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

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.
December 5, 2016, 11:55 AM EST
HGTV responded to inquiries about HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines’ stance on same-sex marriage by Buzzfeed, saying the home improvement network doesn’t discriminate against the LGBT community in any of their shows, Life Site News reported Friday.
December 5, 2016, 9:59 AM EST
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told “Fox News Sunday” that Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein is “now the favorite flavor of the left” because of her recount efforts and that Democrats once ignored and ridiculed her.
December 2, 2016, 10:38 AM EST
LGBT activists are targeting HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines for their Christian beliefs and specifically asking them to clarify their position on gay marriage because of the beliefs of their pastor, who supports traditional marriage and believes that homosexuality is a sin that people can be delivered from, Life Site News reported Thursday.
December 1, 2016, 12:26 PM EST
Beginning this month, new rules proposed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will require aborted babies to be cremated or buried, the Huffington Post reported Wednesday. 
December 1, 2016, 10:22 AM EST
Pittsburgh is considering becoming a sanctuary city, which would prohibit local authorities from detaining people only for immigration law violations, the Pittsburgh Courier reported Tuesday.
November 30, 2016, 3:20 PM EST
Ranking member Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.) shared with the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday the account of a 13-year-old boy from Guatemala who was pressured into joining a gang in his home country before being sent away by his parents when the gang demanded that he rape his sister as part of his initiation.
November 30, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
“America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon doubled down on comments he made recently about the nation’s largest abortion provider committing “real genocide” against blacks, telling TMZ that Planned Parenthood is “modern-day eugenics.”
November 29, 2016, 3:31 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday that President Barack Obama has decided against sending a presidential delegation to attend the memorial service of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, but instead the deputy national security adviser and the top U.S. diplomat in Cuba will attend the service.