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. Mrs. Arter 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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January 18, 2017, 11:51 AM EST
Environmental Protection Agency nominee Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Wednesday that he does not believe climate change is a hoax.
January 18, 2017, 11:10 AM EST
Environmental Protection Agency  nominee Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt told the Senate Wednesday that he rejects the false narrative that “if you’re pro-energy, you’re anti-environment, and if you’re pro-environment, you’re anti-energy.”
January 18, 2017, 10:55 AM EST
Environmental Protection Agency nominee Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Wednesday addressed the issue of climate change, saying, “the ability to measure the precision, the degree and extent” of the impact of human activity on the changing climate “are subject to continuing debate and dialogue.”
January 17, 2017, 3:45 PM EST
Interior Secretary Nominee Ryan Zinke told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Tuesday that climate change is not a hoax, that climate is changing and “man is an influence.”
January 17, 2017, 12:22 PM EST
In an interview with Agence France-Presse (AFP) last week, actress Zoe Saldana said that Hollywood is to blame for President-elect Donald Trump’s win, because they became “cocky” and “arrogant” bullies. 
January 17, 2017, 11:09 AM EST
In an interview with Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” former Black Panther Mason Weaver said Monday that Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who was brutally beaten during a march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965, was demonstrating against Democrats at the time, then he later “joined the oppressors” in “presiding over the destruction of the black community.”
January 16, 2017, 1:22 PM EST
Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Preibus told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that it was “irresponsible” for Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) to say he doesn’t see President-elect Donald Trump as a legitimate president.
January 16, 2017, 10:50 AM EST
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told ABC’s “This Week with George  Stephanopolous” that “it would not be a bad thing” for FBI Director James Comey to step down, saying he “acted in an outrageous way” during the presidential campaign.
January 13, 2017, 3:39 PM EST
Comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey met with President-elect Donald Trump on Friday at Trump Tower in New York City to discuss teaming up with HUD secretary nominee Dr. Ben Carson, describing his meeting as “successful.”
January 12, 2017, 2:43 PM EST
CIA director nominee Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) said Thursday that he would rather not wade into the climate change debate during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee.
January 12, 2017, 12:33 PM EST
HUD secretary nominee Dr. Ben Carson said Thursday that “the rental assistance program is essential” and he considers it “cruel and unusual punishment” to withdraw entitlement programs without providing an alternative.
January 12, 2017, 11:53 AM EST
When asked whether he could assure Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that “not a single dollar” of taxpayer funds will financially benefit President-elect Donald Trump or his family, HUD secretary nominee Dr. Ben Carson said Thursday that he would “absolutely not play favorites for anyone.”
January 11, 2017, 3:33 PM EST
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) expressed outrage Wednesday that the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled him, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) to testify last during a panel of witnesses at Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-Ala.) confirmation hearing for attorney general.
January 11, 2017, 2:21 PM EST
President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russia “will have much greater respect” for the U.S. when Trump is running it compared to past administrations.
January 11, 2017, 1:04 PM EST
President-elect Donald Trump got into a shouting match with CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta during the question and answer portion of his press conference Wednesday to address unsubstantiated claims by Buzzfeed about a “dossier” allegedly compiled by the Russians about him. 
January 11, 2017, 11:22 AM EST
Peter Kirsanow, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, testified Wednesday that a review of the bills that Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), nominee for attorney general, has sponsored and co-sponsored during his time in the Senate “as well as his public activities and actions” showed that his “approach to civil rights is consistent, is legally sound, intellectually honest,” and that he “has an appreciation and understanding of the historical bases for civil rights laws.”
January 10, 2017, 4:28 PM EST
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said Tuesday he has been unfairly criticized for indicting three African-Americans for voting fraud in 1985 in Mobile, Ala., while he was U.S. attorney there, because the complainants in the case were also African-American - a fact that is often overlooked although “it’s been out there a long time.”
January 10, 2017, 2:45 PM EST
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said at the first day of his confirmation hearing to be U.S. attorney general that he was unfairly caricatured as racist during his 1986 confirmation hearing to be President Ronald Reagan’s nominee for U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Alabama.
January 10, 2017, 11:30 AM EST
During the first day of confirmation hearings Tuesday for Sen. Jeff Session (R-Ala.) as U.S. attorney general, Sessions said he would “respect” and “follow” Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, although he still thinks it’s “one of the worst colossally erroneous Supreme Court decisions of all time.”
January 9, 2017, 3:19 PM EST
In an interview Sunday with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said President-elect Donald Trump should “acknowledge that Russia interfered and push back,” because it could be Iran or China next time, and Republicans could be targeted in the next election.