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

  • On Your Side: Problems with donations for schools

    Posted on: 11:18 pm, February 26, 2013, by , updated on: 11:26pm, February 26, 2013

    In the last three years, the Better Business Bureau has received 53 complaints against Victory Sports-a marketing company selling advertising...
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  • FOX8 On Your Side: How to take a better photo with your smartphone

    Posted on: 11:01 pm, February 21, 2013, by

    Did you remember to bring your camera? Chances are, it’s built into your phone. These days most of us use...
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  • Deal or Dud? Wax Vac

    Posted on: 10:49 pm, February 20, 2013, by

    Doctor’s say using q-tips to clean your ears can cause permanent damage. So what are you supposed to use? The...
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  • FOX8 On Your Side: North Carolina Rural Center helps small communities

    Posted on: 8:41 pm, February 15, 2013, by , updated on: 10:35pm, February 15, 2013

    300,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost across North Carolina, many of them in rural communities. FOX8 On Your Side Consumer...
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  • Deal or Dud? Grip Go

    Posted on: 11:01 pm, February 13, 2013, by

    Always looking for a place to put your phone when you’re in the car? Grip Go promises to give you...
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  • FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Alert: Omega Meats

    Posted on: 10:12 pm, February 11, 2013, by

    Meat is one of the most expensive items on a family’s grocery list. That’s why many residents in the Piedmont...
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  • Deal or Dud: Mr. Lid

    Posted on: 10:23 pm, February 6, 2013, by

    Do you have a drawer full of plasticware that’s missing half the lids? Mr. Lid promises to solve that problem!...
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  • Deal or Dud? Lint Lizard

    Posted on: 11:06 pm, January 30, 2013, by

    We use our washer and dryer quite frequently, but have you ever had your dryer serviced? Probably not. The Lint...
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  • Deal or Dud? Cafe Cup put to the test

    Posted on: 9:16 pm, January 23, 2013, by

    Manufacturers are making the chore of brewing a cup of coffee easier and easier with single pod coffee makers that...
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  • What medicine labels mean

    Posted on: 5:21 am, January 22, 2013, by , updated on: 10:10am, January 22, 2013

    Companies come up with all sorts of terms to sell their products, but when it comes to over-the-counter medicine — you...
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  • On Your Side: Hidden fees

    Posted on: 8:55 pm, January 21, 2013, by

    Get out one of your bills and look at all the little fees listed! They really add up! So what...
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  • On Your Side: HurryCane

    Posted on: 9:07 pm, January 16, 2013, by , updated on: 09:08pm, January 16, 2013

    These days we try to improve just about anything. Even a cane! The makers of the HurryCane—the “all-terrain cane”—promise this...
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