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

June 15, 2016, 11:35 AM EDT
House Democratic Caucus Chair Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) urged Congress on Wednesday not to leave for the week until it votes on a measure that would prevent people on the government’s no-fly list from purchasing a gun.
June 14, 2016, 1:34 PM EDT
President Barack Obama rejected calls Tuesday for him to use the phrase “radical Islam” when talking about the war on terrorism, calling it “a political talking point” and “not a strategy.”
June 13, 2016, 1:49 PM EDT
FBI Director James Comey said at a press conference Monday that his agency conducted a 10-month investigation in May 2013 of the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, during which time he blamed his statements of aspirational martyrdom on coworkers he felt were teasing him.
June 13, 2016, 12:02 PM EDT
The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) used the mass shooting in Orlando over the weekend to call for an end to what it called “anti-LGBT laws” like those recently enacted in North Carolina and Mississippi.
June 10, 2016, 2:27 PM EDT
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump told attendees at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference on Friday in Washington, D.C., that he will defend Christian Americans and work to “restore faith to its proper mantle.”
June 10, 2016, 11:02 AM EDT
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) told attendees at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference on Friday that if Christians sit out of the presidential election, they “abdicate” leadership to those who are not in the church.
June 9, 2016, 12:32 PM EDT
Speaking at an event sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has created “many voids around the world,” which “our enemy is stepping in to fill.”
June 9, 2016, 11:12 AM EDT
Beginning Thursday, a controversial law takes effect in California, which allows terminally ill patients to legally end their life with medical assistance.
June 8, 2016, 3:27 PM EDT
The president of Argentina’s financial intelligence unit told the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday that drug seizures in his country increased by 800 percent between 2005 and 2015 and the number of drug-related cases tripled.
June 8, 2016, 10:55 AM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told supporters in Santa Monica, Calif., Tuesday that he will continue to fight for the Democratic nomination, despite Hillary Clinton becoming the presumptive nominee.
June 7, 2016, 3:27 PM EDT
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that last year the District’s Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services provided at least 3,500 transports related to suspected synthetic cannabinoid use.
June 7, 2016, 2:18 PM EDT
DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that reports of “synthetic cannabinoids” – a type of new psychoactive substance (NPS) or synthetic drug - identified by federal, state, and local labs increased from 23 reports in 2009 to 37,500 reports in 2014.
June 6, 2016, 1:49 PM EDT
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” on Friday that she is “certain” that transgender people will be allowed to serve in the U.S. military “in a more open way.”
June 6, 2016, 11:07 AM EDT
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” on Friday that women should register for the draft, just as young men should.
June 3, 2016, 3:21 PM EDT
A Step Ahead Prosthetics made a Texas girl’s dream come true after customizing an American Girl doll with a prosthetic leg just like hers.
June 2, 2016, 3:16 PM EDT
In a commencement speech Thursday to graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., President Barack Obama said the U.S. military is stronger because women can now serve in all combat positions and because the U.S. is closing the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.
June 2, 2016, 11:57 AM EDT
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Thursday that the U.S.-Mexico border is safer than the nation’s capital.
May 31, 2016, 3:22 PM EDT
First lady Michelle Obama told graduates of the Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe, N.M., last week that “some of the loudest voices in our national conversation” say it’s okay to harm the planet and use our land, air and water “however we wish.”
May 31, 2016, 1:08 PM EDT
Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland told graduates at the Niles West High School in Illinois on Sunday – his alma mater – that they should devote some part of their lives to public service, adding that “the most personally rewarding” part of his career has been the 18 years he spent tutoring students in reading and math.
May 31, 2016, 10:10 AM EDT
House Speaker Paul Ryan told graduates of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., last week that prayer has sustained him through “many difficult moments in my life.”