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 23, 2019, 7:58 PM EDT
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that part of the challenge in trying to pass his gun measure is mischaracterization, and President Donald Trump can cut through that.
September 23, 2019, 4:15 PM EDT
Former Secretary of State John Kerry told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that rejoining the Paris climate accord is “not adequate” and that the U.S. needs to get a net zero carbon economy by 2050.
September 23, 2019, 10:54 AM EDT
Disclosing President Donald Trump’s conversations with world leaders to Congress would be “a terrible precedent,” and if they’re disclosed to Congress and then leaked to the media, “why would world leaders want to have conversations together?” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper.”
September 20, 2019, 3:25 PM EDT
Conservative commentator and Blexit leader Candace Owens testified in Congress Friday at a hearing on confronting violent white supremacy, telling a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee that Democrats are using the issue of white supremacy to scare blacks into voting for the Democrat Party.
September 20, 2019, 12:04 PM EDT
Rev. Al Sharpton, president and founder of the National Action Network, and host of MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” used his opening testimony at the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on policing practices to call on Congress to set federal standards and enact federal law on the use of excessive force by police departments nationwide.
September 19, 2019, 2:44 PM EDT
The number and rate of abortions performed in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since 1973 – the year that it was ruled legal by the U.S. Supreme Court.
September 19, 2019, 11:38 AM EDT
The number of unaccompanied children (UACs) entering the United States during fiscal year 2019 has grown to levels never seen before, Jonathan Hayes, director of the HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), told Congress on Thursday.
September 18, 2019, 3:14 PM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro unveiled his plan Wednesday to end homelessness by 2028.
September 17, 2019, 9:30 PM EDT
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday that the “fake Russia collusion narrative is the greatest crime committed against the American people in our generation, if not ever.”
September 17, 2019, 1:39 PM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg unveiled his disaster preparedness plan on Tuesday, making him the first 2020 presidential candidate to do so.
September 16, 2019, 3:03 PM EDT
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in an interview with CBS’s “face the Nation” on Sunday defended nationalism, saying, “nationalism is not a bad thing” and it’s “not bad to be … patriotic toward your country.”
September 16, 2019, 2:01 PM EDT
Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli defended the Trump administration’s new asylum rules in an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, saying that the asylum arrangement that the U.S. has with Canada on the northern border is actually more restrictive than the new asylum rules for the southern border.
September 16, 2019, 10:21 AM EDT
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that she’s only controversial because people “want to controversy.”
September 13, 2019, 6:07 PM EDT
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Thursday during ABC’s Democratic presidential debate that if she is president, she will enter the United States back in the international climate change agreement.
September 13, 2019, 1:54 PM EDT
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday defended his Medicare-for-all plan, saying it would eliminate all out-of-pocket expenses, deductibles, and copays.
September 13, 2019, 12:41 AM EDT
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that the Obama administration did not lock people up in cages when defending his record on immigration during ABC’s Democratic presidential debate.
September 12, 2019, 10:17 PM EDT
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) accused President Donald Trump on Thursday of being indirectly responsible for the recent mass shootings because of what he says on Twitter.
September 12, 2019, 6:04 PM EDT
Former ICE Director Tom Homan told a House subcommittee on Wednesday that “it is not lawful to have a deferred action ‘program’ at any federal agency” and that “the word ‘program’ conjures the idea that an entire class of aliens, if they meet certain criteria,” they are “entitled” to the benefit of deferred action.
September 11, 2019, 2:04 PM EDT
A New Jersey man whose mother died in the 9/11 attacks addressed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) while reading the names of the victims of New York City’s World Trade Center terrorist attacks.
September 11, 2019, 1:00 PM EDT
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