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 26, 2017, 12:26 PM EDT
Vice President Mike Pence told graduates of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on Friday that they must cultivate the qualities of humility, orientation to authority and self-control to be successful leaders.
May 25, 2017, 4:01 PM EDT
President Donald Trump issued a statement Thursday, condemning “leaks of sensitive information” pertaining to the investigation of the terrorist bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester this week.
May 25, 2017, 2:01 PM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Thursday that he won’t be voting for the president’s budget plan because of the cuts it makes to foreign aid, in particular for U.S. allies like Jordan, because such a move could jeopardize the war on terror.
May 25, 2017, 11:31 AM EDT
During a speech at the NATO summit in Brussels, President Donald Trump on Thursday called out NATO members for not paying their fair share, saying that if they did, “NATO would be even stronger than it is today, especially from the threat of terrorism.”
May 24, 2017, 3:36 PM EDT
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testified before Congress Wednesday on the president’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request that calls for cuts to the SNAP program, which stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and is also known as food stamp assistance.
May 24, 2017, 12:24 PM EDT
The president’s budget requires that those receiving the child care tax credit and the earned income tax credit now must have a Social Security number to claim those tax credits.
May 23, 2017, 6:51 PM EDT
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that the government\ spent too much money on climate change during the previous administration and not very efficiently,"
May 23, 2017, 1:51 PM EDT
The White House's budget plan calls for $2.6 billion "in new infrastructure and technology investments in 2018," including $1.6 billion for new and replacement border wall along the southern border.
May 23, 2017, 1:23 PM EDT
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Tuesday unveiled the president's budget, titled the "New Foundation for American Greatness,"  saying it balances for the first time in 10 years.
May 22, 2017, 11:51 AM EDT
In her May 13th commencement speech, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) took digs at President Donald Trump and his policies, telling graduates of Howard University that they are living in a “very different time” than when they arrived at college four years ago - “a time when we worry that a late-night tweet could start a war.”
May 19, 2017, 10:57 AM EDT
President Donald Trump on Thursday denied that he in any way urged former FBI Director James Comey to back down from the investigation into former National Security Director Michael Flynn.
May 18, 2017, 5:58 PM EDT
In a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, President Donald Trump issued a short direct answer to whether his proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border will be a positive step towards stopping the flow of drugs across the border - "Walls work. Just ask Israel."
May 18, 2017, 5:27 PM EDT
n a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, President Donald Trump said Thursday that while he respects Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision to name a special counsel to investigate Russia's influence on the presidential election, he thinks "the entire thing has been a witch hunt" that has divided the country.
May 17, 2017, 7:47 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the Justice Department’s appointment of former FBI Chief Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel in the investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election “will confirm” that “there was no collusion” between the Trump campaign and “any foreign entity.”
May 17, 2017, 1:06 PM EDT
In a commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy in Groton, Conn., President Donald Trump complained that he has been treated unfairly by the media – worse than any other politician in history.
May 17, 2017, 10:38 AM EDT
In a Twitter post on Tuesday, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway defended herself from accusations by the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” – Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough – who claimed that during the election, Conway complained that she only took the job as then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign manager for the money and that she disliked him.
May 16, 2017, 8:09 PM EDT
The White House Tuesday denied a New York Times report claiming that President Donald Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to end the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn during an Oval Office meeting in February just one day after Flynn resigned.
May 16, 2017, 7:24 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that the American people should be concerned that someone is “selectively leaking information and facts” about the Trump administration to “create a narrative” and further an agenda.
May 15, 2017, 9:05 PM EDT
The White House Monday repeated its contention that there is no need for a special prosecutor to look into the Russia investigation despite a threat from Democrats that they will not confirm a new FBI director to replace James Comey unless a special prosecutor isn’t appointed.
May 15, 2017, 7:18 PM EDT
The ransomware attack that attacked computer systems globally last week was not a tool developed by the National Security Agency (NSA), White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert said Monday.