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 6, 2018, 10:34 PM EST
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to criticize President Donald Trump for using the word “treason” to describe Democratic lawmakers frowning while watching the State of the Union address.
February 6, 2018, 8:22 PM EST
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly sparked controversy Tuesday with his comments about illegal immigrants who were eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, also known as Dreamers.
February 6, 2018, 12:07 PM EST
During a Customs and Border Protection roundtable in Sterling, Va., Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that about 70 terrorists try to get into the United States each day through some mode of transportation.
February 5, 2018, 7:27 PM EST
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told “Fox News Sunday” that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have said there was no evidence of collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump.
February 5, 2018, 6:45 PM EST
Former CIA Director Leon Panetta told “Fox News Sunday” that the charges that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) made in his memo about the process by which the FBI obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) warrant was “irresponsible.”
February 5, 2018, 11:56 AM EST
Former CIA Director Leon Panetta told “Fox News Sunday” that he’s “worried” about the dysfunction in Washington and believes it could “ultimately weaken the United States.”
February 2, 2018, 3:29 PM EST
When asked about the Republicans' House Intelligence Committee memo about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application submitted by the FBI for a warrant to conduct surveillance on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, President Donald Trump called the revelations “a disgrace."
February 2, 2018, 12:18 PM EST
A new poll shows support for President Donald Trump’s tax cut plan has grown since December – from 26 percent to 44 percent – a difference of 21 percentage points.
February 2, 2018, 11:12 AM EST
President Donald Trump, speaking at a GOP congressional retreat Thursday, said his administration with the help of the Republican-led Congress has fulfilled “one promise after another’”- so many more promises than he promised that he calls it “promises plus.”
February 1, 2018, 8:56 PM EST
President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers Thursday that the Democrats’ demeanor during the State of the Union address on Wednesday, especially during parts of his speech talking about positive economic news, shows that that they would rather see Republicans “not do well than see our country do great.”
February 1, 2018, 3:54 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Thursday that 2017 was “one of the greatest years in the history of politics” for the Republican Party and a year where the party has been “the most unified.”
February 1, 2018, 1:42 PM EST
Four more companies have announced they are giving out bonuses, pay raises and making investments because of the president’s tax cut plan.
February 1, 2018, 11:36 AM EST
Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday derided House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for dismissing the $1000 bonuses that various companies are giving to their employees as a result of the president’s tax cut reform plan as “crumbs.”
February 1, 2018, 10:59 AM EST
The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it is extending the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians because they still face “ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions” in their country.
January 31, 2018, 5:33 PM EST
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) announced Wednesday that he won’t seek re-election when his term expires so he can return to work in the justice system.
January 31, 2018, 4:05 PM EST
A train carrying GOP congressmen hit a train that was on the railroad tracks in Crozet, Va., at 11:20 am Wednesday morning
January 31, 2018, 9:39 AM EST
In his first State of the Union speech on Tuesday, President Donald Trump told honored the parents of Otto Warmbier, an American exchange student who died after being detained in North Korea, followed by the story of a North Korean defector who lost both his legs and was tortured by the North Korean government.
January 31, 2018, 12:32 AM EST
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that President Donald Trump has delivered on the promises he made to the American people.
January 31, 2018, 12:10 AM EST
President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to detail his immigration reform plan and to call on Congress to work together to protect the nation, reminding Congress that “Americans are dreamers too.”
January 30, 2018, 11:35 PM EST
Conservative leaders on Tuesday praised President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, calling it “truly outstanding,” comparing it to “an American pep rally” and saying no other president has done more in their first year and that Congress hasn’t kept up with the president.