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

November 27, 2017, 12:48 PM EST
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he supports making the sexual harassment claims against members of Congress that resulted in financial settlements public retroactively.
November 20, 2017, 5:21 PM EST
The State Department on Monday commemorated Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring transgenders who died through “acts of violence.”
November 20, 2017, 1:05 PM EST
President Donald Trump on Monday announced that the U.S. is designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, citing its nuclear threat as well as supporting acts of international terrorism, including assassinations.
November 20, 2017, 12:24 PM EST
President Donald Trump said he will announce next week his decision on whether the administration will issue permits to allow the import of hunted elephants in Zimbabwe after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to allow such imports.
November 17, 2017, 5:26 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders turned the tables Friday on a reporter who brought up Hillary Clinton’s comments about past sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump.
November 17, 2017, 1:20 PM EST
The Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security announced the arrests of 267 people in the United States and overseas as part of Operation Raging Bull - the Trump administration’s crackdown on transnational gangs.
November 16, 2017, 11:56 PM EST
The Senate Finance Committee passed the $1.5 trillion Tax Cuts and Jobs Act out of committee on Thursday evening.
November 16, 2017, 1:21 PM EST
In Colorado, a state which has legalized recreational marijuana use, an 11-month-old baby’s death two years ago was determined to be the first ever documented marijuana death.
November 15, 2017, 1:33 PM EST
Three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting returned home after President Donald Trump intervened on their behalf.
November 14, 2017, 6:13 PM EST
A total of six foreign nationals with suspected terror ties immigrated to the U.S. through the visa lottery, including the man charged with driving a truck into pedestrians and bicyclists in New York City on Halloween, the Trump administration said Tuesday.
November 14, 2017, 12:47 PM EST
In his opening statement at a House Judiciary oversight hearing on the Justice Department, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) on Tuesday suggested a way to save the committee time addressing Democratic concerns that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and GOP concerns about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: ask them both to resign.
November 13, 2017, 5:29 PM EST
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to California’s Reproductive FACT Act, which requires pro-life pregnancy centers to give information on and refer pregnant women for abortions.
November 13, 2017, 1:12 PM EST
Ohio Gov. John Kasich told ABC’s “This Week” that if Republicans want to be successful in upcoming elections they need to pass “a good tax bill,” reform Obamacare, and “solve the DACA problem.”
November 9, 2017, 2:51 PM EST
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday said Chinese President Xi Jinping is “unequivocal” in his statement that China will not accept a nuclear-armed, nuclear-weaponized North Korea and that “no one is making predictions” about how long sanctions will take.
November 9, 2017, 1:20 PM EST
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) defended the House GOP Tax Cut and Jobs Act on Thursday, saying it will cut taxes for Americans “at every income level” and give them more take home pay.
November 9, 2017, 10:07 AM EST
Singers Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley mocked President Donald Trump Wednesday night at the Country Music Awards, singing a parodied version of Underwood’s song, “Before He Cheats,” calling it instead, “Before He Tweets.”
November 8, 2017, 3:38 PM EST
The California NAACP is calling for an end to the national anthem, calling it “wrong” and “racist.”
November 8, 2017, 2:26 PM EST
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News on Wednesday that Virginia’s newly elected governor Democrat Ralph Northam won after embracing President Donald Trump and moderating his position on sanctuary cities and Confederate statues.
November 8, 2017, 11:58 AM EST
The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump will determine at the end of his Asia trip whether or not to add North Korea to its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
November 7, 2017, 5:29 PM EST
During a congressional hearing on Puerto Rico hurricane recovery challenges, Ranking Member Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said Tuesday that the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico doesn't need a lecture, it needs help immediately.