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

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.”
March 25, 2019, 3:05 PM EDT
CNN political commentator and former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones, speaking after Attorney General William Barr released his summary of the Mueller report, said Democrats are sad, disappointed, and disoriented that the report found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia to influence the election.
March 25, 2019, 11:07 AM EDT
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), speaking to CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday before Attorney General William Barr released his summary of the Mueller report, warned that the report’s release wasn’t the end of the Democrats’ attempt to take down President Donald Trump.
March 22, 2019, 3:36 PM EDT
A 26-year-old man from Greenbelt, Md., is the 6th MS-13 gang member to be charged in the stabbing death of a Virginia teen who wanted out of the gang.
March 22, 2019, 12:05 PM EDT
Vice President Mike Pence visited an ICE field office in Atlanta on Thursday and praised local ICE officials for their making 2,000 criminal arrests last year and seizing 7,000 pounds of narcotics in spite of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ executive order prohibiting the city’s jail from receiving ICE detainees.
March 21, 2019, 2:20 PM EDT
– President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. recognizes Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed territory of the Golan Heights after more than 50 years.
March 21, 2019, 1:15 PM EDT
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper told CNN on Wednesday that he’s against the death penalty, calling it “random” because in certain areas, the perpetrator’s race “has a lot to do with who gets the death penalty.”
March 20, 2019, 8:20 PM EDT
While serving in the Minnesota Legislature in 2017, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was one of two state legislators who voted against a bill that would allow insurance companies to block payouts to the relatives of terrorists.
March 20, 2019, 10:39 AM EDT
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday that while the main terrorist threat in the United States is from Islamist militants, her agency cannot ignore “the real and serious danger posed by domestic terrorists.”
March 19, 2019, 10:22 PM EDT
Comedian and host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” used his show on Friday to mock the Democratic Party for refusing to allow Fox News Channel to host any of the Democratic primary presidential debates.
March 19, 2019, 3:39 PM EDT
During a joint White House press conference with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, President Donald Trump said something has to be done about social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook censoring conservatives.
March 19, 2019, 12:14 PM EDT
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday that she’s more concerned about terrorists trying to hijack U.S. cyber networks than airplanes.
March 18, 2019, 3:31 PM EDT
In an interview with ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous,” former White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert proposed having social media companies delay live video streaming after the New Zealand shooter live-streamed the shooting massacre and it stayed up on Facebook for 17 minutes before it was taken down.
March 18, 2019, 2:31 PM EDT
Actor Jussie Smollett is still being considered for an NAACP Image Award despite being charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police and staging a racist attack against himself.
March 18, 2019, 11:25 AM EDT
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is one of 12 Republicans who voted against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, but he told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that it wasn’t because he was against funding the wall.
March 15, 2019, 7:51 PM EDT
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, said Thursday that he didn’t know why Democrats aren’t interested in finding out how many U.S. citizens live in the country, and he accused them of politicizing the 2020 Census.
March 15, 2019, 5:37 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Friday issued his first veto blocking the Democrat-sponsored resolution against his national emergency declaration to build the border wall, calling it a “vote against reality.”
March 15, 2019, 3:40 PM EDT
During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) grilled Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on his involvement in the decision to include the citizenship question on the 2020 Census.