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 29, 2016, 10:49 AM EDT
The 11 million illegal aliens in the U.S. today “crossed our borders like so many before them” yet they don’t have a vote, “but they must have a voice” in the Democratic Party and “our nation,” former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told the Democratic National Convention Thursday night in Philadelphia. 
July 28, 2016, 10:04 AM EDT
Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby defended her initial decision to prosecute six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray even as she announced Wednesday that she would drop the charges against the remaining officers awaiting trial, leading to no convictions in Gray’s death.
July 27, 2016, 12:36 PM EDT
In a press conference in Doral, Fla., GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said he never met Russian President Vladimir Putin but as president, he would rather be “friendly” with Russia so both countries “can go and knock out ISIS together” along with other allies.
July 27, 2016, 10:29 AM EDT
In a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that it’s not enough to praise police officers after they are killed.
July 26, 2016, 11:49 AM EDT
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump unveiled his 10-point veterans reform plan at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, which includes “a private White House hotline” answered by a real person 24 hours a day to field complaints about the Veterans Administration to make sure no complaint “falls through the cracks.”
July 25, 2016, 3:41 PM EDT
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday defended his proposal to ban immigration from countries “compromised by terrorism,” saying it is “an expansion,” not a rollback of his original proposal to ban all foreign Muslims from entering the U.S.
July 25, 2016, 12:32 PM EDT
One of the nation’s largest and oldest black churches, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, is warning black people about the dangers of climate change
July 25, 2016, 11:17 AM EDT
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump ‘rebuked’ the Senate candidacy of former Ku Klux Klan member David Duke during an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
July 22, 2016, 10:47 AM EDT
At Thursday night’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the nation needs a leader who will protect the border and “enforce our laws, because a nation without borders and a nation without laws is no nation at all.”
July 21, 2016, 2:39 PM EDT
Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham called out members of the media during her speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday night, saying, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump won the nomination, “because he to call out the phonies, the frauds and the corruption that has gone unexposed and uncovered for too long.”
July 20, 2016, 1:49 PM EDT
In a speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, soap opera actress Kimberlin Brown, best known for her role as Sheila Carter on “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” talked about the difficulties she faced as an avocado grower and the owner and operator of several other business ventures under the Obamacare administration.
July 19, 2016, 1:26 PM EDT
A black man whose son was gunned down by an illegal immigrant eight years ago described Monday how the support he received after his son’s murder dried up once it was revealed that the shooter was in the country illegally.
July 19, 2016, 11:52 AM EDT
(AP Photo)( - Sabine Durden, whose son Dominic was killed in an accident by an illegal immigrant told the Republican National Convention on Monday that the United States needs to secure its borders.
July 19, 2016, 9:49 AM EDT
Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden said Monday that the city will rise again despite the loss of three police officers at the hands of a cop killer on Sunday, comparing the city to Job from the Bible.
July 18, 2016, 2:03 PM EDT
Gavin Eugene Long, the 29-year-old gunman who fatally shot three Baton Rouge police officers on Sunday, considered himself a “sovereign citizen,” part of a group that believes government and law enforcement does not hold any authority, which the FBI considers “a domestic terrorist movement,” the Kansas City Star reported Monday.
July 18, 2016, 10:06 AM EDT
One of three police officers gunned down Sunday in Baton Rouge, La., wrote about the struggles he faced as an officer and a black man three days after Alton Sterling was fatally shot during a police encounter in the same city.
July 14, 2016, 3:25 PM EDT
A State Department official told the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or ISIL is losing ground when it comes to social media.
July 14, 2016, 12:11 PM EDT
In his second of a series of speeches on the subject of race relations, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the first African-American senator to serve in the South since Reconstruction, said Tuesday that he had several run-ins with the police over the years that made him feel angry and frustrated – including being repeatedly stopped by law enforcement on Capitol Hill when he entered a building, despite being a member of Congress for six years.
July 13, 2016, 12:50 PM EDT
Kalyn Chapman James, the first African American woman to win the Miss Alabama title, said she considers the man who murdered five Dallas police officers last week a “martyr.”
July 12, 2016, 3:44 PM EDT
During a memorial service for the five slain Dallas police officers who were killed last week, President Barack Obama called on Americans to open their hearts and “stand in each other’s shoes.”