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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March 31, 2018, 12:15 AM EDT
Customs and Border Patrol Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello addressed reports Friday that Border Patrol agents on the front lines don’t want a border wall.
March 30, 2018, 10:09 AM EDT
The White House reacted to news that Russia has expelled 60 U.S. diplomats and closed the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg, saying that it “marks a further deterioration in the United States-Russia relationship.”
March 29, 2018, 11:07 PM EDT
The White House said Thursday that “there is no intent at this point to privatize the VA.”
March 29, 2018, 7:04 PM EDT
During a speech in Richfield, Ohio, President Donald Trump said his administration has delivered on its promises, created 3 million jobs and eliminated job-killing regulations.
March 29, 2018, 12:21 PM EDT
The NAACP and Prince George’s County, Md., are suing the federal government over 2020 Census preparations in an effort to prevent “African Americans and other people of color in communities” nationwide from being undercounted.
March 29, 2018, 10:34 AM EDT
President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at online retail giant Amazon, complaining that they are putting thousands of retailers out of business and pay “little or no” state and local taxes.
March 29, 2018, 9:03 AM EDT
President Donald Trump praised officials in Orange County, Calif., Wednesday for fighting against the state’s sanctuary city policy.
March 28, 2018, 9:11 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot)( - President Donald Trump secured a new trade deal with South Korea on Wednesday, making good on a key campaign promise to the American people.
March 28, 2018, 7:10 PM EDT
President Donald Trump brought an end to widespread speculation over the fate of VA Secretary David Shulkin, announcing Thursday that Shulkin is being replaced.
March 28, 2018, 1:48 PM EDT
The White House on Tuesday said it couldn’t weigh in on the specifics of President Donald Trump’s weekend tweet calling for using funds allocated for military spending in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill to build a border wall.
March 28, 2018, 12:30 PM EDT
A Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood affiliate is calling for a Disney princess who is pro-choice and has had an abortion.
March 27, 2018, 9:09 PM EDT
The White House pushed back on liberal outrage that the Trump administration plans to include a citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 Census, saying that question has been included on every Census since 1965 with the exception of the 2010 Census, during the Obama administration.
March 27, 2018, 11:45 AM EDT
The superintendent for a rural school district in Pennsylvania whose answer to school shootings was stoning, has had a change of heart and arranged for armed security.  
March 26, 2018, 10:11 PM EDT
The White House on Monday called Russia’s nerve agent attack on a former spy and his daughter “brazen” and “reckless,” but added President Donald Trump remains open to working with Russia on “areas of mutual concern.”
March 26, 2018, 6:27 PM EDT
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) accused President Donald Trump of either lying or being “completely delusional” for saying Republicans are with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and accusing Democrats of fighting against DACA.
March 26, 2018, 12:18 PM EDT
Hugh Hewitt, host of the Salem Radio Network, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that “the three unhappiest people in the world” about President Donald Trump’s appointments of Mike Pompeo, Gina Haspel, John Bolton and Larry Kudlow are the leaders of Iran, North Korea, and Russia.
March 26, 2018, 10:10 AM EDT
President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the expulsion of dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the U.S. in response to Russia’s chemical weapons attack on a former spy and his daughter in the U.K.
March 23, 2018, 9:00 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Thursday authorized the modification of tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum for six countries and the European Union.
March 23, 2018, 4:36 PM EDT
fter threatening to veto it, President Donald Trump on Friday signed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, which he had criticized for not addressing DACA or fully funding the border wall.
March 23, 2018, 10:57 AM EDT
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his farewell speech Thursday urged employees at the State Department not to lose their personal integrity and urged them to do an act of kindness daily, saying that Washington “can be a very mean-spirited town.”