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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September 25, 2018, 1:21 PM EDT
In addition to touting the progress his administration has made towards denuclearization of North Korea, President Donald Trump lauded the administration’s success in driving ISIS out of its territory in Iraq and Syria.
September 25, 2018, 12:50 PM EDT
United Nations (Screenshot) ( – While the United States has made great strides in its relationship with North Korea, sanctions will remain in place until denuclearization occurs, President Donald Trump said in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
September 25, 2018, 12:35 PM EDT
In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Donald Trump touted the success of the first two years of his administration, saying his administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in U.S. history.
September 24, 2018, 2:42 PM EDT
During a speech at the United Nations on Monday, President Donald Trump called on the world body for help in the fight against drug addiction.
September 24, 2018, 11:08 AM EDT
A Florida man charged with producing and distributing recordings of himself having sex with at least 80 men pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of illegal interception of oral communications, the Department of Justice announced last week.
September 24, 2018, 10:24 AM EDT
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that despite claims to the contrary by President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, the United States is not looking to do regime change in Iran.
September 21, 2018, 7:05 PM EDT
President Donald Trump signed into law Friday an appropriations bill that will pay for renovations to U.S. military bases and give veterans the flexibility to see a private doctor when faced with long lines at the VA, thereby delivering on his campaign promise.
September 21, 2018, 3:46 PM EDT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday blamed the spike in murders in Chicago on the Obama administration’s consent decree, which called for police reforms in response to police harassment and brutality claims.
September 20, 2018, 2:22 PM EDT
At least three people are dead and others injured after a woman reportedly opened fire at a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Md., outside of Baltimore.
September 20, 2018, 12:24 PM EDT
A classmate of Christine Blasey Ford is now changing her story, saying she doesn’t actually know whether an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took place like she suggested it did on social media.
September 20, 2018, 11:11 AM EDT
Sesame Street disputed claims Wednesday that the characters of Bert and Ernie are a gay couple, saying instead, they were “created to be best friends.”
September 19, 2018, 7:55 PM EDT
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) told Fox News on Wednesday that if Republicans “rush through” Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh while there are “unanswered sexual assault allegations,” the Democrats will keep digging, and if Kavanaugh lied under oath, “you could see a judicial impeachment.”
September 19, 2018, 3:04 PM EDT
President Donald Trump expressed his displeasure with Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday, not just for his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation, but also for his handling of other issues.
September 19, 2018, 11:48 AM EDT
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he really wants to see what Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has to say, and if she doesn’t show up to testify, “that would be unfortunate.”
September 19, 2018, 11:11 AM EDT
The brother of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, worked for a law firm that hired Fusion GPS, which produced the fake dossier on President Donald Trump, reported.
September 18, 2018, 9:02 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his trade tariff policy toward China is just getting started but has already led to a drop in China’s stock markets for the past three months.
September 18, 2018, 3:55 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the Democrats waited until after Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was over to release allegations of sexual misconduct against him in an attempt to obstruct and resist the nomination.
September 18, 2018, 12:42 PM EDT
Actress Thandie Newton stirred up controversy with her acceptance speech when she won an Emmy Monday night for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for the show “Westworld.”
September 18, 2018, 12:17 PM EDT
With a vote of 99 to 1, the Senate on Monday passed what is considered landmark legislation to stop opioid addiction through the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018.
September 17, 2018, 10:27 PM EDT
President Donald Trump reacted Monday to the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying, he is “respected by everybody” and he “never even a had a little blemish on his record.”