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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.

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    FOX8 On Your Side: 15 texting acronyms every parent should know

    Some things haven’t changed much. Teenagers still love getting together at the shopping mall. But the way they communicate? Fifty years ago, the idea of texting from a mobile phone would seem like science fiction. Now it’s all most teenagers do. FOX8 On Your Side asked teenagers what kind of texts they send. One teenager said, “I don’t use punctuation when I text.” Typically, they don’t even spell out the words. They use codes instead. FOX8 On Your Side found […]

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    FOX8 On Your Side investigates per diem pay for state lawmakers

    It’s called per diem. It’s lingo meaning a daily allowance for expenses. Most businesses provide it to their employees during travel and you as a taxpayer provide it to members of the General Assembly. $2,038,991. That’s how much you paid North Carolina’s legislators last year for meals and lodging. It’s a law. General statue 120-3.1 says members shall be paid for subsistence while in session. It’s $104 dollars a day. They get a check every Thursday. That’s in addition to […]

  • Protect your baby monitor from being hacked

    It’s happened all over the country. You hear a voice in your house and you don’t know who it is. Only to discover, it’s coming from the baby monitor. How do computer hackers break in and take control? Giovanni Masucci is a digital forensic examiner.  He’s the guy law enforcement hires when they need to track down a computer hacker. FOX8 On Your Side asked him to hack into a family’s baby monitor system. Of course, we asked their permission […]

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    Websites dedicated to freebies

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The word “free” has always had a nice ring to it. FOX8 On Your Side’s Melissa Painter has some websites that are all about free stuff. Consumer Reports said these are their favorites: is great for personal care items. has an excellent free on your birthday section.  has a variety of offers. Follow @hunt4freebies on Twitter to see their very latest offers. is great for beauty products. Remember these websites want to market […]

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    FOX8 On Your Side investigates the NC foster care system

    A FOX8 On Your Side investigation found that North Carolina rejects funding that would put more children with relatives instead of placing them in foster homes. Melissa Painter spoke with one grandmother whose grandchildren were in foster care for months before being adopted outside the family. Now, she has no idea where they are located. Find out more in our FOX8 On Your Side investigation.

  • FOX8 On Your Side investigates the financing of nursing homes

    Some of the lowest-rated nursing homes in our state are located right here in the Piedmont. And they receive millions of your tax dollars to stay in business. So why do the feds keep  pouring your money into these nursing homes? And what can be done to change it? Find out in our FOX8 On Your Side investigation.

  • Squishy Sand put to the Deal or Dud test

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

  • Court reporters turning to the private sector

    The North Carolina government is looking to hire in a certain industry. The problem is there aren’t enough applicants. FOX8 On Your Side’s Melissa Painter explains why court reporters are turning to the private sector.

  • 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.


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