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.

My Articles

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.
May 2, 2018, 7:44 PM EDT
More than 85 state and national pro-life groups as well as 41 senators and 153 congressmen and women are calling on Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to revise Title X family planning rules.
May 2, 2018, 5:45 PM EDT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday that the Justice Department is sending 35 assistant U.S. attorneys to the U.S.-Mexico border to prosecute illegals entering the country.
May 2, 2018, 2:15 PM EDT
Newly sworn in Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is poised to “change the course of history on the Korean Peninsula,” stressing that the administration is in “the beginning stages of the work, and the outcome is certainly yet unknown.”
May 1, 2018, 8:08 PM EDT
The White House said Tuesday that the administration is extending tariff negotiations with the European Union, Mexico, and Canada for 30 days because it has seen some progress.
May 1, 2018, 12:19 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Monday that he won’t apologize for comments he made initially about the travel ban, because it “won’t make 10 cents worth of difference” and “there’s no reason to apologize.”
May 1, 2018, 12:15 AM EDT
During a joint White House press conference with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, President Donald Trump said Monday that Buhari did not address comments Trump reportedly made about African countries, because Buhari knows him and where he’s coming from.
April 30, 2018, 8:41 PM EDT
White House Correspondents Association President Margaret Talev told CNN’s “Reliable Sources” that she didn’t vet comedienne Michelle Wolf’s speech prior to the White House Correspondents Association dinner Saturday night.
April 30, 2018, 5:23 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Monday that he thought about holding the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which divides North and South Korea.
April 30, 2018, 12:19 PM EDT
At the White House Correspondents Association dinner on Saturday, controversial comedienne Michelle Wolf poked fun at Vice President Mike Pence among others in the Trump administration.
April 27, 2018, 8:41 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Friday that he wished the denuclearization of North Korea had been handled 25 years ago by a previous administration.
April 27, 2018, 6:24 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. will not make the same mistakes that past administrations made when it comes to North Korea and will continue with its maximum pressure campaign until denuclearization occurs.
April 27, 2018, 4:15 PM EDT
Rapper Kanye West is facing continued backlash over his support for President Donald Trump and for recently voicing support for black conservative commentator Candace Owens.
April 26, 2018, 8:39 PM EDT
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the House Homeland Security Committee on Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security is not required to take new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program despite a federal judge’s ruling this week.
April 26, 2018, 5:39 PM EDT
In a vote of 57 to 42, the Senate confirmed CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be secretary of State.
April 26, 2018, 1:26 PM EDT
A new report by the group Reporters Without Borders ranking 180 countries according to press freedom showed the United States slipped two places, which the report blamed on President Donald Trump.
April 25, 2018, 11:18 PM EDT
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was “arbitrary” and “capricious” because the Justice Department failed to explain why the program was “unlawful.”
April 25, 2018, 7:36 PM EDT
During a speech addressing a joint session of Congress, French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for the United States to use the World Trade Organizations to negotiate trade agreements.