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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 morning show.

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 four Emmy awards and won two Associated Press awards.
Melissa has served on the board of directors for the Arts Council of High Point, Open Door Ministries and the High Point Community Foundation.

Melissa lives in High Point with her husband and their two daughters.


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    Mother warns other parents of potential pornography on Pinterest

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    The safest way to perform CPR in an urgent situation

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    How to save a choking victim

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    How to correctly extinguish a fire

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    Trendy gifts for the holiday season

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    Hickies put to the Deal or Dud test

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    New children’s book works to tackle bullying

    An adorable new book called “The Donkey with No Name” is working to combat bullying. Author Kimberly Dymond joined FOX8’s Melissa Painter to talk about the importance of informing children of the danger’s of bullying. Learn more in Thursday’s Mommy Matters

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    Circle with Disney device put to the Deal or Dud test

    FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts the Circle with Disney device to the Deal or Dud test.

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    Ways to maximize your time

    Our time is so valuable and sometimes we spend it on unnecessary activities. So, using our time wisely will leave more moments for the most important activities and people. Ways to help maximize time: Use time wisely at work Use technology to connect Come up with new family traditions Learn more in today’s Mommy Matters.