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

December 4, 2018, 10:15 PM EST
A human smuggler was caught on tape dropping illegal immigrant kids over the border wall in Arizona.
December 4, 2018, 9:33 PM EST
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has no doubt that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Turkey.
December 4, 2018, 12:56 PM EST
Border Patrol agents in Arizona arrested an MS-13 gang member along with eight others, including five other illegal immigrants on their way to Los Angeles in two separate immigration stops on Thursday, DHS announced.
December 4, 2018, 11:49 AM EST
New Jersey lawmakers have introduced a bill making it easier for illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses.
December 4, 2018, 10:33 AM EST
A California lawmaker is planning to re-introduce a bill allowing illegal immigrants throughout the state to get Medicaid.
December 3, 2018, 9:28 PM EST
Vice President Mike Pence on Monday described former President George H.W. Bush as a “quiet man” who was “never lost his love of adventure” and “never failed to answer the call to serve his country.”
December 3, 2018, 4:49 PM EST
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” that he’s “hopeful” about President Donald Trump’s handling of the trade dispute with China.
December 3, 2018, 11:46 AM EST
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under former President George H.W. Bush, told CNN’s “State of the Union With Jake Tapper” that Bush had more foreign affairs experience that any other president in U.S. history.
November 30, 2018, 3:26 PM EST
A conservative pro-family group has compiled its annual “Naughty or Nice” list of retailers evaluated on whether they use the word “Christmas” in their advertising.
November 30, 2018, 12:25 PM EST
During a signing ceremony for the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, President Donald Trump said Friday that the agreement will stop automotive jobs from going overseas and will bring back automotive jobs that have already left.  
November 29, 2018, 7:52 PM EST
In a speech to commemorate World AIDS Day this Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the United States is “closer than ever before to ending the AIDS crisis in our time.”
November 28, 2018, 8:01 PM EST
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters Wednesday that according to the intelligence that he’s seen, there was “no direct reporting connecting” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.
November 28, 2018, 11:36 AM EST
National Security Advisor John Bolton said Tuesday that he had not heard the audio tape of the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, asking a reporter why he should and what will he learn from listening to it.
November 27, 2018, 8:44 PM EST
National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Tuesday that the Trump administration will be looking at subsidies for electric cars and other vehicles in the wake of General Motors’ announced layoffs and plant closures.
November 27, 2018, 11:19 AM EST
General Motors, which received billions in government bailout funds, announced Monday that it is laying off 15,000 jobs and halting production at three assembly plants - Detroit, Ohio, and Canada.
November 26, 2018, 7:00 PM EST
Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy, who resigned from his post under the Clinton administration over allegations of accepting improper gifts, last week that not only was he acquitted, but the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ruled that the case against him “was overwrought and was de minimis and it should not have happened.”
November 26, 2018, 12:46 PM EST
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday defended the committee’s decision to subpoena former FBI Director James Comey to testify during a closed-door hearing.
November 26, 2018, 10:50 AM EST
(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) told “Fox News Sunday” that “it’s clear that the climate is changing” and “humans are a contributing factor,” but the question is “what do you do about it?”   Sasse was asked about a national climate assessment released Friday by the Trump administration, which concluded among other things that climate change could cut the gross domestic product (GDP) by 10 percent by 2100 if there are no changes.   “Well, I think it's clear that the climate is changing. I think reasonable people can differ about how much and how rapidly, but I think it's clear that it's changing, and it's clear that humans are a contributing factor. I think the real question, though, becomes what do you do about it, because you can't legislate or regulate your way into the past. We have to innovate our way into the future,” he said. “And right now, you don't hear a lot of people who put climate as their number one issue. You don't hear a lot of them offering constructive innovative solutions for the future. It's usually just a lot of alarmism, but I think the report is important, and it shows that the climate is changing,” Sasse added. “But, for instance, you oppose what you call EPA overreach, including President Obama's climate change plan. According to the report, rolling that back, which would limit greenhouse gas emissions, is exactly the wrong approach,” Fox New host Chris Wallace said. “Yes. Well, I think we have to recognize that this is a global issue, and China and other countries that are rapidly building middle classes are going to be the number one drivers in the long term,” Sasse said. “So, what the U.S. needs to do is participate in a long-term conversation about how you get to innovation, and it's going to need to be a conversation, again, that doesn't start with alarmism, but that starts with some discussion of the magnitude of the challenge, the global elements to it and how the U.S. shouldn't just do this as a feel-good measure, but some sort of innovative proposal,” he said. “And right now, that's not really what I get from most of the people who make this a top two or three issue for themselves,” Sasse added.
November 16, 2018, 3:16 PM EST
Actress Brenda Epperson, who once played Ashley Abbott on “The Young and The Restless,” told CBN News Thursday that she prayed over her California home, asking God to spare it from the California wildfire. As a result, the fire stopped at the border of her property.  
November 16, 2018, 1:23 PM EST
"People have to behave,” President Donald Trump said when asked about Friday’s ruling by U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia Judge Timothy J. Kelly giving CNN a temporary restraining order requiring the White House to return CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass.