Melissa Painter

Anchor/ Consumer Reporter

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

  • Winston-Salem man’s dream car turns into a nightmare

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, July 23, 2013, by , updated on: 11:07pm, July 23, 2013

    A car is a major investment, one that you hope will last, at least, in the short-term. Curtis Liscomb thought...
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  • The brains behind avoiding long lines at Walt Disney World

    Posted on: 11:46 am, July 2, 2013, by and , updated on: 10:27pm, July 2, 2013

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Are you considering a trip to Walt Disney World? Then we have two words for you: Touring...
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  • Scam alert: Discount travel clubs

    Posted on: 9:59 pm, May 19, 2013, by

    Summer travel season is almost here and we’re all looking for a good deal, but be careful. FOX8’s Melissa Painter...
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  • Deal or Dud? The Air Curler

    Posted on: 10:23 pm, May 15, 2013, by

    Bouncy, glamorous curls–ladies want them, but how can they get them? The Air Curler promises to dry and curl your...
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  • On Your Side: Buying sunscreen

    Posted on: 8:30 am, May 14, 2013, by and , updated on: 09:45am, May 14, 2013

    Beach season is only a few weeks away and that means it’s time to stock up on sunscreen! Recently, the...
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  • Deal or Dud? Bake a Bone

    Posted on: 9:53 pm, May 9, 2013, by

    You may check out the ingredients in your own food, but what about your dog’s food? Pick-up a box of...
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  • On Your Side: Online Survey Scam

    Posted on: 10:23 pm, May 7, 2013, by

    Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars to mystery shopper scams. FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter...
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  • How to make nonstick cooking pans last longer

    Posted on: 8:06 am, May 7, 2013, by and , updated on: 10:44am, May 7, 2013

    Nonstick pans make cooking easier, but they seem to need replacement a little too often. During the FOX8 Morning News at 9:00, FOX8...
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  • Protecting important information on your computer

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, May 5, 2013, by

    Think about all the important information you have stored on your computer including tax records, pictures and home videos. What...
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  • Deal or Dud? Ice Cream Magic

    Posted on: 10:37 pm, May 2, 2013, by

    Moms are always looking for fun, new activities for their children–Ice Cream Magic, a personal ice cream maker, is gaining...
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  • On Your Side: Save with Your Smartphone

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, April 26, 2013, by , updated on: 11:00pm, April 26, 2013

    Remember when you used your phone to make phone calls? These days smartphones help us do just about anything–even make...
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  • Deal or Dud? Shark Sonic Duo

    Posted on: 10:43 pm, April 24, 2013, by

    New technology aims to improve our lives in so many ways–even in the way you clean your floors! FOX8 On...
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