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

January 3, 2017, 3:09 PM EST
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) opened the 115th session of Congress by calling for unity, saying that once the people have spoken by casting their votes, “we all accept the verdict.”
January 3, 2017, 11:49 AM EST
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, told “Fox News Sunday” that the Obama administration’s decision to expel 35 Russian operatives from the U.S. and close down two Russian intelligence compounds is “not enough … and it’s certainly too late.”
December 22, 2016, 12:45 PM EST
Dr. James Mitchell, who interrogated 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, told Fox News’ “The Kelly File” on Wednesday that political correctness allows for terrorists to operate amongst us “without being challenged” and that the terrorist mastermind predicted that attacks like what happened in Berlin recently would occur.
December 21, 2016, 3:47 PM EST
In an interview on Fox News’ “Hannity,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday that “we’ve had more radical Islamic terrorist attacks than any time since September 11.”
December 21, 2016, 1:27 PM EST
For the first time in 40 years, snow has fallen on the Sahara Desert, the Independent reported Wednesday.
December 21, 2016, 11:51 AM EST
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has received the highest ranking of any large government agency on the Partnership for Public Service’s “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” rankings.
December 20, 2016, 12:26 PM EST
A coalition of gun control and LGBT activist groups are calling on FedEx to stop giving discounts to members of the National Rifle Association, Bloomberg News reported Monday.
December 19, 2016, 11:30 AM EST
Former CIA Director James Woolsey suggested Sunday that instead of reacting to Russian hacking with cyberattacks or deterrence, the U.S. could lower the price of oil by allowing “methanol with an M instead of just gasoline” for cars.
December 15, 2016, 12:31 PM EST
Former “House” actress Lisa Edelstein, who currently stars on Bravo’s “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce,” suggested Tuesday that “Growing Pains” star Alan Thicke died to avoid the “Trumpacolypse,” Fox News reported Thursday.
December 14, 2016, 12:52 PM EST
The Energy Department is refusing a request by President-elect Donald Trump to provide him with a list of federal workers who worked on climate change programs, the Washington Times reported Tuesday.
December 13, 2016, 1:08 PM EST
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday that there has been a 67 percent increase in hate crimes committed against Muslim Americans, according to FBI statistics released on the number of hate crimes committed in 2015.
December 12, 2016, 3:03 PM EST
President-elect Donald Trump said he is “still open-minded” on the issue of climate change, telling “Fox News Sunday” that he will make a decision soon on whether he will pull out of the Paris climate agreement.
December 12, 2016, 2:32 PM EST
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” that he won’t “prejudge” the confirmation process for potential Secretary of State pick Rex Tillerson.
December 12, 2016, 1:58 PM EST
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday that despite recent reports that Russia may have interfered with the presidential election, it should be noted that President-elect Donald Trump “got 70 percent in eastern Kentucky,” and it had nothing to do with Russia.
December 12, 2016, 11:17 AM EST
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday “strongly” condemned efforts to “breach” U.S. cybersecurity measures, saying that it “simply cannot be a partisan issue.”
December 9, 2016, 12:27 PM EST
During his victory rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump detailed his economic plan, which includes incentivizing businesses to stay in the U.S.  and hire Americans. 
December 8, 2016, 8:31 PM EST
The Human Rights Campaign released its Corporate Equality Index 2017 this week, which assesses LGBT-inclusive policies and practices at Fortune 500 companies, and 517 of the 887 companies and firms it evaluated scored a 100 percent rating.
December 8, 2016, 11:15 AM EST
The United Nations last week rejected a controversial sex education program by Europeans and the World Health Organization (WHO) in its draft resolution for the General Assembly’s “Rights of the Child” resolution, the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM) reported on Dec. 1.
December 7, 2016, 1:32 PM EST
During day two of his victory tour, President-elect Donald Trump told supporters in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday that his administration will end illegal immigration, build “a great border wall,” dismantle drug cartels, and rescue U.S. communities from the scourge of gang violence and drugs.
December 6, 2016, 2:37 PM EST
Former Army Vice Chief of Staff retired Gen. John Keane told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that the Department of Defense needs a deputy secretary of Defense that is an experienced businessman who has recently turned around a large corporation.