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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July 11, 2016, 1:43 PM EDT
Former Philadelphia Police Chief Charles Ramsey, co-chair of the president’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, told “Fox News Sunday” that gun control only goes so far in fighting crime, as evidenced by the murder rate in Chicago – a city with some of the toughest gun control laws in the country.
July 11, 2016, 12:32 PM EDT
Dallas Police Chief David Brown told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” that he is “a person of faith” and a Christian, who enjoys serving people.
July 8, 2016, 1:31 PM EDT
Attorney General Loretta Lynch responded to Thursday night’s fatal shootings of five Dallas police officers by calling for calm in the wake of two recent fatal police-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota and saying the U.S. needs to “take a hard look at the ease with which wrongdoers get their hands on deadly weapons.”
July 8, 2016, 11:25 AM EDT
Rep. GK Butterfield (D-N.C.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said at a Capitol Hill press conference Friday that the suspect who killed five police officers in Dallas are terrorists.
July 7, 2016, 7:54 PM EDT
FBI Director James Comey told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s lawyers did not have security clearance when they went through her emails to prepare for the investigation into her use of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department.
July 7, 2016, 2:03 PM EDT
FBI Director James Comey told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday that he thinks the Justice Department is worried that the 1917 law criminalizing gross negligence in handling classified material is “invalid” and “would be challenged on constitutional grounds, which is why they’ve used it extraordinarily sparingly in the decades.”
July 7, 2016, 12:20 PM EDT
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) grilled FBI Director James Comey Thursday on the veracity of a number of statements that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made regarding her use of a private server while working at the State Department.
July 7, 2016, 11:08 AM EDT
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told FBI Director James Comey on Thursday that he would have a referral “in the next few hours” to investigate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statements under oath to Congress regarding her use of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department.
July 6, 2016, 3:41 PM EDT
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that a bill targeting sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws would “undermine the ability of local law enforcement to police their own communities to ensure public safety.”
July 5, 2016, 1:50 PM EDT
FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday his investigation found that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent and received emails that contained information considered “top secret special access” in seven email chains.
July 5, 2016, 12:06 PM EDT
FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday that the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department has found that “it is possible that hostile actors gained access” to her personal email account. 
July 1, 2016, 1:13 PM EDT
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday that the FBI’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department will be handled by “independent” career agents and investigators that pre-dated Lynch’s tenure at the Justice Department.
June 30, 2016, 3:40 PM EDT
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday that the U.S. will allow transgender people to serve in the military.
June 30, 2016, 12:01 PM EDT
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday that a gun is “an instrument of terrorism” and that “sensible gun control consistent with the 2nd Amendment” is “a matter of homeland security.”
June 29, 2016, 12:54 PM EDT
Rep. Michael McCaul, chair of the Homeland Security Committee, told “Fox & Friends” Wednesday that contrary to Secretary of State John Kerry's claim that ISIS is on the run, the terrorist group is “not on the run - they’re on the rise.”
June 28, 2016, 3:11 PM EDT
Conservative legal group Alliance Defending Freedom expressed disappointment in Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision not to take up Stormans v. Wiesman, a case that involves rules forcing Washington state pharmacy owners and pharmacists to sell the emergency contraceptives contrary despite their religious beliefs.
June 27, 2016, 12:05 PM EDT
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” that Congress can still pass a bill that “protects 2nd Amendment rights” and keeps guns out of terrorist hands.
June 24, 2016, 3:18 PM EDT
At a Global Entrepreneurship discussion with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and entrepreneurs at Stanford University in California, President Barack Obama said Friday that the United States’ relationship with the United Kingdom will not change despite the UK vote to leave the European Union.
June 23, 2016, 1:21 PM EDT
President Barack Obama said Thursday that despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s tie vote, which essentially blocks his immigration plan, the millions of illegal immigrants that he sought to make legal with his executive action will remain a low priority for deportation by his administration.
June 22, 2016, 2:03 PM EDT
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) led a staged sit-in on the House floor Wednesday in protest of House Republicans not bringing up gun control legislation for a vote in the wake of the Orlando shooting massacre.