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 23, 2015, 11:08 AM EDT
The National Institutes of Health through its Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded $55,190 to the Children’s Hospital Corporation to “explore the association of discriminatory public policies (e.g., same-sex marriage bans) and the reproductive health of sexual minority girls and women.”
October 23, 2015, 10:33 AM EDT
Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced on Friday that he was dropping out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination during a speech at the Women’s Leadership Forum.
October 22, 2015, 1:12 PM EDT
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton acknowledged to the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Thursday that the more than 600 requests for security in Benghazi and Libya never reached her desk, but reports by her friend longtime aide Sidney Blumenthal reached her desk on the situation on the ground in Libya.
October 22, 2015, 10:27 AM EDT
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would have testified before the committee sooner, but she had “an unusual email arrangement” with herself, so the State Department was not able to hand over her emails to the committee.
October 21, 2015, 3:56 PM EDT
The White House is marking “Back to the Future Day” – the day that the fictional character Marty McFly traveled to the future in the movie “Back to the Future Part II” – by encouraging people to take part in a Google+ Hangout conversation on “time travel.”
October 21, 2015, 1:59 PM EDT
Vice President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he will not run for president, putting an end to speculation that he would challenge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee for the Democratic nomination.
October 21, 2015, 12:40 PM EDT
FBI Director James Comey, flanked by the nation’s top intelligence officials, admitted to the House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday that for some of the 10,000 Syrian refugees the administration has agreed to allow into the U.S., there will be no basis to vet them through the databases it uses to determine if they have ties to terrorism. 
October 20, 2015, 2:15 PM EDT
Former Sen. Jim Webb announced Tuesday that he is dropping out of the race for the Democratic nomination for president, saying that his policies are incompatible with the power structure and nominating base of the Democratic Party.
October 19, 2015, 2:20 PM EDT
In an exclusive interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told NBC’s Chuck Todd that the Republican leadership has “passed more Democratic priorities than Harry Reid ever could.”
October 19, 2015, 11:39 AM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday to imagine if all the GOP presidential candidates had descended on Washington and demanded the Republican leadership defund Planned Parenthood.
October 19, 2015, 10:27 AM EDT
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump acknowledged on “Fox News Sunday” that some of his Trump Collection clothing line is made in Mexico, despite his criticism of Ford for building a multi-billion dollar manufacturing plant there.
October 16, 2015, 7:28 PM EDT
The State Department is planning to award $496,000 in taxpayer funds to help female weavers in the Southeast Asian nation of Timor-Leste.
October 15, 2015, 3:20 PM EDT
At a campaign rally in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump called Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) a “socialist/communist.”
October 14, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she’s not yet ready to take a stance on the legalization of recreational marijuana, although she supports medical use of the drug.
October 14, 2015, 12:58 PM EDT
During the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nev., on Tuesday, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said he would work with the National Rifle Association to find common ground on gun safety legislation.
October 14, 2015, 10:51 AM EDT
When asked during the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nev., on Tuesday, whether black lives matter or all lives matter, former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia was the only candidate to say that every life matters.
October 13, 2015, 3:54 PM EDT
GOP presidential candidate former New York Gov. George Pataki told the No Labels Problem Solver Convention in Manchester, N.H., on Monday that he believes in climate change, but differs from President Barack Obama and Democrats on what to do about it.
October 13, 2015, 12:07 PM EDT
 During a question and answer segment at the No Labels Problem Solver Convention in Manchester, N.H., GOP presidential contender New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said if the federal government shuts down, it’s everyone’s failure, including the president’s “because he has an obligation” to bring people together and “get them to agree.”
October 12, 2015, 11:38 AM EDT
Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan called Christopher Columbus “the wicked one” during an event on Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.
October 12, 2015, 10:35 AM EDT
GOP presidential contender Donald Trump told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he’s in favor of arming teachers, especially in the wake of the Oregon school shooting, saying “you would have been a lot better when this maniac walked into class starting to shoot people.”