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

February 5, 2016, 4:02 PM EST
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), an abortion rights advocate, said Thursday that he is against the death penalty, because he does not believe “that government itself should be part of the killing.”
February 5, 2016, 11:29 AM EST
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised Thursday that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will never be privatized in an attempt to address thousands of backlogged claims and long waiting periods for veterans to receive medical care.
February 4, 2016, 3:02 PM EST
In a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Wednesday that our culture has become impatient when it comes to prayer, because some think prayer is not action, but prayer is action, because prayer reveals “the presence of God.”
February 4, 2016, 12:12 PM EST
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that she wants to move marijuana from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II drug so that more research can be done on its medicinal use.
February 4, 2016, 10:43 AM EST
Citing his own fears as president and as a parent, President Barack Obama said Thursday that fear can consume us, and its consequences can be “worse than any outward threat,” but “a good cure for fear” is Jesus.
February 3, 2016, 2:52 PM EST
In a speech at a mosque in Baltimore, Md., on Wednesday, President Barack Obama said the best way to fight terrorism is to show that the U.S. does not “suppress Islam” and to deny legitimacy to terrorist organizations like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) also known as ISIL.
February 2, 2016, 11:49 AM EST
During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday on opening all ground combat units to women, U.S. military leaders said it is time to require women to register for the Selective Service.
February 1, 2016, 1:42 PM EST
Actor, screenwriter, director and producer Marlon Wayans predicted that one day there will be “a blackout” where there’s “nothing but black people” accepting awards at the Oscars.
February 1, 2016, 11:52 AM EST
In an interview on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” show on Saturday, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks called the Flint water crisis “a lead-based Katrina” that “began not with contamination, but rather with legislation” with the appointment of an emergency manager.
January 29, 2016, 6:08 PM EST
In a press conference Thursday to announce an amendment to an energy policy dealing with lead contamination in the Flint, Mich., water supply, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) accused Republicans of racism, saying the response from GOP presidential candidates would have been different if the crisis had affected a majority white city instead.
January 29, 2016, 1:15 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina called it “outrageous” that Fox News would question the pro-life credentials of former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) during Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa.
January 28, 2016, 3:31 PM EST
At the Sundance Film Festival premiere of her new film “The Birth of a Nation,” actress Gabrielle Union lashed out at actress and Fox News commentator Stacey Dash, calling her a “crazy lady” for her comments on Black Entertainment Television (BET).
January 28, 2016, 11:36 AM EST
At a campaign event in Indianola, Iowa, on Monday, Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley called illegal immigrants “new American immigrants” while touting his efforts to give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants and to pass the DREAM Act in Maryland.
January 27, 2016, 2:39 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday that Trump’s decision not to take part in Thursday’s Fox News GOP presidential debate has nothing to do with Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
January 26, 2016, 5:02 PM EST
When asked how he plans to ensure racial equality, Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday that he decriminalized marijuana, “banned the box” for those with criminal records seeking state employment, and reduced the number of fatal police-involved shootings.
January 26, 2016, 11:20 AM EST
Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday that the one issue young voters should care the most about is climate change, calling it “the greatest business opportunity” to come to the U.S. in 100 years.
January 25, 2016, 2:46 PM EST
In a speech at the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, “is Child Abuse Incorporated,” pointing to recent undercover videos, which showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale and procurement of aborted babies’ organs.
January 22, 2016, 7:46 PM EST
In a speech kicking off the March for Life on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March for Life President Jeanne Mancini said the blizzard that hit the Washington region was not enough to stop pro-lifers, because “there is no sacrifice too great to fight the human rights abuse of abortion.”
January 22, 2016, 4:24 PM EST
In an interview with author and scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins, Damon Dash, Jay Z’s former manager and business partner at Roc-a-Fella Records, said his cousin, actress Stacey Dash, is “coonin’” for her comments critical of BET in the wake of calls for blacks to boycott the Oscars.
January 22, 2016, 3:34 PM EST
In a speech at the March for Life rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday, GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said the next president will have a say in whether an unborn baby just one month shy of being born “is only as good as the organs you can sell from it.”