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 morning show.

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 four Emmy awards and won two Associated Press awards.

Melissa has served on the board of directors for the Arts Council of High Point, Open Door Ministries and the High Point Community Foundation.

Recent Articles
  • Local woman warning other after being scammed on Facebook

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro’s Lakeesha Rice already had plenty of fans on Facebook, but things really took off when she competed on Sunday’s Best. “I started getting all of the notifications that more people were following me and I was like, ‘oh shoot!’” she said. She ended up with more than 100,000 people following her Facebook page and watching the videos of her singing. Rice turned it into a business. “You can actually monetize your videos on Facebook,” she said. […]

  • Erase Your Face makeup-removing cloth put to the Deal or Dud test

    Erase Your Face is a cloth that promises to remove all cosmetics — even waterproof mascara — without any cleansers. It comes with four cloths that you wash first before using. The cloths are made from polyester and feel soft. First, I wet it with warm water and then wipe my right eyelashes that are coated with waterproof mascara. I can feel it tugging at my eye but the cloth quickly removes the makeup. It does not take much effort. […]

  • How to spot sweepstakes scams

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — The Publisher’s Clearing House Prize Patrol was in town and FOX8 was along for the ride. The official prize ambassadors really do deliver those big checks to winners of the free PCH online sweepstakes and games. “We just have a great job. We go all over the country giving prizes making people happy!” Dave Sayor said. One lucky lady in Lexington found out how real this prize is as the Prize Patrol knocked on her door with […]

  • Greensboro woman warns others about companies overcharging for medical equipment

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Angela Scott cares for her husband, Ron, full-time at their home in Greensboro. He suffers from a serious neurological disease. Insurance provided a full electric bed for their home, but there was a lapse in coverage and Angela was told the electric bed was being taken away unless she bought it. She told FOX8, “the medical equipment company said you can keep the current bed for your husband for $2,100 and I just stopped!” She quickly did […]

  • No Sweat Liner put to the Deal or Dud test

    No Sweat is a disposable hat that liner that promises to wick away moisture from your brow. Tyler Goode is a CrossFit athlete who is putting it to the Deal or Dud test. Just peel off the adhesive strips and tuck the No Sweat liner around the interior front of your hat and adjust for fit as you go. Tyler builds up a good sweat and during this workout, and the liner did not budge. Best of all, Tyler told […]

  • Most local school districts don’t require bus drivers to be CPR certified

    State law does not require school bus drivers to be CPR certified. FOX8 found only a few school districts in our area choose to make CPR certification mandatory to work as a bus driver. Those are Davidson County, Lexington, Stokes County and Mount Airy schools. Here’s the list of school districts that do not require it: Guilford, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, Surry, Thomasville, Yadkin, Rockingham, Asheboro, Alamance/Burlington, Randolph and Wilkes. Where your child goes to school determines what kind of training your […]

  • Loophole in NC law allows many child care programs to be unregulated

    FOX8 discovered not all childcare centers are regulated by the state. The state does not require childcare programs that are open four hours or less a day to be regulated. You can find this legislation in Chapter 110 of the North Carolina General Statutes. Daycares and preschools that serve students for more than four hours a day must meet dozens of guidelines to earn a required license but that all goes away if they close their doors after four hours. […]

  • What you need to know about CBD oil in North Carolina

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mary Haglund worked for decades as a chef and her body won’t let her forget it. “I’m 65 and my work has been very physical and I have a lot of pain issues,” Haglund said. For relief, she finally turned to CBD oil. She said, “I used to take tons of supplements to help these issues and now I’m down to this. It’s pretty amazing.” Haglund buys CBD oil from Adam Combs, the owner of Camel City […]

  • Price of insulin is on the rise

    About a hundred years ago, there was not a drug to treat diabetes. Manufactured insulin didn’t exist. It wasn’t until 1921 that researchers created it in the lab and saved millions of lives. Today, almost seven and a half million Americans need to take a prescription dose of insulin, but for many of them, the financial cost is going up. It was insulin that saved 8-year-old Addyson Greene’s life. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at an annual exam […]

  • Special Children’s School in Winston-Salem teaches differently-abled children side by side

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — 5-year-old Eli runs and plays with friends but his parents say that was not always the case. His mother, Jennifer, said, at 18-month-old, the family’s pediatrician told her Eli’s language was not developing as it should. After years of monitoring, doctors diagnosed Eli with autism. Eli’s father Isaiah said, “ I was in denial but you have to face the fact and deal with it.” Jennifer told us, “It was like a big hit. I don’t think […]

  • Can the Dr. Jart Rubber Mask really give you clear skin? We put it to the Deal or Dud test

    Can the Dr. Jart Rubber Mask really give you clear skin? FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter puts it to the Deal or Dud test.  

  • How to make the most of rebate cards from companies like Duke Energy

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — When Bill Palmer bought a high-energy HVAC system for his house in Asheboro, he qualified for rebate programs through American Standard, Piedmont Natural Gas and Duke Energy. He says American Standard and Piedmont Natural sent him checks that he cashed, but Duke Energy mailed him a Visa card for $525. That’s not what he wanted. You might have received a rebate in this form too. It probably arrived in the mail in a nondescript envelope that you […]

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