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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September 12, 2016, 3:41 PM EDT
Finalists of the 2017 Miss America Pageant fielded several questions Sunday night during the question and answer segment of the competition that touched on the presidential election, including one on liberal media bias.
September 12, 2016, 1:20 PM EDT
Singer Solange Knowles, Beyonce’s sister, said black women don’t feel safe in “white spaces” after being pelted by a lime by a group of white women at a concert on Friday, reported.
September 12, 2016, 10:22 AM EDT
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that “resiliency” is one of the best defenses against terrorism, as demonstrated by how many people now live in Lower Manhattan today compared to before 9/11.
September 9, 2016, 2:38 PM EDT
In a speech Friday at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., American Values Founder and President Gary Bauer said that former President Theodore Roosevelt banned Muslims during his presidency by prohibiting immigration to the U.S. of anyone who believed in polygamy, promoted it or lived in a country that practiced it.
September 8, 2016, 11:00 AM EDT
In NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum Wednesday night, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump indicated that he would give “special” consideration to illegal immigrants serving in the U.S. military.
September 7, 2016, 3:42 PM EDT
In a town hall meeting in Laos on Wednesday, President Barack Obama said that there are a set of health issues that have to do with “prosperity,” because “as people get wealthier, they’re starting to get fatter.”
September 7, 2016, 1:08 PM EDT
In a speech at the Union League of Philadelphia, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday that the Defense Department’s cyber capabilities must be improved to prevent cyber hacking and that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has taught the nation how vulnerable it is.
September 6, 2016, 12:24 PM EDT
In an interview Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” hip hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs told Rev. Al Sharpton that the black community needs to hold its vote and make presidential candidates work for it. 
September 2, 2016, 11:15 AM EDT
In a speech at the American Legion National Convention in Cincinnati, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said Thursday that he will work on their shared goal of “promoting American pride and patriotism in America’s schools.”
September 1, 2016, 7:43 PM EDT
In a speech at the Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles in July, Paul Shapiro, vice president of farm animal protection for the Humane Society, said all animals “have lives that matter to them” and humans must recognize that “the animals of this planet are here with us, not simply for us.”
August 30, 2016, 3:49 PM EDT
Former White House environmental adviser Van Jones in a Facebook Live video on Monday criticized President Barack Obama for not speaking out against the Dakota Access pipeline which is expected to run near an Indian reservation in North Dakota, adding that the “pipeline is going to be shoved down the throats of the Native American people.”
August 30, 2016, 11:02 AM EDT
The American Family Association called Target’s decision to add single-stall bathrooms to its stores “a $20 million public relations diversionary tactic to make shoppers believe the company had changed its bathroom policy.”
August 29, 2016, 3:16 PM EDT
A multimillion dollar city-funded homeless shelter for LGBT youth is slated to open in New York City in February 2017, named after actress and gay rights champion Bea Arthur.
August 29, 2016, 2:27 PM EDT
Former NFL player Randall Hill told Fox News on Sunday that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has freedom of speech and freedom of expression to not stand for the National Anthem, but Hill said he stands for the anthem because of those who “made the ultimate sacrifice for this country.”
August 29, 2016, 10:32 AM EDT
In an interview with Variety magazine, Jaden Smith - the son of actor Will Smith and actress Jada Pinkett Smith – said his clothing line, MSFTSrep, is for “the girl that wants to be a tomboy or the boy that wants to wear a skirt."
August 26, 2016, 2:49 PM EDT
The House Select Panel of Infant Lives has accused the University of New Mexico’s medical school of illegally transferring fetal tissue after reports surfaced that students dissected aborted baby brains among other body parts during a summer program in 2012 and 2014, Fox News reported Friday.
August 26, 2016, 11:09 AM EDT
Rapper Young Thug is stirring controversy for the cover of his debut album, “No, My Name Is Jeffrey,” which shows him wearing a ruffled dress.
August 24, 2016, 12:45 PM EDT
Comedian Aries Spears told a New York City radio show that women “rape men financially” with their child support demands.
August 23, 2016, 3:50 PM EDT
President Barack Obama in Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday to survey the damage of flood waters from heavy rain in the state said he is not worried about his trip being politicized.
August 23, 2016, 12:41 PM EDT
The national NAACP issued a statement Monday in response to a group of armed protesters calling themselves White Lives Matter, who held “a brief protest” Sunday in front of a local NAACP office in Houston, Texas.