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

  • Deal or Dud? Ninja Deep Fryer

    Posted on: 10:45 pm, April 17, 2013, by

    In North Carolina, we love our deep friend delicacies! But, frying at home can be messy and time-consuming. The Ninja...
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  • Deal or Dud? Rabbit TV

    Posted on: 10:42 pm, April 10, 2013, by

    Streaming television on your computer is the “thing” to do these days–and you can bet many companies are trying to...
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  • On Your Side: Ticket fees

    Posted on: 10:48 pm, April 9, 2013, by

    We are lucky to live in an area where there are so many things to do–from concerts, to the theatre–Winston-Salem...
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  • Deal or Dud? Spin & Go Pro

    Posted on: 10:41 pm, April 3, 2013, by

    Mopping the floor can be time-consuming–and then you have to wait for it to dry! The Spin & Go promises...
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  • On Your Side: Roof Problems

    Posted on: 10:25 pm, April 2, 2013, by

    You need a new roof. No one wants to hear those words, but when it’s time to get the job...
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  • Police use confiscated property to make money for schools

    Posted on: 11:13 pm, March 31, 2013, by

    A lot of confiscated property and found items ends up at local police departments. But what do authorities do with...
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  • Deal or Dud? Rollie Eggmaster

    Posted on: 10:47 pm, March 27, 2013, by

    It’s supposed to be the fast, easy, pain-free way to cook eggs! But does the Rollie Eggmaster live up to...
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  • Deal or Dud? Insta Grip

    Posted on: 10:33 pm, March 20, 2013, by , updated on: 10:34pm, March 20, 2013

    Put away the tape! There’s a new way to hang your favorite art–Insta Grip! It promises to hold up virtually...
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  • On Your Side: Investigating Higher Education

    Posted on: 10:40 pm, March 12, 2013, by , updated on: 08:23am, March 13, 2013

    It’s the time of year when high school seniors make big decisions about where to go to college. It’s not...
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  • Deal or Dud? XHose Expandable Garden Hose

    Posted on: 10:54 pm, March 6, 2013, by

    No coiling, no kinking! The X-Hose even promises to expand up to three-times its original length! FOX8 On Your Side...
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  • On Your Side: Watch out for online coupon scams

    Posted on: 9:37 am, March 5, 2013, by

    You can find some great coupon deals online … but the Better Business Bureau warns, not every coupon is what...
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    scams
  • Deal or Dud? Wraptastic

    Posted on: 10:30 pm, February 27, 2013, by

    The Wraptastic promises to save you time in the kitchen by helping you wrap your leftovers. FOX8 On Your Side’s...
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