Melanie has been with CNSNews.com 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 CNSNews.com, 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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March 16, 2016, 10:26 AM EDT
Former Flint Mayor Dayne Walling told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday that he trusted the guidance he received from then EPA regional administrator Susan Hedman that the high levels of lead in the water in Flint, Mich., were “limited to very particular cases” of lead service lines and plumbing in individual houses.
March 15, 2016, 10:30 AM EDT
Actress Martha Plimpton, who plays the mother Eileen O’Neal on ABC’s “The Real O’Neals,” recently wore an “abortion dress” to promote her views on abortion, according to the Independent Journal.
March 14, 2016, 3:09 PM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday that people mistakenly believe he is proposing free college for all, when in fact he is proposing free tuition at public colleges and universities.
March 14, 2016, 12:54 PM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday that as president, he would launch an automatic Department of Justice investigation into every killing of an American held in police custody or killed while being apprehended.
March 14, 2016, 11:52 AM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday at the CNN TV One Democratic presidential town hall in Ohio that federal contracts and money should go to those most in need.
March 11, 2016, 11:14 AM EST
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday at CNN’s GOP presidential debate at the University of Miami that if a company is caught abusing the H-1B visa program the way Disney did, they should never be allowed to use it again.
March 10, 2016, 2:19 PM EST
During a Senate subcommittee hearing on Obamacare, Andy Slavitt, acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), explained that there was “very limited actual performance information” for the government’s co-op oversight team to evaluate the financial positions of 12 health insurance co-ops that eventually failed, a $1.2 billion loss to taxpayers.
March 9, 2016, 3:10 PM EST
Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledged Wednesday that there have been discussions within the Department of Justice about possibly pursuing legal action against so-called climate change deniers.
March 8, 2016, 1:15 PM EST
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Senate Homeland Security Committee Tuesday that more must be done to address the problems in Central America that have led to an uptick in unaccompanied children attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, because “there’s only so much border security you can accomplish” to deal with people who are motivated to leave their homes to travel to the U.S.
March 7, 2016, 2:55 PM EST
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said during the CNN Democratic presidential debate on Sunday that the people of Flint, Mich., are being charged three times as much for water poisoned with lead than he pays for clean water in Vermont, adding that no one in Flint should pay a water bill and the decision should be retroactive.
March 7, 2016, 12:51 PM EST
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said at the CNN Democratic presidential debate Sunday night in Flint, Mich., that as president, she will make sure that lead is removed from water, soil, and paint throughout the nation within five years.
March 7, 2016, 10:44 AM EST
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday at the CNN Democratic presidential debate Sunday night in Flint, Mich., that the state of Michigan should use its rainy day fund to fix Flint’s water infrastructure, because “it is raining lead in Flint.”
March 4, 2016, 3:13 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday at the GOP presidential debate in Detroit, Mich., that it is “unfair” to politicize the Flint water crisis, because it’s not like someone woke up one day and thought about how to poison the water system.
March 4, 2016, 12:39 PM EST
GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. military won’t refuse to carry out his orders to target terrorists’ families and to carry out interrogation methods that are more extreme than waterboarding.
March 4, 2016, 10:10 AM EST
GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump disavowed the hate group the Ku Klux Klan, including David Duke, during the Fox News GOP presidential debate Thursday night.
March 3, 2016, 12:56 PM EST
In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said Thursday that President Barack Obama’s “foreign policy has been an absolute failure” and his willingness to close Gitmo and send enemy combatants to U.S. prisons is “the icing on a disastrous cake, baking into American history a terrible eight-year run on foreign policy.”
March 1, 2016, 3:40 PM EST
FBI Director James Comey told the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that one day “the logic of encryption” will lead to all of our conversations, papers and effects being “entirely private.”
February 29, 2016, 3:54 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump told “Fox News Sunday” that the 200 illegal Polish immigrants who worked to clear the site for the Trump Tower 35 years ago were hired by a contractor that Trump hired, adding that there was no such thing as E-Verify back then.
February 29, 2016, 3:10 PM EST
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s response on whether he would disavow support of David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan is not an acceptable answer.
February 29, 2016, 12:44 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that “name-calling” should not be part of the presidential race.