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.

My Articles

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.
March 13, 2019, 12:28 PM EDT
The calendar year of 2018 had the second highest number of gun transactions on record, and the number of gun background checks this past Black Friday was among the highest volume days on record with more than 182,000 transactions, an FBI official told a House Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday.
March 12, 2019, 7:20 PM EDT
House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) on Tuesday called President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal irresponsible and unusable, complaining that it “relies on a patchwork of gimmicks, fantasy projections and extreme cuts that forfeit any responsibility for the well-being of the American people and our nation.”
March 12, 2019, 2:24 PM EDT
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), vice chairman of the House Budget Committee, said Tuesday that the $1.9 trillion that President Donald Trump has added to the budget deficit through the tax cut law is enough to pay for 220 border walls.
March 11, 2019, 8:44 PM EDT
Acting White House Budget Director Russell Vought defended President Donald Trump’s failure to eliminate the national debt within eight years like he promised during his presidential campaign.
March 11, 2019, 5:42 PM EDT
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and others are responsible for politicizing the FBI.
March 11, 2019, 2:54 PM EDT
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that it was “absolutely shameful” that the Democratic leadership wouldn’t put Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) name in the resolution condemning anti-Semitism and remove her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.