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

May 22, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
The TLC network has pulled the reality show “19 and Counting ” from its lineup after reports surfaced that Josh Duggar, the oldest of the Duggar children, allegedly molested five girls who lived in the Duggar home when he was a teenager.
May 20, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT
President Barack Obama linked climate change to the emergence of the terrorist group Boko Haram and “the early unrest in Syria” during a commencement speech at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on Wednesday. 
May 19, 2015, 7:29 PM EDT
Milwaukee County, Wis., Sheriff David Clarke on Tuesday addressed what he called a “myth” that police kill more black males than any other race in testimony at the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing titled, “Policing Strategies for the 21st Century.”
May 19, 2015, 11:01 AM EDT
A school bus in Kentucky dragged a seven-year-old girl the length of a football field, and if it weren’t for the efforts of one witness who intervened, it could have been much worse.
May 18, 2015, 3:18 PM EDT
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is “more of an aberration” than Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was.
May 18, 2015, 1:02 PM EDT
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the new chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that when the U.S. uses drone strikes to “vaporize” its enemies, it makes it “harder to defeat the enemy.”
May 15, 2015, 3:19 PM EDT
Two female Baltimore corrections officers were caught on tape last month allegedly looting a 7-Eleven store during the riots, according to a CBS affiliate.
May 13, 2015, 1:41 PM EDT
Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) described how she was told by a guard to surrender her cell phone and that she could not take notes on the president's trade agreement when she went to read it.
May 12, 2015, 3:36 PM EDT
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told graduates of Liberty University on Saturday that they have “the greatest of all callings: to know, love, and serve the Lord.”
May 11, 2015, 2:56 PM EDT
Former neurosurgeon and GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson told “Fox News Sunday” that some people are afraid to speak against the Obama administration for fear of an audit from the Internal Revenue Service.
May 11, 2015, 11:54 AM EDT
Retired neurosurgeon and GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson told “Fox News Sunday” that his idea of a flat tax is akin to tithing.
May 8, 2015, 3:14 PM EDT
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Friday that the Justice Department plans to open an investigation into whether the Baltimore Police Department “engaged in a pattern or practice of violations of the Constitution or federal law.”
May 8, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT
The UK’s Daily Mail reported Friday on the horrific account of a sex slave for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as ISIL, who was forced to “marry” 20 ISIS fighter
May 7, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT
“Saturday Night Live” aired a tongue-in-cheek satire last week on the Baltimore Orioles vs. White Socks game that was closed to the public as a result of the riots. 
May 6, 2015, 12:09 PM EDT
The National Institutes of Health through its Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded $169,240 in taxpayer funds to the Fenway Community Health Center to develop a new generation of scientists devoted to studying the LGBT population.
May 5, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT
Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax TV last week that Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby Mosby “over-charged” the officers allegedly involved in Freddy Gray’s death and though she was able to quell the crowd by doing so, that’s not the “criteria of justice” in America.
May 5, 2015, 1:24 PM EDT
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, promising he would work to pass the Fair Tax so that taxpayers won’t be penalized for their work and America would finally be rid of “the biggest bully” – the IRS.
May 4, 2015, 3:54 PM EDT
NAACP President Cornell William Brooks told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that “racial profiling does not require that all participants be white,” commenting on the fact that the Baltimore police officers who are being charged in the death of 25-year-old Freddy Gray are both white and black officers.
May 4, 2015, 12:15 PM EDT
Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson announced in Detroit on Monday that he is running for the Republican presidential nomination, saying, “It’s time for the people to rise up and take the government back.”
May 1, 2015, 1:15 PM EDT
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Friday that 25-year-old Freddie Gray was “illegally arrested,” and upon being handcuffed, officers found a knife that was “clipped to the inside of his pants pocket” – which was “not a switchblade and is lawful under the Maryland law.”