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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

    In North Carolina, we love our deep friend delicacies! But, frying at home can be messy and time-consuming. The Ninja Professional Deep Fryer promises to make frying at home easy when it comes to making your favorite treats! FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts the Ninja Deep Fryer to the Deal or Dud test!

  • Deal or Dud? Rabbit TV

    Streaming television on your computer is the “thing” to do these days–and you can bet many companies are trying to make money off of it. Rabbit TV claims to turn your computer into complete entertainment center! But does it measure up? FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts it to the Deal or Dud test.

  • On Your Side: Ticket fees

    We are lucky to live in an area where there are so many things to do–from concerts, to the theatre–Winston-Salem and Greensboro offer something for everyone! But, don’t get stuck paying more than you have to for tickets! FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter explains how to save on tickets to your favorite events.

  • Deal or Dud? Spin & Go Pro

    Mopping the floor can be time-consuming–and then you have to wait for it to dry! The Spin & Go promises to make the daunting chore of mopping easier without getting your hands dirty. FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts the Spin & Go Pro to the Deal or Dud Test.    

  • On Your Side: Roof Problems

    You need a new roof. No one wants to hear those words, but when it’s time to get the job done, be careful who you hire. FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter explains what to watch out for.  

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    Police use confiscated property to make money for schools

    A lot of confiscated property and found items ends up at local police departments. But what do authorities do with these bikes, mopeds and electronics? FOX8’s Melissa Painter explains in this edition of “On Your Side.”

  • Deal or Dud? Rollie Eggmaster

    It’s supposed to be the fast, easy, pain-free way to cook eggs! But does the Rollie Eggmaster live up to its claim? FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts it to the Deal or Dud Test!

  • Deal or Dud? Insta Grip

    Put away the tape! There’s a new way to hang your favorite art–Insta Grip! It promises to hold up virtually anything. FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts that claim to the Deal or Dud test.

  • On Your Side: Investigating Higher Education

    It’s the time of year when high school seniors make big decisions about where to go to college. It’s not just about a pretty campus and good professors–there are plenty of other factors parents and students should consider before sending in that tuition check. FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter tells us about an easy way to investigate high education. To see how your school ranks, use the College Scorecard on whitehouse.gov.

  • Deal or Dud? XHose Expandable Garden Hose

    No coiling, no kinking! The X-Hose even promises to expand up to three-times its original length! FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts those claims to the Deal or Dud test.

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    On Your Side: Watch out for online coupon scams

    You can find some great coupon deals online … but the Better Business Bureau warns, not every coupon is what it appears to be! There are scam coupons out there and here’s how it works: You click a link for the offer. The website may look official, and it may use the logo of a familiar brand. But then you are asked to enter your email address and telephone number, promising that your coupon will be sent to you, and […]

  • Deal or Dud? Wraptastic

    The Wraptastic promises to save you time in the kitchen by helping you wrap your leftovers. FOX8 On Your Side’s Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts the Wraptastic to the Deal or Dud test!