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 27, 2017, 6:22 PM EDT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that states and localities that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws will be deemed ineligible for federal grants.
March 27, 2017, 11:26 AM EDT
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told “Fox News Sunday” that it’s time for Republicans to work with moderate Democrats after the GOP failed to get enough votes to repeal and replace Obamacare last week.
March 27, 2017, 10:41 AM EDT
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the incidental collection of intelligence on U.S. citizens happens, but Democrats should be “a little more outraged” about “the political use of that unmasking.”
March 24, 2017, 5:43 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Friday now that the House’s Obamacare repeal and replace bill has been pulled because it lacked the Republican votes needed for passage, Obamacare will “explode,” and when it does, he’s open to working with Democrats to get “a real health care bill.”
March 23, 2017, 7:53 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer criticized CNN Thursday for reporting that U.S. officials are investigating that associates of the president communicated with suspected Russian operatives to coordinate the release of information that damaged the Hillary Clinton campaign.
March 23, 2017, 6:24 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer expressed frustration Thursday with the media’s “obsession with the process” surrounding House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) notifying the White House that the intelligence community “incidentally collected” information on Trump transition team members instead of questioning the “substance” of the revelation.
March 22, 2017, 8:44 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday that there was no plan B to the House version of the Obamacare repeal and replace plan - the American Health Care Act.
March 22, 2017, 7:53 PM EDT
Just before White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was set to brief reporters Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) announced that “the intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition.”
March 22, 2017, 10:03 AM EDT
The House Rules Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the American Health Care Act, the Obamacare repeal and replace bill. The House will vote on the bill on Thursday, the same day that marks seven years since former President Barack Obama signed Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, into law.
March 22, 2017, 8:56 AM EDT
The White House announced Tuesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released its first weekly list of immigration detainer requests that local law enforcement has not complied with as requested in an executive order that the president signed on Jan. 25.
March 22, 2017, 12:04 AM EDT
The White House on Tuesday called the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in the boys bathroom of a Maryland high school last week by two male students - one of whom was on an “alien removal” list -  “a tragic event” that no one should ever have to deal with.
March 21, 2017, 8:17 PM EDT
Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch told the Senate Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday that he was never asked by the Trump administration to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.
March 20, 2017, 9:34 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee’s hearing has confirmed that there’s no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia and that “certain political appointees in the Obama administration had access to the names of unmasked U.S. citizens.”
March 20, 2017, 6:53 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asked Monday why no one is questioning why the Democratic National Committee rebuffed the FBI when it asked to look at their servers after the Democrats claimed they were hacked by Russia during the election.
March 20, 2017, 11:49 AM EDT
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower is not as “outlandish as the press suggests.”
March 17, 2017, 7:58 PM EDT
In a joint White House press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Donald Trump said the two countries must continue to work together to defeat ISIS and protect its people from “radical Islamic terrorism.”
March 17, 2017, 3:30 PM EDT
President Donald Trump challenged a reporter at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House on Friday who called his trade police “isolationist” and asked why he was so was afraid of diversity in the media that he calls them “fake news.”
March 17, 2017, 3:06 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Friday that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have wiretapping by the Obama administration in common.
March 16, 2017, 10:47 PM EDT
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that the Trump administration will no longer spend money on programs that don’t deliver on the promises made, and one example of that is the Community Development Block Grant program.
March 16, 2017, 7:22 PM EDT
Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, said at the White House briefing on Thursday the people who oppose President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate all federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting face a "hard sell."