Justyn Melrose

FOX8 Executive Producer of Digital Content

FOX8 WGHP’s Justyn Melrose is the executive producer of digital content for MyFOX8.com. In addition to leading the digital team, he reports on crime, celebrities and entertainment and many other topics across the Piedmont Triad and North Carolina.

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Justyn Melrose is a native of both Florida and Massachusetts, but after more than a decade of Carolina barbecue and craft beer, he considers himself a naturalized North Carolinian.

After graduating from Guilford College, he signed on as a news reporter at RockinghamNow, a community newspaper serving Reidsville, Eden, Madison and Rockingham County.

He took on the mantle of FOX8 digital news producer in July 2018 and became the executive digital producer in May 2021.

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.

When he’s not at the station, you can likely find him brewing up stories for his next Dungeons & Dragons campaign or getting in line for the next big Marvel movie.

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Awards and Honors

Profile Feature — 2nd Place
North Carolina Press Association
March 2019

Religion and Faith Reporting — 3rd Place
North Carolina Press Association
March 2019

Feature Writing — Honorable Mention
North Carolina College Media Association
Feb. 2013

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