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 19, 2018, 7:55 PM EDT
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) told Fox News on Wednesday that if Republicans “rush through” Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh while there are “unanswered sexual assault allegations,” the Democrats will keep digging, and if Kavanaugh lied under oath, “you could see a judicial impeachment.”
September 19, 2018, 3:04 PM EDT
President Donald Trump expressed his displeasure with Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday, not just for his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation, but also for his handling of other issues.
September 19, 2018, 11:48 AM EDT
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he really wants to see what Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has to say, and if she doesn’t show up to testify, “that would be unfortunate.”
September 19, 2018, 11:11 AM EDT
The brother of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, worked for a law firm that hired Fusion GPS, which produced the fake dossier on President Donald Trump, reported.
September 18, 2018, 9:02 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his trade tariff policy toward China is just getting started but has already led to a drop in China’s stock markets for the past three months.
September 18, 2018, 3:55 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the Democrats waited until after Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was over to release allegations of sexual misconduct against him in an attempt to obstruct and resist the nomination.
September 18, 2018, 12:42 PM EDT
Actress Thandie Newton stirred up controversy with her acceptance speech when she won an Emmy Monday night for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for the show “Westworld.”
September 18, 2018, 12:17 PM EDT
With a vote of 99 to 1, the Senate on Monday passed what is considered landmark legislation to stop opioid addiction through the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018.
September 17, 2018, 10:27 PM EDT
President Donald Trump reacted Monday to the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying, he is “respected by everybody” and he “never even a had a little blemish on his record.”
September 17, 2018, 3:38 PM EDT
When asked Sunday what Congress plans to do to clean up the swamp, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that in order to retain the majority Democrats will need to get serious about going after corruption.
September 17, 2018, 3:03 PM EDT
Along with giving Puerto Rico a fraction of FEMA recovery aid and their colonial status, not enough resources have been dedicated to addressing climate change ahead of Hurricane Maria, which hit the U.S. territory last year, Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday.
September 17, 2018, 12:41 PM EDT
The George Washington University study that estimated more than 3,000 people died from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year includes direct and indirect deaths, but FEMA Director Brock Long told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that researchers should be focused on how many people died directly from the storm because of the wind, water, waves, and building collapse.
September 14, 2018, 5:57 PM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke out Friday about former Secretary of State John Kerry’s attempts to undermine President Donald Trump’s foreign policy with Iran, calling it “unseemly and unprecedented.”
September 14, 2018, 2:27 PM EDT
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort plead guilty Friday as part of a plea deal to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and conspiracy to obstruct justice and agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the Russia probe.
September 13, 2018, 8:28 PM EDT
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that he has no reason to dispute a report that said close to 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, despite President Donald Trump’s claim that the Democrats falsely revised the number upward to make the president look bad.
September 13, 2018, 3:28 PM EDT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday outlined the DOJ’s efforts to address the growing opioid drug crisis in the nation, including the hiring of 400 more DEA task force officers and 300 federal prosecutors -- "the largest surge in prosecutors in decades.”
September 12, 2018, 6:16 PM EDT
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, announced Wednesday that it has selected Dr. Leana Wen as its new president, the first time in nearly 50 years that a doctor will lead the organization.
September 12, 2018, 5:34 PM EDT
Former National Security Agency Director retired Adm. Michael Rogers said Wednesday that a group of former intelligence officials’ decision to openly criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance was not helpful.
September 12, 2018, 11:17 AM EDT
When asked Tuesday what lesson does he take from hurricane response in Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the federal response in Puerto Rico last year was “incredibly successful” considering the challenges they faced of bringing supplies to the island by boat as well as the already failing power grid on the island.
September 11, 2018, 3:45 PM EDT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Department of Justice has convicted more than 580 people for terrorism or terrorism-related charges since 9/11.