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 10, 2015, 2:16 PM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took a swing at GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump during a speech Thursday at the National Press Club, labeling him a “narcissist.” 
September 9, 2015, 2:56 PM EDT
Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that after surviving a late-term saline abortion, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a condition she calls “a tremendous gift.”
September 9, 2015, 2:15 PM EDT
Melissa Ohden, founder of the Abortion Survivors Network, testified Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee that she survived a procedure that was intended to scald her to death “from the inside out.”
September 9, 2015, 12:43 PM EDT
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices on Wednesday, Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) described how two Planned Parenthood employees recorded during an undercover video operation removed the brain of an unborn baby whose heart was still beating.
September 9, 2015, 9:52 AM EDT
Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, was released Tuesday to a cheering crowd and praised God and her supporters for standing by her.
September 8, 2015, 12:27 PM EDT
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday that President Barack Obama has encouraged lawlessness through “liberal policies” like San Francisco and New York City.
September 4, 2015, 3:33 PM EDT
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday that the U.S. is “a nation of laws” and just as it applies to immigration, it also applies to gay marriage, which was legalized by the U.S. Supreme Court.
September 4, 2015, 10:51 AM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Lindsey Graham told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Thursday that a Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to comply with a judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples “can’t pick and choose” the laws she likes.
September 3, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT
If there’s one person you won’t hear GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump bashing, it’s rapper Kanye West. He told reporters Thursday that he loves West, because the rapper considers Trump to be his “all-time hero.”
September 3, 2015, 11:08 AM EDT
In a speech at the National Press Club on Wednesday, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said voter ID laws are not racist and that states should “figure out ways to make it easy and cost-free for every eligible voter to obtain a photo ID.”
September 2, 2015, 10:24 AM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told the Hugh Hewitt show on Tuesday that it was inappropriate for a Kentucky clerk to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
September 1, 2015, 1:05 PM EDT
In a speech on climate change in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday President Barack Obama predicted a planet beyond repair, a future that includes “submerged countries, abandoned cities, fields no longer growing.”
September 1, 2015, 11:40 AM EDT
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told “Fox and Friends” last week that the most offensive thing about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton comparing Republicans to terrorists is that Democrats won’t even call “terrorists, terrorists,” but they have no problem calling their political opponents that.
August 31, 2015, 2:16 PM EDT
When singer Taylor Swift gave her acceptance speech after she won Video of the Year at MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) Sunday night for her song “Bad Blood,” which shows women battling it out in military-style outfits equipped with weapons, she said she was glad to live in a world where “boys can play princesses and girls can play soldiers.”
August 31, 2015, 12:20 PM EDT
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that people who want to come to the United States should learn English and adopt our values, because “immigration without assimilation is invasion.”
August 31, 2015, 8:37 AM EDT
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told “Fox News Sunday” that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is “a disgrace” for comparing Republicans to terrorists.
August 28, 2015, 12:57 PM EDT
Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson told the Dave Ramsey show on Wednesday that the Department of Veterans Affairs should be folded into the Department of Defense and VA facilities should only be used for specialized care like traumatic brain injuries and limb replacement procedures.
August 26, 2015, 3:28 PM EDT
Vester Lee Flanagan, also known as Bryce Williams, wrote in a 23-page manifesto to ABC News on Wednesday that after the Charleston church shooting, he bought a gun and wrote the initials of the church shooting victims on bullets prior to gunning down his former co-workers during a live shot in Roanoke, Va.
August 26, 2015, 11:11 AM EDT
A group opposed to a proposed ordinance that would allow transgendered people to use any bathroom they consider consistent with their gender identity has launched a radio campaign in Houston, Texas, to defeat the so-called “bathroom ordinance.”
August 25, 2015, 10:40 AM EDT
During a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called it “ludicrous” that some say it is derogatory for him to use the term “anchor babies” in describing an organized effort to bring pregnant women to the U.S. so that they can give birth in the country and their children will become U.S. citizens.