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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March 28, 2018, 7:10 PM EDT
President Donald Trump brought an end to widespread speculation over the fate of VA Secretary David Shulkin, announcing Thursday that Shulkin is being replaced.
March 28, 2018, 1:48 PM EDT
The White House on Tuesday said it couldn’t weigh in on the specifics of President Donald Trump’s weekend tweet calling for using funds allocated for military spending in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill to build a border wall.
March 28, 2018, 12:30 PM EDT
A Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood affiliate is calling for a Disney princess who is pro-choice and has had an abortion.
March 27, 2018, 9:09 PM EDT
The White House pushed back on liberal outrage that the Trump administration plans to include a citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 Census, saying that question has been included on every Census since 1965 with the exception of the 2010 Census, during the Obama administration.
March 27, 2018, 11:45 AM EDT
The superintendent for a rural school district in Pennsylvania whose answer to school shootings was stoning, has had a change of heart and arranged for armed security.  
March 26, 2018, 10:11 PM EDT
The White House on Monday called Russia’s nerve agent attack on a former spy and his daughter “brazen” and “reckless,” but added President Donald Trump remains open to working with Russia on “areas of mutual concern.”
March 26, 2018, 6:27 PM EDT
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) accused President Donald Trump of either lying or being “completely delusional” for saying Republicans are with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and accusing Democrats of fighting against DACA.
March 26, 2018, 12:18 PM EDT
Hugh Hewitt, host of the Salem Radio Network, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that “the three unhappiest people in the world” about President Donald Trump’s appointments of Mike Pompeo, Gina Haspel, John Bolton and Larry Kudlow are the leaders of Iran, North Korea, and Russia.
March 26, 2018, 10:10 AM EDT
President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the expulsion of dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the U.S. in response to Russia’s chemical weapons attack on a former spy and his daughter in the U.K.
March 23, 2018, 9:00 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Thursday authorized the modification of tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum for six countries and the European Union.
March 23, 2018, 4:36 PM EDT
fter threatening to veto it, President Donald Trump on Friday signed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, which he had criticized for not addressing DACA or fully funding the border wall.
March 23, 2018, 10:57 AM EDT
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his farewell speech Thursday urged employees at the State Department not to lose their personal integrity and urged them to do an act of kindness daily, saying that Washington “can be a very mean-spirited town.”
March 22, 2018, 6:59 PM EDT
The White House announced Thursday that National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster plans to resign from the Trump administration and will be replaced by former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton.
March 22, 2018, 6:23 PM EDT
Citing China’s unfair trade practices, President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a presidential memorandum targeting China’s “economic aggression.”
March 22, 2018, 3:03 PM EDT
The U.S. military has lost more service members to accidents and training incidents than in combat, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday.
March 21, 2018, 6:00 PM EDT
A legal group condemned Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ call for the use of the death penalty against drug dealers.
March 21, 2018, 5:15 PM EDT
Acting ICE Director Tom Homan said Tuesday that sanctuary city policies are being used by criminal organizations in Mexico and Central America as a selling tactic for smuggling illegals and by employers who exploit illegal workers with low wages and poor working conditions.
March 21, 2018, 1:07 PM EDT
During a House GOP leadership press conference on Tuesday, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) said Wednesday marks World Down Syndrome Day.
March 20, 2018, 8:38 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Tuesday underscored the threat posed by sanctuary cities, saying they release thousands of criminal aliens back into the community, and blamed Democrats for protecting them.
March 20, 2018, 7:49 PM EDT
House Republican leaders urged their colleagues to approve an omnibus spending bill that improves military readiness, equipment, and gives U.S. military service members their first pay raise that matches inflation in more than a decade.