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

January 17, 2019, 8:21 PM EST
Rep. TJ Cox (D-Calif.) introduces a bill requiring the Treasury to give federal workers zero interest loans of up to $6,000 during the government shutdown.
January 17, 2019, 1:10 PM EST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) won’t let congressional Democrats make a deal on the border wall, President Donald Trump said Thursday in a speech at the Pentagon to announce the results of the administration’s missile defense review.
January 17, 2019, 10:32 AM EST
Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah) introduced a bill Wednesday to prevent the government from shutting down. He also introduced a separate bill two weeks ago to prevent Congress from getting paid during government shutdowns.
January 16, 2019, 8:35 PM EST
President Donald Trump signed into law Wednesday a bill that will ensure that government employees will be paid for wages lost during the government shutdown.
January 16, 2019, 7:58 PM EST
Lee Daniels, writer, director, and producer of the TV show, “Empire,” said Tuesday that he is fulfilling his dream of producing a movie featuring the first gay superhero, Complex reports.
January 16, 2019, 3:35 PM EST
During his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Attorney General nominee William Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee that “barriers” were necessary to regain control over the U.S. border and that sanctuary cities that entice illegal immigrants are “irresponsible.”
January 15, 2019, 9:27 PM EST
During his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, Attorney General Nominee William Barr promised to look into whether a counter intelligence probe was appropriately opened against President Donald Trump by someone at the Justice Department.
January 15, 2019, 11:36 AM EST
During his Senate confirmation hearing, Attorney General nominee William Barr said Tuesday that the U.S. must secure its borders and ensure that its laws “allow us to process, hold, and remove those who unlawfully enter.”
January 14, 2019, 6:16 PM EST
President Donald Trump treated the 2018 College Football National Champions Clemson Tigers to fast food during their visit to the White House on Monday.
January 14, 2019, 5:40 PM EST
During an appearance on Fox News’ “Greg Gutfield” show, comedian Jimmy Failla complained that society has taken political correctness too far.
January 14, 2019, 4:33 PM EST
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer voted for the Fences Act in 2006, which includes language that would give President Donald Trump “most of the abilities and tools” needed to build the wall.
January 14, 2019, 11:21 AM EST
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) promised Sunday that “action will be taken” against Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) for a New York Times interview in which he said he didn’t know when the terms “white nationalist” and “white supremacists” became offensive.
January 11, 2019, 6:12 PM EST
Combat-injured war veteran-turned Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), who was mocked on “Saturday Night Live” last year, began his first term in office by sacrificing his paycheck until government workers receive theirs.
January 11, 2019, 11:26 AM EST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) are adamant that a wall on the border would be “ineffective,” but several Democrats recently indicated that fencing along the border would be useful, Breitbart reports.
January 10, 2019, 5:46 PM EST
If President Donald Trump decides to use his emergency powers to build the border wall, he’ll see what the Democrats will do in response, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday.
January 10, 2019, 5:09 PM EST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday instead of building a wall, the Democrats are proposing strengthening ports of entry by investing in technology to scan cars for drugs, guns, and other contraband.
January 9, 2019, 3:34 PM EST
If Congress doesn’t agree to work out a deal to build the wall, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he may use his presidential powers to declare the illegal border crossings a national emergency.
January 9, 2019, 11:47 AM EST
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), speaking to Sean Hannity after President Donald Trump’s speech to the nation, said this is “the most presidential” he’s seen Trump.
January 8, 2019, 10:54 PM EST
In an televised address to the nation on border security on Tuesday, President Donald Trump pushed back on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) claim that a border wall is “immoral.”
January 8, 2019, 3:31 PM EST
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday plans to provide guaranteed health care for all New Yorkers, including illegal immigrants, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status, with a price tag of $100 million.