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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May 16, 2018, 1:56 PM EDT
Filmmaker Spike Lee launched into a profanity-laced tirade against President Donald Trump while promoting his film “BlaKkKlansmen” at the Cannes Film Festival in France this week.
May 15, 2018, 6:27 PM EDT
A 37-year-old Mexican national in Texas has been charged with voter fraud for illegally voting in the 2016 election, Fox News reported Tuesday.
May 15, 2018, 2:17 PM EDT
In a speech to the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, President Donald Trump called for an end to attacks on police, adding that ambush attacks are “one of the most alarming crimes” against police.
May 14, 2018, 10:09 PM EDT
The White House said Monday that a White House aide’s joke about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz..) dying will be “dealt with internally.”
May 14, 2018, 8:57 PM EDT
The White House said Monday that the controversial comments Pastor Robert Jeffress made about other religions are accurate, they do not reflect the views of President Donald Trump or the White House.
May 14, 2018, 1:57 PM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday that he’ll leave it up to President Donald Trump as to whether he should personally apologize for a White House aide’s joke about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
May 14, 2018, 12:09 PM EDT
Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Robert Gates told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he thinks North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is “serious” about dismantling North Korea’s nuclear program.
May 14, 2018, 10:24 AM EDT
President Donald Trump celebrated the opening of the first U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, saying that Israel is a sovereign nation with the right to determine its own capital, adding that for years, however, the U.S. has failed to recognize the obvious - that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.
May 11, 2018, 7:49 PM EDT
President Donald Trump unveiled his “blueprint” for lowering prescription drug prices Friday, which he said begins “to derail the gravy train for special interests by ending Obamacare’s twisted incentives that actually encourage higher drug prices.”
May 11, 2018, 7:13 PM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Friday that his administration is taking “sweeping action” to lower the price of prescription drugs in the U.S. through his “Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices.”
May 10, 2018, 7:41 PM EDT
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) told host Fox Business host Dagen McDowell on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s handling of North Korea “is nothing short of a miracle.”
May 10, 2018, 3:07 PM EDT
( – A Senate Democrat grilled Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on his agency’s efforts to exclude Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X family planning funds during on an Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the agency’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request.
May 10, 2018, 11:50 AM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set for June 12th in Singapore.
May 10, 2018, 10:12 AM EDT
The White House on Thursday condemned Iran’s rocket attacks on Israel, saying it supports “Israel’s right to act in self-defense.”
May 9, 2018, 11:06 PM EDT
The same day that President Donald Trump suggested taking away press credentials from certain members of the media, the White House defended its commitment to a free press.
May 9, 2018, 6:34 PM EDT
During CIA nominee Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing Wednesday, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) took issue with Sen. Mark Warner’s (D-Va.) assertion that the attorney general’s legal approval of the CIA’s interrogation program was a “get out of jail free card” for Haspel.
May 9, 2018, 12:02 PM EDT
During her confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel said Wednesday that she would not restart any interrogation program at the CIA.
May 8, 2018, 7:01 PM EDT
Actress Cynthia Nixon, best known for her role on “Sex and the City,” angered black leaders Monday by suggesting that legalizing marijuana in New York can be a form of reparations for slavery for the black community.
May 8, 2018, 4:44 PM EDT
GOP leaders applauded President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday.