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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May 10, 2018, 3:07 PM EDT
( – A Senate Democrat grilled Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on his agency’s efforts to exclude Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X family planning funds during on an Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the agency’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request.
May 10, 2018, 11:50 AM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set for June 12th in Singapore.
May 10, 2018, 10:12 AM EDT
The White House on Thursday condemned Iran’s rocket attacks on Israel, saying it supports “Israel’s right to act in self-defense.”
May 9, 2018, 11:06 PM EDT
The same day that President Donald Trump suggested taking away press credentials from certain members of the media, the White House defended its commitment to a free press.
May 9, 2018, 6:34 PM EDT
During CIA nominee Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing Wednesday, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) took issue with Sen. Mark Warner’s (D-Va.) assertion that the attorney general’s legal approval of the CIA’s interrogation program was a “get out of jail free card” for Haspel.
May 9, 2018, 12:02 PM EDT
During her confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel said Wednesday that she would not restart any interrogation program at the CIA.
May 8, 2018, 7:01 PM EDT
Actress Cynthia Nixon, best known for her role on “Sex and the City,” angered black leaders Monday by suggesting that legalizing marijuana in New York can be a form of reparations for slavery for the black community.
May 8, 2018, 4:44 PM EDT
GOP leaders applauded President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday.
May 8, 2018, 1:09 PM EDT
A pro-life group is crying foul over YouTube’s decision to shut down an account that features videos showing the horrors of the abortion pill.  
May 7, 2018, 9:16 PM EDT
First lady Melania Trump announced her “Be Best” campaign for children Monday at the White House, which consists of three parts: well-being, social media use, and opioid abuse.
May 7, 2018, 7:04 PM EDT
The White House on Monday called a Washington Post report that first lady Melania Trump does not live in the White House with the president and instead lives with her parents in the suburbs “an outrageous and ridiculous claim.”
May 7, 2018, 12:48 PM EDT
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, told “Fox News Sunday” that he would counsel against pulling out of the Iran deal.
May 7, 2018, 12:18 PM EDT
Former U.S. attorney Joe DiGenova told “Fox News Sunday” that it is unconstitutional and illegal to use a grand jury subpoena to compel testimony from President Donald Trump about the “official act” of firing then-FBI Director James Comey.
May 4, 2018, 7:10 PM EDT
In a speech to the National Rifle Association on Friday, President Donald Trump said if we’re going to outlaw guns, then we need to outlaw trucks, vans, and cars, because they’re “not the new form of death” for terrorists.
May 4, 2018, 3:45 PM EDT
In a speech to the National Rifle Association, President Donald Trump said that NRA members are “true American patriots” who take pride in America’s history, respect its heritage, and “proudly stand for the National Anthem.”
May 4, 2018, 10:41 AM EDT
The Trump administration is denying a New York Times report that President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to prepare options for a troop drawdown in South Korea now that his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on the horizon.
May 3, 2018, 11:08 PM EDT
The White House said Wednesday that it can’t confirm the validity of reports that three Americans being held by North Korea are going to be to released soon.
May 3, 2018, 7:09 PM EDT
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration Wednesday for making changes to Title X family planning grant applications to favor abstinence education.
May 3, 2018, 4:58 PM EDT
President Donald Trump marked the National Day of Prayer by signing an executive order aimed at helping faith-based groups gain “equal access to government funding” and to ensure they have “equal right to exercise” their religious beliefs.