Melanie has been with CNSNews.com 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 CNSNews.com, 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

March 6, 2018, 10:27 PM EST
President Donald Trump and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven (Screenshot of White House video)(CNSNews.com) - If the United States gets into a trade war, it won’t hurt the U.S., it would hurt other countries, because the U.S.
March 6, 2018, 9:05 PM EST
The United States has been taken advantage of on trade, losing $500 billion annually, but President Donald Trump doesn’t blame the countries that took advantage of America, he blames United States leadership.
March 6, 2018, 7:58 PM EST
National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn announced Tuesday that he is resigning.
March 6, 2018, 2:26 PM EST
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced Tuesday that the House will vote next week on a bill aimed at stopping school violence.
March 6, 2018, 1:46 PM EST
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that consumer confidence is at a 17-year high, jobless claims are lower than they’ve been in several decades, and the manufacturing sector is growing at the fastest rate than it has in over a decade, and it’s all because of the new tax cut reform law.
March 5, 2018, 9:23 PM EST
President Donald Trump on Monday tried to dispel fears among some in the Republican Party that his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will start a trade war.
March 5, 2018, 8:49 PM EST
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) doesn’t agree with President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum tariffs, but the White House said Monday that although Trump has “a great relationship” with Ryan, they don’t have to agree on everything.
March 5, 2018, 1:20 PM EST
Ohio Gov. John Kasich told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” that a proposal to require court approval before taking away guns from someone through a gun violence restraining order is more likely to get congressional approval.
March 5, 2018, 12:05 PM EST
Ohio Gov. John Kasich disagrees with the way President Donald Trump is dealing with trade agreement violators, telling CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that he thinks the president should work with Congress to modernize the way the U.S. determines that trade agreements are violated.
March 5, 2018, 11:17 AM EST
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that President Donald Trump “has been ill-served” by staff members who are creating distractions with their infighting and leaking to the media.
March 2, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
President Donald Trump still supports raising the minimum age for buying a semi-automatic weapon to 21, but it’s something he thinks would have more potential at the state level rather than at the federal level, the White House said Thursday.
March 2, 2018, 4:36 PM EST
The White House said Thursday that the president wants an ongoing discussion about the best pieces of gun legislation that Congress can put forward, and it’s not something that he expects to happen overnight.
March 2, 2018, 3:19 PM EST
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (Screenshot)(CNSNews.com) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called on House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to schedule a vote on comprehensive gun background checks, saying it would win, because it has bipartisan support.
March 2, 2018, 12:35 PM EST
A gunman is on the loose after fatally shooting two people at a dorm at Central Michigan University.
March 1, 2018, 9:57 PM EST
In an effort to illustrate the “historic obstruction of Senate Democrats,” the White House pointed to acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, who is awaiting confirmation by the Senate, as an example of how it affects the safety and security of the American people.
March 1, 2018, 4:02 PM EST
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told CNSNews.com on Thursday that she supports revealing the names of members of Congress who benefited from taxpayer-funded sexual harassment payoffs if the victim agrees to make it public.
March 1, 2018, 12:38 AM EST
During a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House on Wednesday, President Donald Trump challenged Republican lawmakers not to be afraid of the National Rifle Association when it comes to drafting legislation to address school safety in the wake of the Florida school shooting.
March 1, 2018, 12:38 AM EST
During a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House on Wednesday, President Donald Trump challenged Republican lawmakers not to be afraid of the National Rifle Association when it comes to drafting legislation to address school safety in the wake of the Florida school shooting.
February 28, 2018, 5:59 PM EST
White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is resigning to explore opportunities outside of the White House, having served in that role since September, the White House announced Wednesday.
February 28, 2018, 1:18 PM EST
Rev. Billy Graham accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 15 - a choice that not only changed his life, it changed the country and the entire world, President Donald Trump said as he paid tribute to Graham at a Capitol Hill ceremony on Wednesday.