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

February 12, 2019, 3:10 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he’s not happy about the $1.3 billion border security compromise – which includes money for a border barrier but is below the $5.7 billion he requested – and he plans to use “other methods” in addition to the $1.3 billion to build the wall.
February 12, 2019, 12:47 PM EST
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said Tuesday that President Donald Trump should sign the $1.3 billion bipartisan border security deal, then declare a national emergency and get more money to build the wall.
February 11, 2019, 8:19 PM EST
During a panel discussion on CNN’s “State of the Union With Jake Tapper,” Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan (D-Calif.) tried to blame the blackface controversy in Virginia on President Donald Trump, but CNN Political Commentator Nina Turner corrected her, saying, “Congresswoman, I hear you, but on this, we’re not blaming President Trump.”
February 11, 2019, 7:12 PM EST
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told CNN’s “State of the Union With Jake Tapper” on Sunday that when members of the bipartisan committee which is meeting to find a compromise on border security heard from Border Patrol agents in testimony, “it really made a difference.”
February 11, 2019, 2:44 PM EST
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who announced his candidacy for president, told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that the word socialism has lost its power, especially the way it was used characterize Obamacare.
February 11, 2019, 1:49 PM EST
Singer Joy Villa wore a dress calling for the border wall to be built while on the red carpet at the Grammys on Sunday.
February 11, 2019, 12:38 PM EST
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said despite claims to the contrary, his green new deal resolution, which calls for meeting 100 percent of the power demand in the U.S. through clean, renewable and zero emission energy sources, is “absolutely realistic.”
February 7, 2019, 8:09 PM EST
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that she was not snubbed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who appointed a climate change commission, and did not appoint her to it.
February 7, 2019, 2:17 PM EST
The blackface scandal that has erupted in Virginia does not damage the national Democratic brand, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday.
February 7, 2019, 12:09 PM EST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that Congress has “important judgments to make” based on President Donald Trump’s tax returns, and forcing the president to disclose his tax returns is necessary to “make those judgments.”
February 7, 2019, 10:28 AM EST
In a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, President Donald Trump said that the U.S. must “build a culture that cherishes that dignity and sanctity of innocent human life.”
February 6, 2019, 1:10 PM EST
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring admitted Wednesday to wearing blackface at a party at the University of Virginia in 1980.
February 6, 2019, 11:29 AM EST
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals judicial nominee Neomi Rao told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday at her confirmation hearing that “there’s an overwhelming scientific consensus that there is climate change” and that “human activity does contribute to climate change.”
February 5, 2019, 3:10 PM EST
A story time event at a Lansdale, Pa., library that was organized by drag queens was the target of protests on Saturday. Counter-protesters also turned out in support of the story hour.
February 5, 2019, 11:06 AM EST
Associate Chief of U.S. Border Patrol Intel Carl McClafferty said Friday that human traffickers are using children to smuggle illegal immigrants across the border as a family unit and recycling the children back across the border to be used again.
February 5, 2019, 10:17 AM EST
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg – the first openly gay man to run for president – told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that he supports having a single payer health care system.
February 4, 2019, 9:47 PM EST
The founder of an organization that combats child trafficking said Friday that human traffickers take advantage of the United States’ open borders to smuggle children into the country and force them to have sex for money.
February 4, 2019, 12:16 PM EST
Former Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, a Democrat, is going against many in his party who are calling for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) to resign after initially admitting to appearing in a racist medical school yearbook photo that featured someone in blackface and another in a KKK costume.
February 4, 2019, 11:32 AM EST
Planned Parenthood - the nation’s largest abortion provider - which spent millions to elect Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, is calling for him to resign after he admitted that he appeared in a racist photo that surfaced from his medical school’s yearbook which featured someone in black face and another person dressed as the Ku Klux Klan.
February 1, 2019, 8:27 PM EST
President Donald Trump announced Friday that he sent 2,500 military personnel to the southern border to help the Border Patrol with migrant caravans that are heading to the U.S.