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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March 29, 2019, 8:28 PM EDT
(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) ( – President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border if Mexico doesn’t stop the migrant caravans headed for the United States from Central America.
March 29, 2019, 3:14 PM EDT
ICE arrested a man who was allegedly stalking model Kendall Jenner.
March 29, 2019, 1:02 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he has directed Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.). Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) to form “a really great” health care plan to replace Obamacare if it gets struck down in court.
March 29, 2019, 10:23 AM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he has directed his administration to fund the Special Olympics after public backlash against the Education Department’s 2020 budget proposal completely cut funding for the organization.
March 28, 2019, 8:25 PM EDT
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) questioned Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday about who was responsible for cutting $18 million from the department’s proposed 2020 budget for the Special Olympics, adding that whoever is responsible deserves “a Special Olympic gold medal for insensitivity.”
March 28, 2019, 11:49 AM EDT
A black conservative group is condemning the decision to drop all charges against actor Jussie Smollett in connection with the alleged hoax hate crime attack and once more calling on the NAACP to rescind Smollett’s NAACP Image Award nomination.
March 27, 2019, 8:41 PM EDT
Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) on Wednesday accused the Trump administration of being “obsessed” with abortion.
March 27, 2019, 2:34 PM EDT
During a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) criticized Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s expansion of enforcement of the Mexico City policy, which blocks federal funding of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that promote abortion.
March 26, 2019, 8:18 PM EDT
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson expressed outrage Tuesday at the news that the case against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was dropped.
March 26, 2019, 3:50 PM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday that he is expanding enforcement of the Mexico City policy, which ensures that federal funds are not used to support non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that perform or promote abortion.
March 26, 2019, 1:02 PM EDT
All charges were dropped Tuesday against actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of allegedly faking his own attack and blaming it on Trump supporters.
March 25, 2019, 3:31 PM EDT
Speaking after a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump said Monday that he’s glad that the special counsel’s investigation into Russian collusion is over, adding that it was based on “a false narrative.”
March 25, 2019, 3:05 PM EDT
CNN political commentator and former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones, speaking after Attorney General William Barr released his summary of the Mueller report, said Democrats are sad, disappointed, and disoriented that the report found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia to influence the election.
March 25, 2019, 11:07 AM EDT
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), speaking to CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday before Attorney General William Barr released his summary of the Mueller report, warned that the report’s release wasn’t the end of the Democrats’ attempt to take down President Donald Trump.
March 22, 2019, 3:36 PM EDT
A 26-year-old man from Greenbelt, Md., is the 6th MS-13 gang member to be charged in the stabbing death of a Virginia teen who wanted out of the gang.
March 22, 2019, 12:05 PM EDT
Vice President Mike Pence visited an ICE field office in Atlanta on Thursday and praised local ICE officials for their making 2,000 criminal arrests last year and seizing 7,000 pounds of narcotics in spite of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ executive order prohibiting the city’s jail from receiving ICE detainees.
March 21, 2019, 2:20 PM EDT
– President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. recognizes Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed territory of the Golan Heights after more than 50 years.
March 21, 2019, 1:15 PM EDT
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper told CNN on Wednesday that he’s against the death penalty, calling it “random” because in certain areas, the perpetrator’s race “has a lot to do with who gets the death penalty.”
March 20, 2019, 8:20 PM EDT
While serving in the Minnesota Legislature in 2017, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was one of two state legislators who voted against a bill that would allow insurance companies to block payouts to the relatives of terrorists.
March 20, 2019, 10:39 AM EDT
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday that while the main terrorist threat in the United States is from Islamist militants, her agency cannot ignore “the real and serious danger posed by domestic terrorists.”