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 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.
February 12, 2018, 5:18 PM EST
The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump supports victims of domestic violence and believes those accused should be “treated fairly and with due process.”
February 12, 2018, 1:51 PM EST
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that President Donald Trump has “full faith” in White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and the president is “not actively searching for replacements.”
February 12, 2018, 12:32 PM EST
The White House unveiled President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan Monday which includes six principles to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.
February 12, 2018, 11:23 AM EST
Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” that the rhetoric between the United States and North Korea has not been “helpful” and that “great nations can miscommunicate” and “misunderstand each other” and “stumble into armed conflicts.”
February 12, 2018, 9:55 AM EST
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that President Donald Trump should stop calling people “who don’t stand or applaud at every line … ‘un-American.’”
February 9, 2018, 7:16 PM EST
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, who left the White House in December, is now competing on the CBS reality show “Celebrity Big Brother.”
February 9, 2018, 6:25 PM EST
The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump plans to nominate California tax attorney Charles Rettig to replace John Koskinen as IRS commissioner.
February 9, 2018, 4:48 PM EST
Despite promising to defund Planned Parenthood, President Donald Trump signed a budget Friday, which was passed by the Republican-led Congress, that fully funds the nation’s largest abortion provider.
February 8, 2018, 9:04 PM EST
The $296 billion plus spending compromise agreed to by Senate leaders Thursday grows the size of government by 13 percent, a fact that the House Freedom Caucus criticized as adding to the swamp instead of draining it.
February 8, 2018, 12:41 PM EST
Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, President Donald Trump pointed to the countries of Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea as examples of people suffering under “repressive and brutal regimes” and said that “America stands with all people suffering oppression and religious persecution.”
February 7, 2018, 8:58 PM EST
Defense Secretary James Mattis said Wednesday that absent a spending budget, the United States military won’t be able to pay its servicemembers, recruit soldiers, and maintain ships at sea.
February 7, 2018, 7:51 PM EST
If Congress votes to fund the government at current levels again this week through a continuing resolution (CR), it will also continue funding Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
February 7, 2018, 5:04 PM EST
The White House on Wednesday said it was pleased that Congress is able to meet the Trump administration’s defense spending requirement and agree to a two-year spending deal.