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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June 1, 2018, 10:25 AM EDT
President Donald Trump is looking at the possible pardon of a great-grandmother serving life without parole for a first-time, non-violent drug offense, the White House said Thursday.
May 31, 2018, 1:23 PM EDT
Conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza received a full presidential pardon Thursday with the White House saying D’Souza “was, in the President’s opinion, a victim of selective prosecution for violations of campaign finance laws.”
May 31, 2018, 11:09 AM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico, Canada, and the European Union.
May 30, 2018, 11:17 PM EDT
President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday that gives terminally ill patients, their doctors, and pharmaceutical manufacturers the right to try investigational medical treatments when no alternative exists.
May 30, 2018, 8:31 PM EDT
The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s tweet criticizing ABC’s Bob Iger for calling former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to say the network doesn’t tolerate Roseanne Barr’s racist remarks was meant to call out media bias. He was not defending what Roseanne said.
May 30, 2018, 4:58 PM EDT
An official with the Department of Homeland Security told reporters Tuesday that in the first five months of fiscal year 2018, Customs and Border Protection saw a 315 percent increase in illegals using children to gain entry to the U.S. as family units compared to the prior fiscal year.
May 29, 2018, 8:00 PM EDT
A top official with the Department of Health and Human Services disputed reports Tuesday that it lost more than 1400 illegal alien children who were placed with sponsors throughout the U.S.
May 29, 2018, 10:32 AM EDT
A coalition of pro-life leaders has reached out to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson calling on him to stop donating to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, pointing out that it was founded by “an outspoken racist” and is responsible for “the slaughter of minority children” through abortion.
May 25, 2018, 5:14 PM EDT
President Donald Trump posthumously pardoned the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson on Thursday.
May 25, 2018, 5:14 PM EDT
President Donald Trump posthumously pardoned the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson on Thursday.
May 25, 2018, 3:27 PM EDT
Speaking at the U.S. Naval Academy Graduation Ceremony in Annapolis, Md., on Friday, President Donald Trump said the United States military is respected again.
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.