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
  • Caught on camera: Customer spits on cashier, fights with security guard at liquor store in East Cleveland

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — A chaotic fight was captured by cell phone cameras inside Nemo’s Liquor store in East Cleveland Sunday night. “It happened so fast when I first walked in.  At first I thought they were treating the customer wrong, so I turned my phone on because I thought if anything happened the proof would be right here,” said Emerson Holly of Cleveland Heights. His video shows the customer start screaming at an employee before turning to spit on the […]

  • Man accused of stealing from Highline Auto Works after it burned down, Sandusky police say

    SANDUSKY, Ohio — Tony Lewis sifts through the rubble that was once Highline Auto Works in Sandusky. “It’s one of those things that mean so much more than just a shop. My kids would spend days here,” said Lewis. His shop on West Perkins Avenue is a total loss after a fire completely destroyed it last weekend. “Everything is gone.  Tools I’ve been collecting for 20 years, equipment that I’ve bought over the years. Our inventory, our customer’s stuff,” said […]

  • ‘It’s disrespectful’: Man launches petition to stop annual fireworks display at cemetery in Wadsworth

    WADSWORTH, Ohio — Roy Boyes of Wadsworth Township is hoping to put an end to the fireworks at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wadsworth. “It’s disrespectful.  It mainly affects the loved ones left behind.  You memorialize your loved ones and keep it nice and you want this area to be respected,” said Boyes. He recently started a petition to stop the city from launching fireworks from an unused area a couple hundred yards from where his parents are buried. “They want it […]

  • Get ready for a detour: Major road closure coming in Bay Village

    BAY VILLAGE, Ohio –A major road closure in Bay Village is just days away. Signs are up announcing the closure of Lake Road in both directions for 120 days. “Lake Road will be closing April 1. It will be an inconvenience for residents,” said Mayor Paul Koomar. The road will be closed between Cahoon and Dover Center Roads while ODOT replaces the bridge over Cahoon Creek. “It’s a 1917 bridge foundation so it has served us well, but safety is […]

  • Canton veteran named Ohio’s Mother of the Year

    CANTON, Ohio — Motherhood is a constant juggling act. And no one balances it better than Brook Harless of Canton. In fact, Harless was recently named Ohio’s Mother of the Year by American Mothers, a national organization that is the official sponsor of Mother’s Day. “When I got the call, I’ve never heard of them. I instantly said,  ‘Is this a prank call?’ Then I asked who nominated me, and she wouldn’t tell me; I wish I knew!” said Harless. She […]

  • North Ridgeville drivers cited for going around school buses

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — Despite a local school district’s plea, drivers are still refusing to stop for a school bus that has activated its warning lights and stop sign in North Ridgeville. North Ridgeville transportation supervisor Tammy Butler said there has been a slight decline since the district purchased buses with cameras mounted outside several months ago. However, they still average three offenses a day. Video shows a car start to accelerate once the bus comes to a stop on Case […]

  • 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 […]

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