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: Yellow Pages imposters

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, January 9, 2013, by , updated on: 04:42pm, January 10, 2013

    The yellow pages have been around for so long that the name has become like Kleenex or Xerox. Some are...
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  • FOX8 On Your Side: Spam text messages

    Posted on: 5:25 pm, December 27, 2012, by

    “Smishing” is the term given to phishing for information with text messages, and it is becoming a growing issue.  You’ve...
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  • Live Deal of Dud: Ninja Kitchen System

    Posted on: 8:14 am, December 11, 2012, by , updated on: 11:37am, December 11, 2012

    The Ninja Kitchen System promises to simplify your life in the kitchen.  It’s a device that claims to be an...
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  • Inspired Living: Blankets for the homeless

    Posted on: 5:55 pm, November 26, 2012, by , updated on: 06:00pm, November 26, 2012

    An 8-year-old from Reidsville found inspiration in the most unlikely of places and it set the wheels in motion for...
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  • Black Friday Psychology

    Posted on: 8:41 pm, November 20, 2012, by

    Millions of Americans flock to stores every year during the holiday season to shop for gifts for their loved ones....
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  • Pet insurance: Is it worth it?

    Posted on: 11:06 pm, November 15, 2012, by

    As much as we love our pet, caring for them is expensive. But it’s caused many pet owners to look...
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  • Melissa Painter puts ‘Perfect Tortilla’ to Deal or Dud test

    Posted on: 9:50 pm, November 12, 2012, by

    Can today’s $10 Deal or Dud product make your family’s dinner a little healthier? The “Perfect Tortilla” promises to turn...
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    Melissa Painter puts 'Perfect Tortilla' to Deal or Dud test (WGHP)
  • Deal or Dud: Strutz

    Posted on: 11:23 pm, November 8, 2012, by

    Does a long day at work end with achy feet? It’s a common complaint, but there is not much we...
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    Deal or Dud: Strutz
  • Deal or Dud: Go Jo Hands-free

    Posted on: 6:49 pm, October 31, 2012, by

    Bluetooth works great — it lets you talk on your cell phone hands free. Some earpieces can be a little...
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    Go Jo
  • How to claim money in NC’s unclaimed property fund

    Posted on: 4:04 pm, October 24, 2012, by , updated on: 08:27pm, October 25, 2012

    According to North Carolina’s State Treasurer Janet Cowell, nearly one million people in North Carolina have money waiting for them...
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  • Deal or Dud: Clear Cast Antenna

    Posted on: 11:07 pm, October 4, 2012, by , updated on: 02:11pm, October 5, 2012

    Thinking about cutting the cord — the cable cord? Cable bills take up a significant portion of some families monthly...
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    Clear cast
  • On Your Side: Zeal Solutions

    Posted on: 10:45 pm, October 2, 2012, by , updated on: 09:16pm, October 2, 2012

    A Greensboro woman found charges showing up on her checking account from a company she never heard of. After investigating...
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    Zeal Solutions