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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August 9, 2017, 3:44 PM EDT
Defense Secretary James Mattis warned North Korea on Wednesday that when combined the U.S. and its allies have “the most precise, rehearsed and robust defensive and offensive capabilities on Earth.”
August 9, 2017, 3:11 PM EDT
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said President Donald Trump’s remarks on Tuesday that North Korea “will be met with fire and fury” if it continues to threaten the United States was the president’s way of speaking to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in “a language” he can understand.
August 9, 2017, 1:48 PM EDT
Police in New York City are boycotting Dunkin Donuts after two of their fellow officers were refused service because they are cops.
August 9, 2017, 12:40 PM EDT
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Tuesday that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is working on a "vaccine for addiction."
August 9, 2017, 10:58 AM EDT
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price told reporters Tuesday that a national health emergency declaration is not necessary to treat the opioid epidemic.
August 8, 2017, 5:29 PM EDT
White House aide Sebastian Gorka told MSNBC Tuesday that there is a “no such thing as a lone wolf,” and the phrase lone wolf was invented by the Obama administration “to make Americans stupid.”
August 8, 2017, 1:45 PM EDT
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told “Fox and Friends” that it is embarrassing that Congress left town without passing a repeal and replacement of Obamacare or a tax reform plan, and he predicted that if the Senate doesn’t repeal Obamacare, Republicans will lose the majority.
August 7, 2017, 3:35 PM EDT
Officials in College Park, Md., are considering a measure to let illegal immigrants vote for mayor and city council, the Baltimore Sun reported on Sunday.
August 7, 2017, 12:08 PM EDT
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would not rule out the possibility that a reporter publishing classified information could be considered a crime.
August 7, 2017, 9:55 AM EDT
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who leads the president’s commission on opioid abuse, has called for the president to declare a national emergency on drug abuse, telling CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that the number of Americans who die from drug overdoses is on “a 9/11 scale” every three weeks.
August 4, 2017, 3:38 PM EDT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced efforts to crackdown on the leaking of classified materials, including plans to review “policies affecting media subpoenas.”
August 4, 2017, 12:41 PM EDT
President Donald Trump told a rally in Huntington, W.Va., that the only reason why Democrats talk about “the totally made up Russia story” is because they lack vision. He said prosecutors should instead focus on finding Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails.
August 3, 2017, 9:16 PM EDT
President Donald Trump’s attorney, Jay Sekulow, told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Thursday that news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly empaneled a grand jury in the Russia probe was “not a surprise,” because that’s typically how those investigations move forward and he has “no reason to believe the president’s under investigation.”
August 3, 2017, 12:08 PM EDT
The senior director for intelligence on the National Security Council, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, has been removed from his post, the White House said Wednesday.
August 2, 2017, 9:29 PM EDT
During a White House press briefing on Wednesday, Senior White House Adviser Stephen Miller lashed out at a reporter who criticized the president’s revamped green card proposal, which prioritizes legal immigration to high-skilled workers who speak English, for suggesting that the only English-speaking countries are Great Britain and Australia.
August 2, 2017, 8:15 PM EDT
Senior White House Adviser Stephen Miller told a New York Times reporter Wednesday who challenged the administration’s plan to prioritize green cards for highly skilled workers that maybe there should be “a carve-out” in the bill so the NYT can “hire all the low-skilled, less-paid” foreign workers they want so he can experience “low wage substitution.”
August 2, 2017, 2:19 PM EDT
President Donald Trump flanked by Sens.
August 2, 2017, 11:07 AM EDT
President Donald Trump is taking heat for comments he made last week that some believe seemed to endorse police brutality against members of the MS-13 gang and criminal cartels.
August 1, 2017, 6:50 PM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham told NBC’s “Today” show on Tuesday that President Donald Trump told him that there will be war with North Korea if they continue to try to hit the U.S. with an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
August 1, 2017, 12:00 PM EDT
In a joint press conference with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Vice President Mike Pence told reporters that President Donald Trump will sign the Russian sanctions bill soon.