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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April 2, 2019, 3:26 PM EDT
An LGBTQ advocate, in her written testimony to the House Financial Services Committee, complained Tuesday that the LGBTQ community faces housing discrimination on par with “people of color.”
April 2, 2019, 1:55 PM EDT
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.,) chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, on Tuesday mentioned a 1973 housing discrimination investigation conducted by the Justice Department against Donald Trump in accusing the administration and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson of being “hostile to fair housing protections.”
April 2, 2019, 9:47 AM EDT
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made a campaign promise, telling CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that if he’s elected president, he plans to cut prescription drug costs in half.
April 1, 2019, 3:38 PM EDT
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) used her acceptance speech for the NAACP Chairman’s Award at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday to once again call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.
April 1, 2019, 1:03 PM EDT
Comedian Chris Rock roasted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, calling him “a waste of light skin.”
April 1, 2019, 11:57 AM EDT
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett lost out to “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams for the NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.
April 1, 2019, 11:13 AM EDT
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) calling for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to resign is “like the National Enquirer calling The New York Times fake news.”
April 1, 2019, 10:10 AM EDT
CNN’s Jake Tapper said Sunday on “State of the Union” that he didn’t know anyone – “other the people in the media on the left” – not on CNN – who got anything wrong about the Mueller investigation into alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.
March 29, 2019, 8:28 PM EDT
(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) ( – President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border if Mexico doesn’t stop the migrant caravans headed for the United States from Central America.
March 29, 2019, 3:14 PM EDT
ICE arrested a man who was allegedly stalking model Kendall Jenner.
March 29, 2019, 1:02 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he has directed Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.). Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) to form “a really great” health care plan to replace Obamacare if it gets struck down in court.
March 29, 2019, 10:23 AM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he has directed his administration to fund the Special Olympics after public backlash against the Education Department’s 2020 budget proposal completely cut funding for the organization.
March 28, 2019, 8:25 PM EDT
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) questioned Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday about who was responsible for cutting $18 million from the department’s proposed 2020 budget for the Special Olympics, adding that whoever is responsible deserves “a Special Olympic gold medal for insensitivity.”
March 28, 2019, 11:49 AM EDT
A black conservative group is condemning the decision to drop all charges against actor Jussie Smollett in connection with the alleged hoax hate crime attack and once more calling on the NAACP to rescind Smollett’s NAACP Image Award nomination.
March 27, 2019, 8:41 PM EDT
Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) on Wednesday accused the Trump administration of being “obsessed” with abortion.
March 27, 2019, 2:34 PM EDT
During a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) criticized Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s expansion of enforcement of the Mexico City policy, which blocks federal funding of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that promote abortion.
March 26, 2019, 8:18 PM EDT
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson expressed outrage Tuesday at the news that the case against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was dropped.
March 26, 2019, 3:50 PM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday that he is expanding enforcement of the Mexico City policy, which ensures that federal funds are not used to support non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that perform or promote abortion.
March 26, 2019, 1:02 PM EDT
All charges were dropped Tuesday against actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of allegedly faking his own attack and blaming it on Trump supporters.
March 25, 2019, 3:31 PM EDT
Speaking after a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump said Monday that he’s glad that the special counsel’s investigation into Russian collusion is over, adding that it was based on “a false narrative.”