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Justyn Melrose took on the mantle of FOX8 morning web producer in July 2018.

He grew up in a family of writers in Northampton, a small artsy city nestled in the mountains of Western Massachusetts.

In 2011, he packed up and moved down to Greensboro to attend Guilford College where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the college’s award-winning newspaper, The Guilfordian. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English in 2015.

Justyn came to FOX8 from RockinghamNow, a community newspaper based out of Reidsville, after reporting for nearly three years.

Outside the office, Justyn loves good stories wherever he can find them, from written works to movies and shows to tabletop RPGs.

Recent Articles
  • Russia tried to interfere in election but ‘no collusion,’ Attorney General Barr says ahead of Mueller report release

    WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr addressed the release of the Mueller report Thursday morning before the public release of the redacted report slated for about 11 a.m. The redacted report, which is nearly 400 pages, will fill in some — but likely not all — of the details explaining what Mueller’s team uncovered during the 22-month investigation that’s hung like a cloud over Donald Trump’s presidency while the special counsel investigated possible collusion between Trump’s team and Russia and […]

  • Card, video game players battle at 2019 Pokémon Regional Championships in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Across the world, competitors are stepping up to find out who is “the very best like no one ever was.” On Saturday, trading card and video game players of all ages flocked to the Greensboro Coliseum Complex for the 2019 Pokémon Regional Championships in Greensboro, one of 13 regional events happening across the United States. Players filled the event center to battle their best 60-card decks of trading cards or their best team of six Pokémon from […]

  • Hospitals restrict children under 12 from patient visits amid ‘widespread outbreak of the flu virus’

    As North Carolina’s flu death toll rose to 35, hospitals are buckling down on who is allowed inside to see patients. Beginning 7 a.m. Friday, Cone Health, Novant Health, Randolph Health, Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health ask that children under the age of 12 do not visit patients at any of the medical centers affiliated with the companies. Children under the age of 12 will, of course, still be allowed to visit medical facilities for treatment and may […]

  • United Daughters of Confederacy have until end of Thursday to remove Winston-Salem monument

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The United Daughters of the Confederacy have until the end of the day Thursday to remove a confederate monument in Winston-Salem or the city may take matters into their own hands. Early Thursday morning, it appeared little efforts were made thus far to take the monument down. On Dec. 31, the Winston-Salem City Attorney Angela Carmon sent a letter to the UDC, which owns the statue, directing the organization to remove and relocate it by Jan. 31. […]

  • ‘Love is an amazing thing’: Charlotte’s inseparable emu and donkey settle in at ‘Walking Dead’ star’s home

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte’s most famous couple is now settling in to their new home with a pair of actors. Jack the donkey and Diane the emu hit headlines after Carolina Waterfowl Rescue discovered the two were closer than initially thought. On Tuesday, the rescue loaded up Jack and Diane into a trailer and brought them all the way to their new home in New York with actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton. Morgan is best known for his […]

  • ‘Walking Dead’ star adopts Charlotte’s inseparable emu and donkey

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This unlikely pair made headlines after Carolina Waterfowl Rescue discovered they were closer than initially thought. Now, the famously in-love donkey and emu have found an equally unlikely home. On Tuesday, the rescue loaded up Jack the donkey and Diane the emu into a trailer to bring them to their new home in New York with actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton. Morgan plays the character Negan on “The Walking Dead.” Little diddy about jack and […]

  • ‘Not hoax devices’: FBI director, attorney general say suspect in mail bomb case could face up to 58 years in prison

    On Friday, Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida, was arrested in connection with packages containing suspected explosives sent to high-profile Democrats including former President Barack Obama and 2016 Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Sayoc faces five federal crimes, and, if convicted of these crimes, he faces up to 58 years in prison, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said during a Friday press conference. Those crimes include interstate transportation of explosives, illegal mailing of an explosive, threats against a former president and certain other person and […]

  • Take a sneak peek at the Dixie Classic Fair

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Dixie Classic Fair is here! The Dixie Classic Fair takes place every fall on the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds (formerly known as the Forsyth County Fairgrounds), which is part of the Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports Complex; the grounds are located adjacent to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It has been second only to the North Carolina State Fair in attendance in the state for many years. Thanks to Strates Shows, many new rides joined the fair roster. The […]

  • FEMA launches ‘Hurricane Florence Rumor Control’

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is staying busy as multiple states prepare for Hurricane Florence to make impact. Now, FEMA has taken on another critical responsibility: squashing rumors. On FEMA’s Hurricane Florence Rumor Control website, the agency addresses rumors that may be circulating about evacuations, relief and hurricane response. We have created a rumor control page for Hurricane #Florence that will be updated regularly. During disasters, it’s critical to avoid spreading false information. Always check with official sources before sharing. […]

  • Snake snags SUV’s serpentine belt in bizarre police call

    OMRO, Wis. — When she popped open the hood, she saw the root of the problem. A snake snagged the serpentine belt of her SUV. Omro police detailed their unusual Wednesday rescue mission in a Facebook post. At about 6:50 p.m., Omro police received the unusual call. While driving through town, a woman realized her SUV wasn’t running right, so she pulled over. Upon opening the hood, she found that, somehow, a large snake had slithered its way into the SUV’s […]

  • Wrangler parent company VF Corp. leaving Greensboro, new spin-off company coming

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro-based Wrangler parent company VF Corp. — as we know it — is leaving Greensboro, but a new spin-off from the parent company will take its place, according to a news release. The corporation announced Monday that VF Corp. will become two separate companies. One will keep the name VF Corp. and serve as home to The North Face®, JanSport®, Smartwool®, Altra® and Eagle Creek® brands. This company will move to Denver. “Locating these brands, along with select VF leaders, at the base […]

  • Woman fires at big cat she thought she saw eating her dog, Wilkesboro police report

    WILKESBORO, N.C. — A North Wilkesboro woman told police she shot at a mountain lion because she thought it was eating her dog Tuesday morning, according to a police report. At about 6:27 a.m., Wilkesboro police followed a disturbance call to the Hidden Oaks Dog Park at 206 S. Bridge St., Wilkesboro. On the scene, Carla Hauser of North Wilkesboro told police that she thought she saw a mountain lion eating her dog. To rescue her pet, she fired her 22 […]

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