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 13, 2018, 2:46 PM EDT
President Donald Trump issued a full pardon of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff Scooter Libby, who was convicted of lying to the FBI and obstruction of justice in the probe into who disclosed the identity of former covert CIA officer Valerie Plame.
April 13, 2018, 11:08 AM EDT
China has reopened the beef market to U.S. farmers for the first time in roughly 14 years thanks to President Donald Trump’s negotiations with China, the president announced Thursday during a meeting with the nation’s governors and members of Congress.
April 12, 2018, 10:01 PM EDT
During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Thursday on the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be secretary of State, Pompeo refused to answer questions about his conversations with President Donald Trump as it pertained to the FBI or special counsel’s Russia investigation, but he stressed that Trump never asked him to do anything improper.
April 12, 2018, 6:52 PM EDT
President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum on Thursday directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut red tape for U.S. manufacturers and stimulate job growth.
April 11, 2018, 9:09 PM EDT
Despite President Donald Trump’s tweet warning Russia to “get ready” and saying that “smart” missiles will be fired at Syria, the White House said Wednesday that all options are on the table, including diplomatic efforts.
April 11, 2018, 7:10 PM EDT
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the House Appropriations Committee at a budget hearing on Wednesday that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement screens female detainees aged 18 to 56 for pregnancy and then offers them a variety of services, including counseling and remote access to specialists.
April 11, 2018, 12:32 AM EDT
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at welfare reform.
April 10, 2018, 7:53 PM EDT
While the White House is “encouraged” by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “kind words” about reducing tariffs on auto imports, the administration said Tuesday that it wants to see “concrete action.”
April 10, 2018, 11:50 AM EDT
The White House defended its response to Russia after fielding questions Monday about whether President Donald Trump’s “strong words” about Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as Russian sanctions could be “eroding” diplomatic relations and whether it engaged in “hyperbole” by saying Trump has been tougher on Russia than any other president.
April 9, 2018, 8:51 PM EDT
The White House on Monday pushed back on Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) suggestion that President Donald Trump gave a green light to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to launch a chemical attack on the Syrian people by announcing last week that he planned to pull U.S. troops from Syria.
April 9, 2018, 6:42 PM EDT
President Donald Trump pledged Monday to decide in the next 24-48 hours how to respond to the chemical attack in Syria, saying, “This is about humanity, and it can’t be allowed to happen.”
April 9, 2018, 11:58 AM EDT
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) told “Fox News Sunday” that President Donald Trump’s plan to send National Guard troops to the southern U.S. border is “a very provocative move” because of the language that Trump has used towards immigrants.
April 9, 2018, 10:55 AM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s plan to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border won’t secure the border, and that the problem will never be fixed without comprehensive immigration reform.
April 6, 2018, 5:31 PM EDT
The Trump administration this week announced it would impose $50 billion in proposed tariffs against Chinese products, to which China in kind announced tariffs against 106 U.S. products.
April 6, 2018, 12:55 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Thursday he’d like to see “anywhere from 2,000 to 4,000” National Guard troops on the U.S. border with Mexico and would keep them there “until such time as we get the wall.”
April 5, 2018, 8:55 PM EDT
During a roundtable discussion on tax reform in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., President Donald Trump on Thursday blamed Democrats for the weak U.S. immigration laws, adding that in comparison, countries like Mexico and Canada have much tougher immigration laws.
April 5, 2018, 2:19 PM EDT
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Wednesday that the National Guard will be “immediately” deployed to the border to secure, and the size of the deployment is yet to be determined.
April 5, 2018, 1:53 PM EDT
New England Patriots player Julian Edelman is being hailed a hero for thwarting a potential school shooting via Instagram.
April 5, 2018, 11:42 AM EDT
One in 10 arriving aliens claim “credible fear” - the first step in the U.S. asylum process, compared to one out of every 100 arriving aliens who did so before 2013, DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen said Wednesday.
April 4, 2018, 8:13 PM EDT
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Wednesday that the Trump effect - the precipitous drop in illegal border crossings once President Donald Trump took office - wore off because of the legal loopholes in the nation’s immigration laws.