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

September 2, 2015, 10:24 AM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told the Hugh Hewitt show on Tuesday that it was inappropriate for a Kentucky clerk to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
September 1, 2015, 1:05 PM EDT
In a speech on climate change in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday President Barack Obama predicted a planet beyond repair, a future that includes “submerged countries, abandoned cities, fields no longer growing.”
September 1, 2015, 11:40 AM EDT
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told “Fox and Friends” last week that the most offensive thing about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton comparing Republicans to terrorists is that Democrats won’t even call “terrorists, terrorists,” but they have no problem calling their political opponents that.
August 31, 2015, 2:16 PM EDT
When singer Taylor Swift gave her acceptance speech after she won Video of the Year at MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) Sunday night for her song “Bad Blood,” which shows women battling it out in military-style outfits equipped with weapons, she said she was glad to live in a world where “boys can play princesses and girls can play soldiers.”
August 31, 2015, 12:20 PM EDT
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that people who want to come to the United States should learn English and adopt our values, because “immigration without assimilation is invasion.”
August 31, 2015, 8:37 AM EDT
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told “Fox News Sunday” that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is “a disgrace” for comparing Republicans to terrorists.
August 28, 2015, 12:57 PM EDT
Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson told the Dave Ramsey show on Wednesday that the Department of Veterans Affairs should be folded into the Department of Defense and VA facilities should only be used for specialized care like traumatic brain injuries and limb replacement procedures.
August 26, 2015, 3:28 PM EDT
Vester Lee Flanagan, also known as Bryce Williams, wrote in a 23-page manifesto to ABC News on Wednesday that after the Charleston church shooting, he bought a gun and wrote the initials of the church shooting victims on bullets prior to gunning down his former co-workers during a live shot in Roanoke, Va.
August 26, 2015, 11:11 AM EDT
A group opposed to a proposed ordinance that would allow transgendered people to use any bathroom they consider consistent with their gender identity has launched a radio campaign in Houston, Texas, to defeat the so-called “bathroom ordinance.”
August 25, 2015, 10:40 AM EDT
During a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called it “ludicrous” that some say it is derogatory for him to use the term “anchor babies” in describing an organized effort to bring pregnant women to the U.S. so that they can give birth in the country and their children will become U.S. citizens. 
August 13, 2015, 1:38 PM EDT
GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson told Fox News’ “Your World With Neil Cavuto” on Wednesday that one of the reasons why most Planned Parenthood clinics are in black neighborhoods is “to control that population.”
August 13, 2015, 11:04 AM EDT
GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson told Fox News’ “Your World With Neil Cavuto” on Wednesday that he “would hope” that in cases of rape and incest, a woman would go to the hospital and get RU-486, a drug that causes abortion.
August 12, 2015, 2:31 PM EDT
When pressed on what his specific plans will be to replace Obamacare, fix China, and create jobs, GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump told reporters at his press conference in Birch Run, Mich., Tuesday that voters should “trust” him.
August 12, 2015, 12:34 PM EDT
GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump told reporters at his press conference in Birch Run, Mich., on Tuesday it was “disgusting” the way Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders allowed two Black Lives Matter protesters to take over his campaign event in Seattle over the weekend.
August 12, 2015, 9:49 AM EDT
The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded $115,714 in taxpayer funds to Washington University to study the influence of genetics on cannabis use.
August 11, 2015, 6:18 PM EDT
In an interview last week with the “700 Club,” Grammy-nominated R&B singer Charlie Wilson talked about how God delivered him from depression and drug addiction.
August 10, 2015, 2:46 PM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that while black lives do matter, we should be worried that "the most likely cause of death for young black men in the inner city is homicide” – and not at the hands of police.
August 10, 2015, 11:34 AM EDT
Carly Fiorina, the only woman in the running for the Republican presidential nomination, told “Fox News Sunday” that there is “no excuse” for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump insulting Megyn Kelly, who co-hosted the first GOP presidential primary debate last week.
August 7, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said in Thursday’s first GOP presidential primary debate that he defunded Planned Parenthood in his state over four years ago and explained why he supports a total ban on abortion without exceptions.
August 7, 2015, 2:12 PM EDT
In the first Republican presidential debate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that if one of his daughters were gay, he would love and accept her, because “that’s what we’re taught when we have strong faith,” even admitting that he attended the gay marriage ceremony of a friend.