Melanie has been with CNSNews.com 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 CNSNews.com, 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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May 27, 2016, 2:34 PM EDT
A State Department official told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments on Mexico have not “gravely affected” Mexico’s ability to do business with the United States.
May 27, 2016, 10:56 AM EDT
An official with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy told a Senate Foreign Relations  subcommittee Thursday that the number of overdose deaths from heroin has risen 340 percent from 2007 to 2014, the latest year of available data.
May 26, 2016, 3:38 PM EDT
An American Airlines official told a House Homeland Security subcommittee on Thursday that over 70,000 of its customers missed flights “year to date” because of excessively long wait times at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening checkpoints.
May 26, 2016, 2:07 PM EDT
An American Airlines official told a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Thursday that “it would be inaccurate to say” that baggage fees have led to the long waits at Transportation Security Administration screening checkpoints at the nation’s airports.
May 25, 2016, 3:58 PM EDT
Transportation Security Administration Administrator Peter Neffenger told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday said that automated screening lanes like the ones at an airport in Atlanta may be the key to reducing waiting times for airport screening.
May 25, 2016, 12:45 PM EDT
Transportation Security Administration Administrator Peter Neffenger told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday that there would not be much difference in performance for private contractors who screen airline passengers at the nation’s airports versus TSA screeners.
May 25, 2016, 12:14 PM EDT
Kris Jenner is ready to change her name – to Kardashian.
May 24, 2016, 3:56 PM EDT
National Security Adviser Susan Rice told graduates at Florida International University in Miami, Fla., recently that the U.S. intelligence community is too "white" and "male."
May 24, 2016, 1:00 PM EDT
In written testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) accused Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen of misleading Congress “about how he allowed thousands of Lois Lerner’s emails to be destroyed” despite open investigations” by three congressional committees, the inspector general, and the Justice Department.
May 24, 2016, 10:33 AM EDT
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told an audience at the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action’s (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum in Louisville, Ky., on Friday that President Barack Obama is the first president in history to visit a prison and tell rapists, drug dealers, and murderers “that they are the product of a racist criminal justice system.” 
May 23, 2016, 3:54 PM EDT
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told an audience at the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action’s (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum in Louisville, Ky., on Friday that when the Constitution is picked apart to fit a “leftist political agenda,” we are headed toward “government tyranny.”
May 23, 2016, 11:07 AM EDT
A billboard encouraging texting while driving by a fictitious funeral home was unveiled two weeks ago in Toronto, Ontario in Canada as part of an ad campaign to get people to stop texting and driving. 
May 20, 2016, 3:53 PM EDT
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump told attendees at the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action’s (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum in Louisville, Ky., on Friday that he will get rid of “gun-free zones” as president.
May 20, 2016, 1:16 PM EDT
White House drug czar Michael Botticelli said Thursday that using “terms like abuser and addict” to describe people with drug addictions makes it less likely that they will get treatment.
May 19, 2016, 1:42 PM EDT
At a summit by the Aspen Institute’s Project Play, first lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that some low-income U.S. communities are “play deserts,” because they don’t have sufficient opportunities for kids to participate in sports and other outdoor activities.
May 19, 2016, 10:20 AM EDT
New York will allow some illegal immigrants to teach and practice medicine throughout the state beginning June 1, the Associated Press reported.
May 18, 2016, 3:16 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) – An EPA employee in Dallas was cited a decade ago by police "for the improper use of emergency lights on his personal vehicle while also being a registered sex offender," Assistant EPA Inspector General for Investigations Patrick Sullivan said in written testimony submitted to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for a
May 17, 2016, 7:56 PM EDT
President Barack Obama marked International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on Tuesday, saying he is “proud” that his administration “has made advancing the human rights of LGBT individuals” a focus of U.S. engagement around the world.
May 17, 2016, 3:08 PM EDT
In a commencement speech at Liberty University, a private Christian university in Lynchburg, Va., New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings said Saturday that the “moral landscape of this world is quickly declining” and graduates will be “tested to have patience with Christ-like tolerance.”
May 17, 2016, 11:03 AM EDT
Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) introduced a bill on Friday to withhold foreign aid and travel visas from countries that refuse to take back illegal immigrants who have been given a final order of removal from the United States.