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 22, 2019, 3:36 PM EDT
A 26-year-old man from Greenbelt, Md., is the 6th MS-13 gang member to be charged in the stabbing death of a Virginia teen who wanted out of the gang.
March 22, 2019, 12:05 PM EDT
Vice President Mike Pence visited an ICE field office in Atlanta on Thursday and praised local ICE officials for their making 2,000 criminal arrests last year and seizing 7,000 pounds of narcotics in spite of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ executive order prohibiting the city’s jail from receiving ICE detainees.
March 21, 2019, 2:20 PM EDT
– President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. recognizes Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed territory of the Golan Heights after more than 50 years.
March 21, 2019, 1:15 PM EDT
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper told CNN on Wednesday that he’s against the death penalty, calling it “random” because in certain areas, the perpetrator’s race “has a lot to do with who gets the death penalty.”
March 20, 2019, 8:20 PM EDT
While serving in the Minnesota Legislature in 2017, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was one of two state legislators who voted against a bill that would allow insurance companies to block payouts to the relatives of terrorists.
March 20, 2019, 10:39 AM EDT
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday that while the main terrorist threat in the United States is from Islamist militants, her agency cannot ignore “the real and serious danger posed by domestic terrorists.”
March 19, 2019, 10:22 PM EDT
Comedian and host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” used his show on Friday to mock the Democratic Party for refusing to allow Fox News Channel to host any of the Democratic primary presidential debates.
March 19, 2019, 3:39 PM EDT
During a joint White House press conference with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, President Donald Trump said something has to be done about social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook censoring conservatives.
March 19, 2019, 12:14 PM EDT
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday that she’s more concerned about terrorists trying to hijack U.S. cyber networks than airplanes.
March 18, 2019, 3:31 PM EDT
In an interview with ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous,” former White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert proposed having social media companies delay live video streaming after the New Zealand shooter live-streamed the shooting massacre and it stayed up on Facebook for 17 minutes before it was taken down.
March 18, 2019, 2:31 PM EDT
Actor Jussie Smollett is still being considered for an NAACP Image Award despite being charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police and staging a racist attack against himself.
March 18, 2019, 11:25 AM EDT
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is one of 12 Republicans who voted against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, but he told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that it wasn’t because he was against funding the wall.
March 15, 2019, 7:51 PM EDT
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, said Thursday that he didn’t know why Democrats aren’t interested in finding out how many U.S. citizens live in the country, and he accused them of politicizing the 2020 Census.
March 15, 2019, 5:37 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Friday issued his first veto blocking the Democrat-sponsored resolution against his national emergency declaration to build the border wall, calling it a “vote against reality.”
March 15, 2019, 3:40 PM EDT
During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) grilled Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on his involvement in the decision to include the citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
March 14, 2019, 6:20 PM EDT
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the Pentagon plans to withdraw between 30 and 40 percent of the 6,000 troops on the southern border within the next month, leaving about 3,000 to 4,000.
March 14, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that they both agreed with Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander of the U.S. Northern Command, that the situation at the southern U.S. border is “not a military threat.”
March 14, 2019, 3:29 PM EDT
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan assured the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that building the border wall “will not come at the expense” of the DoD’s people, readiness or modernization.
March 13, 2019, 9:14 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered all Boeing 737 Max airplanes to be grounded in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people over the weekend.
March 13, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT
A top ATF official told a House Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday that no matter what the “political stripe,” he didn’t see how anyone could argue against having illegal aliens prosecuted for trying to buy a gun and have ICE notified.