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 25, 2015, 11:40 AM EDT
The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute of Mental Health has awarded $300,723 to the University of California San Francisco to develop a “culturally grounded intervention” to reduce sexual risk among transgender women.
June 24, 2015, 3:43 PM EDT
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has ordered the removal of the Confederate flag from the state Capitol grounds.
June 23, 2015, 2:27 PM EDT
Former Mississippi Republican Gov. Haley Barbour told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday that he is “not offended at all” by the state flag “or the Confederate flag for that matter,” but stopped short of saying whether the Confederate flag symbol should be removed from his state’s flag.
June 23, 2015, 11:50 AM EDT
Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced Monday that it is time for the Confederate flag to be removed from the statehouse grounds.
June 22, 2015, 10:38 PM EDT
An inmate at Rikers Island juvenile detention facility carries a plastic fork behind his back as he walks with other inmates. A recent report found that juvenile detainees are subjected to routine violence, both by other inmates and by correction officers.
June 22, 2015, 11:23 AM EDT
Conservative columnist and author Deneen Borelli told “Fox News Sunday” that the way the victims’ families extended forgiveness and compassion to Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof in court last week has helped rebrand blacks as “hard-working, God-fearing Americans.”
June 19, 2015, 3:58 PM EDT
Debbie Dills, the florist whose tip led police to Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof’s location, told “Fox and Friends” on Friday that she doesn’t consider herself a hero, because God used her.
June 19, 2015, 1:39 PM EDT
American Values President Gary Bauer told the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference on Friday in the wake of the Charleston church massacre, “We need a national conversation about God.”
June 18, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT
Rev. Clementa Pinckney, pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Church and a South Carolina state senator, was gunned down Wednesday night along with eight others during a prayer service. 
June 18, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Thursday that a federal hate crimes investigation has been launched into Wednesday night’s shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina.
June 18, 2015, 11:14 AM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday that former President Bill Clinton was the best of the last four presidents – and former President George W. Bush was the worst.
June 17, 2015, 2:55 PM EDT
The 17th season of the summer hit reality show “Big Brother” will feature a transgender woman among its 14 houseguests, CBS announced Tuesday.
June 16, 2015, 11:42 PM EDT
Rachel Dolezal told NBC’s “Today” show on Tuesday that she was once identified as “transracial” while she was doing “human rights work” in Idaho, then as a biracial woman by another newspaper, and eventually as a black woman, and she did nothing to correct it.
June 16, 2015, 9:23 AM EDT
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $146,684 to the University of California San Francisco to study whether the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine prevents HIV infection in “Indian men who have sex with men.”
June 15, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT
Rachel Dolezal, the woman who sparked outrage for pretending to be black, resigned from her post as president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP on Monday by posting a letter on the group’s Facebook page.
June 15, 2015, 12:22 PM EDT
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry asked Saturday on her self-titled show whether Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who has been pretending to be black, “may actually be black.”
June 12, 2015, 1:35 PM EDT
An Italian neurosurgeon says the world’s first human head transplant could take place in the next two years, and what’s more, he has a volunteer, according to Sky News.
June 11, 2015, 1:18 PM EDT
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell (AP Photo)( – Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell told Congress Wednesday that there were more than 250 million prescriptions for opioid drugs in 2012 – more than the number of adults in the U.S.
June 10, 2015, 1:01 PM EDT
Federal Air Marshal Robert MacLean told Congress Tuesday that flight crews and law enforcement should have the legal authority to “deputize and indemnify vetted able-bodied passengers to protect themselves” and airplanes from destruction in the event of an attack.
June 9, 2015, 1:48 PM EDT
LaVerne Cox, the star of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” said she is “deeply honored” to become the first transgender wax figure at the Madame Tussads museum.