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
  • Family speaks out ahead of 16-year-old shooting victim’s funeral

    LORAIN, Ohio — The family of a Lorain teen shooting victim will bury the 16-year-old boy Thursday morning. “He was our world. It’s so hard to lose him and it still seems unreal to this day,” said Nicole Cromer, aunt. It’s been almost one week since 16-year-old Eduardo Aaron Vasquez of Lorain was shot to death while hanging out with friends in the 500 block of Washington Avenue. Cromer still has so many questions. “We want to know why it […]

  • 79-year-old Garfield Heights woman sentenced to jail time for feeding stray cats

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio– Nancy Segula lives on Havana Road in Garfield Heights and a couple years ago, the cats started showing up on her back porch. “It began in 2017 with me feeding stray kitties. I used to have a neighbor that had a couple cats and he moved away so he left them,” Segula said. “I would always feed them and care for them because I was worried about them and I’m a cat lover. Once my neighbors got […]

  • Officials warn of toxic algae bloom in Springfield Lake

    SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio —  There were plenty of people fishing along the Springfield Lake in Springfield Township Friday night, but a layer of film on the lake has prompted the Summit County Health Department to issue a warning about toxic algae bloom. “I’m trying to be safer about it, because I know about it and they’ve been advertising to stay out of the water, not to swim,” said Sally Cooper, of Akron. “It kind of looks like chocolate milk,” added […]

  • Cleveland police search for vandal who damaged Soldiers & Sailors Monument

    CLEVELAND — Authorities are searching for a vandal who damaged a military monument in downtown Cleveland. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument was vandalized in Public Square Wednesday night around 5:50 p.m. Employees made the discovery first thing Thursday morning. Surveillance video shows three people walking around the monument and then one of them climbing the artillery statue, knocking off a piece of the cannon in the process. The piece was recovered and detectives from the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department are investigating. The […]

  • Ride to rally: Bike community protesting hit-skip driver that injured cyclist

    LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio — Members of the bike community will once again ride to rally behind a bicyclist that was hurt back on May 15. “We just want to show the judge and the jury and anyone with decision making power that these incidents affect real people and real families,” said organizer Mike Sofka. At least 80 cyclists plan to meet Thursday morning and then ride to the Lorain County Common Pleas Court. The woman charged in the hit-skip, 21-year-old […]

  • Wrong-way driver detection device tested on Ohio highway

    CLEVELAND– It’s been almost a year since Rob Hegedus of West Park was hit by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 480. “It’s been hell. Now I am in the habit of living on the first floor. I still don’t sleep in my bed,” Hegedus said. The crash was recorded by a camera on the helmet of a fellow motorcycle rider. Hegedus suffered multiple broken bones in all four of his major limbs. “I am definitely glad they are putting a […]

  • Van Aken District moves closer to allowing open container

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio– Excitement is in the air in the Van Aken District in Shaker Heights. On Monday night, Shaker Heights City Council voted unanimously to approve an outdoor refreshment area in the district. “I think it adds a whole element to the district. We already have the best of local and regional retail shops. Now you can stroll the streets with an alcoholic beverage, attend an event, listen to live music, all with a beverage in hand,” said Jason […]

  • From Cleveland to Chicago in 28 minutes: Hyperloop is closer to reality

    CLEVELAND– The idea of getting from Cleveland to Chicago in less than 30 minutes is no longer a dream. “The Great Lakes Hyper-Loop System is very much a reality. We are in the final stages of our feasibility study,” said Danielle Render, Dir. of External Engagement & Public Affairs with the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, also known as NOACA. The hyperloop would allow people to travel from Cleveland to Chicago in just 28 minutes. Passengers would sit in pods […]

  • High hopes = high demand for Cleveland Browns tickets

    CLEVELAND– It’s an understatement to say that Browns fans have high hopes for the 2019 season. So high, in fact, that home game tickets are the hottest Cleveland has ever seen. “It’s been going non-stop since 10 a.m. when the tickets went on sale until now. We’ve seen a 400 percent increase from last year at this time,” said Anthony Klang with Amazing Tickets. Klang said pre-sale, single game tickets sold out in seconds Monday morning. When the team released […]

  • Mom, son looking to thank generous stranger who gave them free All-Star Game tickets

    PARMA, Ohio — When thousands of people converged on All-Star Plaza Tuesday night, many in the crowd did not have a ticket for the All-Star Game.  Holly Synk of Parma and her son, Dylan, were among them until someone gave them a gift they’ll never forget. “We were just sitting in the grass when a guy came up to us and asked if we were going to the game. We said no. And then he walked us up to the gate […]

  • Family mourns the loss of Joseph Bergant II, former superintendent of Chardon schools

    CHARDON, Ohio — The children of Joseph Bergant II are remembering their father as a protector and a leader. “When I was little, I remember him telling me scary things and to make me smart and street-smart and strong,” said his daughter, Erin Bergant Harrod. The former superintendent of Chardon Schools passed away at 62-years-old, surrounded by his family at his home in Chardon. “I think that’s what he did for the schools.  He wanted to protect people, teach them, […]

  • Maui Sands resort condemned after reports of break-ins, vandalism

    PERKINS TOWNSHIP, Ohio– It is the gateway to Sandusky. The Maui Sands resort stands at Route 2 and Milan Road in Perkins Township. “In March of this year, we were notified by the owners of Maui Sands that it would be closing for demolition and renovation,” said Paul Ricci, director of community development for Perkins Township. But according to Ricci, the resort’s owners, Vintro Hotels and Resorts, never turned in a demolition plan. Instead, they turned off all the utilities. […]

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