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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July 6, 2015, 3:04 PM EDT
Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl (AP Photo)Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl said the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling is “the law of the land,” but it does not “change the word of God,” according to W
July 6, 2015, 12:29 PM EDT
Actor Jim Carrey (AP Photo)Actor Jim Carrey called California Gov. Jerry Brown a “fascist” for signing into law a mandatory immunization bill, which eliminates personal and religious exemptions, according to MSNBC.
July 2, 2015, 5:42 PM EDT
The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute of Mental Health has awarded $333,409 to Public Health Foundation Enterprises to study HIV risk among trans-female youth as young as 16.
July 1, 2015, 12:23 PM EDT
In an appearance last week on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” actor Joe Morton, who plays Rowan Pope or Papa Pope on ABC’s “Scandal,” used a racial slur to describe Confederate flag supporters during an impromptu in character monologue.
June 30, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
The CEO of the Girls Scouts of Western Washington has returned a $100,000 gift because the donor asked that it not be used for transgender girls, according to the Seattle Met.
June 30, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT
Could an app motivate marijuana users to exercise? The National Institutes of Health is giving $357,750 in taxpayer dollars through its National Institute on Drug Abuse to State University of New York at Buffalo to find out. 
June 29, 2015, 3:38 PM EDT
Singer Patti LaBelle praised the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide on stage at the 2015 BET Awards on Sunday.
June 29, 2015, 2:06 PM EDT
Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the next step for the LGBT community is to bring “full and comprehensive nondiscrimination protections” nationwide.
June 29, 2015, 12:31 PM EDT
Former Solicitor General Ted Olson told “Fox News Sunday” that it is “not illegal” for a bakery for instance to refuse to participate in a gay wedding under last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.
June 26, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT
A same-sex marriage activist, whose marriage 11 years ago in Canada was validated Friday by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that all states must recognize gay marriage performed in other states, thanked God Friday, calling the ruling, “God’s intention and God’s work.”
June 25, 2015, 12:19 PM EDT
In a Rose Garden press conference on Thursday, President Barack Obama reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Obamacare subsidies, calling it “a victory for hard-working Americans,” adding that “this has never been a government takeover of health care.”
June 25, 2015, 11:40 AM EDT
The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute of Mental Health has awarded $300,723 to the University of California San Francisco to develop a “culturally grounded intervention” to reduce sexual risk among transgender women.
June 24, 2015, 3:43 PM EDT
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has ordered the removal of the Confederate flag from the state Capitol grounds.
June 23, 2015, 2:27 PM EDT
Former Mississippi Republican Gov. Haley Barbour told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday that he is “not offended at all” by the state flag “or the Confederate flag for that matter,” but stopped short of saying whether the Confederate flag symbol should be removed from his state’s flag.
June 23, 2015, 11:50 AM EDT
Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced Monday that it is time for the Confederate flag to be removed from the statehouse grounds.
June 22, 2015, 10:38 PM EDT
An inmate at Rikers Island juvenile detention facility carries a plastic fork behind his back as he walks with other inmates. A recent report found that juvenile detainees are subjected to routine violence, both by other inmates and by correction officers.
June 22, 2015, 11:23 AM EDT
Conservative columnist and author Deneen Borelli told “Fox News Sunday” that the way the victims’ families extended forgiveness and compassion to Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof in court last week has helped rebrand blacks as “hard-working, God-fearing Americans.”
June 19, 2015, 3:58 PM EDT
Debbie Dills, the florist whose tip led police to Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof’s location, told “Fox and Friends” on Friday that she doesn’t consider herself a hero, because God used her.
June 19, 2015, 1:39 PM EDT
American Values President Gary Bauer told the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference on Friday in the wake of the Charleston church massacre, “We need a national conversation about God.”
June 18, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT
Rev. Clementa Pinckney, pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Church and a South Carolina state senator, was gunned down Wednesday night along with eight others during a prayer service.