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

December 18, 2018, 8:01 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that President Donald Trump asked “every agency to look and see if they have money’ that can be used to build a border wall.
December 17, 2018, 7:49 PM EST
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that she felt vindicated by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s decision not to hear a case involving Republican-led efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, adding that Kavanaugh was able to put aside Planned Parenthood’s opposition to him and “rule impartially, independently.”
December 17, 2018, 5:21 PM EST
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan didn’t inform Congress about the death of a seven-year-old migrant girl, who died in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol hours after crossing the border.
December 17, 2018, 12:21 PM EST
President Donald Trump will do “whatever is necessary to build the border wall” to stop the illegal immigration crisis, including a government shutdown, Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
December 14, 2018, 11:41 AM EST
Attorney Alan Dershowitz said Friday that President Donald Trump paying hush money to two women to cover up an alleged affair just weeks prior to the 2016 presidential election was not illegal.
December 13, 2018, 10:40 PM EST
“Sesame Street” is using its “food insecure” Muppet Lily to illustrate homelessness among children.
December 13, 2018, 10:17 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he never directed his former attorney Michael Cohen to do anything wrong and that what he pled guilty to is “not even a crime.”
December 13, 2018, 1:26 PM EST
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) pledged Wednesday that he will never do business with Saudi Arabia unless they get rid of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, commonly referred to as MBS, who has been implicated as ordering the murder and dismemberment of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
December 12, 2018, 3:28 PM EST
CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s policy “does not authorize” the tear gassing of young children and that that did not happen, despite attempts by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to assert otherwise.
December 12, 2018, 2:53 PM EST
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) said Tuesday that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents used tear gas 126 times against illegal aliens since 2012, including 79 times between 2012 and 2016 under President Obama.
December 11, 2018, 3:13 PM EST
President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to shut down the federal government if he doesn’t get border security during a White House meeting with incoming House Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
December 11, 2018, 12:54 PM EST
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said Tuesday that at the rate that illegal immigrant family units have entered the U.S. in the last 30 days, they will more than double last year’s record number of family units.
December 10, 2018, 8:25 PM EST
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said his overall complaint about special prosecutors like Robert Mueller is “they find a person, and they look for a crime.”
December 10, 2018, 2:59 PM EST
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that President Donald Trump needs to “dig in” on getting the entire $5 billion for border wall funding and tie that to the legalization of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients.
December 10, 2018, 11:58 AM EST
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expressed concern Sunday with President Donald Trump’s pick to head the DOJ – William Barr, because the former attorney general for President George H.W. Bush is “a big supporter of the Patriot Act, which lowered the standard for spying on Americans.”
December 10, 2018, 10:58 AM EST
When asked whether White House Chief of Staff John Kelly resigned or was forced out, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told “Fox News Sunday” that he doesn’t think Kelly was forced out.
December 7, 2018, 5:33 PM EST
“American politicians should protect American citizens, not criminal aliens,” President Donald Trump said Friday in a speech at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods Conference in Kansas City, Mo.
December 7, 2018, 11:18 AM EST
President Donald Trump indicated Friday that he plans to nominate former Attorney General William Barr to succeed Jeff Sessions as head of the Justice Department and State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert to replace UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.
December 6, 2018, 3:32 PM EST
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has called for a judge that he appointed to be removed from the bench temporarily while a federal grand jury investigates whether she helped an illegal immigrant escape the courthouse before ICE agents could detain hi
December 6, 2018, 1:46 PM EST
Former Secretary of State and White House Chief of Staff for former President George H.W. Bush, James Baker remembered the 41st president’s life and impact on the nation and the world during a eulogy at Bush’s funeral at St. Martin’s Episcopal in Houston, Texas, on Thursday.