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
  • 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 […]

  • Man says Cleveland Browns wrongfully accused him of pouring beer on player; team responds

    CLEVELAND — A man is speaking out after he claims the Cleveland Browns wrongfully accused him of pouring beer on one of the players during the home opener against the Tennessee Titans last Sunday. Late in the fourth quarter, Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler picked off Baker Mayfield and returned it for the touchdown. During the celebration, fellow cornerback Logan Ryan jumped into the stands. That’s when a fan in a Baker Mayfield jersey dumped beer on the players. Eric Smith […]

  • Local family with home in Bahamas vows to help neighbors left devastated by Hurricane Dorian

    CLEVELAND — A Northeast Ohio family with a home in the Bahamas is desperately trying to assess the damage of Hurricane Dorian while, at the same time, vowing to help their neighbors and friends left devastated on the island. “It was about 15 years ago, we went on vacation and we fell in love with the place,” said Sarka. So, they bought a home at Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas and the locals became their friends. “There are only […]

  • Rocky River PD partners with ‘Ring’ doorbell camera system to help solve crimes

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — A local police department is the first in Northeast Ohio to partner with Ring, the doorbell camera system owned by Amazon. And while some embrace the idea of new technology helping to police their neighborhoods, others have concerns about home privacy. “The impression people are getting is that we can access people’s ring video without their knowledge and we simply can’t do that,” said Lt. George Lichman, with the Rocky River Police Department. According to Lichman, […]

  • 5-year-old with rare disorder joins Kent State basketball team

    KENT, Ohio– With a brand new shirt and a signed letter of intent, 5-year-old Malyk Foster joined the Kent State University Golden Flashes. In a special draft day ceremony Monday afternoon at the MACC, Malyk officially joined the roster of the men’s basketball team. He also got to practice with the team. “It makes my heart super happy, he’s allowed to be a kid again,” said Danielle Foster, his mother. “He will come to practice, come to games, come to […]

  • VIDEO: Dirt bike riders traveling wrong way on I-90

    CLEVELAND — At least four dirt bike riders were caught on camera entering the freeway and riding the wrong way Friday morning. The incident occurred on I-90 near Fulton Road. The video shows the ATVs heading east in the westbound lanes. By the time police were called to respond, they were gone. “It’s frustrating. We live in a lawful society and this lawlessness should not be tolerated,” said Councilman Matt Zone. Zone represents Ward 15 where this most recent case of […]

  • Cyber experts issue warning to parents posting back-to-school pics on social media

    WESTLAKE, Ohio — Thursday is back to school for many districts across Northeast Ohio and many parents are capturing the magical moment and sharing it online.  But some local cyber experts have a warning that will have parents thinking twice before posting the photos online. “Everybody is putting their kid in ridiculously dressed-up clothes and posting first day of kindergarten, first day of first grade,” said Christian Flaherty of Bay village. Flaherty says his Facebook feed is filled with back […]

  • Willoughby police officer saves three elderly people from burning house

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio– A local police officer is being hailed a hero after witnesses say he rushed into a burning home to rescue three elderly people. Just hours after fire ripped through a home on Hurricane Drive in Willoughby, restoration crews surveyed the damage Tuesday night. “I am just saddened, very sad for these folks,” said Noel Cagnina, neighbor. Neighbors said three elderly people are lucky to be alive thanks to the heroic actions of a Willoughby police officer who ran […]

  • Legality questioned as Avon Lake moves to impose jail time for passing school buses

    AVON LAKE, Ohio– Avon Lake City Council gathered Monday night to vote on an ordinance that would make it the first in Northeast Ohio to add jail time for drivers who illegally pass school buses. “I think we are sending a very serious message. This is a problem that is getting worse and it needs to stop,” said Ward 4 Councilman David Kos. Kos spearheaded the legislation that would increase fines from $500 to $750 and it would allow a […]

  • Investigators hope new DNA testing could help finally solve the cold case of Barbara Blatnik

    CUYAHOGA FALLS — More than 30 years after her unsolved murder, the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department and The Porchlight Project have teamed up to help track down a local teen’s killer. The body of 17-year-old Barbara Blatnik was found naked alongside O’Neil Road near Blossom Music Center Dec 20, 1987. Blatnik was last seen alive the night before. She had been dropped off by a friend at the corner of Warner Road and Grand Division in Garfield Heights around midnight. […]

  • Vandal shooting pellet gun at parked cars targets Lorain neighborhood

    LORAIN, Ohio — A local neighborhood is being targeted by someone shooting a pellet gun at parked cars. “We are very scared because we all park out on the street,” said Michelle Rodriguez who lives on West 9th Street. Lonnie Williams discovered his Chevy had been shot early Tuesday morning. “My driver’s side, the driver side passenger window and the back window.  My question is why?” said Williams. Williams is not alone. Lorain police are investigating almost a dozen incidents where […]

  • Confederate flag causes controversy ahead of Lorain County Fair

    LORAIN, Ohio — The Confederate flag is causing controversy in Lorain.  Just days away from the start of the Lorain County Fair, the fight against the sale of confederate flags begins again. On top of yard signs and multiple billboards, a coalition that opposes the sale plans to hold a protest event at a farm in Wellington on the biggest night of the fair. “For folks coming from the northern part of the state, which is most of the people […]

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