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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February 21, 2019, 7:10 PM EST
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Thursday “historic steps” the U.S. is taking with the cooperation of the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, and Mexico to confront “irregular migration” and migrant caravans.
February 21, 2019, 6:25 PM EST
CNN Political Commentator Van Jones called actor Jussie Smollett, the “Jackie Robinson against homophobia in the black community” because of the character he played on the TV show “Empire.”
February 21, 2019, 3:30 PM EST
Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke said Thursday that he’s not buying the explanation that actor Jussie Smollett staged his own assault and blamed it on Trump supporters because of a salary dispute with Fox Studios over his role on the show “Empire.”
February 21, 2019, 11:34 AM EST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is urging members of Congress to sign a resolution, sponsored by Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), to stop President Donald Trump from using emergency declaration to fund the border wall.
February 20, 2019, 4:19 PM EST
During a White House Oval Office meeting with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he didn’t know anything about a report that his administration is working to decriminalize homosexuality in foreign countries.
February 20, 2019, 2:48 PM EST
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) complained Tuesday of the need for more mental health treatment facilities, calling for the health care system to be restructured to allow for mental health care and substance abuse treatment on demand.
February 20, 2019, 2:18 PM EST
The Trump administration plans to launch a global effort to decriminalize homosexuality overseas.
February 20, 2019, 12:48 PM EST
An airline industry trade group has announced plans to allow passengers who don’t identify as male or female to select “unspecified” or “undisclosed” when booking airline tickets.
February 20, 2019, 10:09 AM EST
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted last week against an amendment to a gun control (gun background check) bill requiring that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) be notified whenever an illegal immigrant tries to buy a gun but fails the background check.
February 19, 2019, 8:05 PM EST
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) predicted Tuesday that one day wars will be fought over water.
February 19, 2019, 2:40 PM EST
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s assertion that illegal immigrants are trying to invade the United States “to commit mass crime is a crisis of his own making.”
February 18, 2019, 4:35 PM EST
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he doesn’t think President Donald Trump needed a national emergency declaration to build a wall.
February 18, 2019, 11:25 AM EST
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that the positions that liberal Democrats have taken on illegal immigration is dangerous and scary.
February 15, 2019, 6:45 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Friday that he is planning to use billions of dollars from the Defense Department budget to build the wall, but it’s only a “very, very small amount” compared to the overall military budget.
February 15, 2019, 12:53 PM EST
When challenged Friday about whether he’s concocting a national emergency at the border to get a wall because he couldn’t get the money any other way, President Donald Trump said to ask the Angel Moms, whose sons and and daughters were killed by illegal immigrants, whether he was making it up.
February 14, 2019, 4:29 PM EST
President Donald Trump will sign the $1.37 billion border security deal but will take executive action, “including a national emergency,” to get additional funding to follow through on his promise to build the wall.
February 14, 2019, 3:36 PM EST
In the two years since President Donald Trump took office, murders in the largest U.S. cities dropped by six percent, the president announced Wednesday.
February 13, 2019, 7:14 PM EST
During Wednesday’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Venezuela, U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams accused Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) of personally attacking him.
February 13, 2019, 2:48 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he’s still waiting to see the border security deal that House appropriators came up with, and when he does, he’ll be “looking for land mines.”
February 13, 2019, 11:09 AM EST
Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), who has delivered 5,000 babies during his 30 years as an obstetrician, told Fox News on Wednesday that the later in the pregnancy an abortion is performed, the greater the risk to the mother as well.