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

July 16, 2019, 12:53 PM EDT
The new asylum restrictions requiring immigrants to seek asylum in a country they pass through on their way to the U.S. is “anchored in and dripping with xenophobia,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), chair of the House Democratic Caucus, said Tuesday.
July 15, 2019, 7:27 PM EDT
President Donald Trump used a Made in America showcase event on Monday to again call on a number of freshman female congresswomen to leave the United States if they’re not happy here, and come back if they want.
July 15, 2019, 12:15 PM EDT
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that Vice President Joe Biden “absolutely” has to answer for the Obama administration deporting far more illegal aliens a year than the Trump administration.
July 15, 2019, 10:22 AM EDT
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that President Donald Trump is trying to “make America hate again” with his rhetoric.
July 12, 2019, 6:01 PM EDT
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) asked lawmakers Friday not to refer to illegal immigrants as “illegal,” because the term is “derogatory” and “it dehumanizes people.”
July 12, 2019, 1:37 PM EDT
Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) used his opening testimony as a minority witness at the House Oversight Committee’s hearing Friday on the separation policy at the border to defend the Border Patrol amid allegations of neglect and abuse of migrants at CBP detention facilities.
July 11, 2019, 9:46 PM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is not planning to add the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
July 11, 2019, 3:06 PM EDT
During Wednesday’s House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the border crisis, Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), ranking member of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, took issue with the title of the hearing and the Democrats’ use of an Obama-era photo of kids behind chain link barriers to promote the hearing.
July 11, 2019, 10:59 AM EDT
Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli acknowledged Wednesday that the number of apprehensions at the border in June fell 28 percent compared to May, but he said that’s still the third highest month of apprehensions in years.
July 10, 2019, 2:09 PM EDT
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July 10, 2019, 12:56 PM EDT
(Screenshot) ( – Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) reacted to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) suggesting she’d be open to eliminating the Department of Homeland Security, saying, “I just don’t how extreme you can keep going.”
July 10, 2019, 11:27 AM EDT
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said in a podcast interview with The New Yorker Radio Hour last week that she’s open to getting rid of the Department of Homeland Security.
July 9, 2019, 3:50 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he’ll be looking “very carefully” at the role that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta played in a 2007 immunity deal for billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged this week with sex trafficking underage girls.
July 9, 2019, 3:14 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is opposed to slavery reparations, was asked Tuesday about reports that his ancestors were slave owners.
July 9, 2019, 1:25 PM EDT
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused President Donald Trump on Monday of having racist intentions by pushing for the inclusion of the citizenship question on the U.S. Census.
July 9, 2019, 10:07 AM EDT
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan is disputing reports of inadequate food, water, and sanitation at the Clint CBP station.
July 8, 2019, 7:07 PM EDT
Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that people who fill out the U.S. Census, including the citizenship question can rest assured that no other government agencies will see their name, address, and how they answered the question.  
July 8, 2019, 6:17 PM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate and former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that unlike his fellow Democratic presidential contenders, he wouldn’t decriminalize border crossings.
July 8, 2019, 11:11 AM EDT
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that she “absolutely” agrees with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s assertion that Customs and Border Protection detention centers are concentration camps.
July 5, 2019, 3:04 PM EDT
Speaking to supporters at a town hall in Des Moines, Iowa, sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice America on Wednesday, Sen. Kamala Harris called President Donald Trump “a predator.”