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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
  • 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.

  • How to make nonstick cooking pans last longer

    Nonstick pans make cooking easier, but they seem to need replacement a little too often. During the FOX8 Morning News at 9:00, FOX8 On Your Side’s Melissa Painter will show us how to make the pans last longer. Here are her tips: Be careful about cooking on high heat.  The higher temperatures on your stovetop can cause the nonstick coating to crack.  Nonstick cookware is made to be used on low to medium heat.  Do the butter test, heat the pan on medium-high and when the rim is […]

  • Protecting important information on your computer

    Think about all the important information you have stored on your computer including tax records, pictures and home videos. What if your computer died and you lost it all? It happens more than you would think – but there are easy ways to keep those precious items safe. FOX8 On Your Side explains many of the safety nets are even free.

  • Deal or Dud? Ice Cream Magic

    Moms are always looking for fun, new activities for their children–Ice Cream Magic, a personal ice cream maker, is gaining a lot of attention. FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter wanted to know…is it a Deal or Dud?

  • On Your Side: Save with Your Smartphone

    Remember when you used your phone to make phone calls? These days smartphones help us do just about anything–even make money! FOX8 On Your Side found one app that pays you to shop (really!)!


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