Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Melissa is so excited to be at FOX 8! She started her career at WTAP-TV in Parkersburg, WV before taking her second step to WYTV ABC 33 in Youngstown . After three years at WYTV, she made her debut on FOX 8 News in the Morning in November of 2006. In late 2009, she decided to spread her wings and fly hundreds of miles east. For the past few years, she was the Morning and Noon Meteorologist for WBZ-TV CBS 4 in Boston. While she embraced and enjoyed her New England experiences along the East Coast, she decided that home is where her heart is! She can’t wait to share some of her experiences (i.e. Lobster Tail Pastries are ‘wicked’ delicious!) So, here she is! She’s back home and back at Cleveland’s Own FOX 8!
Melissa attended Youngstown State University for her Telecommunications degree, as well as Mississippi State University to obtain her Broadcast Meteorology Certification. She also holds the AMS Seal of Approval.
Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, sampling area restaurants, cheering on the Browns, the Cavs, and the Indians, running, and re-energizing with a caffeine-fix from one of her many favorite coffee shops. She says, “Please say ‘hola’ if you see me out and about!”
For a 1996 Mayfield High School Alum, one who believes that the school district is second to none, there has always been one real positive certainty in life. Community has impacted, and will continue to impact, everyday life and decisions made. To this alum, Community is about bringing all people together, when people need us the most. Erin Sipos epitomizes what having pride in community is all about.
Growing up on Lander Road, Erin inherited her volunteerism from her father, her biggest and most important influence in her life, who was heavily involved in community, from parades, to coaching little leagues, to school events, all from the time she was little. Erin’s experience attending Center Elementary School helped her when she became a room parent at Lander Elementary School. Her experience at Mayfield High School will help her as the PTA President of the Mayfield Middle School. Collectively, all of those experiences and her belief and passion in community, helped to initiate the MAC Foundation.
After acting as the Hillcrest Area Lead with Relay for Life, Erin decided to do more for the community by getting involved in what is now known as the MAC Foundation. The MAC Foundation, established in 2018, is a non-profit organization that gives back 100% of its donations to any recipient(s) in the Mayfield Area Communities that has encountered an unexpected hardship. Through donations and fundraisers, the foundation has created an annual scholarship like no other. This scholarship is presented to students with no requirements of GPA or social status resume. The recipients are nominated by teachers, with the primary goal being awarding a student that has more worth than even they may realize. The recipients of the MAC Foundation hardship awards are referred to us by district administration and local law enforcement agencies. Residents can also contact the MAC Foundation directly when financial assistance is needed.
For Erin, who moved back into the Mayfield School District area in 2011, life has come back full circle. She lives in Mayfield Heights with her husband Scott, a Mayfield Village employee for 25 years, 2 sons – one who attends Lander Elementary, and one who attends Mayfield Middle School, and her daughter, a recent Mayfield High School graduate, who just so happened to be the Mayfield Wildcat mascot.
For Erin, community is a key essential in life. For Erin, there is no place like community.