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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
  • 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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    The brains behind avoiding long lines at Walt Disney World

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Are you considering a trip to Walt Disney World? Then we have two words for you: Touring Plans. The average family spends over $2,000 on a trip to Walt Disney World. Touring Plans and the mobile app Lines are tools designed to help you spend less time waiting in line for attractions. Touring Plans offers custom touring plans that will provide you the most efficient order to see the attractions. The Lines app provides the latest attraction […]

  • Scam alert: Discount travel clubs

    Summer travel season is almost here and we’re all looking for a good deal, but be careful. FOX8’s Melissa Painter explains that sometimes what seems like a money saver could cost you in the end.

  • Deal or Dud? The Air Curler

    Bouncy, glamorous curls–ladies want them, but how can they get them? The Air Curler promises to dry and curl your hair in one fast step, but does it pass the Deal or Dud test?

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    On Your Side: Buying sunscreen

    Beach season is only a few weeks away and that means it’s time to stock up on sunscreen! Recently, the FDA ruled that manufacturers can no longer use terms like sunblock or waterproof because they’re misleading. On Tuesday during the FOX8 Morning News at 9:00, FOX8 On Your Side’s Melissa Painter is joining us to explain the changes you may notice on those sunscreen labels. Here’s what she says you should check before you buy: Low SPF products now come with a warning.  Anything under 15 does […]

  • Deal or Dud? Bake a Bone

    You may check out the ingredients in your own food, but what about your dog’s food? Pick-up a box of treats and you’ll find all sorts of hard to pronounce things in that list of ingredients. But now there’s a fun way to make dog treats at home! FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts Bake a Bone to the Deal or Dud test!

  • On Your Side: Online Survey Scam

    Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars to mystery shopper scams. FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter found that criminals are putting a new twist on an old scam. She explains what you can do to protect yourself.


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