MELISSA PAINTER_BIO

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.


Recent Articles
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    Trampoline park injuries

    Luke was really excited to visit a local trampoline park, but that excitement quickly faded. A worker gave him the OK to jump and when he did, the airbag was not inflated properly and Luke fell down to the cement floor, injuring his back and causing a concussion. He’s doing better but is fortunate because of the way he landed. FOX8 On Your Side wondered how often these injuries happen. The Consumer Product and Safety Commission said in 2015, there were […]

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    WOW! Long Lasting Lip Color put to the Deal or Dud test

    Putting on makeup is a long and tedious process, but one that deserves to be done to perfection. Well, the WOW! Long Lasting Lip Color is designed to keep your lip color showing longer. FOX On Your Side Consumers reporter Melissa Painter puts the item to the Deal or Dud test. Is it a deal or a dud? Find out in today’s segment.

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    Complaints filed against grill company in Asheboro leads to larger investigation

    Southern BBQ Pits is an Asheboro grill business that has an F rating, according to the Better Business Bureau. They’ve gotten 14 complaints from customers who have paid the owner, Willie Freeman, hundreds of dollars but say they didn’t get the custom smokers they ordered. Now, people from all over the country are saying they ordered a grill from Freeman and haven’t received their product. Learn more in today’s FOX On Your Side.

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    Woman warning others about medical training company

    Jalessa Whitmore already works in health care but wanted to expand her options. “I wanted to be able to do something different outside of what I`m already doing so I figured that would be a quick program I could do outside of work,” she said. So, she signed up for an EKG and phlebotomy technician class with Brite-Sun Health Training. The company also does business as Carolina Allied Health Training. In total, the class was $1,500. Just one day before class was […]

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    Easy-to-use DMV website

      What comes to mind when you think of the DMV? Probably long lines; and North Carolina officials know people don’t want to stand in line. That’s why our state developed an easy-to-use website. Now what could take a long time can only take a few minutes — such as renewing your license and registration. And a lot of people are using it. Since 2015, more than 600,000 people and other businesses are taking advantage of the website.   Learn more […]

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    FixnZip put to the Deal or Dud test

    Do you have a jacket with a broken zipper? Well, the FixnZip is designed to help you fix your old zippers! But, does the invention actually work? FOX On Your Side Consumers reporter Melissa Painter puts the FixnZip to the Deal or Dud test. Is it a deal or a dud? Find out in today’s segment.

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    Mother warns other parents of potential pornography on Pinterest

    Pinterest is a popular website that is basically a digital inspiration to many people. But for one mother, it has become a nightmare. Amy Arnold is upset after Pinterest exposed her children to pornography. She says someone hacked into her account and posted a pornographic photo. “I tried to get on to delete it and it immediately blocked me out of my Pinterest,” she said. She then attempted to contact the company, but they failed to return her calls. Amy, […]

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    The safest way to perform CPR in an urgent situation

    Do you know how to perform CPR? Here’s a quick lesson from the American Red Cross: Check the scene and the person. Make sure the scene is safe, then tap the person on the shoulder and shout “Are you OK?” to ensure that the person needs help. Call 911 for assistance. If it’s evident that the person needs help, call (or ask a bystander to call) 911, then send someone to get an AED. (If an AED is unavailable, or […]

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    How to save a choking victim

    How to save a life: This week, FOX8 is focusing on what you need to know to act in an emergency. One of those emergencies is choking — a leading cause of injury death for children and the elderly. FOX8’s Melissa Painter has a few simple steps that can make the difference between life and death.

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    How to correctly extinguish a fire

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Don’t make a deadly mistake. High Point Fire Inspector Bill Bump tells FOX8 you should never use water to extinguish a grease fire. Instead, turn off the burner and put a lid on the pan to cut off the air supply. What about a fire extinguisher? Every home should have one, but do you know how to use it? Follow this simple acronym: PASS. Pull the pin, aim at the base of the fire, squeeze the […]

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    Using correct post-election etiquette while around the dinner table

    The presidential election has been tough for candidates, voters and kids. As people are getting over the election highs and lows, here are several tips to help enjoy dinner and put the election results aside: Be a good winner Don’t be a sore loser Avoid war of words Be respectful and listen

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    Buying your children safe Holiday toys

    About 250 people are hurt each day during the Holiday season and a lot of those injuries are our kids playing with their new toys. When shopping for toys be sure to shop at a store you trust, pay attention to the age recommendation on a toy’s box and be sure to read the warning label.