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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May 16, 2016, 1:29 PM EDT
President Barack Obama told graduates at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., “to insist upon and shape an informed debate” about climate change, adding that climate change is not subject to “political spin.”
May 16, 2016, 10:24 AM EDT
During a commencement speech on Sunday at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., President Barack Obama said it was “misguided” for the students and school faculty to protest former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s planned commencement speech.
May 13, 2016, 3:11 PM EDT
White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Friday that it has issued specific suggestions in its directive for schools nationwide to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms according to their gender identity and one suggestion is putting up curtains in school locker rooms.
May 13, 2016, 9:56 AM EDT
 TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger said that two of 73 aviation employees with access to secured areas of U.S. airports who were also on the TIDE (Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment) system – the government’s database of “information on international terrorist identities” – had their credentials removed, while the other 71 were “scrubbed” from the database on the advice of the FBI.
May 12, 2016, 12:37 PM EDT
Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) said Thursday at a House Oversight Committee hearing on misconduct within the Transportation Security Administration that almost 7,000 American Airlines passengers missed their flights in March alone because of delays at TSA checkpoints.
May 11, 2016, 12:15 PM EDT
Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who runs the State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday that the terrorist group Boko Haram is as deadly as ISIS if not more so.
May 10, 2016, 7:32 PM EDT
The Philippines elected its first transgender politician to public office this week.
May 9, 2016, 3:46 PM EDT
In a speech to commemorate the National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn said that before former President Ronald Reagan was elected, the nation was “at a precipice” and believers from around the country traveled to the nation’s capital to pray, repent, and “seek the mercy of God on this nation.” 
May 9, 2016, 12:15 PM EDT
Pat Robertson, host of the “700 Club,” said Thursday that the recent movement to force public schools and buildings to allow transgender people to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity is “a tempest in a teapot” and another progressive attempt “to destroy the Judeo-Christian fabric of America.”
May 6, 2016, 1:02 PM EDT
In a speech to commemorate the National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn said President Barack Obama enacted “words and laws that war against the very word’ on which he took his oath of office, citing as an example how he celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage by lighting up the White House with the colors of the rainbow.
May 5, 2016, 3:18 PM EDT
In a letter to Target on Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked Target’s CEO to explain what steps it will take to protect women and children in restrooms and fitting rooms in the wake of its announcement that it will let people use its bathrooms and changing rooms according to their gender identity.
May 5, 2016, 1:40 PM EDT
In a proclamation designating May 5 as a National Day of Prayer, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States was “founded on the idea of religious freedom” and that the U.S. “will continue to stand up for those around the world who are subject to fear or violence because of their religion or beliefs.” 
May 5, 2016, 12:16 PM EDT
Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, told those gathered in Washington, D.C., in observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, that the most important thing he prays for is the children, who have been influenced by the LGBT agenda.
May 5, 2016, 10:50 AM EDT
Dr. Glenn Sheppard, president of International Prayer Ministries, led the Prayer of Repentance at Thursday’s National Day of Prayer observance in Washington, D.C., asking God for forgiveness for choosing “political correctness over biblical authority,” murdering “the unborn” and redefining what God calls family and marriage. 
May 4, 2016, 3:44 PM EDT
The sequel to Disney’s “Frozen” won’t be out for a few years, but some fans have already launched a social media campaign calling on Disney to make the main character, Elsa, a lesbian.
May 4, 2016, 11:39 AM EDT
In the wake of publicizing its policy to allow people to use the bathrooms and changing facilities that correspond with their gender identity, Target stock has dropped 4.2 percent in the past two weeks.
May 3, 2016, 3:48 PM EDT
Liberty Counsel President Anita Staver tweeted recently that she’s taking “a Glock .45 to the ladies room” to protect herself against men who may use recent LGBT laws allowing people to use restrooms according to their gender identity.
May 3, 2016, 10:00 AM EDT
White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday defended the remarks of Comedy Central's Larry Wilmore at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, saying that any comedian who signs up to follow President Obama at the dinner “is assuming one of the most difficult tasks in comedy” and that the president “appreciated the spirit of Mr. Wilmore’s expressions.”
May 2, 2016, 12:11 PM EDT
Mara Keisling, executive director of National Center for Transgender Equality, told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Monday that North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law is “a ginned up problem” and that the transgender community is “being bullied.”
May 2, 2016, 11:34 AM EDT
Mara Keisling, executive director of National Center for Transgender Equality, told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Monday that there is “no evidence” that letting transgender people use whatever restroom corresponds to their gender identity will lead to sexual predators taking advantage of the policy.