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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
  • Driver shot on I-90 in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND (WJW)–Cleveland police are investigating a shooting that took place near the East 185th exit on Interstate 90 in Cleveland Thursday afternoon. Police said the driver of a black Kia was heading westbound when he got into an apparent road rage incident with another driver. That prompted the driver of the other car to shoot into the Kia and hit the driver in the neck. The other car then fled the scene. The 37-year-old victim was taken to University Hospitals […]

  • Drivers upset as Strongsville traffic congestion worsens over holidays

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (WJW) – Drivers in Strongsville are upset as an area well known for traffic congestion is only getting worse around the holidays. “It’s pretty bad.  It doesn’t matter what time of day, there is a lot of waiting,” said Brian Kulak, driver. It’s an intersection mess on Pearl Road at Westwood Drive and Route 82. “It’s annoying because the timing isn’t right and you can’t get over to 82 because cars are blocking traffic and you can’t get […]

  • Family of suspect in Akron officer-involved shooting speaks out about mental illness

    AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — The family of a man shot dead by Akron police officers says he had a long history of mental illness. Relatives of Mohammad Isaifan, 40, of Akron are still in disbelief. “More than anything, he loved his daughter. That’s all he cared about. Outside of her, he loved motorcycles,” said Ammar Hussein, cousin. Isaifan was killed in an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning. Akron police fatally shot him when he pulled out a handgun after they tried to […]

  • Handmade decoration stolen from grave at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery

    CLEVELAND (WJW)– It’s a crime that’s hard to comprehend, especially so close to Christmas. A family said someone stole their handmade decoration from their son’s grave at a local cemetery. “We go to the cemetery every week,” said Rosie Tish, of Old Brooklyn. But when Tish went to visit her son’s grave at the Brooklyn Heights Cemetery Friday afternoon, she couldn’t believe her eyes. “As we pulled up, we noticed the Snoopy was gone. He was there Wednesday when we […]

  • Cleveland police search for suspect in gas station robbery

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — Cleveland police are searching for a suspect in an aggravated robbery at a local gas station. Police say the incident took place on Sunday at the Marathon Gas station located at 3106 Fulton Road. Officials say a man pulled up to the gas pump behind a Dodge Journey.  That’s when an unidentified suspect exited the Dodge on the passenger side of the vehicle, and jumped inside the man’s car.  The suspect pointed a gun at the man and […]

  • Local family reunited with stolen dog ‘Lucy’ thanks to power of social media

    BROOK PARK, Ohio — Because of the power of social media, a local family is thanking Northeast Ohio for helping their beloved dog find her way home. It was a heartfelt reunion for 4-year-old Selena Hassan of Brook Park. “I just want to hug her, kiss her,” said Selena. Her dog Lucy is now safe at home. “It makes me feel better now,” said Selena. Lucy was stolen from a car at the Ohio City Deli on Cleveland’s west side […]

  • Police work to ID pair caught on video stealing Dyson vacuums

    UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW)– Local police need your help in identifying a pair of vacuum thieves. The suspects have been targeting area Target stores and picking up high-end vacuums then walking right out of the door. Surveillance cameras were rolling as two men entered the Target in University Heights on Dec. 5. The video shows the men combing through the vacuum aisle and selecting various high-end Dyson products. Another camera angle captures the suspects load up their buggies and take […]

  • Vigil honors employee killed in stabbing at Sandusky Golden Corral

    SANDUSKY, Ohio (WJW)–  The doors were closed, but dozens of people hugged and huddled in the rain outside the Golden Corral restaurant in Sandusky Monday night. Fellow employees, along with family and friends, gathered to remember the life of 32-year-old Cevin Stanley. Stanley was stabbed to death while working at the restaurant Sunday night. Two people were arrested Monday afternoon in connection with the stabbing. Demetrius Hall, 28, is charged with murder and Tausha Patch, 33, is charged with complicity […]

  • ‘We just want our dog back’: Family desperate for help after man caught on camera stealing their pet

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — A local family is making a plea for help. Their family dog was stolen from a car on Cleveland’s west side Saturday afternoon and the entire kidnapping was caught on camera. Now four-year-old Selena Hassan of Brook Park is heartbroken. “Because I love her, she is my best girl,” said Selena. Her dog Lucy, a Shitzu-Yorkie mix, was stolen Saturday afternoon. “I pulled into Ohio City Deli to take something into my husband. I noticed there were […]

  • Group robs elderly Euclid man with disabilities at gunpoint

    EUCLID, Ohio (WJW)– Local police need your help in identifying a group of suspects accused of robbing a man with disabilities at gunpoint. The Euclid Police Department released surveillance photos on Tuesday that show at least six suspects. According to police, it happened on Nov. 24 at 5:30 p.m. inside the man’s apartment on Euclid Avenue. “He is an older gentlemen. Very polite, soft spoken. I came in the Monday morning after and heard,” said Bobby Wilson, the building’s maintenance […]

  • 11-year-old Beachwood boy honored for translating to paramedics after classmate fell ill

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio (WJW)– Faisal Alazawi of Beachwood is not your typical 11 year old. “It’s a feeling that I am used to. Not panic, just focus,” Alazawi said. That composure was evident when this sixth grader helped a friend with a medical emergency two weeks ago. “I was on the school bus and while kids were getting off, they noticed he had passed out,” Alazawi said. His friend, a fellow sixth grader, had regained consciousness by the time paramedics arrived. […]

  • Thousands remain without power, possibly rethinking Thanksgiving dinner plans

    MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) — Thousands of Northeast Ohioans are in the dark heading into Thanksgiving. High winds took down trees and power lines all across the area; over 9,000 FirstEnergy customers remain without power Wednesday night. Now, many people are rethinking their Thanksgiving day plans. Carol Gregory’s power went out early Wednesday afternoon. “It’s terrible; it’s terrible,” she said. “I knew there was a wind storm coming, but I didn’t think twice about it. You see, I have all […]

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