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 10, 2019, 2:58 PM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin addressed former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s departure Tuesday during a White House press briefing.
September 10, 2019, 12:18 PM EDT
President Donald Trump fired National Security Adviser John Bolton on Monday, citing many disagreements, the president announced Tuesday.
September 9, 2019, 3:11 PM EDT
Before he was the CEO of MyPillow, Mike Lindell, was addicted to cocaine, but he said he was delivered from his addiction through “divine intervention.
September 9, 2019, 1:14 PM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate former HUD Secretary Julian Castro told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s decision to meet with the Taliban at Camp David the week before the 9/11 anniversary before cancelling it is “another bizarre episode.”
September 9, 2019, 11:12 AM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to meet with the Taliban at Camp David which he eventually cancelled, telling CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that Trump is “treating foreign policy like it’s some kind of game show.”
September 9, 2019, 10:05 AM EDT
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he’s been concerned that the United States has been negotiating with the Taliban but not including the Afghan government.
September 6, 2019, 2:23 PM EDT
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed eight executive orders Thursday on guns aimed at stopping mass shootings like the ones in El Paso, Midland and Odessa through better reporting of potential threats to public safety.
September 6, 2019, 10:49 AM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is openly gay, said Thursday that God won’t let us off the hook for harming people with climate change.
September 5, 2019, 3:23 PM EDT
Walgreens is the latest retailer to ban customers from openly carrying weapons in its stores.
September 5, 2019, 2:59 PM EDT
When asked whether he would support geo engineering also known as climate intervention, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) admitted Wednesday that he’s not familiar with the practice except for what he’s seen on “Star Trek.
September 5, 2019, 12:07 PM EDT
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) proposed Wednesday requiring that all new construction of buildings and houses have zero carbon footprint by 2028, the same for new cars and light-duty trucks by 2030, and electric generation by 2035.
September 5, 2019, 10:30 AM EDT
Borrowing a phrase used by an oyster farmer who posed a question during CNN’s Democratic presidential town hall on climate crisis, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Wednesday that the country needs a “Blue New Deal” to go with the Green New Deal proposed by Democrats.
September 4, 2019, 3:05 PM EDT
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September 4, 2019, 2:00 PM EDT
Kroger followed Walmart’s lead Tuesday in banning customers from openly carrying weapons in its stores even in states that allow it.
September 4, 2019, 12:58 PM EDT
Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) theory that hurricanes caused by climate change “hit vulnerable communities first” is “ridiculous.”
September 4, 2019, 12:14 PM EDT
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September 3, 2019, 5:06 PM EDT
Walmart announced Tuesday that it will no longer allow customers with open carry permits in states that allow them to openly carry firearms in their stores, and it is discontinuing sales of certain ammunition.
September 3, 2019, 11:36 AM EDT
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) used a campaign speech on Labor Day at a house party in Hampton Falls, N.H., to tell the story of how female mill workers in Massachusetts organized “the strike that changed America.”
August 16, 2019, 5:29 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Thursday that it’s time to start building mental institutions again to deal with mentally ill people like those behind mass shootings.
August 16, 2019, 12:12 PM EDT
If Israel wants to allow Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in, they can, “but I can’t imagine why they would,” President Donald Trump said Thursday prior to Israel’s decision to extend an invitation for Tlaib to visit her grandmother on humanitarian grounds.