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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April 18, 2016, 11:40 AM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that there needs to be a balance when it comes to laws like those in Mississippi, which let workers cite religious beliefs to deny services to gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people.
April 15, 2016, 2:53 PM EDT
A study released last week on climate change says reducing food waste can reduce overall agricultural emissions up to 14 percent in 2050.
April 15, 2016, 10:25 AM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) accused Verizon of not treating the environment or its workers with respect and on Thursday urged the company’s CEO to negotiate with the Communication Workers of America.
April 14, 2016, 4:01 PM EDT
FEMA Director Craig Fugate told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Thursday that in the event of a large scale and prolonged power outage caused by a combined cyber attack and a physical attack “situational awareness will be key.”
April 13, 2016, 3:53 PM EDT
White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said Wednesday that a bill allows the FDA to include Zika drug developers in its voucher program is an “insufficient” response to the Zika outbreak and “akin to passing out umbrellas in the advance of a potential hurricane. ”
April 13, 2016, 11:29 AM EDT
The Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) comptroller general testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Wednesday that the federal government can save over $1 billion over a few years if it closes a loophole that allows people who receive disability benefits to also receive unemployment benefits at the same time.
April 12, 2016, 11:53 AM EDT
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday that the Internal Revenue Service’s computers “withstand more than 1 million malicious attempts to access them each day.”
April 11, 2016, 3:40 PM EDT
The World Bank, whose goals are to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity worldwide by 2030, announced last week that it will turn its attention to climate change.
April 11, 2016, 11:37 AM EDT
In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” President Barack Obama defended his response to terrorist attacks, saying, no one has “taken more terrorists off the field” than he has in his two terms in the White House.
April 8, 2016, 10:52 AM EDT
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on the Senate floor Thursday that he will not bow to pressure from Democrats to consider President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland, because the American people should decide the direction of the high court when they vote for the next president.
April 7, 2016, 10:32 AM EDT
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, admonished Transportation Security Administration Administrator Peter Neffenger for not delivering to the committee the results of a report testing the vulnerability of the nation’s airports.
April 5, 2016, 3:08 PM EDT
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Tuesday that she met with President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland, and she is “more convinced than ever that the process should proceed” despite the GOP leadership’s assertion that the next president should nominate the next Supreme Court justice.
March 23, 2016, 12:47 PM EDT
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee Wednesday that cartels cut a hole in a 10-mile stretch of border that had been unmanned for two days and drove two vehicles through it.
March 22, 2016, 1:19 PM EDT
President Barack Obama compared the relationship between the United States and Cuba to that of estranged brothers in a speech in Havana, Cuba, on Tuesday.
March 22, 2016, 10:39 AM EDT
In a speech from Havana, Cuba - a country listed by the State Department as a state sponsor of terrorism until 2015 - President Barack Obama condemned the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday, saying the world must unite “regardless of nationality or race or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism.”
March 21, 2016, 3:55 PM EDT
In a joint press conference with President Barack Obama in Havana, Cuba, on Monday, Cuban dictator Raul Castro was asked if his country had Cuban political prisoners and why he won’t release them, to which Castro replied, “What political prisoners?”
March 21, 2016, 3:45 PM EDT
In a joint press conference with Cuban dictator Raul Castro in Havana, Cuba, on Monday, President Barack Obama said he welcomes Castro’s criticism of the U.S.
March 21, 2016, 2:36 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told “Fox News Sunday” that D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the late Antonin Scalia, will “move the court dramatically to the left.”
March 21, 2016, 10:49 AM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that as president, he would consider nominating D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick.
March 18, 2016, 11:35 AM EDT
Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) called for the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Thursday during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s third hearing on the Flint water crisis.