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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April 25, 2018, 11:49 AM EDT
The Fresno professor who made derogatory comments on Twitter about the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, won’t be disciplined, the school announced Tuesday.
April 24, 2018, 5:38 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he still supports pulling U.S. troops from Syria “relatively soon,” but he doesn’t want to give Iran open season on the Mediterranean.
April 24, 2018, 5:02 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his idea of complete denuclearization for North Korea “means they get rid of their nukes.”
April 24, 2018, 1:45 PM EDT
The State Department defended the Trump administration against claims of hypocrisy for calling out other countries for assaults on press freedom and mistreating refugees and the LGBT community in the 2017 Human Rights Report.
April 23, 2018, 8:27 PM EDT
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway took CNN’s Dana Bash to task for questioning her husband’s tweets, which were critical of President Donald Trump, on CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper.”
April 23, 2018, 7:34 PM EDT
The White House explained Monday that when President Donald Trump used the term “breeding” when talking about sanctuary cities last week, he was talking about the problem itself growing.
April 23, 2018, 4:42 PM EDT
Despite North Korea’s claim that it will stop nuclear testing, the White House said Monday that it wants to see North Korea take “concrete action” to denuclearize.
April 23, 2018, 12:16 PM EDT
French President Emmanuel Macron told “Fox News Sunday” that he hopes President Donald Trump won’t impose new tariffs on aluminum and steel for the European Union, a key U.S. ally.
April 23, 2018, 10:50 AM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he is considering granting a full pardon to the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson.
April 20, 2018, 7:09 PM EDT
The State Department released its Human Rights Report for 2017 on Friday, and State Department officials acknowledged it purposely left out a section on “women’s reproductive rights,” which had been included in previous reports during the Obama administration, noting that the administration does not consider abortion a human right under international law.
April 20, 2018, 4:52 PM EDT
The UK Supreme Court ruled that the parents of a terminally ill toddler cannot remove the baby from the hospital to let doctors in Italy treat the baby.
April 20, 2018, 10:32 AM EDT
Comedian Jay Mohr is calling on the Fresno State University professor who called former first lady Barbara Bush “a racist who raised a war criminal” to be fired.
April 19, 2018, 4:28 PM EDT
California Gov. Jerry Brown predicted that if carbon emissions aren’t reduced, billions of people will die from “heat events,” and one billion will be subjected to vector diseases.
April 19, 2018, 12:12 PM EDT
The House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday approved on a party-line vote a five-year farm bill that includes a work requirement for able-bodied adults without children who are on food stamps.
April 18, 2018, 6:24 PM EDT
While the nation mourned the loss of former first lady Barbara Bush on Tuesday, a Fresno State University professor expressed her joy at Mrs. Bush’s passing, saying she was “a racist who raised a war criminal.”
April 18, 2018, 1:35 PM EDT
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed a 9th Circuit Court ruling that said a law used to deport immigrants who commit certain felonies is unconstitutionally vague.
April 17, 2018, 9:40 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that South Korea has his blessing on plans to meet with North Korea to resolve the Korean War.
April 17, 2018, 6:42 PM EDT
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday defended his decision last month to pardon five criminal illegal aliens facing deportation, saying he makes “no apologies.”
April 17, 2018, 5:03 PM EDT
California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he and President Donald Trump have come to terms on an agreement for the state to provide National Guard troops to efforts to protect the U.S. border, despite the Trump’s tweet to the contrary.
April 16, 2018, 3:47 PM EDT
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he believes in “inclusive aspirational politics” that unite people, and he warned against “playing identity politics.”