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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May 5, 2016, 3:18 PM EDT
In a letter to Target on Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked Target’s CEO to explain what steps it will take to protect women and children in restrooms and fitting rooms in the wake of its announcement that it will let people use its bathrooms and changing rooms according to their gender identity.
May 5, 2016, 1:40 PM EDT
In a proclamation designating May 5 as a National Day of Prayer, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States was “founded on the idea of religious freedom” and that the U.S. “will continue to stand up for those around the world who are subject to fear or violence because of their religion or beliefs.” 
May 5, 2016, 12:16 PM EDT
Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, told those gathered in Washington, D.C., in observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, that the most important thing he prays for is the children, who have been influenced by the LGBT agenda.
May 5, 2016, 10:50 AM EDT
Dr. Glenn Sheppard, president of International Prayer Ministries, led the Prayer of Repentance at Thursday’s National Day of Prayer observance in Washington, D.C., asking God for forgiveness for choosing “political correctness over biblical authority,” murdering “the unborn” and redefining what God calls family and marriage. 
May 4, 2016, 3:44 PM EDT
The sequel to Disney’s “Frozen” won’t be out for a few years, but some fans have already launched a social media campaign calling on Disney to make the main character, Elsa, a lesbian.
May 4, 2016, 11:39 AM EDT
In the wake of publicizing its policy to allow people to use the bathrooms and changing facilities that correspond with their gender identity, Target stock has dropped 4.2 percent in the past two weeks.
May 3, 2016, 3:48 PM EDT
Liberty Counsel President Anita Staver tweeted recently that she’s taking “a Glock .45 to the ladies room” to protect herself against men who may use recent LGBT laws allowing people to use restrooms according to their gender identity.
May 3, 2016, 10:00 AM EDT
White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday defended the remarks of Comedy Central's Larry Wilmore at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, saying that any comedian who signs up to follow President Obama at the dinner “is assuming one of the most difficult tasks in comedy” and that the president “appreciated the spirit of Mr. Wilmore’s expressions.”
May 2, 2016, 12:11 PM EDT
Mara Keisling, executive director of National Center for Transgender Equality, told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Monday that North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law is “a ginned up problem” and that the transgender community is “being bullied.”
May 2, 2016, 11:34 AM EDT
Mara Keisling, executive director of National Center for Transgender Equality, told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Monday that there is “no evidence” that letting transgender people use whatever restroom corresponds to their gender identity will lead to sexual predators taking advantage of the policy.
April 29, 2016, 1:17 PM EDT
Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) joined with Senate Democratic women Thursday in calling for emergency funding for Zika virus research, saying it is just a matter of time before there is a Zika transmission from  mosquitoes inside the U.S.
April 29, 2016, 9:41 AM EDT
The American Family Association said Friday that its #BoycottTarget pledge has reached 1 million signatures one week after the pro-family group called for consumers to boycott Target stores over the company’s bathroom policy that allows the use of restrooms and changing rooms according to gender identity.
April 28, 2016, 4:01 PM EDT
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Thursday that “recalcitrant countries” that refuse to take criminal aliens that are being deported should not get federal aid from the U.S. and the U.S. should not give those countries more visas.
April 28, 2016, 10:50 AM EDT
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Thursday at a hearing on illegal immigration crime that from 2013 to 2015, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released more than 86,000 criminal illegal immigrants back into the United States – 196 of which were convicted of homicide in 2015.
April 27, 2016, 3:05 PM EDT
In a vote of 322 to 79, the House passed a bill Tuesday that seeks to counter violent extremism from groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) using the testimony of former extremists.
April 26, 2016, 8:28 PM EDT
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) found that members of AmeriCorps, a federally funded service organization, were allowed to provide abortion-related care to pregnant women at three New York City clinics operated by the Institute for Family Health between 2013 and 2015.
April 25, 2016, 8:08 PM EDT
Abortion activists in Indianapolis, Ind., targeted Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s abortion bill, which makes it illegal to seek an abortion because of a disability, with an event called “Color Your Junk for Pence.”
April 25, 2016, 6:07 PM EDT
In a post titled, “NC, GA, TN, and SD: What’s Next?” on her website, Caitlyn Jenner weighed in on the controversy over the North Carolina bathroom law and Mississippi’s religious freedom law.
April 25, 2016, 2:41 PM EDT
First lady Michelle Obama criticized the religious freedom law in Mississippi during a commencement speech at Jackson State University in Mississippi on Saturday.
April 22, 2016, 2:06 PM EDT
President Barack Obama in a joint press conference with UK Prime Minister David Cameron said the LGBT laws recently passed in North Carolina and Mississippi “are wrong and should be overturned.”