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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February 23, 2018, 5:11 PM EST
President Donald Trump on Friday emphasized his proposal to allow certain teachers with a military background or extensive training to arm themselves in the event of a school shooting, saying that “teachers love their children” and noting that the security guard that was on hand at the Parkland school shooting stood outside during the massacre.
February 23, 2018, 2:45 PM EST
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, President Donald Trump accused Democrats of abandoning DACA, (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), saying that the Democrats won’t even talk to him about the issue.
February 22, 2018, 8:10 PM EST
Vice President Mike Pence lashed out at the media for criticizing him for not standing for the North Korean athletes at the Winter Olympic Games, telling the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday that the U.S. “doesn’t stand with murderous dictatorships, we stand up to murderous dictatorships.”
February 22, 2018, 5:08 PM EST
Vice President Mike Pence told the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday that “2017 was the most consequential year in the history of the conservative movement” and that President Donald Trump kept his campaign promises, ticking off a list of the president’s achievements.
February 21, 2018, 10:01 PM EST
During a discussion with students, teachers, and parents affected by gun violence in schools, President Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that he was open to the idea of raising the minimum age for certain gun purchases and allowing certain teachers to carry concealed weapons.
February 21, 2018, 3:24 PM EST
President Donald Trump is mourning the passing of Rev. Billy Graham, remembering him as “an American hero whose life and leadership truly earned him the title “God’s Ambassador.”
February 21, 2018, 12:03 PM EST
President Donald Trump at Medal of Valor ceremony (Screenshot of White House video)( - During a Medal of Valor ceremony honoring 12 law enforcement officers and first responders, President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he has signed a memorandum directing Attorney General Je
February 20, 2018, 10:40 PM EST
President Donald Trump has ordered the Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to review the regulation of bump stocks, which are used to convert a semi-automatic weapon into a fully automatic weapon, the White House said Tuesday.
February 20, 2018, 7:07 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot of White House video)( - President Donald Trump plans to meet with students, teachers, and parents at the White House on Wednesday to discuss ways to improve school safety in the wake of the Florida school shooting, the
February 20, 2018, 11:15 AM EST
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), who filed legislation banning bump stocks - which allows gun owners to turn semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons, told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday that he supports raising the minimum age to buy semi-automatic weapons, like the one used in the Florida school shooting.
February 19, 2018, 8:28 PM EST
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s warning that Russia was trying to meddle in the U.S. election got lost in the media coverage of then-candidate Donald Trump’s infamous “Access Hollywood” tape.
February 19, 2018, 5:15 PM EST
President Donald Trump supports a bipartisan bill by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) that would improve the background check system, the White House said Monday.
February 19, 2018, 4:04 PM EST
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that there needs to be “a duty to disclose” when someone exhibits symptoms of violence so that it’s easier for law enforcement to intervene.
February 19, 2018, 12:21 PM EST
A group of Republicans who have decided not to run for re-election told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the Republican Party has changed, and not for the better.
February 16, 2018, 5:17 PM EST
The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump “has been fully briefed” on the grand jury indictment charging 13 Russian individuals and three Russian companies with federal crimes for seeking to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
February 16, 2018, 10:43 AM EST
Speaking to the Major County Sheriffs’ Association on Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to increase federal prosecution of firearms violations, noting that in the first quarter of the Trump administration after being sworn in, Sessions saw a 23 percent increase in federal gun prosecutions - the most in a decade.
February 15, 2018, 11:58 PM EST
In a vote of 39-60, the Senate on Thursday rejected an immigration reform proposal by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) which was based on President Donald Trump’s immigration reform framework.
February 15, 2018, 4:16 PM EST
The Senate on Thursday blocked a bipartisan immigration reform proposal by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)  and Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) that the Department of Homeland Security said would “be the end of immigration enforcement in America.”
February 15, 2018, 12:45 PM EST
In a speech addressing Wednesday’s shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, President Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration is “committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools and tackle the difficult issue of mental health.”
February 14, 2018, 7:33 PM EST
The White House on Wednesday came out in opposition to a bipartisan immigration proposal by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), saying the amendment would “increase illegal immigration, surge chain migration, continue catch and release, and give a pathway to citizenship to convicted alien felons.