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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October 17, 2018, 12:24 PM EDT
Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former NAACP President Ben Jealous said Tuesday that he supports expanding Maryland’s “red flag” law, which went into effect on Oct. 1st and allows people to go to court to have guns temporarily taken away from people who are deemed a threat.
October 16, 2018, 4:52 PM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of knowing what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was reportedly murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
October 16, 2018, 2:54 PM EDT
The American Bar Association has decided to drop plans to review Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s “well qualified” rating since the justice has been confirmed to the high court, an ABA official told CNN.
October 16, 2018, 12:40 PM EDT
President Donald Trump explained his change of heart on whether climate change is a “hoax,” telling reporters Monday that “there’s no question” there is “something there - manmade or not.”
October 15, 2018, 7:04 PM EDT
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he agrees with President Donald Trump that the planned U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia gives the United States leverage over them.
October 15, 2018, 4:19 PM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Saudi Arabia on Monday to meet with Saudi King Salman about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump announced Monday.
October 15, 2018, 12:18 PM EDT
In an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday, President Donald Trump said he doesn’t think climate change is a hoax, but he doesn’t know that it’s manmade.
October 12, 2018, 6:26 PM EDT
Fresh off of his release from Turkish prison, Pastor Andrew Brunson will be visiting the White House on Saturday, President Donald Trump announced on Friday.
October 12, 2018, 3:34 PM EDT
President Donald Trump signed into law a bipartisan bill Thursday to clean up oceans from millions of tons of floating debris dumped into the ocean annually.
October 12, 2018, 11:49 AM EDT
Rapper Kanye West said Thursday that when he made his infamous comments about former President George W. Bush in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, accusing him of not caring about black people, it was because he was “programmed to think from a victimized mentality.”  
October 11, 2018, 7:43 PM EDT
In a speech at the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America, Vice President Mike Pence called on the leaders of Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to tell their people that if they can’t enter the United States legally, don’t come at all.
October 11, 2018, 1:55 PM EDT
During a meeting with President Donald Trump, rapper Kanye West said Thursday that he planned to talk to the president about his recent call for police to use stop-and-frisk in Chicago.
October 10, 2018, 2:53 PM EDT
During a campaign rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, President Donald Trump compared handing power to the Democrats to giving matches to an arsonist, calling them an angry mob and adding that they have become “too extreme” and “too dangerous to govern.”
October 10, 2018, 10:59 AM EDT
Rapper Kanye West will be having lunch with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday to speak with the president on issues like prison reform, preventing gang violence, and reducing the violence in Chicago, but when he does, he plans to bring a guest with him.
October 10, 2018, 9:36 AM EDT
While there are “numerous people” being considered to replace outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his daughter, Ivanka, would be a “good choice” and he’s “not sure there’s anybody more competent in the world.”
October 9, 2018, 2:13 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday criticized Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s swearing-in as a “political rally” staged by the president, to which President Donald Trump said, “I guess that’s why she lost.”
October 9, 2018, 12:23 PM EDT
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced Tuesday that she is resigning from her post, effective at the end of the year, saying she believes in term limits and giving someone else a chance to do the job.
October 8, 2018, 5:30 PM EDT
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh “was caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats, using the Democrats’ lawyers, and now they want to impeach him,” President Donald Trump said Monday.
October 8, 2018, 4:12 PM EDT
Liberal Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz told Fox News on Monday that it would be “absolutely foolish, inconsistent, and hypocritical” for Democrats to try to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, considering they were against former President Bill Clinton being impeached for “lying about his sex life.”
October 8, 2018, 3:07 PM EDT
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that liberal activists harassing GOP officials in restaurants is justified, “because when you look at white supremacists and all of that, this is what is coming forth in our country.”