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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April 27, 2018, 8:41 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Friday that he wished the denuclearization of North Korea had been handled 25 years ago by a previous administration.
April 27, 2018, 6:24 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. will not make the same mistakes that past administrations made when it comes to North Korea and will continue with its maximum pressure campaign until denuclearization occurs.
April 27, 2018, 4:15 PM EDT
Rapper Kanye West is facing continued backlash over his support for President Donald Trump and for recently voicing support for black conservative commentator Candace Owens.
April 26, 2018, 8:39 PM EDT
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the House Homeland Security Committee on Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security is not required to take new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program despite a federal judge’s ruling this week.
April 26, 2018, 5:39 PM EDT
In a vote of 57 to 42, the Senate confirmed CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be secretary of State.
April 26, 2018, 1:26 PM EDT
A new report by the group Reporters Without Borders ranking 180 countries according to press freedom showed the United States slipped two places, which the report blamed on President Donald Trump.
April 25, 2018, 11:18 PM EDT
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was “arbitrary” and “capricious” because the Justice Department failed to explain why the program was “unlawful.”
April 25, 2018, 7:36 PM EDT
During a speech addressing a joint session of Congress, French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for the United States to use the World Trade Organizations to negotiate trade agreements.
April 25, 2018, 11:49 AM EDT
The Fresno professor who made derogatory comments on Twitter about the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, won’t be disciplined, the school announced Tuesday.
April 24, 2018, 5:38 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he still supports pulling U.S. troops from Syria “relatively soon,” but he doesn’t want to give Iran open season on the Mediterranean.
April 24, 2018, 5:02 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his idea of complete denuclearization for North Korea “means they get rid of their nukes.”
April 24, 2018, 1:45 PM EDT
The State Department defended the Trump administration against claims of hypocrisy for calling out other countries for assaults on press freedom and mistreating refugees and the LGBT community in the 2017 Human Rights Report.
April 23, 2018, 8:27 PM EDT
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway took CNN’s Dana Bash to task for questioning her husband’s tweets, which were critical of President Donald Trump, on CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper.”
April 23, 2018, 7:34 PM EDT
The White House explained Monday that when President Donald Trump used the term “breeding” when talking about sanctuary cities last week, he was talking about the problem itself growing.
April 23, 2018, 4:42 PM EDT
Despite North Korea’s claim that it will stop nuclear testing, the White House said Monday that it wants to see North Korea take “concrete action” to denuclearize.
April 23, 2018, 12:16 PM EDT
French President Emmanuel Macron told “Fox News Sunday” that he hopes President Donald Trump won’t impose new tariffs on aluminum and steel for the European Union, a key U.S. ally.
April 23, 2018, 10:50 AM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he is considering granting a full pardon to the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson.
April 20, 2018, 7:09 PM EDT
The State Department released its Human Rights Report for 2017 on Friday, and State Department officials acknowledged it purposely left out a section on “women’s reproductive rights,” which had been included in previous reports during the Obama administration, noting that the administration does not consider abortion a human right under international law.
April 20, 2018, 4:52 PM EDT
The UK Supreme Court ruled that the parents of a terminally ill toddler cannot remove the baby from the hospital to let doctors in Italy treat the baby.
April 20, 2018, 10:32 AM EDT
Comedian Jay Mohr is calling on the Fresno State University professor who called former first lady Barbara Bush “a racist who raised a war criminal” to be fired.