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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June 26, 2017, 11:30 AM EDT
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that the Senate health care bill does not cut Medicaid – it slows the rate of future growth and gets Medicaid “back to where it was.”
June 26, 2017, 10:22 AM EDT
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Sunday promised that the Senate health care bill will “in its entirety” bring premiums down.
June 23, 2017, 5:31 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Friday called the lack of outrage regarding statements and depictions of violence against President Donald Trump "troubling."
June 22, 2017, 10:09 PM EDT
The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump wants to “protect the integrity of the electoral system,” which is why he is a “strong advocate for voter ID laws.”
June 22, 2017, 5:33 PM EDT
In a tweet Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump said he has “no idea” whether there are any recordings of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and that he did not make and does not have “any such recordings.”
June 22, 2017, 10:07 AM EDT
The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles will allow residents later this month to use a “gender neutral identifier” on their driver’s license or ID card, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs announced on Tuesday.
June 21, 2017, 2:53 PM EDT
A police officer was stabbed in the back and the neck at Flint, Michigan’s Bishop International Airport on Wednesday, according to the TSA.
June 21, 2017, 2:26 PM EDT
Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified Wednesday that DHS’s warning that the Russian government was attempting to influence the 2016 presidential election was overshadowed by the media’s reporting of a 2005 Access Hollywood video of then-civilian Donald Trump’s recorded conversation with host Billy Bush, where he bragged about groping women.
June 21, 2017, 11:32 AM EDT
Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday that the cyber intrusion that the Russian launched last year did not affect the actual votes of the 2016 presidential election. 
June 20, 2017, 8:18 PM EDT
The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump will make an announcement "this week" on whether he has recordings of his conversation with former FBI Director James Comey.
June 20, 2017, 6:42 PM EDT
President Donald Trump and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko (Screenshot of White House video)( - The White House on Tuesday said the State Department is "mulling additional advisories" on travel to North Korea following the death of American college student Otto
June 20, 2017, 11:31 AM EDT
As part of what the White House is calling Tech Week, CEOs from more than a dozen tech companies like Apple, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Adobe attended a roundtable discussion and reception at the White House on Monday on how technology can be used to improve government services.
June 19, 2017, 9:15 PM EDT
The Cuban government said the Trump administration's demand that it release all U.S. fugitives like convicted cop killer Joanne Chesimard, is a no-go. 
June 19, 2017, 8:14 PM EDT
 President Donald Trump announced Monday that Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old American college student who was held captive in North Korea for over 15 months has died.
June 19, 2017, 4:42 PM EDT
The White House said Monday the U.S. will do everything it can to protect its interests and to keep the lines of communication open with Russia. This after Russia threatened to shoot down any U.S.-led coalition aircraft that flies west of the Euphrates River.
June 19, 2017, 10:47 AM EDT
Reality star Caitlyn Jenner, who identifies as a transgender woman and a Republican, was invited to speak at the College Republican National Committee’s convention on Friday, where he commented on the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) while practicing for the congressional baseball game in Alexandria, Va.
June 16, 2017, 3:12 PM EDT
President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he is rescinding former President Barack Obama’s executive order opening up trade and travel to Cuba, calling it “terrible,” “one-sided,” and “misguided.
June 16, 2017, 11:02 AM EDT
President Donald Trump shared a message Thursday night prior to the Congressional Baseball game at Nationals Park, saying the fact that the game was still being played was sending a message to the world “that we will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence, or assaults on our democracy.”
June 15, 2017, 7:34 PM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he's signing an executive order to roll back regulations that prevent certain industries from creating apprenticeship programs.
June 15, 2017, 3:34 PM EDT
The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump's remarks following the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) Wednesday are just "the first step" in the process of urging people to dial down the rhetoric and foster unity.