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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January 23, 2017, 3:16 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that President Donald Trump “has a healthy respect for the First Amendment” and that what makes the country “beautiful” is that you can inaugurate a president on one day and the next day, people can protest something on that same space.
January 23, 2017, 3:07 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that President Donald Trump will “stand up and value life – born and unborn.”
January 23, 2017, 12:25 PM EST
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told “Fox News Sunday” that he refused to give a timeline to when President Donald Trump will undo former President Obama’s executive action on immigration.
January 23, 2017, 11:03 AM EST
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told “Fox News Sunday” that he is “confident” that the Senate will confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee once a nomination is made, and he noted that the past two Democratic presidents had their Supreme Court nominees confirmed without a Senate filibuster.
January 20, 2017, 1:15 PM EST
In his inaugural address, President Donald Trump said Friday that the nation “will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action,” adding that now is “the hour of action.”
January 20, 2017, 1:05 PM EST
In his inaugural address on Friday, President Donald Trump spoke of unity, saying that when your heart is open to patriotism, there will be no room for prejudice.
January 20, 2017, 12:50 PM EST
President Donald Trump in his inaugural address on Friday said the U.S. will seek new allies to “unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism” and eradicate it “from the face of the earth.”
January 19, 2017, 3:46 PM EST
Energy Secretary nominee Rick Perry said Thursday that he believes the climate is changing and “some of it is caused by manmade activity,” but he said the question remains “how we address it” in a way that doesn’t compromise economic growth or affect U.S. jobs.
January 19, 2017, 11:55 AM EST
During Energy Secretary nominee Rick Perry’s confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Perry’s response to a light-hearted query by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) about whether Perry enjoyed meeting him elicited laughter from attendees.
January 19, 2017, 10:01 AM EST
R&B singer Chrisette Michele confirmed that she will perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, a decision she reportedly tried to keep secret, the Grio reported.
January 18, 2017, 3:17 PM EST
President Barack Obama in his last presidential news conference on Wednesday defended his decision to commute the sentence of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, referring to Manning as “she” and saying that Manning, who was convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents, “served a tough prison sentence.”
January 18, 2017, 11:51 AM EST
Environmental Protection Agency nominee Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Wednesday that he does not believe climate change is a hoax.
January 18, 2017, 11:10 AM EST
Environmental Protection Agency  nominee Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt told the Senate Wednesday that he rejects the false narrative that “if you’re pro-energy, you’re anti-environment, and if you’re pro-environment, you’re anti-energy.”
January 18, 2017, 10:55 AM EST
Environmental Protection Agency nominee Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Wednesday addressed the issue of climate change, saying, “the ability to measure the precision, the degree and extent” of the impact of human activity on the changing climate “are subject to continuing debate and dialogue.”
January 17, 2017, 3:45 PM EST
Interior Secretary Nominee Ryan Zinke told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Tuesday that climate change is not a hoax, that climate is changing and “man is an influence.”
January 17, 2017, 12:22 PM EST
In an interview with Agence France-Presse (AFP) last week, actress Zoe Saldana said that Hollywood is to blame for President-elect Donald Trump’s win, because they became “cocky” and “arrogant” bullies. 
January 17, 2017, 11:09 AM EST
In an interview with Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” former Black Panther Mason Weaver said Monday that Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who was brutally beaten during a march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965, was demonstrating against Democrats at the time, then he later “joined the oppressors” in “presiding over the destruction of the black community.”
January 16, 2017, 1:22 PM EST
Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Preibus told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that it was “irresponsible” for Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) to say he doesn’t see President-elect Donald Trump as a legitimate president.
January 16, 2017, 10:50 AM EST
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told ABC’s “This Week with George  Stephanopolous” that “it would not be a bad thing” for FBI Director James Comey to step down, saying he “acted in an outrageous way” during the presidential campaign.
January 13, 2017, 3:39 PM EST
Comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey met with President-elect Donald Trump on Friday at Trump Tower in New York City to discuss teaming up with HUD secretary nominee Dr. Ben Carson, describing his meeting as “successful.”