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 24, 2016, 12:47 PM EDT
A study published Monday in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B debunked reports that climate change is responsible for a plant fungus that devastated coffee crops in Colombia.
October 21, 2016, 3:02 PM EDT
An Oregon bakery has been forced to close down after losing a legal battle brought by a lesbian couple who sued the owners for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding because of their Christian beliefs..
October 21, 2016, 12:19 PM EDT
The Environmental Protection Agency is spending over $10 million in taxpayer dollars for a five-year program to train teachers to “deliver high-quality environmental education in formal and non-formal education settings.”
October 20, 2016, 12:46 PM EDT
During a campaign stop in Delaware, Ohio, on Thursday, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said he will “totally accept” the results of the presidential election if he wins.
October 20, 2016, 10:56 AM EDT
At the third and final presidential debate Wednesday in Las Vegas, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump called on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to give back the millions of dollars the Clinton Foundation gave to countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar that “push gays off buildings” and “kill women.” 
October 19, 2016, 3:59 PM EDT
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Wednesday that he will “not discuss any issue that has become public solely on the basis of Wikileaks,” referring to the recent release of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s hacked e-mails, Politico reported.
October 19, 2016, 1:51 PM EDT
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump complained Tuesday that the media barely covered the news that Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy considered a quid pro quo arrangement with the FBI in exchange for them keeping an e-mail to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unclassified.
October 18, 2016, 12:16 PM EDT
In a speech at Variety’s 2016 Power of Women L.A. luncheon last week, actress Scarlett Johansson said abortion is now longer “a woman’s rights issue” but “a human rights issue.”
October 17, 2016, 3:44 PM EDT
U.S. farmers dumped 43 million gallons of milk in the first eight months of the year, according to USDA - the most wasted in 16 years of data requested by the Wall Street Journal. That's enough milk to fill 66 Olympic swimming pools.
October 17, 2016, 3:07 PM EDT
Beginning in January, Pennsylvania residents will no longer be to use their driver’s licenses to enter federal buildings, and one year later, they won’t be able to use their licenses to board a commercial airplane, the Department of Homeland Security wrote in a letter to the Transportation Department, which was released on Thursday.
October 17, 2016, 10:18 AM EDT
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday that he doesn’t think the Clinton campaign should apologize for anti-Catholic e-mails exchanged by members of the campaign, saying he doesn’t think “you have to apologize for your opinions.”
October 14, 2016, 3:43 PM EDT
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in a speech in Madison, Wis., said Friday that the country is less safe, secure, free or prosperous despite the liberal policies of President Barack Obama, whose eight years in the White House, Ryan called “one long liberal progressive experiment.”
October 14, 2016, 11:40 AM EDT
Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera said Friday that he has never seen the mainstream media be so partisan in terms of their involvement in the presidential election.
October 13, 2016, 5:37 PM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump told supporters at a rally in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Thursday that he has been the target of a smear campaign orchestrated by The New York Times, who published a story Wednesday about two women who alleged that Trump touched them inappropriately.
October 12, 2016, 11:30 AM EDT
During a campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Miami, Fla., on Tuesday, former Vice President Al Gore warned of the dangers of global warming on mosquitos, specifically as it pertains to the Zika virus.
October 11, 2016, 5:03 PM EDT
During a campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Miami, Fla., on Tuesday, former Vice President Al Gore said Clinton will make “solving the climate crisis a top national priority.
October 11, 2016, 2:56 PM EDT
“Days of Our Lives”  star Arianne Zucker, the actress who was the target of controversial remarks made by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in a 2005, broke her silence Sunday, saying that she learned not to let “the words of others” affect her self-worth or define her character.
October 11, 2016, 12:58 PM EDT
A University of Colorado student has been arrested for allegedly using a shish kabob skewer to force his girlfriend to abort their baby.
October 10, 2016, 3:38 PM EDT
GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence campaigned in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, telling supporters that his faith as a Christian “informs” him that “we’re to hold up a godly standard” and that while he doesn’t condone what GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said in controversial remarks that that surfaced over the weekend, he believes in forgiveness and grace.
October 10, 2016, 11:58 AM EDT
Republican strategist Mary Matalin said during a roundtable discussion Sunday on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that the Democratic Party stood behind President Bill Clinton during his sex scandal with a White House intern but the Republican Party is abandoning GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump for a “private conversation about sex he’s not getting.”