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

February 4, 2019, 12:16 PM EST
Former Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, a Democrat, is going against many in his party who are calling for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) to resign after initially admitting to appearing in a racist medical school yearbook photo that featured someone in blackface and another in a KKK costume.
February 4, 2019, 11:32 AM EST
Planned Parenthood - the nation’s largest abortion provider - which spent millions to elect Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, is calling for him to resign after he admitted that he appeared in a racist photo that surfaced from his medical school’s yearbook which featured someone in black face and another person dressed as the Ku Klux Klan.
February 1, 2019, 8:27 PM EST
President Donald Trump announced Friday that he sent 2,500 military personnel to the southern border to help the Border Patrol with migrant caravans that are heading to the U.S.
February 1, 2019, 9:52 AM EST
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said Thursday that the Democratic Party’s health care policy has evolved since Obamacare in light of New York’s law allowing abortion up to birth and a similar failed abortion proposal in Virginia that would allow abortion right up to the moment of birth.
January 31, 2019, 7:30 PM EST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that President Donald Trump took away DACA protections for Dreamers and offered to reinstate it temporarily for a permanent wall.
January 30, 2019, 8:29 PM EST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that congressional conferees working on border security agree that there should be “sizable funding for food, clothing, medical care for immigrants,” as well as funding for more judges to adjudicate immigration cases, and sending taxpayer money to countries in the northern triangle to “alleviate” the conditions there that made them flee.
January 30, 2019, 7:34 PM EST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that when asked what her favorite word is, she said her favorite word is “the word.”
January 30, 2019, 5:42 PM EST
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, told Fox News on Wednesday that she plans to vote for the words ‘so help you God’ to be added back in the House Committee oath.
January 30, 2019, 12:34 PM EST
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said Wednesday that she can’t wait until “we have a President who believes in science” and knows “the difference between weather and climate” after President Donald Trump asked what’s going on with global warming as the Midwest deals with frigid temperatures.
January 29, 2019, 6:57 PM EST
Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) said Tuesday that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson shared with her a story about how the cartels blew a hole through a portion of existing steel slatted wall large enough for them to drive through.
January 29, 2019, 3:19 PM EST
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday at a hearing on the worldwide threats facing the U.S. that terrorism is expected to increase this year with ISIS “intent on resurging” and “al Qaeda showing signs of confidence” as evidences by the recent hotel attack in Kenya.
January 29, 2019, 1:53 PM EST
National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Monday that the economy is “very strong” despite the government shutdown and that no “permanent damage” was done.
January 28, 2019, 8:52 PM EST
If Democrats don’t come back with a deal on border security, President Donald Trump will be forced to use executive action that won’t give the Democrats what they want, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday.
January 28, 2019, 5:24 PM EST
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told “Fox News Sunday” that “many Democrats” are starting to agree with President Donald Trump on the necessity of a barrier.
January 28, 2019, 4:38 PM EST
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that Republicans shouldn’t be required to trade border security for something else with Democrats, because both parties are for border security.
January 28, 2019, 11:26 AM EST
CNN Political Commentator Ana Navarro, a Republican, said last week that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is exploring a presidential run, is trying to ride Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “coattails” by proposing a “ultra millionaire tax.”
January 25, 2019, 3:32 PM EST
CNN Political commentator Ana Navarro on Thursday referred to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross as the “‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ secretary of commerce” in reaction to his comments that federal workers can just get a bank loan to deal to make ends meet while waiting for the shutdown to end.
January 25, 2019, 2:53 PM EST
“We have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,” President Donald Trump announced at a Rose Garden press conference on Friday.
January 25, 2019, 1:22 PM EST
A smiling Roger Stone – President Donald Trump’s friend and former Trump campaign official - emerged from a Florida courthouse Friday, raising both arms and holding up two fingers on each hand in a move reminiscent of former President Richard Nixon.