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

June 20, 2019, 11:35 AM EDT
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Chief Carla Provost told Congress Thursday that the Border Patrol to date has documented more than 100,000 illegal immigrants disappearing into the U.S. before agents could respond this fiscal year – a five-year high.
June 20, 2019, 10:12 AM EDT
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Monday making it legal to give illegal aliens driver’s licenses.
June 19, 2019, 3:12 PM EDT
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), in an interview on Fox News Channel on Wednesday said he wouldn’t call Border Patrol detention centers “concentration camps” as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did, but he stopped short of calling for her to apologize.
June 19, 2019, 2:40 PM EDT
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin deporting illegal immigrants who have final removal orders from immigration judges, acting ICE Director Mark Morgan said Wednesday.
June 18, 2019, 3:25 PM EDT
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Monday she wants to get rid of the filibuster to prevent Republicans from blocking her wealth tax proposal if she is elected president.
June 18, 2019, 1:05 PM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Monday evening that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants next week “who have illicitly found their way into the United States.”
June 17, 2019, 3:01 PM EDT
In reaction to the interview ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” did with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said she should have been asked to explain how she plans to pay for a $15 minimum wage, tuition-free college, and universal health care.
June 17, 2019, 12:08 PM EDT
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.J.) in an interview on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” accused Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos of being a billionaire because he pays his employees “starvation wages” and takes government subsidies.
June 17, 2019, 10:37 AM EDT
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that the Hyde Amendment “isn’t about abortion per se” – it’s about providing health care access to low-income women, women of color, and incarcerated women.
June 14, 2019, 4:05 PM EDT
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law Friday banning sanctuary cities throughout the state, thereby fulfilling his campaign promise.
June 14, 2019, 1:46 PM EDT
President Donald Trump set what he called an “ambitious goal” on Thursday to cut the unemployment rate for former inmates to single digits.
June 13, 2019, 6:26 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is stepping down from her post after serving more than three years with the Trump administration, President Donald Trump announced Thursday.
June 13, 2019, 5:52 PM EDT
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Thursday called out the Democrats for giving money to a foreign entity to dig up dirt on President Donald Trump and using that false information to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Americans.
June 13, 2019, 1:19 PM EDT
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that President Donald Trump has demonstrated that he doesn’t know “right from wrong” with his comments Wednesday to ABC’s George Stephanopolous that there’s nothing wrong with listening to opposition research from a foreign government and that he himself would want to hear it.
June 12, 2019, 5:27 PM EDT
Almost 4800 migrants presented themselves as fraudulent family units this year, according to acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan.
June 11, 2019, 2:40 PM EDT
President Donald Trump lashed out at former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, calling him mentally weak, saying that he likes running against “people that are weak mentally.”
June 11, 2019, 1:05 PM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday that 600,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended in fiscal year 2019 – twice what it was the year before.
June 10, 2019, 3:45 PM EDT
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is calling for treating “climate disruption” as a national security issue.
June 10, 2019, 3:23 PM EDT
Sen. Bernie Sanders told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that what’s happening on the U.S. border with Mexico “is a serious problem,” but “not the kind of crisis that requires demonization of desperate people who in some cases have walked 1,000 miles with their children.”
June 10, 2019, 11:17 AM EDT
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disputed what a former Obama official said was the “big takeaway shot” from President Donald Trump’s trip overseas.