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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July 19, 2016, 11:52 AM EDT
(AP Photo)( - Sabine Durden, whose son Dominic was killed in an accident by an illegal immigrant told the Republican National Convention on Monday that the United States needs to secure its borders.
July 19, 2016, 9:49 AM EDT
Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden said Monday that the city will rise again despite the loss of three police officers at the hands of a cop killer on Sunday, comparing the city to Job from the Bible.
July 18, 2016, 2:03 PM EDT
Gavin Eugene Long, the 29-year-old gunman who fatally shot three Baton Rouge police officers on Sunday, considered himself a “sovereign citizen,” part of a group that believes government and law enforcement does not hold any authority, which the FBI considers “a domestic terrorist movement,” the Kansas City Star reported Monday.
July 18, 2016, 10:06 AM EDT
One of three police officers gunned down Sunday in Baton Rouge, La., wrote about the struggles he faced as an officer and a black man three days after Alton Sterling was fatally shot during a police encounter in the same city.
July 14, 2016, 3:25 PM EDT
A State Department official told the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or ISIL is losing ground when it comes to social media.
July 14, 2016, 12:11 PM EDT
In his second of a series of speeches on the subject of race relations, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the first African-American senator to serve in the South since Reconstruction, said Tuesday that he had several run-ins with the police over the years that made him feel angry and frustrated – including being repeatedly stopped by law enforcement on Capitol Hill when he entered a building, despite being a member of Congress for six years.
July 13, 2016, 12:50 PM EDT
Kalyn Chapman James, the first African American woman to win the Miss Alabama title, said she considers the man who murdered five Dallas police officers last week a “martyr.”
July 12, 2016, 3:44 PM EDT
During a memorial service for the five slain Dallas police officers who were killed last week, President Barack Obama called on Americans to open their hearts and “stand in each other’s shoes.”
July 12, 2016, 12:43 PM EDT
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in her opening statement Tuesday that she would not “comment further” on the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server now that the FBI’s probe has concluded with no charges recommended against the presumed Democratic presidential nominee.
July 11, 2016, 1:59 PM EDT
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that his city’s police department was the first in the nation to train its officers in “de-escalation.”
July 11, 2016, 1:43 PM EDT
Former Philadelphia Police Chief Charles Ramsey, co-chair of the president’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, told “Fox News Sunday” that gun control only goes so far in fighting crime, as evidenced by the murder rate in Chicago – a city with some of the toughest gun control laws in the country.
July 11, 2016, 12:32 PM EDT
Dallas Police Chief David Brown told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” that he is “a person of faith” and a Christian, who enjoys serving people.
July 8, 2016, 1:31 PM EDT
Attorney General Loretta Lynch responded to Thursday night’s fatal shootings of five Dallas police officers by calling for calm in the wake of two recent fatal police-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota and saying the U.S. needs to “take a hard look at the ease with which wrongdoers get their hands on deadly weapons.”
July 8, 2016, 11:25 AM EDT
Rep. GK Butterfield (D-N.C.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said at a Capitol Hill press conference Friday that the suspect who killed five police officers in Dallas are terrorists.
July 7, 2016, 7:54 PM EDT
FBI Director James Comey told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s lawyers did not have security clearance when they went through her emails to prepare for the investigation into her use of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department.
July 7, 2016, 2:03 PM EDT
FBI Director James Comey told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday that he thinks the Justice Department is worried that the 1917 law criminalizing gross negligence in handling classified material is “invalid” and “would be challenged on constitutional grounds, which is why they’ve used it extraordinarily sparingly in the decades.”
July 7, 2016, 12:20 PM EDT
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) grilled FBI Director James Comey Thursday on the veracity of a number of statements that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made regarding her use of a private server while working at the State Department.
July 7, 2016, 11:08 AM EDT
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told FBI Director James Comey on Thursday that he would have a referral “in the next few hours” to investigate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statements under oath to Congress regarding her use of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department.
July 6, 2016, 3:41 PM EDT
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that a bill targeting sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws would “undermine the ability of local law enforcement to police their own communities to ensure public safety.”
July 5, 2016, 1:50 PM EDT
FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday his investigation found that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent and received emails that contained information considered “top secret special access” in seven email chains.