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.

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August 30, 2016, 3:49 PM EDT
Former White House environmental adviser Van Jones in a Facebook Live video on Monday criticized President Barack Obama for not speaking out against the Dakota Access pipeline which is expected to run near an Indian reservation in North Dakota, adding that the “pipeline is going to be shoved down the throats of the Native American people.”
August 30, 2016, 11:02 AM EDT
The American Family Association called Target’s decision to add single-stall bathrooms to its stores “a $20 million public relations diversionary tactic to make shoppers believe the company had changed its bathroom policy.”
August 29, 2016, 3:16 PM EDT
A multimillion dollar city-funded homeless shelter for LGBT youth is slated to open in New York City in February 2017, named after actress and gay rights champion Bea Arthur.
August 29, 2016, 2:27 PM EDT
Former NFL player Randall Hill told Fox News on Sunday that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has freedom of speech and freedom of expression to not stand for the National Anthem, but Hill said he stands for the anthem because of those who “made the ultimate sacrifice for this country.”
August 29, 2016, 10:32 AM EDT
In an interview with Variety magazine, Jaden Smith - the son of actor Will Smith and actress Jada Pinkett Smith – said his clothing line, MSFTSrep, is for “the girl that wants to be a tomboy or the boy that wants to wear a skirt."
August 26, 2016, 2:49 PM EDT
The House Select Panel of Infant Lives has accused the University of New Mexico’s medical school of illegally transferring fetal tissue after reports surfaced that students dissected aborted baby brains among other body parts during a summer program in 2012 and 2014, Fox News reported Friday.
August 26, 2016, 11:09 AM EDT
Rapper Young Thug is stirring controversy for the cover of his debut album, “No, My Name Is Jeffrey,” which shows him wearing a ruffled dress.
August 24, 2016, 12:45 PM EDT
Comedian Aries Spears told a New York City radio show that women “rape men financially” with their child support demands.
August 23, 2016, 3:50 PM EDT
President Barack Obama in Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday to survey the damage of flood waters from heavy rain in the state said he is not worried about his trip being politicized.
August 23, 2016, 12:41 PM EDT
The national NAACP issued a statement Monday in response to a group of armed protesters calling themselves White Lives Matter, who held “a brief protest” Sunday in front of a local NAACP office in Houston, Texas.
August 23, 2016, 9:40 AM EDT
A Planned Parenthood clinic in Appleton, Wis., is permanently shutting down due to an inability to meet proper security standards, Planned Parenthood officials said Monday.
August 11, 2016, 3:43 PM EDT
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton unveiled her economic plan Thursday in Warren, Mich., vowing to stop any trade deal that kills jobs and holds down wages, including the Trans Pacific Partnership, and to “ramp up enforcement” by appoint a chief trade prosecutor.
August 10, 2016, 12:30 PM EDT
Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Wednesday while announcing the release of the latest international religious freedom report that “there is no more egregious form of discrimination” than targeting members of another religion with the intention of “murdering or enslaving” them.
August 9, 2016, 3:46 PM EDT
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is praising Nike for a new ad that will air during the Olympics on NBC, featuring “the first transgender athlete to qualify for a U.S. national team.”
August 9, 2016, 12:16 PM EDT
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, plans to register voters for the presidential election as they enter abortion clinics, it announced last week, according to Life Site News.
August 9, 2016, 10:14 AM EDT
Singer/songwriter Sia plans to headline a free concert in September at Cleveland State University to raise awareness for and support for abortion rights, Billboard magazine reports.
August 8, 2016, 3:20 PM EDT
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump told the Detroit Economic Club Monday that he plans to eliminate the death tax and reduce the cost of child care by letting parents “fully deduct the average cost of childcare” from their taxes.
August 8, 2016, 1:36 PM EDT
In a speech to the Detroit Economic Club Monday, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump promised to issue a temporary moratorium on new agency regulations upon taking office, to “cancel all illegal and over-reaching executive orders” and to eliminate all unnecessary regulations that don’t improve public safety and kill jobs.
August 8, 2016, 11:40 AM EDT
When asked whether the $400 million cash payment that the U.S. sent to Iran in January was a ransom for the detained Americans, former GOP presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday that “if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, normally, it’s a duck.”
August 5, 2016, 1:56 PM EDT
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Thursday that the DOJ has the ability to “reach into specific jurisdictions” that demonstrate a pattern of unfairly targeting minorities for minor traffic infractions and can use its “power of persuasion” to discourage other jurisdictions with a similar pattern from engaging in the same practices by pointing to the DOJ’s report on the investigation of the Ferguson Police Department.