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.

My Articles

June 20, 2018, 12:16 PM EDT
A group of Republican senators are asking the Justice Department to pause separating illegal immigrant families at the border until Congress can pass legislation to keep the families together.
June 19, 2018, 8:07 PM EDT
A coalition of state attorneys general are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the “draconian” practice of separating illegal immigrant families who cross the border illegally including those seeking asylum.
June 19, 2018, 7:20 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the administration only has two policy options to respond to the illegal immigration crisis - “either release all illegal immigrant families and minors who show up at the border from Central America, or we can arrest the adults for the federal crime of illegal entry.”
June 19, 2018, 2:37 PM EDT
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told reporters at the White House Tuesday that he is introducing legislation to address the separation of illegal immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border.
June 19, 2018, 1:12 AM EDT
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pushed back Monday on claims that the administration is using illegal immigrant children as pawns to force them to take legislative action.
June 18, 2018, 9:44 PM EDT
Separating illegal immigrant families at the border is not unique to the Trump administration, according to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
June 18, 2018, 1:24 PM EDT
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that she doesn’t like seeing babies ripped from their mother’s arms at the U.S. border or seeing babies ripped from their mother‘s wombs.
June 18, 2018, 12:08 PM EDT
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, defended the administration following the law by separating children from parents who illegally enter the country, telling NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that as a mother, if she had committed a crime and went to jail, her children would be separated from her.
June 15, 2018, 9:56 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Friday that he hates seeing illegal immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border, but “that’s the Democrats’ law.”
June 15, 2018, 3:17 PM EDT
In response to the Department of Justice’s inspector general report on the FBI’s actions during the 2016 election, President Donald Trump said former FBI Director James Comey was “the ringleader” of a “den of thieves.”
June 15, 2018, 11:44 AM EDT
President Donald Trump reacted Friday to the Inspector General’s report released Thursday, saying the report showed bias against him by the FBI and “totally exonerates” him.
June 14, 2018, 7:58 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot)
June 14, 2018, 11:00 AM EDT
In a speech at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that Congress and the Hispanic community share a commitment to finding a way to fix the country’s broken immigration system.
June 14, 2018, 9:12 AM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to reports Tuesday that she was planning to leave her White House post at the end of the year, asking if CBS News knows something she doesn’t know about her plans and her future.
June 13, 2018, 7:37 PM EDT
Fprmer law clerk Jaime Santos, an associate with Goodwin Procter LLP (Screenshot)
June 13, 2018, 4:54 PM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s commitment to end joint military exercises in South Korea is contingent on productive negotiations with North Korea.
June 12, 2018, 7:29 PM EDT
In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, former NBA player Dennis Rodman, who has visited North Korea as Kim Jong Un’s guest, said Monday that he tried to pass along to then President Barack Obama Kim’s intention to have a sit-down, but he was rebuffed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
June 12, 2018, 1:42 PM EDT
Actor Dean Cain told TMZ Sports that the NFL should take President Donald Trump up on his offer to consider pardons that the players suggest, saying, “I think it’s a great idea.”
June 12, 2018, 11:40 AM EDT
President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday in Singapore that North Korea’s human rights record “will be discussed more in the future” and that the country’s human rights record was discussed “relatively briefly” during talks in comparison with their talks about denuclearization.
June 11, 2018, 9:32 PM EDT
For the first time in history, the National Football League and Major League Baseball will b taking part in New York City’s gay pride parade.