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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October 15, 2019, 9:20 PM EDT
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that neither he nor his son Hunter did anything wrong, and that all he did was carry out U.S. policy in “rooting out corruption in Ukraine.”
October 15, 2019, 3:26 PM EDT
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Tuesday that if she will overturn the ban on transgender people serving in the military on day one of her presidency.
October 15, 2019, 2:41 PM EDT
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced plans Tuesday to introduce a measure to protect journalists from threats and violence,” The Hill reports.
October 14, 2019, 3:54 PM EDT
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that Congress should vote on whether to declare war in Syria, but he said Congress wouldn’t know who to declare war with – Syrian President Bashar Assad, Turkey, or the Free Syrian Army.
October 14, 2019, 3:44 PM EDT
The White House on Monday “strongly” condemned a video shown at pro-Trump group American Priority’s conference at Trump National Doral resort in Florida over the weekend, which depicted President Donald Trump as a gunman murdering journalists.
October 14, 2019, 12:32 PM EDT
Asked whether it is appropriate for President Donald Trump to say that China should investigate the Bidens, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said, “Of course not.”
October 14, 2019, 11:29 AM EDT
It’s “sad to see” the NBA censoring the free speech of its employees in the interest of money from China, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
October 11, 2019, 3:31 PM EDT
Besides male and female, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Thursday that she’s in favor of recognizing a third gender on a federal level.
October 11, 2019, 2:37 PM EDT
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Thursday that she is not in favor of decriminalizing sex worker, because she’s concerned about the effect it would have on young women and violence against women.
October 11, 2019, 11:35 AM EDT
(Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) ( – The Food and Drug Administration requires gay men to wait one year after having sex to donate blood, but Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said he wants to change that.
October 10, 2019, 3:42 PM EDT
Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice told “CBS This Morning” on Thursday that she considers the presidency of Donald Trump to be “far worse” than she could have ever imagined, and she’s “not hopeful” about him or his policies.
October 10, 2019, 2:04 PM EDT
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October 10, 2019, 11:45 AM EDT
The Kurds are more likely to find peace with Turkey in Syria now that President Donald Trump has decided to pull U.S. troops from Syria, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told “CBS This Morning” on Thursday.
October 9, 2019, 3:58 PM EDT
Former Vice President Joe Biden called for President Donald Trump’s impeachment while speaking to supporters at a campaign event in Rochester, N.H.
October 9, 2019, 1:47 PM EDT
Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, who served the Obama administration, told ABC’s “The View” on Wednesday that she’s “glad” that Republicans like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are speaking out against President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.
October 9, 2019, 12:04 PM EDT
ICE arrested an illegal immigrant from Mexico who entered the country illegal at least five times and allegedly threatened to shoot ICE officers.
October 9, 2019, 10:24 AM EDT
The D.C. Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to forbid the city’s Department of Corrections from detaining individuals for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) only for an immigration law violation.
October 8, 2019, 10:00 PM EDT
President Donald Trump presented former Attorney General Edwin Meese with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday, calling him “an absolute titan of American law and a heroic defender of the American Constitution.”
October 8, 2019, 3:21 PM EDT
(Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images) ( – Arrivals of migrant families on the border in 2019 more than tripled compared to any previous fiscal year on record, acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan announced Tuesday.
October 8, 2019, 11:33 AM EDT
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that he understands why the State Department blocked U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland from testifying before the House Intelligence Committee in a closed-door meeting as part of the impeachment inquiry.