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

April 10, 2019, 12:07 PM EDT
Attorney General William Barr told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday that spying did occur during the 2016 presidential election, but he needs to “explore” whether or not it was “predicated.”
April 8, 2019, 3:27 PM EDT
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in a speech to Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network on Friday proposed giving families making less than $100,000 a year a $6,000 tax credit which they can draw from each month.
April 8, 2019, 1:47 PM EDT
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) told Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” that she doesn’t think a wall is “immoral” like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has said, but he doesn’t think there needs to be a physical wall in some areas.
April 8, 2019, 11:11 AM EDT
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told “Fox News Sunday” that Mexico has done more to crack down on the illegal immigration crisis during the past week than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Democrats.
April 5, 2019, 3:22 PM EDT
President Donald Trump’s threat to tariff cars coming from Mexico and close the border in a year does not mean the president has changed his mind, he told reporters Friday.
April 5, 2019, 2:57 PM EDT
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said Wednesday that he believes there is an immigration crisis that can be solved and he believes “strict levels of control” on the border will “keep bad people from coming in.”
April 4, 2019, 3:39 PM EDT
President Donald Trump issued a warning to Mexico on Thursday that if they don’t stop the flow of illegal drugs flowing into the United States, he plans to put tariffs on the cars coming from Mexico.
April 4, 2019, 11:51 AM EDT
Former Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan told the Senate Homeland Security Committee Thursday that the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) anticipates that 650,000 illegal immigrants will be released into the United States this year.
April 3, 2019, 7:08 PM EDT
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) visited the White House Wednesday to talk about the border crisis and told the president that nonprofit organizations in his state are “reaching the breaking point.”
April 3, 2019, 3:44 PM EDT
Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) used his opening statement at an Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2020 budget request to warn about the existence of “a new kind of refugee - climate refugees” - a byproduct of climate change.
April 2, 2019, 9:04 PM EDT
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he’s concerned that the biggest threat to freedom and the U.S. economy is “the complete government takeover of health care.”
April 2, 2019, 9:04 PM EDT
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he’s concerned that the biggest threat to freedom and the U.S. economy is “the complete government takeover of health care.”
April 2, 2019, 3:26 PM EDT
An LGBTQ advocate, in her written testimony to the House Financial Services Committee, complained Tuesday that the LGBTQ community faces housing discrimination on par with “people of color.”
April 2, 2019, 1:55 PM EDT
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.,) chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, on Tuesday mentioned a 1973 housing discrimination investigation conducted by the Justice Department against Donald Trump in accusing the administration and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson of being “hostile to fair housing protections.”
April 2, 2019, 9:47 AM EDT
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made a campaign promise, telling CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that if he’s elected president, he plans to cut prescription drug costs in half.
April 1, 2019, 3:38 PM EDT
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) used her acceptance speech for the NAACP Chairman’s Award at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday to once again call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.
April 1, 2019, 1:03 PM EDT
Comedian Chris Rock roasted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, calling him “a waste of light skin.”
April 1, 2019, 11:57 AM EDT
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett lost out to “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams for the NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.
April 1, 2019, 11:13 AM EDT
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) calling for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to resign is “like the National Enquirer calling The New York Times fake news.”
April 1, 2019, 10:10 AM EDT
CNN’s Jake Tapper said Sunday on “State of the Union” that he didn’t know anyone – “other the people in the media on the left” – not on CNN – who got anything wrong about the Mueller investigation into alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.