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

Born in Tampa, Florida, but “from” Northampton, Massachusetts, he now calls Greensboro, N.C., his home.

After graduating from Guilford College, he joined on with RockinghamNow, a community newspaper, where he served Rockingham County as a news reporter for about 3 years.

In addition to writing breaking news and features for, he is a federally-certified drone pilot and goes out into the field to capture video for on-air and online.

He has had multiple award-winning features published — though he is also proud of the stories he tells with friends through pen-and-paper roleplaying games.

Recent Articles
  • Winston-Salem Boy Scout creates ‘blessing box’ to help community share food with those who need it

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — One Winston-Salem-area Boy Scout found a clever way to help fight hunger in the area. It’s called a “blessing box,” and it’s inspired by the idea of a lending library, which is an outdoor box where people can pick up and leave behind books. A “blessing box” takes that idea extends it to non-perishable food, like a food pantry. “Anyone can come and take any food they need,” Ardmore United Methodist Church said in a Facebook. “Anyone […]

  • It’s FOX8 Gifts for Kids Truck Day 2019!

    After a month of donations, FOX8’s Gifts for Kids holiday campaign came to a close Wednesday. The holiday campaign collects gifts for The Salvation Armies of the Piedmont Triad by FOX8, North State and Lowe’s Home Improvement. Thousands of toys were delivered by truck to the FOX8 studio on Wednesday morning. 2019 marked the 31st year of the campaign. FOX8 Gifts for Kids helps The Salvation Armies serve more than 20,000 children in the Piedmont at Christmas.

  • ‘Frozen 2’ bursts ‘Into the Unknown’ with powerful new music and a story well worth the wait

    The highly-anticipated sequel to one of Disney’s biggest hits is taking over theaters, and you might be expecting more of the same. You would be wrong — in the best way possible. Remember back in 2013 when you brought your 6-year-old to see the first “Frozen”? By now, your 12-year-old has lived twice the life that she had back then, and, let’s face it, the things she’s worried about now are leagues beyond what she cared about six years ago. […]

  • United Daughters of Confederacy files new argument after dismissed by judge in fight to restore Winston-Salem Confederate monument

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The legal war over Winston-Salem’s dismantled Confederate statue continues as the United Daughters of the Confederacy files a new argument with the North Carolina Court of Appeals. When the City of Winston-Salem took down the Confederate monument at the corner of Liberty and Fourth streets, the United Daughters of the Confederacy fought back. Turning to the court, the UDC sought to force the city to return the monument to its corner. The judge, however, dismissed the case […]

  • ‘Parasite’ is as hilarious as it is chilling — and might be the best movie of 2019

    I believe — and I do not say this lightly — that “Parasite” might be the best movie of 2019. This South Korean movie only recently began popping up in theaters across the United States, so if you haven’t heard of it, I don’t blame you. And, even if you have, I guarantee you cannot be prepared for all that this movie is. Directed by Bong Joon-ho, the same name behind 2017’s Netflix hit “Okja,” this movie is morbidly hilarious, […]

  • ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ resurrects zomedy with new threats, characters and laughs

    It’s been a decade since “Zombieland” hit first theaters, but now the horror-comedy returns with a sequel as if back from the dead. To be clear, the 2009 zombie flick needed no sequel. “Zombieland” was led by a then-mid-twenties Jesse Eisenberg, playing the nerdy and social-stunted Columbus alongside Woody Harrelson’s butt-kicking, Twinkie-driven Tallahassee. Beyond its delightfully-gratuitous gore, the movie explores the trials of love in a post-apocalyptic world as Columbus meets Emma Stone’s Wichita, who he quickly falls for, and […]

  • ‘The Addams Family’ isn’t the movie we’ve been waiting for, but its still a great introduction for a new generation

    They’re a little less creepy and a little more kooky, but it’s still more-or-less the same old Addams Family. I am, by no means, a purist when it comes to the Addams Family. I think my first exposure to Wednesday, Pugsley and the gang was the movie “Addams Family Values” (1993). So when I heard about MGM’s 2019 movie, I had high hopes. After all, we’ve waited long enough for the next generation of Addams. Ready to feel old? The […]

  • Burlington police release body camera videos after arrest that ended with 3 officers injured, suspect in hospital

    Warning: This video may be considered graphic.  BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington police released multiple body camera videos after a witness posted video on social media sparking outrage over a man’s recent arrest. The police video shows the body camera videos beside and synced up with the witness video, police say. Police Chief J. Jeffrey Smythe gives a statement. The body camera video begins at the 1-minute-51-second mark. Bobby Lamont Harvey, 41, of Burlington, was arrested on three counts of felony […]

  • Burlington police chief gives play-by-play of arrest that ended with 3 officers injured, suspect in hospital

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — The man accused of assaulting three Burlington police officers has been released from the hospital, and is being held on a $1.25 million bond. The officers say Bobby Lamont Harvey, 41, of Burlington, was uncooperative during the investigation and assaulted his arresting officers. The Burlington police chief offered a play-by-play of a recent arrest after a video surfaced on social media. Harvey and the officers were treated at Alamance Regional Medical Center and released with non-life threatening […]

  • 2 charged with murder after High Point police say man stabbed attempted robber more than 20 times

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Two people are charged with murder after an attempted robbery ended with a man stabbing the alleged robber more than 20 times, according to High Point police. At about 10 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the area of Player Drive and Austin Street after an out-of-breath caller reported that he was attacked and his SUV was stolen. The caller described his SUV as a Subaru Forrester and said that a woman named “Christie” was driving around […]

  • Videos capture flooding all across Ocracoke Island caused by Hurricane Dorian

    OCRACOKE, N.C. — As Hurricane Dorian swept across the North Carolina coast, people all across Ocracoke island shared video of high floodwaters blanketing their neighborhoods. Deborah Lacks shared jarring video of floodwaters climbing over her porch on Ocracoke Island, the ground buried beneath the water. A pick-up truck is visible with water up and over its tires. Flooding may have overtaken Moonraker Tea Shop, but the Ocracoke shop still has a sense of humor about it. “This is not what […]

  • NC woman, who found ‘vomit’ on Frontier Airlines seat, demands over $55 million in damages after arrest, humiliation

    DURHAM, N.C. — A Durham woman and her 14-year-old daughter were kicked off a plane and the mother was arrested after a disagreement with a flight attendant. The woman says the airline refused to clean vomit off their seats or relocate them. Now, the woman has filed a complaint Thursday for more than $55 million in damages. The defendants are listed as Frontier Airlines Inc., Indigo Parners LLC, ABC Corporation 1 through 4, an unknown woman referred to as Jane […]

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