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 17, 2018, 3:38 PM EDT
When asked Sunday what Congress plans to do to clean up the swamp, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that in order to retain the majority Democrats will need to get serious about going after corruption.
September 17, 2018, 3:03 PM EDT
Along with giving Puerto Rico a fraction of FEMA recovery aid and their colonial status, not enough resources have been dedicated to addressing climate change ahead of Hurricane Maria, which hit the U.S. territory last year, Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday.
September 17, 2018, 12:41 PM EDT
The George Washington University study that estimated more than 3,000 people died from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year includes direct and indirect deaths, but FEMA Director Brock Long told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that researchers should be focused on how many people died directly from the storm because of the wind, water, waves, and building collapse.
September 14, 2018, 5:57 PM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke out Friday about former Secretary of State John Kerry’s attempts to undermine President Donald Trump’s foreign policy with Iran, calling it “unseemly and unprecedented.”
September 14, 2018, 2:27 PM EDT
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort plead guilty Friday as part of a plea deal to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and conspiracy to obstruct justice and agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the Russia probe.
September 13, 2018, 8:28 PM EDT
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that he has no reason to dispute a report that said close to 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, despite President Donald Trump’s claim that the Democrats falsely revised the number upward to make the president look bad.
September 13, 2018, 3:28 PM EDT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday outlined the DOJ’s efforts to address the growing opioid drug crisis in the nation, including the hiring of 400 more DEA task force officers and 300 federal prosecutors -- "the largest surge in prosecutors in decades.”
September 12, 2018, 6:16 PM EDT
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, announced Wednesday that it has selected Dr. Leana Wen as its new president, the first time in nearly 50 years that a doctor will lead the organization.
September 12, 2018, 5:34 PM EDT
Former National Security Agency Director retired Adm. Michael Rogers said Wednesday that a group of former intelligence officials’ decision to openly criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance was not helpful.
September 12, 2018, 11:17 AM EDT
When asked Tuesday what lesson does he take from hurricane response in Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the federal response in Puerto Rico last year was “incredibly successful” considering the challenges they faced of bringing supplies to the island by boat as well as the already failing power grid on the island.
September 11, 2018, 3:45 PM EDT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Department of Justice has convicted more than 580 people for terrorism or terrorism-related charges since 9/11.
September 11, 2018, 2:33 PM EDT
President Donald Trump commemorated the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Tuesday recounting the final moments before 40 passengers and crew members on Flight 93 “rose up, defied the enemy, took control of their destiny and changed the course of history.”
September 11, 2018, 12:09 PM EDT
Vice President Mike Pence observed the anniversary of Sept. 11th on Tuesday by remembering the thousands who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania, and Virginia as well as the men and women of the armed forces who died “on the field of battle” since 9/11.
September 10, 2018, 8:58 PM EDT
Kevin Hassett, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, dispelled the notion that former President Barack Obama can claim credit for the recent U.S. economic boom that has occurred during the Trump administration.
September 10, 2018, 12:25 PM EDT
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) told “Fox News Sunday” that he agrees with those who say the anonymous author of the New York Times op-ed should resign and go public with his or her concerns about President Donald Trump.
September 10, 2018, 11:12 AM EDT
Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week for the indictments of two GOP congressmen months ahead of the mid-term elections.
September 7, 2018, 8:01 PM EDT
During a campaign rally in Billings, Mont., President Donald Trump said Thursday that the person behind the anonymous New York Times op-ed is “a threat to democracy,” and he urged reporters to investigate the person’s identity.
September 7, 2018, 10:46 AM EDT
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an executive order Thursday to permanently end the city’s relationship with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
September 6, 2018, 12:40 PM EDT
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that he planned to release a document on racial profiling by Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh that is considered confidential and risk ouster from the Senate, and minutes later, he made good on that threat.
September 5, 2018, 9:55 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times posted the same day from someone claiming to be “part of the resistance” and part of his administration as “a disgrace.”