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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July 14, 2015, 10:29 AM EDT
Retired Maj. Gen. Brett Williams, former director of operations for the U.S. Cyber Command, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he wonders how many more hackers “are already in places that we really care about” just “waiting for the right time” to conduct another attack “as serious as” the recent cyber attack on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
July 13, 2015, 12:07 PM EDT
South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that she understands GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s frustration over illegal immigration, but she took issue with his “tone.”
July 13, 2015, 10:11 AM EDT
MTV plans to air a documentary hosted by an illegal immigrant that explores “what it means to be young and white.”
July 10, 2015, 2:46 PM EDT
The National Institutes of Health through its Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development has awarded $16,000 in taxpayer funding to the University of Minnesota for a scientific meeting on research in transgender health and medicine.
July 10, 2015, 12:25 PM EDT
A dog in Mars, Pa., swallowed 62 hair bands, eight pairs of underwear, and a bandage, according to the veterinarian who pulled the items from the dog’s stomach during exploratory surgery. He also found four rubber bands.
July 9, 2015, 3:09 PM EDT
A Toledo Municipal Court judge who refused to marry a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs said Wednesday that he will seek an advisory opinion from the Ohio Supreme Court on whether he can “opt out of the rotation” for performing marriages.
July 9, 2015, 10:02 AM EDT
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in an interview with The Rock Church over the weekend said he and his girlfriend, singer Ciara, have decided to abstain from sex, saying that God told him to lead her.
July 8, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT
 Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Wednesday that Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg “acted illegally” by not recusing themselves before weighing in on same-sex marriage.
July 8, 2015, 1:33 PM EDT
In an interview on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) suggested on Wednesday that if four married heterosexual couples, four gay couples, and four lesbian couples were sent to live on separate islands, nature would dictate which civilization would survive 200 years later.
July 7, 2015, 4:04 PM EDT
Former President Jimmy Carter in an interview with HuffPost Live on Tuesday said he believes Jesus would approve gay marriage and would encourage any “love affair” that was “honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else.”
July 7, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT
Commissioners in Marion County, Fla., voted unanimously on Tuesday to return the Confederate flag to the county’s government complex.
July 6, 2015, 3:04 PM EDT
Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl (AP Photo)Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl said the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling is “the law of the land,” but it does not “change the word of God,” according to W
July 6, 2015, 12:29 PM EDT
Actor Jim Carrey (AP Photo)Actor Jim Carrey called California Gov. Jerry Brown a “fascist” for signing into law a mandatory immunization bill, which eliminates personal and religious exemptions, according to MSNBC.
July 2, 2015, 5:42 PM EDT
The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute of Mental Health has awarded $333,409 to Public Health Foundation Enterprises to study HIV risk among trans-female youth as young as 16.
July 1, 2015, 12:23 PM EDT
In an appearance last week on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” actor Joe Morton, who plays Rowan Pope or Papa Pope on ABC’s “Scandal,” used a racial slur to describe Confederate flag supporters during an impromptu in character monologue.
June 30, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
The CEO of the Girls Scouts of Western Washington has returned a $100,000 gift because the donor asked that it not be used for transgender girls, according to the Seattle Met.
June 30, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT
Could an app motivate marijuana users to exercise? The National Institutes of Health is giving $357,750 in taxpayer dollars through its National Institute on Drug Abuse to State University of New York at Buffalo to find out. 
June 29, 2015, 3:38 PM EDT
Singer Patti LaBelle praised the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide on stage at the 2015 BET Awards on Sunday.
June 29, 2015, 2:06 PM EDT
Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the next step for the LGBT community is to bring “full and comprehensive nondiscrimination protections” nationwide.
June 29, 2015, 12:31 PM EDT
Former Solicitor General Ted Olson told “Fox News Sunday” that it is “not illegal” for a bakery for instance to refuse to participate in a gay wedding under last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.