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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September 16, 2019, 3:03 PM EDT
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in an interview with CBS’s “face the Nation” on Sunday defended nationalism, saying, “nationalism is not a bad thing” and it’s “not bad to be … patriotic toward your country.”
September 16, 2019, 2:01 PM EDT
Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli defended the Trump administration’s new asylum rules in an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, saying that the asylum arrangement that the U.S. has with Canada on the northern border is actually more restrictive than the new asylum rules for the southern border.
September 16, 2019, 10:21 AM EDT
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that she’s only controversial because people “want to controversy.”
September 13, 2019, 6:07 PM EDT
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Thursday during ABC’s Democratic presidential debate that if she is president, she will enter the United States back in the international climate change agreement.
September 13, 2019, 1:54 PM EDT
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday defended his Medicare-for-all plan, saying it would eliminate all out-of-pocket expenses, deductibles, and copays.
September 13, 2019, 12:41 AM EDT
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that the Obama administration did not lock people up in cages when defending his record on immigration during ABC’s Democratic presidential debate.
September 12, 2019, 10:17 PM EDT
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) accused President Donald Trump on Thursday of being indirectly responsible for the recent mass shootings because of what he says on Twitter.
September 12, 2019, 6:04 PM EDT
Former ICE Director Tom Homan told a House subcommittee on Wednesday that “it is not lawful to have a deferred action ‘program’ at any federal agency” and that “the word ‘program’ conjures the idea that an entire class of aliens, if they meet certain criteria,” they are “entitled” to the benefit of deferred action.
September 11, 2019, 2:04 PM EDT
A New Jersey man whose mother died in the 9/11 attacks addressed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) while reading the names of the victims of New York City’s World Trade Center terrorist attacks.
September 11, 2019, 1:00 PM EDT
(Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP/Getty Images)
September 10, 2019, 2:58 PM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin addressed former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s departure Tuesday during a White House press briefing.
September 10, 2019, 12:18 PM EDT
President Donald Trump fired National Security Adviser John Bolton on Monday, citing many disagreements, the president announced Tuesday.
September 9, 2019, 3:11 PM EDT
Before he was the CEO of MyPillow, Mike Lindell, was addicted to cocaine, but he said he was delivered from his addiction through “divine intervention.
September 9, 2019, 1:14 PM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate former HUD Secretary Julian Castro told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s decision to meet with the Taliban at Camp David the week before the 9/11 anniversary before cancelling it is “another bizarre episode.”
September 9, 2019, 11:12 AM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to meet with the Taliban at Camp David which he eventually cancelled, telling CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that Trump is “treating foreign policy like it’s some kind of game show.”
September 9, 2019, 10:05 AM EDT
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he’s been concerned that the United States has been negotiating with the Taliban but not including the Afghan government.
September 6, 2019, 2:23 PM EDT
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed eight executive orders Thursday on guns aimed at stopping mass shootings like the ones in El Paso, Midland and Odessa through better reporting of potential threats to public safety.
September 6, 2019, 10:49 AM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is openly gay, said Thursday that God won’t let us off the hook for harming people with climate change.
September 5, 2019, 3:23 PM EDT
Walgreens is the latest retailer to ban customers from openly carrying weapons in its stores.
September 5, 2019, 2:59 PM EDT
When asked whether he would support geo engineering also known as climate intervention, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) admitted Wednesday that he’s not familiar with the practice except for what he’s seen on “Star Trek.