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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August 8, 2016, 3:20 PM EDT
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump told the Detroit Economic Club Monday that he plans to eliminate the death tax and reduce the cost of child care by letting parents “fully deduct the average cost of childcare” from their taxes.
August 8, 2016, 1:36 PM EDT
In a speech to the Detroit Economic Club Monday, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump promised to issue a temporary moratorium on new agency regulations upon taking office, to “cancel all illegal and over-reaching executive orders” and to eliminate all unnecessary regulations that don’t improve public safety and kill jobs.
August 8, 2016, 11:40 AM EDT
When asked whether the $400 million cash payment that the U.S. sent to Iran in January was a ransom for the detained Americans, former GOP presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday that “if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, normally, it’s a duck.”
August 5, 2016, 1:56 PM EDT
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Thursday that the DOJ has the ability to “reach into specific jurisdictions” that demonstrate a pattern of unfairly targeting minorities for minor traffic infractions and can use its “power of persuasion” to discourage other jurisdictions with a similar pattern from engaging in the same practices by pointing to the DOJ’s report on the investigation of the Ferguson Police Department.
August 5, 2016, 1:55 PM EDT
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Friday that what she told FBI Director James Comey regarding the email investigation is “consistent” with what she said publicly.
August 4, 2016, 3:27 PM EDT
In an interview Wednesday with Variety, actor Antonio Sabato, Jr., said he has been blacklisted in Hollywood for his support of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and compared the situation to Communism.
August 4, 2016, 1:09 PM EDT
Olympic sprinter English Gardner told CBN’s “700 Club” last month that she wasn’t ashamed of calling on Jesus after she broke the world’s record and became the 7th fastest sprinter in the world after winning the 100-meter dash at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Oregon in July.
August 4, 2016, 11:27 AM EDT
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August 3, 2016, 3:46 PM EDT
The White House on Wednesday denied that the $400 million it airlifted to Iran on the same day that five imprisoned Americans were released by the regime in January was ransom, but it acknowledged that some of the money might have been used to support terrorism.
August 2, 2016, 12:28 PM EDT
During a joint White House press conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President Barack Obama spent more than five minutes explaining why he thinks GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is “unfit to serve as president,” pointing to recent statements Trump made about the parents of Capt. Humayun Khan, a decorated Army veteran who was killed in Iraq.
August 1, 2016, 2:32 PM EDT
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that he still supports the Hyde amendment, which bans federal funding for abortion, despite Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s push for its repeal.
August 1, 2016, 11:44 AM EDT
The newly crowned Miss Teen USA Karlie Hay of Texas is facing backlash over her alleged use of a racial slur on social media a few years ago.
July 29, 2016, 10:49 AM EDT
The 11 million illegal aliens in the U.S. today “crossed our borders like so many before them” yet they don’t have a vote, “but they must have a voice” in the Democratic Party and “our nation,” former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told the Democratic National Convention Thursday night in Philadelphia. 
July 28, 2016, 10:04 AM EDT
Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby defended her initial decision to prosecute six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray even as she announced Wednesday that she would drop the charges against the remaining officers awaiting trial, leading to no convictions in Gray’s death.
July 27, 2016, 12:36 PM EDT
In a press conference in Doral, Fla., GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said he never met Russian President Vladimir Putin but as president, he would rather be “friendly” with Russia so both countries “can go and knock out ISIS together” along with other allies.
July 27, 2016, 10:29 AM EDT
In a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that it’s not enough to praise police officers after they are killed.
July 26, 2016, 11:49 AM EDT
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump unveiled his 10-point veterans reform plan at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, which includes “a private White House hotline” answered by a real person 24 hours a day to field complaints about the Veterans Administration to make sure no complaint “falls through the cracks.”
July 25, 2016, 3:41 PM EDT
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday defended his proposal to ban immigration from countries “compromised by terrorism,” saying it is “an expansion,” not a rollback of his original proposal to ban all foreign Muslims from entering the U.S.
July 25, 2016, 12:32 PM EDT
One of the nation’s largest and oldest black churches, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, is warning black people about the dangers of climate change
July 25, 2016, 11:17 AM EDT
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump ‘rebuked’ the Senate candidacy of former Ku Klux Klan member David Duke during an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.