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 23, 2016, 1:21 PM EDT
President Barack Obama said Thursday that despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s tie vote, which essentially blocks his immigration plan, the millions of illegal immigrants that he sought to make legal with his executive action will remain a low priority for deportation by his administration.
June 22, 2016, 2:03 PM EDT
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) led a staged sit-in on the House floor Wednesday in protest of House Republicans not bringing up gun control legislation for a vote in the wake of the Orlando shooting massacre.
June 21, 2016, 1:45 PM EDT
A human rights activist told the Senate Homeland Security Committee Tuesday that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and “violent and extremist groups” like it have no “fundamental understanding of Islam.”
June 21, 2016, 1:05 PM EDT
A panel of human rights activists testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on the ideology of ISIS defended the policy of admitting Syrian refugees into the United States, with one saying Syrian refugees “have been instrumental in the fight against ISIL.” 
June 20, 2016, 11:51 AM EDT
National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre (AP Photo)( – National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the NRA is not to blame for the Orlando shooter’s name being taken o
June 16, 2016, 3:20 PM EDT
William Brownfield, assistant secretary of State of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday that while the U.S. has made “great progress” on cocaine consumption, “heroin abuse is exploding.”
June 16, 2016, 11:17 AM EDT
Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday that U.S. efforts have not reduced the “terrorism capability and global reach” of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
June 15, 2016, 2:32 PM EDT
The National Rifle Association issued a statement Wednesday, saying it is happy to meet with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump about blocking terrorists from buying guns, but its position on the issue has not changed.
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.