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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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    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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    E-15 is a less expensive gasoline — but should you use it?

    HIGH  POINT, N.C. — You’ve probably noticed more gas stations offering E-15, a gasoline mixture made with 15 percent ethanol. E-15 can be less expensive than the cheapest regular unleaded, but should you use it? Mechanics at Smith Automotive in Greensboro say use caution. Lindsey Carson told us, “2000 and older should stick to e10 or even pure gas.” The government approved E-15 for use in vehicle models 2001 and older. Mechanics warn, though, that initial savings at the pump […]

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    Questions about how often power poles are inspected in the Piedmont Triad

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — In a Greensboro parking lot, a power pole came crashing down on the roof of the minivan Pamela Herndon was sitting in. Herndon says, “I was scared. I was terrified.” Someone saw what happened and called 911. Emergency crews arrived on the scene but they couldn’t do much because of the power lines. The Guilford Metro 911 report obtained by FOX8 shows it took the response team from Duke Energy 30 minutes to arrive. Herndon was okay, […]

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    Paint Can nail polish put to the Deal or Dud test

    FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts the Paint Can nail polish to the Deal or Dud test.

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    Greensboro woman warns about problems with general contractor

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — We all know renovating a home can be stressful, but Elizabeth Turner says her experience was not the norm. Turner hired a general contractor, Bruce Sawyers with Carolina Renovators, to remodel her Greensboro home. It was a $50,000 job. Turner says Sawyers told her he hired a structural engineer and licensed plumbers and electricians. Turner told FOX8 she discovered that wasn’t true. She also found that Sawyers is not licensed as a general contractor in North Carolina. […]

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    Gotham Steel pan put to the Deal or Dud test

    FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts the Gotham Steel pan to the Deal or Dud test.

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    NC veterans hoping to reunite with war dogs put up for adoption

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – These are the soldiers who go before all the rest checking for bombs. Soldiers work with Tactical Explosive Detection Dogs known as TEDDs. Army Specialist Adam Wopat and his TEDD named Heijn did their job well in Afghanistan. Wopat told us he “was probably about five feet away and all I remember is picking myself up off the ground.” He was knocked unconscious but was okay. So was Heijn. It was an experience that formed a war-zone […]

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    BoomStick put to the Deal or Dud test

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

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    WubbleX put to the Deal or Dud test

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

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    Local students earn microscholarships through online program

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A local 11th grader has earned thousands of dollars in college scholarship money for doing things he would have already done. Jaire Clarida told FOX8, “If I get an A in a course, I might get a thousand dollars for college. If I get a B, a couple hundred dollars.” Clarida is a student at the Middle College at GTCC. He signed up for a program online at Raise.me. It’s sponsored by some major organizations like […]

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    Police charge local estate sale planner following complaints

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Police charged Christian Michael Cassell with two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense, one felony count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense and two counts of larceny. Cassell operates Triad Estate Sales also known as Two Gentlemen Estate Sales. Three families say they hired Cassell to sell their items in an estate sale, but instead, they allege he wrote them bad checks and stole property from their homes. The High Point Police Department […]

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