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

May 2, 2019, 10:15 AM EDT
Liberal activist, radio host and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson said his grandson, who attends Horace Mann Elementary School in Washington, D.C., was called the N-word by a white classmate who threatened to shoot him - an incident he blamed on “‘Trump’s white racist America.”
May 1, 2019, 3:14 PM EDT
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) asked Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday whether he ever officially or publicly referred to “authorized department investigative activities” as spying while working at the Justice Department.
May 1, 2019, 12:01 PM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) used his opening statement at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the DOJ’s investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 election to point out the political bias of the FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of private email servers and that at least two people were involved in destroying evidence but nothing has happened to them.
April 30, 2019, 2:37 PM EDT
Customs and Border Patrol apprehended over 103,000 illegal immigrants crossing the border in March – the highest number of apprehensions in a month in over a decade, acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan told Congress Tuesday.
April 29, 2019, 3:28 PM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he doesn’t care what happened between President Donald Trump and former White House counsel Don McGahn and he doesn’t plan to call McGahn to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
April 29, 2019, 12:27 PM EDT
When President Donald Trump spoke Friday at the NRA’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., he introduced Stephen Willeford, a Texas man who used his own AR-15 to stop Devin Patrick Kelley, the man behind what is considered to be the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in 2017.
April 29, 2019, 10:11 AM EDT
Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that he finds it “interesting” that President Donald Trump “is now gloryfing a loser” in explaining his remarks about Charlottesville.
April 26, 2019, 3:19 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Friday that Democrats want to disarm law-abiding Americans and let criminal illegal aliens “operate with impunity.”
April 26, 2019, 2:23 PM EDT
President Donald Trump used his speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Indianapolis to lash out at Democrats for pushing the Russian “collusion delusion.”
April 25, 2019, 3:31 PM EDT
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Wednesday called President Donald Trump’s criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) “reprehensible,” adding that it “should be condemned by everyone.”
April 25, 2019, 3:15 PM EDT
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Wednesday that he would go through the “normal process” to deal with climate change instead of declaring a national emergency if he is elected president.
April 25, 2019, 10:44 AM EDT
In a town hall event at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., on Tuesday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) called for criminal justice reform, saying that young black men should not have to fear for their safety because of the color of their skin.
April 12, 2019, 3:35 PM EDT
The director of the movie “Unplanned,” which tells the story of former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson, who became pro-life,” testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday about the censorship he encountered when trying to promote the film on social media.
April 12, 2019, 1:11 PM EDT
President Donald Trump confirmed Friday reports that he plans to bus illegal immigrants to states sanctuary cities in retaliation against his political enemies.
April 12, 2019, 11:04 AM EDT
In an interview Wednesday night on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) claimed that she’s been singled out for her anti-Semitic comments because she’s a Muslim immigrant and a woman.
April 11, 2019, 6:56 PM EDT
Rep. Nydia Velasquez (D-N.Y.) called on Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat on Wednesday to lower his multi-million salary or increase the salary of bank employees given that his pay outpaces theirs by a ratio of $486 for every $1 that his employees make.
April 11, 2019, 4:51 PM EDT
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) called on J.P. Morgan Chase CEO James Dimon on Wednesday to adopt what she called “responsible” lending policies when it comes to the gun industry.
April 11, 2019, 12:36 PM EDT
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who served under the Obama administration, told CNN Wednesday that it is “both stunning and scary” that Barr would tell Congress that the Trump campaign was spied on by the government.
April 10, 2019, 3:33 PM EDT
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) asked Attorney General William Barr at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday to “rephrase” his use of the word “spying” to characterize the government targeting the Trump campaign.
April 10, 2019, 2:42 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that there is no law that requires him to turn over his tax returns to Congress.