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.

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January 20, 2016, 3:10 PM EST
“The View” co-host and actress Whoopi Goldberg weighed in on the controversy of a lack of diversity at the Oscars, including calls to boycott the awards, questioning why it was an issue now when there has always been a lack of diversity in Hollywood. 
January 20, 2016, 12:21 PM EST
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) performed over 23 million gun background checks in fiscal year 2015 and 3 million requests in December alone – the highest number of monthly requests since after the Sandy Hook shooting massacre in December 2012.
January 19, 2016, 11:27 AM EST
In a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., on Monday, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed to “protect Christianity,” adding that Christians must unify.
January 18, 2016, 1:58 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) “has global ambitions of conquering and flying the black flag of ISIS over the White House,” adding that it is “the most active, sophisticated, well-funded terrorist group we have ever confronted.”
January 18, 2016, 10:47 AM EST
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told “Fox News Sunday” that President Barack Obama is “the most polarizing president” Ryan has seen in his lifetime.
January 15, 2016, 3:42 PM EST
Talk show host and author Tavis Smiley told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Friday that blacks have lost ground in every leading economic category in the last 10 years.
January 15, 2016, 12:28 PM EST
When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was asked at the Republican presidential debate in Charleston, S.C., Thursday night about the New York Times’ reporting that he failed to properly disclose loans from Goldman Sachs and CitiBank, Cruz said the mainstream media does not hide their views.
January 15, 2016, 11:12 AM EST
At the GOP presidential debate in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie described the president’s final State of the Union Address as “story time with Barack Obama,” because the president painted a rosy picture of the world that does not reflect reality.
January 14, 2016, 2:13 PM EST
In a State of American Business address, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue said Thursday that the Obama administration is on a “regulatory tear” that will continue until President Barack Obama leaves the White House.
January 13, 2016, 10:50 AM EST
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in the Republican response to the State of the Union address Tuesday night criticized President Obama’s handling of the terrorist threat facing the nation and the economy and then chided her own party, saying they need to take responsibility for the role they played in “how and why our government is broken.”
January 12, 2016, 1:51 PM EST
Sen. James Lankford’s (R-Okla.) guest at the State of the Union address Tuesday night will be Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, one of five colleges challenging the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare.
January 12, 2016, 10:34 AM EST
When asked whether last week’s shooting of a Philadelphia police officer was an act of terrorism, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that the Philadelphia Police Department has not concluded that the shooting was terrorism.
January 11, 2016, 11:38 AM EST
GOP presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he is in favor of military servicemen and women being allowed to carry weapons on military bases but he would leave it up to states to decide whether or not schools should be gun-free zones.
January 11, 2016, 10:31 AM EST
GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that he would not repeal Obamacare on day one as president, because he would not have the legal authority to do so.
January 8, 2016, 4:01 PM EST
Actor Channing Tatum, well known for his role in movies “Magic Mike” and “Magic Mike XXL,” played a different role, lip syncing to Beyonce’s “Who Run the World” on Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle.”
January 8, 2016, 1:43 PM EST
When Taya Kyle, widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, asked President Barack Obama at a town hall meeting on gun control in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, why he doesn’t celebrate the fact that the overall murder rate is at an all-time low, the president admitted that violent crime has been dropping “steadily” for a long time.
January 7, 2016, 2:08 PM EST
Bill Cosby arrives at court to face a felony charge of aggravated indecent assault Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, in Elkins Park, Pa. Cosby was charged Wednesday with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago.
January 7, 2016, 12:22 PM EST
At a Capitol Hill press conference Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused the GOP of obsessing about taking away “life-saving preventative care” from millions of women with their vote Wednesday to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
January 6, 2016, 1:11 PM EST
During an appearance on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday, GOP presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie criticized President Barack Obama’s emotional speech on gun control, calling on the president to empower federal law enforcement to work with local police and “aggressively” lock up convicted felons who use guns to commit crimes.
January 5, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said Tuesday on his show “Morning Joe” that the Chicago Police Department should go to Oregon to take on a group of ranchers who have taken over a federal building there.