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

August 24, 2016, 12:45 PM EDT
Comedian Aries Spears told a New York City radio show that women “rape men financially” with their child support demands.
August 23, 2016, 3:50 PM EDT
President Barack Obama in Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday to survey the damage of flood waters from heavy rain in the state said he is not worried about his trip being politicized.
August 23, 2016, 12:41 PM EDT
The national NAACP issued a statement Monday in response to a group of armed protesters calling themselves White Lives Matter, who held “a brief protest” Sunday in front of a local NAACP office in Houston, Texas.
August 23, 2016, 9:40 AM EDT
A Planned Parenthood clinic in Appleton, Wis., is permanently shutting down due to an inability to meet proper security standards, Planned Parenthood officials said Monday.
August 11, 2016, 3:43 PM EDT
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton unveiled her economic plan Thursday in Warren, Mich., vowing to stop any trade deal that kills jobs and holds down wages, including the Trans Pacific Partnership, and to “ramp up enforcement” by appoint a chief trade prosecutor.
August 10, 2016, 12:30 PM EDT
Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Wednesday while announcing the release of the latest international religious freedom report that “there is no more egregious form of discrimination” than targeting members of another religion with the intention of “murdering or enslaving” them.
August 9, 2016, 3:46 PM EDT
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is praising Nike for a new ad that will air during the Olympics on NBC, featuring “the first transgender athlete to qualify for a U.S. national team.”
August 9, 2016, 12:16 PM EDT
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, plans to register voters for the presidential election as they enter abortion clinics, it announced last week, according to Life Site News.
August 9, 2016, 10:14 AM EDT
Singer/songwriter Sia plans to headline a free concert in September at Cleveland State University to raise awareness for and support for abortion rights, Billboard magazine reports.
August 8, 2016, 3:20 PM EDT
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump told the Detroit Economic Club Monday that he plans to eliminate the death tax and reduce the cost of child care by letting parents “fully deduct the average cost of childcare” from their taxes.
August 8, 2016, 1:36 PM EDT
In a speech to the Detroit Economic Club Monday, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump promised to issue a temporary moratorium on new agency regulations upon taking office, to “cancel all illegal and over-reaching executive orders” and to eliminate all unnecessary regulations that don’t improve public safety and kill jobs.
August 8, 2016, 11:40 AM EDT
When asked whether the $400 million cash payment that the U.S. sent to Iran in January was a ransom for the detained Americans, former GOP presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday that “if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, normally, it’s a duck.”
August 5, 2016, 1:56 PM EDT
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Thursday that the DOJ has the ability to “reach into specific jurisdictions” that demonstrate a pattern of unfairly targeting minorities for minor traffic infractions and can use its “power of persuasion” to discourage other jurisdictions with a similar pattern from engaging in the same practices by pointing to the DOJ’s report on the investigation of the Ferguson Police Department.
August 5, 2016, 1:55 PM EDT
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Friday that what she told FBI Director James Comey regarding the email investigation is “consistent” with what she said publicly.
August 4, 2016, 3:27 PM EDT
In an interview Wednesday with Variety, actor Antonio Sabato, Jr., said he has been blacklisted in Hollywood for his support of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and compared the situation to Communism.
August 4, 2016, 1:09 PM EDT
Olympic sprinter English Gardner told CBN’s “700 Club” last month that she wasn’t ashamed of calling on Jesus after she broke the world’s record and became the 7th fastest sprinter in the world after winning the 100-meter dash at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Oregon in July.
August 4, 2016, 11:27 AM EDT
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August 3, 2016, 3:46 PM EDT
The White House on Wednesday denied that the $400 million it airlifted to Iran on the same day that five imprisoned Americans were released by the regime in January was ransom, but it acknowledged that some of the money might have been used to support terrorism.
August 2, 2016, 12:28 PM EDT
During a joint White House press conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President Barack Obama spent more than five minutes explaining why he thinks GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is “unfit to serve as president,” pointing to recent statements Trump made about the parents of Capt. Humayun Khan, a decorated Army veteran who was killed in Iraq.
August 1, 2016, 2:32 PM EDT
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that he still supports the Hyde amendment, which bans federal funding for abortion, despite Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s push for its repeal.