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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    Ratings for North Carolina daycare centers

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — You can learn a lot about a daycare center with a quick search online. North Carolina rates childcare businesses with a star rating system. One star means the daycare meets the minimal licensing requirements and five stars is the highest rating. Childcare centers can earn points based on the program environment for items like sufficient space for activities, the variety of play materials, clean and comfortable play area, the number of staff per child and the […]

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    Battling absences: Several reasons why it’s important to keep your kids in class each day

    Hallways will be bustling with students very soon. In Tuesday’s Mommy Matters, James Cole Jr., United States deputy Secretary of Education, stopped by to talk with FOX8’s Melissa Painter about the issue of school absences. “Parents may not know that missing just two days per month can add up to chronic absenteeism,” he said. He says that chronic absenteeism can lower the educational opportunities for students.

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    Tips for new college students to avoid scams

    In Tuesday’s Mommy Matters, FOX8’s Melissa Painter and Shannon Smith discuss several tips for first-time college students to avoid scams. Beware of these: Student loan forgiveness programs Off-campus rental ads Credit card scams If students have questions, call your parents or talk with a trusted person.

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    Here are several ways to tell if your child is ready to babysit

    In Tuesday’s Mommy Matters, FOX8’s Cindy Farmer and Melissa Painter dicussed several ways to know if your child is ready to begin babysitting their siblings.

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    Slice Right put to the Deal or Dud test

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

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    Teaching your children the importance of reading

    Reading can expose children to places, ideas and people in ways they may have never imaged. In Thursday’s Mommy Matters, FOX8’s Melissa Painter speaks with Robert Beatty, author of New York Times bestseller “Serafina and the Twisted Staff” about his newest book and the importance of making sure your children read.

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    Avoid HVAC repair scams

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — It’s hot and humid. With it being summer, many North Carolinians rely on air conditioning to get us through, but that can put you in a tough position. Some people in the Piedmont Triad who responded to deals advertising HVAC service say they ended up paying more than they expected. That’s why the Better Business Bureau says do your homework. “Watch for some type of bait and switch, said Kevin Hinterberger of the Better Business Bureau. […]

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    Here are several tips to teaching your children manners

    In Thursday’s Mommy Matters, FOX’s Melissa Painter and Cindy Farmer discuss several things that parents should start teaching their children to say at a young age to improve their manners. According to experts, it’s best to begin using respectful terms such as “please” and “thank you” at a young age. Several tips: Be the example Correct politely Be consistent

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    Yeti cooler put to the Deal or Dud test

    Looking for ways to beat the heat? Reaching for a cold drink isn’t always so easy when you’re outside in these temperatures, but this week’s Deal or Dud product promises to help. The Yeti Hopper cooler promises to bring the convenience of a tote with function of a cooler. FOX8 On Your Side’s Melissa Painter put it to the Deal or Dud test.

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    Being prepared when providing children with an allowance

    In Tuesday’s Mommy Matters, FOX8’s Cindy Farmer, Melissa Painter and Shannon Smith discuss allowance and what amount is the best fit for children. Most experts agree that giving a child an allowance is a good idea, but the earlier the better as kids will develop an appreciation for money and the best way to save it.  

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    Here are a few ways to grill safely

    Grill fire’s are more common than you’d think. In Thursday’s Mommy Matters, John Drengenberg with Underwriters Laboratories stopped by FOX8 to talk grill safety. From proper charcoal and kerosene use to containing grill fires, here’s how you and your family can be prepared.

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    Being prepared on a family road trip

    Traveling with kids can be more stressful than it is relaxing. In Tuesday’ Mommy Matters, FOX8’s Cindy Farmer and Melissa Painter took a look at several ways to be prepared for the long road ahead.


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