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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February 20, 2018, 10:40 PM EST
President Donald Trump has ordered the Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to review the regulation of bump stocks, which are used to convert a semi-automatic weapon into a fully automatic weapon, the White House said Tuesday.
February 20, 2018, 7:07 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot of White House video)( - President Donald Trump plans to meet with students, teachers, and parents at the White House on Wednesday to discuss ways to improve school safety in the wake of the Florida school shooting, the
February 20, 2018, 11:15 AM EST
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), who filed legislation banning bump stocks - which allows gun owners to turn semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons, told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday that he supports raising the minimum age to buy semi-automatic weapons, like the one used in the Florida school shooting.
February 19, 2018, 8:28 PM EST
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s warning that Russia was trying to meddle in the U.S. election got lost in the media coverage of then-candidate Donald Trump’s infamous “Access Hollywood” tape.
February 19, 2018, 5:15 PM EST
President Donald Trump supports a bipartisan bill by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) that would improve the background check system, the White House said Monday.
February 19, 2018, 4:04 PM EST
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that there needs to be “a duty to disclose” when someone exhibits symptoms of violence so that it’s easier for law enforcement to intervene.
February 19, 2018, 12:21 PM EST
A group of Republicans who have decided not to run for re-election told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the Republican Party has changed, and not for the better.
February 16, 2018, 5:17 PM EST
The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump “has been fully briefed” on the grand jury indictment charging 13 Russian individuals and three Russian companies with federal crimes for seeking to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
February 16, 2018, 10:43 AM EST
Speaking to the Major County Sheriffs’ Association on Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to increase federal prosecution of firearms violations, noting that in the first quarter of the Trump administration after being sworn in, Sessions saw a 23 percent increase in federal gun prosecutions - the most in a decade.
February 15, 2018, 11:58 PM EST
In a vote of 39-60, the Senate on Thursday rejected an immigration reform proposal by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) which was based on President Donald Trump’s immigration reform framework.
February 15, 2018, 4:16 PM EST
The Senate on Thursday blocked a bipartisan immigration reform proposal by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)  and Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) that the Department of Homeland Security said would “be the end of immigration enforcement in America.”
February 15, 2018, 12:45 PM EST
In a speech addressing Wednesday’s shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, President Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration is “committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools and tackle the difficult issue of mental health.”
February 14, 2018, 7:33 PM EST
The White House on Wednesday came out in opposition to a bipartisan immigration proposal by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), saying the amendment would “increase illegal immigration, surge chain migration, continue catch and release, and give a pathway to citizenship to convicted alien felons.
February 14, 2018, 5:47 PM EST
At least 14 people were injured - and a number of people are dead - after gunman opened fire Wednesday at a high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., reports said.
February 14, 2018, 12:27 PM EST
The White House on Tuesday pointed to seven examples of sanctuary cities who have set criminal aliens free only to have them go on to commit more crimes - in some cases much more serious crimes.
February 13, 2018, 9:01 PM EST
In a speech commemorating Black History Month at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Vice President Mike Pence paid tribute Tuesday to African Americans in the military.
February 13, 2018, 8:27 PM EST
Protective Life Corporation announced Tuesday that it plans to award $1,000 bonuses to most of its employees thanks to President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan.
February 13, 2018, 7:49 PM EST
President Donald Trump donated his fourth quarter salary to the Department of Transportation, the White House announced Tuesday.
February 13, 2018, 12:13 PM EST
The Department of Justice announced last week the unsealing of a federal indictment against 36 defendants for their roles in transnational criminal organizations responsible for cyber crimes totalling $530 million worth of losses.
February 12, 2018, 5:23 PM EST
The White House on Monday accused the media of publishing classified information and putting the country’s national security at risk.