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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October 10, 2016, 3:38 PM EDT
GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence campaigned in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, telling supporters that his faith as a Christian “informs” him that “we’re to hold up a godly standard” and that while he doesn’t condone what GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said in controversial remarks that that surfaced over the weekend, he believes in forgiveness and grace.
October 10, 2016, 11:58 AM EDT
Republican strategist Mary Matalin said during a roundtable discussion Sunday on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that the Democratic Party stood behind President Bill Clinton during his sex scandal with a White House intern but the Republican Party is abandoning GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump for a “private conversation about sex he’s not getting.”
October 10, 2016, 10:02 AM EDT
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Sunday at the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., that she wants “a Supreme Court that will stick with Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose” and “marriage equality.”
October 7, 2016, 12:52 PM EDT
Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford said Wednesday that he had the opportunity to speak to GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump directly and explain his company’s decision to move all of its small car production to Mexico – a move that Trump had called “disgraceful.”
October 6, 2016, 3:48 PM EDT
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Wednesday that the Justice Department has awarded a total of nine grants worth $9.4 million to national and local groups to implement “the department’s Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.”
October 5, 2016, 2:58 PM EDT
GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence told supporters at a campaign rally in Harrisonburg, Va., on Wednesday that the media is “doing half” of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s work for her.
October 5, 2016, 12:15 PM EDT
At the vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., Tuesday, GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence said there should be a “complete and transparent investigation” whenever someone is killed because of police action, but he chastised Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate of seizing “every opportunity to demean law enforcement” by accusing them of “implicit bias” when there is a tragedy.
October 4, 2016, 3:36 PM EDT
At a White House panel discussion on opioid abuse, Ana Marie Cox, senior correspondent for MTV News, said Tuesday she “looks forward” to the opportunity to get a colonoscopy “because you get a drip.”
October 3, 2016, 3:44 PM EDT
Filmmaker Michael Moore told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that people see GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump as “their human Molotov cocktail” to throw into “a political system that has made their lives miserable.”
October 3, 2016, 11:03 AM EDT
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told an African-American church in North Carolina on Sunday that because her grandchildren are white, they won’t “face the kind of fear” that black children about the police.
September 30, 2016, 3:44 PM EDT
In a campaign speech in Bedford, N.H., GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said Thursday that in his administration, Common Core state educational standards will be ended, and disadvantaged kids will be able to choose what school they want to go to.
September 29, 2016, 3:33 PM EDT
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez told Congress Thursday that “not a single act of actual terrorist violence has been a committed by a refugee” who underwent USCIS screening procedures since 9/11, but later admitted that there were “many people” who came into the refugee program as adults who were convicted of terrorist offenses.
September 28, 2016, 3:44 PM EDT
FBI Director James Comey told the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday that he does not want to say at this time why the FBI did not interview New York City bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami in 2014 when he was arrested for a violent family incident after his father contacted them to report the incident.
September 28, 2016, 1:23 PM EDT
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen told Orlando police on June 12 that his shooting rampage was triggered by the fatal air strike on a senior ISIS leader who executed soldiers, policemen and civilians in propaganda videos.
September 28, 2016, 12:36 PM EDT
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen identified himself to an Orlando police negotiator as “Islamic soldier, according to a transcript of the exchange, and praised Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev as his “homeboy.”
September 28, 2016, 11:41 AM EDT
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen immediately pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS) in talks with the Orlando police the day he killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub on June 12, according to a transcript released Friday.
September 27, 2016, 2:01 PM EDT
At the first presidential debate of 2016, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Monday that “implicit bias” against blacks “is a problem for everyone, not just police.”
September 27, 2016, 12:28 PM EDT
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry told the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday that he finds it “unconscionable” that illegal immigrants in New Orleans “cannot be held on anything less than a warrant or a court order” because of the Obama administration’s consent decree with the city.
September 27, 2016, 10:08 AM EDT
In the first presidential debate of 2016, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said Monday night that he will release his taxes when Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton releases the e-mails that were deleted from her private server.
September 26, 2016, 3:39 PM EDT
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that “black lives do matter” and admitted he’s had his “head in the sand” on the issue of discrimination.