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

October 9, 2015, 11:48 AM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday that the “likelihood” of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler accomplishing his goals in the Holocaust “would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed.”
October 8, 2015, 1:48 PM EDT
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $603,412 to the University of Pittsburgh for a five-year study of patterns of healthy aging among gay men.
October 7, 2015, 1:38 PM EDT
GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum on Wednesday that students need to be trained on what to do in the event of a school shooting.
October 6, 2015, 3:41 PM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday his plan for immigration reform, which includes controlling the border, a guest worker program and amnesty.
October 6, 2015, 1:40 PM EDT
In an interview on Fox News’s “O’Reilly Factor,” David Jaques, publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, said Monday that he has talked to “dozens upon dozens of citizens,” victims’ family members, and elected officials, who say President Barack Obama is not welcome in their town to “grandstand for political purposes.”
October 6, 2015, 10:27 AM EDT
In a post on his Facebook page Monday night, GOP presidential candidate retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said he “never saw a body with bullet holes more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away."
October 5, 2015, 3:36 PM EDT
GOP presidential contender New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” that GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump should be worried that he agrees with President Barack Obama on Russia’s involvement in Syria.
October 5, 2015, 11:24 AM EDT
GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that if the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadaffi were still in power, the Middle East would be better off than it is today.
October 2, 2015, 4:57 PM EDT
The State Department is planning to spend $49,083 in taxpayer funds for a one-time grant to establish a network to support the LGBT community in India.
October 1, 2015, 2:02 PM EDT
- In a speech before the United Nations on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared Iran to a “rapacious tiger,” devouring more and more prey in the wake of the nuclear deal.
September 30, 2015, 3:33 PM EDT
During questioning at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards admitted that community health clinics outnumber Planned Parenthood clinics nationwide, although she would not acknowledge by what degree.
September 30, 2015, 10:03 AM EDT
When asked which statements Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards was referring to when she first issued an apology for the undercover video of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the harvesting and sale of aborted baby body parts, Richards said she felt it was “inappropriate to have a clinical discussion in a non-confidential, non-clinical setting.”
September 29, 2015, 2:39 PM EDT
Rep. Carolyn Mahoney (D-N.Y.) admonished House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Tuesday for questioning Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards about her salary, accusing the chairman of “beating up on a woman.”
September 29, 2015, 12:20 PM EDT
During questioning at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Tuesday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards admitted that none of the organization’s nearly 700 clinics have mammogram machines.
September 28, 2015, 1:05 PM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that one of the reasons the death penalty should be abolished is because it goes against one of the basic principles the republic was founded on – “a belief in the dignity of every person’s life” - but that dignity does not extend to unborn babies, according to O’Malley, who is “pro-choice.”
September 28, 2015, 10:37 AM EDT
GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told Values Voter Summit attendees on Friday in Washington, D.C., that unborn babies already have constitutional protection and as president he will use the 5th and 14th  Amendment to protect unborn babies from abortion.
September 25, 2015, 2:05 PM EDT
Singing “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah” as he began his press conference, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) formally announced his resignation from his leadership post and from Congress effective at the end of October.
September 25, 2015, 1:35 PM EDT
In a White House Rose Garden news conference alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Barack Obama praised outgoing House Speaker John Boehner as “a good man” and “patriot,” who “cares deeply about the House” and America.
September 25, 2015, 11:57 AM EDT
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) characterized House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) resignation from his leadership post and from Congress as “a stark indication of the disarray of the House Republicans” and “a demonstration of their obsession with shutting down government.”
September 25, 2015, 10:35 AM EDT
Speaking at the Values Voter Summit in the nation’s capital on Friday, Sen. John McCain (R- Ariz.) said of all the human rights detailed in the Declaration of Independence, “the right to life is the most sacred of all” and “no other rights exist without it.”