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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June 11, 2015, 1:18 PM EDT
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell (AP Photo)(CNSNews.com) – 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.
June 9, 2015, 1:21 PM EDT
The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute of Mental Health has awarded $177,147 to the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation to reduce “intimate partner violence” among South African youth.
June 8, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT
Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” that it is“a constant game of cat and mouse to adjust our defenses to very sophisticated attackers” in light of the recent unprecedented data breach of the federal government.
June 8, 2015, 12:46 PM EDT
When the Miss USA pageant airs on July 12, will Caitlyn Jenner (the transgender woman formerly known as Bruce Jenner) be one of the judges? 
June 8, 2015, 11:22 AM EDT
In an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took Hillary Clinton to task for accusing the GOP of trying to “disenfranchise people of color,” saying, “Maybe if she took some questions … she wouldn’t make such ridiculous statements.”
June 5, 2015, 3:06 PM EDT
Longtime LGBT advocate and actor Patrick Stewart has sided with Christian bakers in Northern Ireland who refused to write the words, “support gay marriage” on a cake.
June 5, 2015, 12:39 PM EDT
GOP presidential candidate and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry in an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” said Friday that “if people are looking for government to be their savior, they’re looking in the wrong place.”
June 5, 2015, 10:51 AM EDT
Actor and liberal activist John Cusack said Thursday that President Barack Obama is “as bad or worse than” former President George W. Bush, because of his use of drones and other attacks on civil liberties.
June 5, 2015, 10:47 AM EDT
Actor and liberal activist John Cusack said Thursday that President Barack Obama is “as bad or worse than” former President George W. Bush, because of his use of drones and other attacks on civil liberties.
June 4, 2015, 3:38 PM EDT
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts says enough prescription drugs were stolen from area pharmacies during the Baltimore riots to keep the city “intoxicated for a year,” WJZ-TV reported Wednesday.
June 4, 2015, 12:28 PM EDT
A doctor in Lima, Peru, removed a three-centimeter long live worm from the eye of a 17-year-old boy, the UK Daily Mail reports.
June 3, 2015, 3:52 PM EDT
The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded $226,364 to the University of California San Francisco to develop “a culturally relevant” intervention aimed at improving “post-incarceration health care engagement among transgender women.”
June 3, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT
 Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said Wednesday on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” that the tax revenue from legalized marijuana sales in his state will go in part towards treating drug addiction.
June 2, 2015, 3:32 PM EDT
Senior clerics for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have banned pigeon breeding, punishable by public flogging, because the sight of pigeons’ genitals as they fly overhead is offensive to Islam, the UK Daily Mail reports.
June 2, 2015, 1:48 PM EDT
Former child star Drake Bell, who played on the Nickelodeon TV show “Drake and Josh,” is under fire for a so-called transphobic tweet about the woman formerly known as Bruce Jenner.
June 1, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT
Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume told “Fox News Sunday” that Hillary Clinton’s strategy not to answer reporters’ questions “may be a smart strategy” because the job of a political campaign is not to answer journalists’ questions.
June 1, 2015, 1:12 PM EDT
 Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination on Monday, touting his military background and foreign policy experience, and pledging to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), not just contain them as the Obama administration has said.
May 27, 2015, 11:12 AM EDT
The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute of Mental Health has awarded $52,293 in taxpayer funding to the Toronto-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to study how to reduce discrimination of lesbian, gay and transgender people with schizophrenia by members of the community they are in frequent contact with, like the “convenience store clerk.”