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.

My Articles

August 7, 2015, 10:19 AM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday night at the first Republican primary debate that he would not pledge that if he is not the GOP’s presidential nominee, he would not run as an independent.
August 6, 2015, 3:33 PM EDT
A D.C. Superior Court judge ruled last week that a temporary protective order can be served by text and email to a woman accused of stalking after multiple failed attempts by the process server to subpoena her in person.
August 5, 2015, 3:26 PM EDT
A new Gallup poll released Monday shows that blacks have the highest satisfaction with their lives ever reported in the 14 years Gallup has measured the issue, surpassing the reported satisfaction of whites. 
August 5, 2015, 10:41 AM EDT
GOP presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told a crowd in New Hampshire on Tuesday that he has used birth control “and not just the rhythm method,” but it doesn’t make him “an awful Catholic.”
August 4, 2015, 11:49 AM EDT
During a “voters first presidential forum” in New Hampshire on Monday, GOP presidential candidate Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal criticized President Barack Obama’s deal with Iran, saying he “declared war on trans fats and a ceasefire with the largest state-sanctioned sponsor of terrorism.”
August 3, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT
GOP presidential candiate and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry told “Fox News Sunday” that GOP presidential front runner Donald Trump shot “a bullet” through Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and hit veterans, “particularly those that have been captured” with his comment about prisoners of war.
August 3, 2015, 1:36 PM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he tries to pay as little taxes as possible, not just because he’s a businessman, but because he doesn’t like what the U.S. does with the taxpayers’ money.
July 28, 2015, 3:39 PM EDT
During a rally outside the Ohio statehouse on Tuesday, Ohio State Rep. Bill Patmon, a Democrat, said the demonstrators from the Black Lives Matter movement, which targets the police should include Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
July 27, 2015, 2:44 PM EDT
Carly Fiorina, a GOP presidential contender, told “Fox News Sunday” that Planned Parenthood lobbied against laws requiring that pregnant mothers be shown an ultrasound of their unborn babies prior to an abortion, and now it’s using that “same technology to harvest body parts” to save the life of someone else.
July 27, 2015, 12:41 PM EDT
Actress Rebel Wilson, who starred in the movies Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 and Bridesmaids to name a few, reacted to last week’s shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, La., by criticizing U.S. gun laws.
July 27, 2015, 11:28 AM EDT
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a GOP presidential contender, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the “pro-choice people” he’s talked to are “horrified” by the Planned Parenthood videos released recently which show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of baby body parts.
July 23, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT
The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute of Nursing Research awarded $42,676 in taxpayer funds to Duke University to study parents’ communication with their gay sons about sex.
July 23, 2015, 11:09 AM EDT
Speaking on the House floor on Wednesday, Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) warned that President Barack Obama is trying to “deny millions of law-abiding Americans” the right to bear arms “by going through Social Security.”
July 22, 2015, 5:11 PM EDT
ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith on Tuesday defended Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, whose appearance at the Netroots Nation Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on Saturday was usurped by protesters who took issue with him saying “all lives matter.”
July 22, 2015, 1:35 PM EDT
The D.C. State Fair will feature an unusual contest for the first time this year - a marijuana-growing contest.
July 21, 2015, 12:42 PM EDT
Golfer Zach Johnson, who won the British Open in St. Andrews, Scotland, on Monday, said God gave him the ability to play, and he’s been blessed with talent.
July 21, 2015, 12:19 PM EDT
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, received $528.4 million in taxpayer funding, according to its 2013-2014 annual report, which runs from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
July 21, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, performed 327,653 abortions in one year, according to the latest data available in its 2013-2014 report.
July 20, 2015, 11:23 AM EDT
Republican pollster Frank Luntz told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comment about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) not being a war hero, demonstrates that he does not appreciate the “significance” of being a prisoner of war (POW).
July 17, 2015, 3:32 PM EDT
The National Institute of Aging, an agency within the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $597,759 in taxpayer funding to the University of Washington to study LGBT aging and health.