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

April 25, 2016, 6:07 PM EDT
In a post titled, “NC, GA, TN, and SD: What’s Next?” on her website, Caitlyn Jenner weighed in on the controversy over the North Carolina bathroom law and Mississippi’s religious freedom law.
April 25, 2016, 2:41 PM EDT
First lady Michelle Obama criticized the religious freedom law in Mississippi during a commencement speech at Jackson State University in Mississippi on Saturday.
April 22, 2016, 2:06 PM EDT
President Barack Obama in a joint press conference with UK Prime Minister David Cameron said the LGBT laws recently passed in North Carolina and Mississippi “are wrong and should be overturned.”
April 22, 2016, 10:43 AM EDT
A pro-family group has launched a boycott of Target after the retail store made it clear on Tuesday that its bathrooms and changing facilities can be used by anyone according to their gender identity.
April 21, 2016, 3:12 PM EDT
Former GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson told Fox News on Wednesday that instead of Harriet Tubman replacing former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, maybe she should be on the $2 bill.
April 20, 2016, 3:43 PM EDT
Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) expressed outrage Wednesday at an “absolutely repulsive” industry that allowed abortion clinics to profit from the sale of aborted baby body parts to fetal tissue procurement businesses. 
April 20, 2016, 11:24 AM EDT
Laura Wilkerson, whose son Josh was brutally murdered by an illegal immigrant after school, told a House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee on Tuesday that she blames Congress for her son’s murder.
April 19, 2016, 3:13 PM EDT
Bishop Minerva Carcano of the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church testified Tuesday that the U.S. has “raped” the lands of illegal immigrants, so they are fleeing to the U.S. so their children don’t starve.
April 18, 2016, 2:32 PM EDT
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of allergy and infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the mosquito-born Zika virus can also be transmitted sexually and that there was even a case of transmission from men to men through sexual contact.
April 18, 2016, 11:40 AM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that there needs to be a balance when it comes to laws like those in Mississippi, which let workers cite religious beliefs to deny services to gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people.
April 15, 2016, 2:53 PM EDT
A study released last week on climate change says reducing food waste can reduce overall agricultural emissions up to 14 percent in 2050.
April 15, 2016, 10:25 AM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) accused Verizon of not treating the environment or its workers with respect and on Thursday urged the company’s CEO to negotiate with the Communication Workers of America.
April 14, 2016, 4:01 PM EDT
FEMA Director Craig Fugate told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Thursday that in the event of a large scale and prolonged power outage caused by a combined cyber attack and a physical attack “situational awareness will be key.”
April 13, 2016, 3:53 PM EDT
White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said Wednesday that a bill allows the FDA to include Zika drug developers in its voucher program is an “insufficient” response to the Zika outbreak and “akin to passing out umbrellas in the advance of a potential hurricane. ”
April 13, 2016, 11:29 AM EDT
The Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) comptroller general testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Wednesday that the federal government can save over $1 billion over a few years if it closes a loophole that allows people who receive disability benefits to also receive unemployment benefits at the same time.
April 12, 2016, 11:53 AM EDT
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday that the Internal Revenue Service’s computers “withstand more than 1 million malicious attempts to access them each day.”
April 11, 2016, 3:40 PM EDT
The World Bank, whose goals are to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity worldwide by 2030, announced last week that it will turn its attention to climate change.
April 11, 2016, 11:37 AM EDT
In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” President Barack Obama defended his response to terrorist attacks, saying, no one has “taken more terrorists off the field” than he has in his two terms in the White House.
April 8, 2016, 10:52 AM EDT
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on the Senate floor Thursday that he will not bow to pressure from Democrats to consider President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland, because the American people should decide the direction of the high court when they vote for the next president.
April 7, 2016, 10:32 AM EDT
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, admonished Transportation Security Administration Administrator Peter Neffenger for not delivering to the committee the results of a report testing the vulnerability of the nation’s airports.