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 19, 2018, 4:28 PM EDT
California Gov. Jerry Brown predicted that if carbon emissions aren’t reduced, billions of people will die from “heat events,” and one billion will be subjected to vector diseases.
April 19, 2018, 12:12 PM EDT
The House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday approved on a party-line vote a five-year farm bill that includes a work requirement for able-bodied adults without children who are on food stamps.
April 18, 2018, 6:24 PM EDT
While the nation mourned the loss of former first lady Barbara Bush on Tuesday, a Fresno State University professor expressed her joy at Mrs. Bush’s passing, saying she was “a racist who raised a war criminal.”
April 18, 2018, 1:35 PM EDT
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed a 9th Circuit Court ruling that said a law used to deport immigrants who commit certain felonies is unconstitutionally vague.
April 17, 2018, 9:40 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that South Korea has his blessing on plans to meet with North Korea to resolve the Korean War.
April 17, 2018, 6:42 PM EDT
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday defended his decision last month to pardon five criminal illegal aliens facing deportation, saying he makes “no apologies.”
April 17, 2018, 5:03 PM EDT
California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he and President Donald Trump have come to terms on an agreement for the state to provide National Guard troops to efforts to protect the U.S. border, despite the Trump’s tweet to the contrary.
April 16, 2018, 3:47 PM EDT
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he believes in “inclusive aspirational politics” that unite people, and he warned against “playing identity politics.”
April 16, 2018, 3:13 PM EDT
Tuesday is the last day that taxpayers will have to worry about filling out long, complicated tax returns, because the new tax filing system kicks in next year, which calls for using a simplified one-page form, President Donald Trump said at a roundtable discussion on tax cuts in Hialeah, Fla.
April 16, 2018, 11:14 AM EDT
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that she’s “comfortable” with the U.S. launching air strikes without congressional authorization against Syria Friday, but President Donald Trump needs to come to Congress before further military action is taken.
April 13, 2018, 9:28 PM EDT
President Donald Trump is “not at all” worried about what former FBI Director James Comey has to say in his book, saying it was a desperate move to rehabilitate his reputation.
April 13, 2018, 2:46 PM EDT
President Donald Trump issued a full pardon of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff Scooter Libby, who was convicted of lying to the FBI and obstruction of justice in the probe into who disclosed the identity of former covert CIA officer Valerie Plame.
April 13, 2018, 11:08 AM EDT
China has reopened the beef market to U.S. farmers for the first time in roughly 14 years thanks to President Donald Trump’s negotiations with China, the president announced Thursday during a meeting with the nation’s governors and members of Congress.
April 12, 2018, 10:01 PM EDT
During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Thursday on the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be secretary of State, Pompeo refused to answer questions about his conversations with President Donald Trump as it pertained to the FBI or special counsel’s Russia investigation, but he stressed that Trump never asked him to do anything improper.
April 12, 2018, 6:52 PM EDT
President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum on Thursday directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut red tape for U.S. manufacturers and stimulate job growth.
April 11, 2018, 9:09 PM EDT
Despite President Donald Trump’s tweet warning Russia to “get ready” and saying that “smart” missiles will be fired at Syria, the White House said Wednesday that all options are on the table, including diplomatic efforts.
April 11, 2018, 7:10 PM EDT
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the House Appropriations Committee at a budget hearing on Wednesday that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement screens female detainees aged 18 to 56 for pregnancy and then offers them a variety of services, including counseling and remote access to specialists.
April 11, 2018, 12:32 AM EDT
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at welfare reform.
April 10, 2018, 7:53 PM EDT
While the White House is “encouraged” by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “kind words” about reducing tariffs on auto imports, the administration said Tuesday that it wants to see “concrete action.”
April 10, 2018, 11:50 AM EDT
The White House defended its response to Russia after fielding questions Monday about whether President Donald Trump’s “strong words” about Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as Russian sanctions could be “eroding” diplomatic relations and whether it engaged in “hyperbole” by saying Trump has been tougher on Russia than any other president.