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

September 27, 2016, 12:28 PM EDT
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry told the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday that he finds it “unconscionable” that illegal immigrants in New Orleans “cannot be held on anything less than a warrant or a court order” because of the Obama administration’s consent decree with the city.
September 27, 2016, 10:08 AM EDT
In the first presidential debate of 2016, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said Monday night that he will release his taxes when Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton releases the e-mails that were deleted from her private server.
September 26, 2016, 3:39 PM EDT
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that “black lives do matter” and admitted he’s had his “head in the sand” on the issue of discrimination.
September 26, 2016, 3:26 PM EDT
GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on “Fox News Sunday” accused Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of painting law enforcement “with the broad brush of racial bias.”
September 26, 2016, 12:05 PM EDT
Humans must “inhabit other planets,” Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday.
September 23, 2016, 3:09 PM EDT
Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen told the House Judiciary Committee on Friday that abortion advocates can never answer the question, “if abortion is merely about women’s rights,” what were her rights as the survivor of a saline abortion.
September 23, 2016, 12:05 PM EDT
Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen recounted to a House panel on Friday how she survived being “burned” in her mother’s womb for 18 hours, the result of a saline abortion at an abortion clinic.
September 22, 2016, 1:00 PM EDT
The director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Thursday defended her agency’s decision to return $113 million in funds allocated for the detention and removal of illegal immigrants in FY 2015.
September 21, 2016, 3:39 PM EDT
John Miller, deputy commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism for the New York City Police Department, told Congress Wednesday that the NYPD operates on information, behavior and actions in its counterterrorism efforts and does not place spies in the Muslim community to watch people engaged in “constitutionally protected activities.”
September 21, 2016, 12:06 PM EDT
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo told the House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday that it is important “to temper our comments” regarding members of a certain religion, race, or national origin, because people who feel “marginalized” or unwelcome are “more susceptible to radicalization.”
September 20, 2016, 2:51 PM EDT
In a speech to the United Nations Tuesday, President Barack Obama said if the world does not “act boldly” on climate change, there will be "mass migrations," submerged cities and "decimated" food supplies.
September 19, 2016, 3:43 PM EDT
A series of billboards in Waco, Texas, suggesting that a person’s homosexuality can change will come down in October when the group’s contract expires and won’t be erected again, according a local TV station.
September 19, 2016, 11:02 AM EDT
GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that former Vice President Dick Cheney is who he would model himself after as vice president.
September 16, 2016, 3:06 PM EDT
In a speech at the Defense Department’s National POW/MIA Recognition Day in Arlington, Va., Friday, retired U.S. Capt. Gerald Coffey said as a former prisoner of war in North Vietnam, he never lost faith in his country and that faith was the "key" to his survival.
September 15, 2016, 2:49 PM EDT
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump told the Economic Club of New York on Thursday that the U.S. is a “silent nation of jobless Americans” as evidenced by the city of Flint, Mich., where jobs “have been stripped from the community and its infrastructure has totally collapsed.”
September 15, 2016, 12:51 PM EDT
At a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Wednesday, a top Transportation Security Administration official admitted that federal air marshals are not currently allowed on non-chartered commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba, despite reports to the contrary.
September 14, 2016, 3:00 PM EDT
At a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Wednesday titled “Shutting Down Terrorist Pathways into America,” officials at the Department of Homeland Security admitted they have not explored the use of (invested in) “deception detection technology” for screening refugees and other visa applicants despite a law signed last year directing the agency to do so.
September 13, 2016, 3:19 PM EDT
Former Clinton Foundation staff member Justin Cooper testified Tuesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that over a period of two and a half years, someone tried to hack Hillary Clinton’s email server through a series of failed log-on attempts, which Cooper thwarted by shutting down the server.
September 13, 2016, 11:13 AM EDT
During a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the failure to preserve federal records during former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s tenure, two witnesses called on to give their opening statements and answer questions asserted their 5th Amendment rights and refused to answer questions.
September 12, 2016, 3:41 PM EDT
Finalists of the 2017 Miss America Pageant fielded several questions Sunday night during the question and answer segment of the competition that touched on the presidential election, including one on liberal media bias.