:30 p.m. and I ride my bike there. I lock my bike up,” said 25-year-old Jon Keith, of Rocky River. But when Keith went outside for lunch, his bike was gone. He said someone stole his orange Diamondback bike while he was working. “For someone to […]

  • Sweet dreams: Local company guarantees to get your infant to sleep through the night

    Oh, the joys of a new baby: the coos, the sighs, the cuddles, and the cries. “I don’t think anyone can prepare you for how hard it is in the beginning,” said Lauren Guren of Cleveland Heights. Lauren and her husband Zach spent many sleepless nights trying to get her now 1-year-old son Miles to sleep. “All that exhaustion really adds up.  Everyone would always say take a nap but I couldn’t nap during the day so that didn’t work […]

  • Some communities decide to reschedule trick-or-treating to avoid bad weather

    WELLINGTON, Ohio — Wet and windy weather has many communities delaying their trick-or-treating plans. The village of Wellington was among one of the first towns in the area to reschedule. “It’s a public safety thing. With the high winds, we are Tree City, USA. We have trees in all the tree lawns. Kids will be walking on those sidewalks and we don’t want a branch to come down or a tree,” said Mayor Hands Schneider. He said they decided to […]

  • Two little girls selling candy bars for fundraiser hailed heroes after helping injured neighbor

    NORWALK, Ohio — Two little girls are being called heroes after coming to the rescue of a neighbor while out selling candy bars. Nine-year-old Brielle and 11-year-old Piper Rupp were going door to door in their neighborhood when it happened. “We were selling candy bars for a fundraiser,” said Brielle. Eventually, they walked over to 75-year-old Barbara Knupke’s house. “We asked her if she wanted chocolate bars and she said ‘hold on let me go inside and get some money’,” […]

  • Caught on camera: Police say man used ‘Uzi’ style submachine gun to rob Taco Bell in Euclid

    EUCLID, Ohio — Euclid police are working to identify a man caught on camera robbing the Taco Bell at gunpoint on October 12. According to the department, the suspect is shown holding an “Uzi” style submachine gun while demanding cash from one of the workers. He is then spotted in the back grabbing at the manager’s shirt while he orders her to open the safe. It’s unclear how much money he got away with. No one involved was hurt. Anyone […]

  • 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 […]

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