Melanie has been with since November 2000 as an evening editor responsible for writing, editing and posting stories to the website. She was promoted to deputy managing editor in 2002, overseeing the radio production department in addition to her daily editing duties. Prior to working at, Melanie served as news director for WKYS-FM, one of Washington, D.C.’s top-rated radio stations. Ms. Hunter also worked as a traffic reporter for Shadow Broadcasting in the nation’s capital and prior to that, as a news anchor/reporter for WAMO-FM in Pittsburgh, Pa. Her television experience was obtained at several Washington, D.C. stations. She worked for America’s Most Wanted at Fox affiliate WTTG, the Creative Services Department of WUSA-TV and the Evening Exchange on WHUT-TV. She holds a bachelor’s degree in television production from Howard University.

My Articles

November 25, 2015, 3:24 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday in a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations that President Barack Obama should tell the families who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks in Paris that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is "just a group of killers who are good at social media."
November 24, 2015, 2:44 PM EST
News that doctors in Cleveland, Ohio have begun screening applicants for a clinical trial of uterine transplantation has prompted some to wonder if science will ever find a way to transplant a uterus into a man, and according to a Yahoo article, we may be just five years away from doing just that.
November 23, 2015, 3:18 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told “Fox News Sunday” that despite what could be up to a three-year vetting process for Syrian refugees before being allowed into the U.S., that won’t deter an ISIS operative, because “the United States is the ultimate prize in their mind.”
November 23, 2015, 12:52 PM EST
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that encryption is “the Achilles’ heel in the Internet” when it comes to tracking terrorists.
November 23, 2015, 11:01 AM EST
On the winter finale of ABC’s “Scandal,” on Thursday, the main character Olivia Pope gets an abortion on screen to Aretha Franklin singing “Silent Night.”
November 20, 2015, 2:58 PM EST
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a new proposed rule Friday that amends its Equal Access Rule to require homeless shelter operators to place transgender people based on the gender with which they identify.
November 20, 2015, 11:21 AM EST
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates told “CBS This Morning” on Thursday that the likelihood of “significant military formations” from countries like Saudi Arabia or Turkey on the ground in Iraq or Syria to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) “is very remote.”
November 19, 2015, 10:06 AM EST
At a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security hearing Thursday on the Syrian refugee crisis, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said what he’s “really afraid of is a foreign policy that creates more widows and orphans.”
November 18, 2015, 3:17 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told “America’s Newsroom” on Fox News Wednesday that Secretary of State John Kerry “needs to get some sleep and shut up” for saying ISIS had “a rationale that you could attach yourself to” with the terrorist attack against satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris in January as opposed to the terrorist attacks in Paris last week.
November 18, 2015, 1:21 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told Fox News’ “The Kelly File” on Tuesday that instead of attacking Republicans, President Barack Obama should “focus his passion and energy on our real enemies” – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
November 17, 2015, 2:53 PM EST
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told Fox News on Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s rhetoric regarding his “obviously failed strategy” in dealing with ISIS is “embarrassing.”
November 16, 2015, 3:19 PM EST
President Barack Obama, speaking from the G20 Summit in Turkey on Monday, said it was “shameful” that some political leaders are suggesting the U.S. should only admit Christian and not Muslim Syrian refugees.
November 16, 2015, 11:25 AM EST
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Select Intelligence Committee, in an interview with “Fox News Sunday” criticized President Barack Obama, calling the attack on Paris over the weekend by ISIS “a failure of leadership.”
November 16, 2015, 10:52 AM EST
GOP presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” that the U.S. should “focus our efforts” on Christian Syrian refugees “that are being slaughtered.”
November 13, 2015, 3:52 PM EST
The Department of the Interior (DOI) announced on Friday that one on the animals included on the first list of endangered species nearly a half century ago is no longer at risk of extinction.
November 13, 2015, 12:09 PM EST
 In an interview with Greta Van Sustern on Fox News’ “On the Record,” GOP presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said if he were president, he would convene a grand jury to look into cases of government waste and fraud, like the Afghanistan gas station that cost $43 million to build when it should have cost $500,000.
November 12, 2015, 8:06 PM EST
When asked Wednesday what one piece of wisdom he would give students at Liberty University, GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson quoted scripture Wednesday, saying, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.”
November 12, 2015, 12:39 PM EST
In a speech at Liberty University on Wednesday, GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said when he was a child, his peers called him “dummy,” because he was “a horrible student.” 
November 11, 2015, 12:37 PM EST
At Tuesday night’s GOP presidential debate by Fox Business Network in Milwaukee, Wis., retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said he has no problem with being vetted as a presidential candidate, but he does have a problem with being lied about and the media reporting it as truth.
November 11, 2015, 12:07 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said Tuesday that he would not raise the minimum wage, because it would increase the number of jobless people, particularly in the black community.