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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May 18, 2018, 7:49 PM EDT
President Donald Trump made good on a campaign promise Friday to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, announcing Friday that his administration will ensure that Title X family planning funds are not used to pay for abortions.
May 18, 2018, 7:07 PM EDT
President Donald Trump’s Hire American plan includes helping former inmates find gainful employment, he said Friday at the White House Prison Reform Summit.
May 18, 2018, 4:48 PM EDT
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) used Friday’s school shooting to renew her call for gun reform.
May 18, 2018, 3:55 PM EDT
Ten people are dead and another 10 injured when a gunman opened fire at a Texas high school on Friday morning.
May 17, 2018, 8:43 PM EDT
Cecile Richards (Screen Capture) ( - Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards was given the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights at a dinner held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday night.
May 17, 2018, 8:15 PM EDT
In a vote of 54 to 45, the Senate confirmed Gina Haspel as CIA director on Thursday.
May 17, 2018, 5:23 PM EDT
The White House said Thursday that despite mixed signals coming from North Korea, President Donald Trump is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and preparations are still being made for the summit in Singapore next month.
May 17, 2018, 3:54 PM EDT
President Donald Trump is donating his 2018 first quarterly salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs in support of their caregiver programs, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Thursday.
May 16, 2018, 8:40 PM EDT
California’s sanctuary law has led to a “rebellion by patriotic citizens who want their families protected and their borders secured,” President Donald Trump said Wednesday during a roundtable discussion on the issue.
May 16, 2018, 1:56 PM EDT
Filmmaker Spike Lee launched into a profanity-laced tirade against President Donald Trump while promoting his film “BlaKkKlansmen” at the Cannes Film Festival in France this week.
May 15, 2018, 6:27 PM EDT
A 37-year-old Mexican national in Texas has been charged with voter fraud for illegally voting in the 2016 election, Fox News reported Tuesday.
May 15, 2018, 2:17 PM EDT
In a speech to the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, President Donald Trump called for an end to attacks on police, adding that ambush attacks are “one of the most alarming crimes” against police.
May 14, 2018, 10:09 PM EDT
The White House said Monday that a White House aide’s joke about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz..) dying will be “dealt with internally.”
May 14, 2018, 8:57 PM EDT
The White House said Monday that the controversial comments Pastor Robert Jeffress made about other religions are accurate, they do not reflect the views of President Donald Trump or the White House.
May 14, 2018, 1:57 PM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday that he’ll leave it up to President Donald Trump as to whether he should personally apologize for a White House aide’s joke about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
May 14, 2018, 12:09 PM EDT
Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Robert Gates told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he thinks North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is “serious” about dismantling North Korea’s nuclear program.
May 14, 2018, 10:24 AM EDT
President Donald Trump celebrated the opening of the first U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, saying that Israel is a sovereign nation with the right to determine its own capital, adding that for years, however, the U.S. has failed to recognize the obvious - that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.
May 11, 2018, 7:49 PM EDT
President Donald Trump unveiled his “blueprint” for lowering prescription drug prices Friday, which he said begins “to derail the gravy train for special interests by ending Obamacare’s twisted incentives that actually encourage higher drug prices.”
May 11, 2018, 7:13 PM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Friday that his administration is taking “sweeping action” to lower the price of prescription drugs in the U.S. through his “Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices.”
May 10, 2018, 7:41 PM EDT
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) told host Fox Business host Dagen McDowell on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s handling of North Korea “is nothing short of a miracle.”