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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.


Recent Articles
  • Greensboro woman victim of mistaken identity in debt collection case

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — When Kim Kelly got a phone call from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, she expected the worst. Kelly said, “I thought one of my boys had been in a wreck and I had to brace myself and I asked him what’s going on? He said I have a civil summons to serve you.” It was a civil summons from a law firm in eastern North Carolina telling her she owed taxes in Pender County, but she wasn’t […]

  • Eggtastic put to the Deal or Dud test

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

  • Local hospitals report heart attack treatment times

    SANDY RIDGE, N.C. — Leading a full life in Sandy Ridge, Varnie Boyd enjoys traveling to beach music festivals, but that wasn’t the case on Feb. 17, 2012. He called 911 when he felt something strange in his chest. The emergency crew took him to Cone Health in Greensboro. Boyd says that’s what saved his life. He told FOX8, “The doctor came in and called me the miracle man. He said that I was lucky to be here.” Dr. Michael […]

  • Paint Handy put to the Deal or Dud test

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

  • Mighty Blaster put to the Deal or Dud test

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

  • Veteran complains about cancelled appointments at VA clinic

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Richard Manthe served in the U.S. Air Force. He says, “I just felt that was my obligation.” But as a veteran, he says the system set up to care for him failed. He told FOX8, “I’m being mistreated. I feel disrespected.” Manthe says he was trying to see a doctor at the VA Community-based Outpatient Clinic in Winston-Salem, but his initial appointment was cancelled and rescheduled four times in less than three months. He called to ask […]

  • 2-in-1 Ice Cream Maker put to the Deal or Dud test

    FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter put the 2-in-1 Ice Cream Maker to the Deal or Dud test.

  • Problems with mobile mechanic in the Piedmont

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sheila and Mary Greene paid Jack Still, doing business as S and S Auto Solutions, $2,600 to repair their car. They paid him upfront and in full, but they say he didn’t do the work. Still is a mobile mechanic who advertised on Craigslist. His ad says, “No money accepted until the job is done.” Sheila Greene tells FOX8, “He refuses to take our phone calls. He refuses to take responsibility.” And the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office […]

  • Big Vision put to the Deal or Dud test

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

  • Condemned Reidsville home remains an eyesore, neighbor fights back

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — It’s a historic neighborhood where you need permission to simply paint your house a new color, but there’s one house in that district that doesn’t even met minimum housing codes in the city of Reidsville. FOX8 first saw the property in April 2014. We recently visited again and it looks the same. The city of Reidsville condemned it in January with an order to demolish the house on Irvin Street. It’s something for which the next door […]

  • State does not give inspection score to tanning salons

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Visit a tanning salon and you may notice something missing: an inspection score from the state. Lori Shelton owns The Tan Line in High Point. She has maintained a tanning salon license with the state for more than a decade. That license is required by North Carolina law and it comes with unannounced inspections. The inspection covers this list of 26 criteria and Lori tells us The Tan Line has always done well, but there’s no […]

  • Balloon Bonanza put to the Deal or Dud test

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

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