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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June 29, 2018, 11:46 PM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will announce his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
June 29, 2018, 9:55 PM EDT
White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters told reporters Thursday that a Wall Street Journal report that President Donald Trump is looking to replace White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is “fake news.”
June 29, 2018, 5:23 PM EDT
The Trump administration has made progress reuniting illegal minors with their parents, reunifying more than 500 children so far, the White House said Thursday.
June 29, 2018, 12:17 AM EDT
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday that he’s not keeping information from Congress despite not handing yet over all FBI and DOJ documents about the FBI’s handling of the Russia investigation.
June 28, 2018, 3:45 PM EDT
(Screenshot) ( – A suspect is in custody after a workplace shooting Thursday at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md. Multiple fatalities have been confirmed by Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman.
June 28, 2018, 1:20 PM EDT
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) gave a five-minute speech, but didn’t ask a single question when it was his turn to question Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at Thursday’s House Judiciary hearing on the Justice Department’s inspector general report on the Clinton email probe.
June 27, 2018, 10:08 PM EDT
Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.), who visited detention centers for illegal immigrants in Texas and his district in New York, told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” that the facilities were “well-run” and the illegal minors that he saw did not seem to be distraught.
June 27, 2018, 3:51 PM EDT
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement on Wednesday after 30 years on the bench, effective July 31. He will continue to serve “in a senior status,” Kennedy said in his letter to President Donald Trump.
June 27, 2018, 12:39 PM EDT
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao confronted protesters who harassed her and her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), as they were preparing to leave Georgetown University on Monday.
June 26, 2018, 2:34 PM EDT
President Donald Trump reacted Tuesday to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of his travel ban by calling out the media and Democrats for criticizing his plan to place immigration restrictions on Chad, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen - all identified by Congress as high risk countries for terrorism.
June 26, 2018, 1:19 PM EDT
President Donald Trump disputed a report Monday that he complained about signing the executive order calling for illegal immigrant families separated at the border to be reunited, and he questioned the plausibility of a congressional proposal to hire 5,000 more immigration judges.
June 25, 2018, 10:08 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday addressed being refused service at a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) calling for protesters to harass other members of the administration, saying, “We are allowed to disagree, but we should be able to do so freely and without fear of harm.”
June 25, 2018, 11:30 AM EDT
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he thinks it’s a shame “that what we have done with immigrants is to try to cause them to be a part of a terrorist group.”
June 22, 2018, 10:28 PM EDT
As the media continues to criticize President Donald Trump for his handling of illegal immigrant families, Trump honored families at the White House Friday who were “permanently separated” from their loved ones because they were killed by illegal aliens.
June 22, 2018, 8:17 PM EDT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who took heat for quoting the Scripture in defending the administration’s handling of illegal immigrant families told Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) on Thursday that in the Bible, the Apostle Paul was saying that people should follow the laws of the government where they live.
June 22, 2018, 5:15 PM EDT
Steve Ronnebeck, whose 21-year-old son Grant was killed for a pack of cigarettes by an illegal immigrant in 2015, said Friday that his story has been largely ignored by the media, and he wished that some in the media had the same integrity as President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, acting ICE Director Tom Homan and members of law enforcement.
June 22, 2018, 10:31 AM EDT
During a cabinet-level meeting at the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump accused Democrats of refusing to fund the personnel, bed space, and resources needed to house illegal minors for political reasons.
June 21, 2018, 4:03 PM EDT
First lady Melania Trump, along with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, toured a detention facility on Thursday in McAllen,Texas, where illegal immigrant children are housed when they cross the U.S. border illegally.
June 20, 2018, 10:59 PM EDT
A group of Republican senators introduced a bill Wednesday to address the separation of illegal immigrant families on the border.
June 20, 2018, 5:38 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order ending the practice of separating illegal immigrant families on the U.S. border with Mexico, saying he didn’t like the sight or feeling of families being separated.