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

July 28, 2015, 3:39 PM EDT
During a rally outside the Ohio statehouse on Tuesday, Ohio State Rep. Bill Patmon, a Democrat, said the demonstrators from the Black Lives Matter movement, which targets the police should include Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
July 27, 2015, 2:44 PM EDT
Carly Fiorina, a GOP presidential contender, told “Fox News Sunday” that Planned Parenthood lobbied against laws requiring that pregnant mothers be shown an ultrasound of their unborn babies prior to an abortion, and now it’s using that “same technology to harvest body parts” to save the life of someone else.
July 27, 2015, 12:41 PM EDT
Actress Rebel Wilson, who starred in the movies Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 and Bridesmaids to name a few, reacted to last week’s shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, La., by criticizing U.S. gun laws.
July 27, 2015, 11:28 AM EDT
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a GOP presidential contender, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the “pro-choice people” he’s talked to are “horrified” by the Planned Parenthood videos released recently which show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of baby body parts.
July 23, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT
The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute of Nursing Research awarded $42,676 in taxpayer funds to Duke University to study parents’ communication with their gay sons about sex.
July 23, 2015, 11:09 AM EDT
Speaking on the House floor on Wednesday, Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) warned that President Barack Obama is trying to “deny millions of law-abiding Americans” the right to bear arms “by going through Social Security.”
July 22, 2015, 5:11 PM EDT
ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith on Tuesday defended Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, whose appearance at the Netroots Nation Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on Saturday was usurped by protesters who took issue with him saying “all lives matter.”
July 22, 2015, 1:35 PM EDT
The D.C. State Fair will feature an unusual contest for the first time this year - a marijuana-growing contest.
July 21, 2015, 12:42 PM EDT
Golfer Zach Johnson, who won the British Open in St. Andrews, Scotland, on Monday, said God gave him the ability to play, and he’s been blessed with talent.
July 21, 2015, 12:19 PM EDT
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, received $528.4 million in taxpayer funding, according to its 2013-2014 annual report, which runs from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
July 21, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, performed 327,653 abortions in one year, according to the latest data available in its 2013-2014 report.
July 20, 2015, 11:23 AM EDT
Republican pollster Frank Luntz told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comment about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) not being a war hero, demonstrates that he does not appreciate the “significance” of being a prisoner of war (POW).
July 17, 2015, 3:32 PM EDT
The National Institute of Aging, an agency within the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $597,759 in taxpayer funding to the University of Washington to study LGBT aging and health.  
July 17, 2015, 1:35 PM EDT
The pregnant wife of WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner is asking for $20,000 a month in spousal support after Griner filed an annulment of their same-sex marriage, according to ESPN.
July 16, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Iran has been prevented “for decades” from obtaining a nuclear weapon through sanctions imposed on the country by the international community.
July 16, 2015, 9:45 AM EDT
Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), a member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, called on Congress Wednesday to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of the release of an undercover video reportedly showing a Planned Parenthood official talking about the harvesting of fetal organs.
July 15, 2015, 2:59 PM EDT
President Barack Obama in a press conference at the White House on Wednesday said there is "no precedent for revoking a medal” when asked whether comedian Bill Cosby – who has been accused of allegedly drugging and raping dozens of women – should have his Presidential Medal of Freedom revoked.
July 15, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT
The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it is changing its “adult leadership standards policy” to no longer deny membership to homosexuals.
July 14, 2015, 10:29 AM EDT
Retired Maj. Gen. Brett Williams, former director of operations for the U.S. Cyber Command, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he wonders how many more hackers “are already in places that we really care about” just “waiting for the right time” to conduct another attack “as serious as” the recent cyber attack on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
July 13, 2015, 12:07 PM EDT
South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that she understands GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s frustration over illegal immigration, but she took issue with his “tone.”