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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January 27, 2017, 3:24 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Friday that while he thinks the use of torture or enhanced interrogation works, he trusts Defense Secretary James Mattis, who does not believe in waterboarding, to make the final decision.
January 27, 2017, 1:16 PM EST
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, said Friday at the March for Life that the right to life is a God-given right – not a privilege or a choice.
January 27, 2017, 12:48 PM EST
Vice President Mike Pence told attendees at the March for Life on Friday that “life is winning in America” and that they have a president who is already making good on his pro-life campaign promises.
January 27, 2017, 10:29 AM EST
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Thursday that former President Barack Obama “got a lot of stuff done” during his time in the White House – “it just wasn’t good stuff.”
January 26, 2017, 3:29 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Thursday that the new Congress will be the busiest the U.S. has seen in decades, possibly ever.
January 26, 2017, 3:09 PM EST
President Donald Trump predicted Thursday that the media won’t fairly cover Friday’s March for Life, saying even though hundreds of thousands of pro-life marchers will show up to the event, “you won’t even read about it.”
January 26, 2017, 2:49 PM EST
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto have agreed to cancel next week’s planned meeting, saying that unless Mexico treats the U.S. “fairly” and “with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless.”
January 23, 2017, 3:16 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that President Donald Trump “has a healthy respect for the First Amendment” and that what makes the country “beautiful” is that you can inaugurate a president on one day and the next day, people can protest something on that same space.
January 23, 2017, 3:07 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that President Donald Trump will “stand up and value life – born and unborn.”
January 23, 2017, 12:25 PM EST
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told “Fox News Sunday” that he refused to give a timeline to when President Donald Trump will undo former President Obama’s executive action on immigration.
January 23, 2017, 11:03 AM EST
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told “Fox News Sunday” that he is “confident” that the Senate will confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee once a nomination is made, and he noted that the past two Democratic presidents had their Supreme Court nominees confirmed without a Senate filibuster.
January 20, 2017, 1:15 PM EST
In his inaugural address, President Donald Trump said Friday that the nation “will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action,” adding that now is “the hour of action.”
January 20, 2017, 1:05 PM EST
In his inaugural address on Friday, President Donald Trump spoke of unity, saying that when your heart is open to patriotism, there will be no room for prejudice.
January 20, 2017, 12:50 PM EST
President Donald Trump in his inaugural address on Friday said the U.S. will seek new allies to “unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism” and eradicate it “from the face of the earth.”
January 19, 2017, 3:46 PM EST
Energy Secretary nominee Rick Perry said Thursday that he believes the climate is changing and “some of it is caused by manmade activity,” but he said the question remains “how we address it” in a way that doesn’t compromise economic growth or affect U.S. jobs.
January 19, 2017, 11:55 AM EST
During Energy Secretary nominee Rick Perry’s confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Perry’s response to a light-hearted query by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) about whether Perry enjoyed meeting him elicited laughter from attendees.
January 19, 2017, 10:01 AM EST
R&B singer Chrisette Michele confirmed that she will perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, a decision she reportedly tried to keep secret, the Grio reported.
January 18, 2017, 3:17 PM EST
President Barack Obama in his last presidential news conference on Wednesday defended his decision to commute the sentence of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, referring to Manning as “she” and saying that Manning, who was convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents, “served a tough prison sentence.”
January 18, 2017, 11:51 AM EST
Environmental Protection Agency nominee Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Wednesday that he does not believe climate change is a hoax.
January 18, 2017, 11:10 AM EST
Environmental Protection Agency  nominee Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt told the Senate Wednesday that he rejects the false narrative that “if you’re pro-energy, you’re anti-environment, and if you’re pro-environment, you’re anti-energy.”