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
  • 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 […]

  • Group remodeling home robbed at gunpoint and assaulted in Cleveland, police say

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland Police are investigating after a group of men remodeling a house were held at gunpoint in broad daylight. Ryan Werner of Brook Park said they were remodeling a house on Shaefer Avenue in Cleveland on Monday when they were assaulted and robbed. “A couple came up and they both pulled guns out,” said Werner. Police said a man and a woman wearing hoodies forced the group inside. “They pointed guns at me and my boss and told […]

  • Man accused of pulling down female student’s clothes on Kent State campus

    KENT, Ohio– A safety notification was sent to the Kent Campus on Tuesday following an alleged assault involving one of the university’s students. At around 10 a.m Tuesday, a female student was walking on the west side of the fitness track near DeWeese Health Center, when a man walked up to her and “pulled her lower garments down,” Kent State said. The student fell during the incident, suffering minor scrapes and abrasions. The man ran off. Tuesday afternoon, Kent State […]

  • Solon police: 12-year-old girl carrying knife arrested after stealing, crashing car

    SOLON, Ohio — Solon police are investigating after a 12-year-old Moreland Hills girl allegedly stole a car and crashed it last Saturday. The incident occurred at the intersection of Som Center Road and Cromwell Drive around 12:32 a.m. When officers arrived on scene the vehicle was found empty. While police checked the area, officers found the girl walking in the 32000 block of North Roundhead Drive.  When they turned to approach her, the girl walked up to a home and […]

  • Deputies rescue suicidal man from overpass ledge in Huron

    HURON, Ohio — Deputy body cameras were rolling as a suicidal man clung to the ledge of an overpass in Huron Wednesday night. According to Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Gillespie, the man was standing on the ledge of the Rye Beach Road overpass over State Route 2. The man was holding onto the fence with one finger. Deputies and officers tried to negotiate with him for twenty minutes, but it was Gillespie who eventually earned his trust. “I talked to […]

  • Safety bike ride with police held in east side Cleveland neighborhood after reports of another masked burglar

    CLEVELAND — Community members took to the streets to send a strong message to a masked man who is terrorizing one east side Cleveland neighborhood. “Our children need a safe place to walk to school, a safe place to walk in the playground. Our neighbors should not be fearful of their lives in our community,” said Ward 2 Councilman Kevin Bishop. Bishop, local clergy, local business owners and Cleveland police met Thursday night at the corner of East 131st Street and […]

  • Akron church to air conditioning thieves: ‘It’s hot where you’re going’

    AKRON, Ohio– Someone stole the air conditioning unit from Akron Alliance Fellowship Church about three weeks ago, according to Pastor Gus Brown. It was a loss of $3,500 for the church that sits on Diagonal Road in Akron. “It was a brand new unit that we had just put in. We hadn’t even made the first payment on it yet, it had only been in a few days,” Brown said. The church immediately called Akron police. “They cut the wires […]

  • 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, […]

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