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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December 11, 2015, 12:07 PM EST
In a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned that the Obama administration’s efforts to be the “speech police” for the Muslim community is producing a “chilling effect” on citizens’ willingness to report suspicious activity that could be tied to terrorism for fear they will be accused of racial profiling.  
December 10, 2015, 12:36 PM EST
FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that he didn’t know yet whether the marriage between Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, who both killed 14 people in a shooting massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., last week, was arranged by a terrorist group or operative.
December 10, 2015, 11:10 AM EST
At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey defended the FBI’s handling of the San Bernardino shooters’ apartment following the Dec. 2 shooting that claimed the lives of 14 people and injured almost two dozen others. 
December 9, 2015, 3:45 PM EST
FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that one of two terrorists who tried to kill people outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, in May sent 109 messages to a terrorist overseas the day of the attack, and the FBI has no idea what was said, because those messages were encrypted.
December 9, 2015, 11:30 AM EST
FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that his agency is notified anytime someone on the terrorist watch list tries to buy a gun, which contradicts President Barack Obama’s recent assertion that authorities can’t stop someone on the no-fly list from buying a gun.
December 7, 2015, 3:56 PM EST
The expiration of the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection program was not “an enormous factor” impacting the investigation into the San Bernardino mass shooting last week, because what bulk data collection did was make the process “more efficient,” Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
December 7, 2015, 11:58 AM EST
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told “Fox News Sunday” that Tuesday Congress will vote on a bill to tighten restrictions on the visa waiver program, pointing out that the Paris attackers had French or European passports and would not have had to get a visa before coming to the U.S.
December 4, 2015, 10:40 AM EST
During an appearance at the Muslim Advocates annual dinner on Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said since 9/11, the Justice Department had “over 1,000 investigations into acts of anti-Muslim hatred, including rhetoric and bigoted actions,” and more than 45 prosecutions as a result.
December 3, 2015, 3:25 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in a speech Thursday at the Republican Jewish Coalition 2016 Candidates Forum said the next president is someone who believes “the greatest threat to civilization is a beheading, not a sunburn.”
December 3, 2015, 1:43 PM EST
At a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blamed mass shootings on “incendiary language … that make people think” it’s okay to resolve conflict in a violent way.
December 2, 2015, 11:09 AM EST
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, in an appearance on “Your World With Neil Cavuto” on Tuesday, disputed the president’s assertion that climate change is linked to terrorism, noting that many of the terrorists are middle class or rich, so it’s not the result of desperation.
December 1, 2015, 10:41 AM EST
In a press at the climate change summit in Paris on Tuesday, President Barack Obama spoke out about the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, saying that mass shootings like this don’t happen in other countries.
November 30, 2015, 3:21 PM EST
In opening remarks Monday at the climate change conference in Paris, France, President Barack Obama again tied the terrorist attacks in Paris to climate change, saying the conference is a “rejection of those who would tear down our world.”
November 30, 2015, 12:27 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told “Fox News Sunday” that it is “delusional” to suggest that “climate change is our near-term most severe security threat.”
November 30, 2015, 11:53 AM EST
In an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation,” GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said “hateful rhetoric” on both sides of the abortion debate is “detrimental.” 
November 30, 2015, 11:28 AM EST
GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told “Fox News Sunday” that it was “typical of the Left” to blame pro-lifers speaking out against Planned Parenthood harvesting aborted baby body parts for the fatal shooting at a clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday.
November 25, 2015, 3:24 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday in a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations that President Barack Obama should tell the families who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks in Paris that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is "just a group of killers who are good at social media."
November 24, 2015, 2:44 PM EST
News that doctors in Cleveland, Ohio have begun screening applicants for a clinical trial of uterine transplantation has prompted some to wonder if science will ever find a way to transplant a uterus into a man, and according to a Yahoo article, we may be just five years away from doing just that.
November 23, 2015, 3:18 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told “Fox News Sunday” that despite what could be up to a three-year vetting process for Syrian refugees before being allowed into the U.S., that won’t deter an ISIS operative, because “the United States is the ultimate prize in their mind.”
November 23, 2015, 12:52 PM EST
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that encryption is “the Achilles’ heel in the Internet” when it comes to tracking terrorists.