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Contact: Melissa.Painter@wghp.com

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 weekend newscasts.

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 two Emmy awards and won two Associated Press awards for reporting.

Melissa volunteers with Communities in Schools by visiting Allen Jay Elementary School once a week. Melissa also serves on the board of directors for the Arts Council of High Point and Open Door Ministries.

Melissa lives in High Point with her husband, Adrian.


Recent Articles
  • New regulations for water heaters

    Need to replace your water heater? Starting April 16, it’ll cost a lot more. FOX8 On Your Side’s Melissa Painter explains why.

  • Conair 3-in-1 put to the Deal or Dud test

    FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts the Conair 3-in-1 to the Deal or Dud test.

  • FOX8 investigates problem with package delivery in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Police officers tell us not to leave expensive packages sitting on our doorsteps; instead arrange to pick them up at the local shipping facility. That’s what one Davidson County woman did, but she never got her package. FOX8 On Your Side’s Melissa Painter helped her find out why.

  • Eggstractor put to the Deal or Dud test

    FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter put the Eggstractor to the Deal or Dud test.

  • Response to FOX8 On Your Side helmet hazards investigation

    Football helmets are getting a lot of attention lately as more research is being done on what can and cannot prevent concussions. Recently, FOX8 On Your Side’s Melissa Painter told you about local high schools that are using poorly-rated helmets. And after our story aired, we got a lot of feedback. Melissa tells us what some of you and other coaches had to say to her.

  • Clever Grip put to the Deal or Dud test

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

  • Color-Glide Pro put to the Deal or Dud test

    FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts Color-Glide Pro to the Deal or Dud test.

  • FOX8 On Your Side investigates helmet hazards

    They’re designed to protect football players. Like your car, your crib and your child’s booster seats, football helmets have safety ratings. FOX8 investigates the helmets used by local schools — and found something unexpected in the State Champs’ locker room. For more information, click here.

  • FOX8 investigation: How to lower your vehicle tax

    FOX8 On Your Side’s Melissa Painter investigates how to save money on your vehicle tax. Are you giving the government too much of your hard-earned money? If your car is overvalued, you are.

  • FOX8 investigation: How some convicted sex offenders just disappear

    FOX8 On Your Side’s Melissa Painter investigates how some convicted sex offenders can just disappear. Who are they? And where are they? Learn about the loophole that may be letting some criminals slip through the system.

  • Amish polish put to the Deal or Dud test

    FOX8 On  Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts Amish Secret Handmade Polish to the Deal or Dud test.

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    Winston-Salem man’s dream car turns into a nightmare

    A car is a major investment, one that you hope will last, at least, in the short-term. Curtis Liscomb thought he was buying his dream car, a Ford Mustang, and ended up with a nightmare. Liscomb fell in love with his 2006 Mustang when he saw it at Frank Myers Automaxx in Winston-Salem and bought it for around $21,000. He says the car looked and sounded great. “I loved it I got plenty of compliments on it,” he said. He […]

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