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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August 6, 2018, 11:51 AM EDT
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that he thinks Medicare for all is “a terrific idea” of how to get universal care to everyone.
August 3, 2018, 9:01 PM EDT
Actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon told attendees that the Netroots Nation annual conference in New Orleans, La., on Friday that she wanted to end addiction to fossil fuels
August 3, 2018, 7:38 PM EDT
During a speech at the Netroots National annual conference in New Orleans, La., on Friday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) touted his efforts to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level and expunge the records of people who’ve been arrested for marijuana possession.
August 3, 2018, 11:22 AM EDT
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Thursday that Russia’s efforts to meddle in the 2018 midterm election are “not the kind of robust campaign” that the intelligence community assessed in the 2016 election.
August 2, 2018, 8:17 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to questions at Thursday’s press briefing about whether the press is the enemy of the people by pointing out that the media has personally attacked her on a number of occasions, even saying she should be continually harassed and even choked.
August 2, 2018, 10:40 AM EDT
President Donald Trump will probably be “the most pro-black president we’ve had in our lifetime,” Pastor Darrell Scott said during a White House meeting with inner city pastors Trump held on Wednesday.
August 1, 2018, 10:27 PM EDT
The Department of Justice made a deal on 3-D gun technology without President Donald Trump’s approval, the White House said Wednesday.
August 1, 2018, 10:35 AM EDT
A federal judge on Wednesday issued a nationwide temporary restraining order on behalf of attorneys general for eight states and the District of Columbia to halt the distribution of materials to print 3-D plastic guns.
July 31, 2018, 3:10 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he’s “looking into” the availability of 3-D gun technology, saying it doesn’t make much sense.
July 31, 2018, 2:19 PM EDT
A top official with the Department of Homeland Security told the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday that the Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) division arrested more than 127,000 illegal aliens with criminal convictions or impending criminal charges during Fiscal Year 2017.
July 30, 2018, 6:58 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Monday that he would be willing to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without pre-conditions, saying that it would be good for the country, Iran, and the world.
July 30, 2018, 3:35 PM EDT
During a joint White House press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, President Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on his pledge to shut down the government unless there is funding for the border wall and border security.
July 30, 2018, 2:39 PM EDT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the formation of a task force to ensure that the Department of Justice (DOJ) upholds religious liberty in the cases the government brings and defends, its court arguments, and DOJ policies, regulations, and operations.
July 30, 2018, 10:58 AM EDT
Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that he does not agree with some of his Democratic colleagues who are calling for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), adding that if when the police get out of hand, “you don’t say, get rid of the police,” you reform the police department.
July 27, 2018, 6:49 PM EDT
The White House on Thursday disputed a CNN reporter’s claim that she was barred from a White House open press event on Wednesday because she shouted questions to the president about his former attorney Michael Cohen secretly taping him.
July 27, 2018, 10:15 AM EDT
The National Institutes of Health awarded $569,028 in taxpayer funding to the Medical College of Wisconsin to study how the country’s “perceived immigration laws” impact the “HIV health behavior” of Hispanic immigrants.
July 26, 2018, 4:56 PM EDT
Vice President Mike Pence called on Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to release American Pastor Andrew Brunson or face sanctions.
July 26, 2018, 3:51 PM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday hosted the State Department’s first ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, pointing out that religious freedom is “not exclusively an American right,” but a “God-given, universal right bestowed on all of mankind.”
July 26, 2018, 10:39 AM EDT
CNN is crying foul after one of its White House correspondents was denied access to a White House event with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
July 25, 2018, 5:57 PM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that he had “a number of conversations” with President Donald Trump about what transpired during the Helsinki meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and he refused to tell the committee whether the president discussed relaxing U.S. sanctions with Putin.