Melissa Painter pulls double-duty at FOX8. She works to save you time and money as the station’s consumer reporter and also anchors the morning show.

She was raised in Jacksonville, Florida, but claims the Piedmont-Triad as her second home because of her time as a student at Wake Forest University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Before making her way back to North Carolina, Melissa worked as an anchor/reporter at WBBH in Fort Myers, Florida, and at WBKO in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She was also an associate producer at WTVF in Nashville. While Melissa was in college, you may have seen her on Cable 2, the education station for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

Melissa has been nominated for four Emmy awards and won two Associated Press awards.
Melissa has served on the board of directors for the Arts Council of High Point, Open Door Ministries and the High Point Community Foundation.

Melissa lives in High Point with her husband and their two daughters.

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    New children’s book works to tackle bullying

    An adorable new book called “The Donkey with No Name” is working to combat bullying. Author Kimberly Dymond joined FOX8’s Melissa Painter to talk about the importance of informing children of the danger’s of bullying. Learn more in Thursday’s Mommy Matters

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    Circle with Disney device put to the Deal or Dud test

    FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts the Circle with Disney device to the Deal or Dud test.

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    Ways to maximize your time

    Our time is so valuable and sometimes we spend it on unnecessary activities. So, using our time wisely will leave more moments for the most important activities and people. Ways to help maximize time: Use time wisely at work Use technology to connect Come up with new family traditions Learn more in today’s Mommy Matters.

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    What actually happens when you donate your car

    Wanting to help a good cause, a woman is donating her car to a local radio station. She says she doesn’t want to go through the hassle associated with selling her car, but before signing over the title wants to know what happens when you donate your vehicle. To learn more, watch today’s FOX8 On Your Side.

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    Understanding the difference between friendships and cliques

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    Here’s how parents can help prevent procrastination in children

    While many of us are guilty of putting things off, it seems like children are even more sustainable to procrastinating. As parents, we know it can be exhausting to get your kids to do a task. Here are a few tips: Trick your brain – change your way of thinking Get comfortable with mistakes Think small Homework timeline

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    Air Fryer put to the Deal or Dud test

    FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts the Philips Air Fryer to the Deal or Dud test.

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    Deal or Dud: The Sumo Air Lounger

    Lugging that big lawn chair around to an outdoor festival or maybe you have a college student who needs a dorm room futon? The Sumo Air Lounger may be just the right piece of furniture for you! Melissa Painter puts it to the Deal or Dud test.

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    Fizzics put to the Deal or Dud test

    FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts Fizzics to the Deal or Dud test.

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    Retired officer who was robbed lends advice

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A retired police officer was robbed at gunpoint and his car taken. About a week later, his car was found after a suspect used it to rob a bank. The catch? Tom Wooding had to pay $1,469 in fees from the tow company. His advice? Don’t give up and access the situation. “Suppose it was somebody that didn’t have the means that I had and the car was their only lifeline to getting around,” he said. Hear […]

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    Tips to best prepare your kids for school in the morning

    Getting your children up and ready for school can be tough for a lot of us. Luckily, FOX8’s Cindy Farmer and Melissa Painter has several tips to help: Use the issue to problem-solve Establish an earlier bedtime Create a regular routine Establish healthy habits

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    Ratings for North Carolina daycare centers

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — You can learn a lot about a daycare center with a quick search online. North Carolina rates childcare businesses with a star rating system. One star means the daycare meets the minimal licensing requirements and five stars is the highest rating. Childcare centers can earn points based on the program environment for items like sufficient space for activities, the variety of play materials, clean and comfortable play area, the number of staff per child and the […]