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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February 24, 2017, 6:11 PM EST
President Donald Trump told attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., that “as we speak,” immigration officers are throwing criminal aliens, including drug dealers and gang members, out of the country, and they will not be allowed to come back.
February 24, 2017, 2:03 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Friday that the First Amendment gives him the right to criticize "the fake news," telling the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the National Harbor, Md., on Friday that "they get upset when we expose their false stories."
February 24, 2017, 11:06 AM EST
President Donald Trump told the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Md., that “the dishonest media” will report that he didn’t receive a standing ovation.
February 23, 2017, 6:54 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that the administration is committed to making sure employers do what’s right when it comes to hiring illegal immigrants.
February 23, 2017, 6:30 PM EST
Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris, one of 24 CEOs of the nation's largest manufacturing companies who met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, said they were "encouraged by the pro-business policies" of the administration, adding that "this is probably the most pro-business administration since the Founding Fathers."
February 22, 2017, 4:33 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday that further guidance is expected to be released on how the administration plans to deal with the issue of transgender bathrooms in schools but that President Trump believes issues like it should be dealt with at the federal level.
February 21, 2017, 6:59 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that it was “disheartening” that the media jumped to the conclusion that President Donald Trump received classified information on a piece of paper while having dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., last week.
February 21, 2017, 10:39 AM EST
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his tour of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., was “a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance, and hatred in all its very ugly forms.”
February 20, 2017, 4:03 PM EST
President Donald Trump announced Monday that he has nominated Lt. Gen. Herbert Raymond McMaster to be national security advisor, calling him “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.”
February 20, 2017, 3:27 PM EST
Activists held “Not My Presidents Day” events on President’s Day Monday in cities across the country, including New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, the USA Today reported.
February 20, 2017, 12:28 PM EST
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) told CBS’s “Face of the Nation” on Sunday that the Democrats have to work with the president, and the Congressional Black Caucus plans to meet with the president next week to discuss prescription drug prices.
February 17, 2017, 3:55 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Friday that he would level the playing field for American workers by reducing “job crushing regulations,” lowering taxes on U.S. businesses, enforcing trade rules and stopping “foreign cheating.”
February 17, 2017, 12:41 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he doesn’t have to announce what he’s going to do militarily when it comes to dealing with countries like Russia, Iran, or North Korea.
February 16, 2017, 6:17 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration is looking into who in the intelligence community leaked news of former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn’s phone call with the Russian ambassador prior to the inauguration.
February 16, 2017, 3:12 PM EST
During a press conference to announce his choice to replace Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder who withdrew his name from consideration Wednesday, President Donald Trump criticized the media Thursday for being dishonest, saying it was trying to attack his administration because he has been successful on following through on his campaign promises.
February 15, 2017, 4:45 PM EST
At a joint press conference with President Trump at the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that for the first time in his lifetime, Arab countries in the Middle East see Israel as an ally instead of an enemy.
February 15, 2017, 3:42 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was treated unfairly by the media, calling them “fake media.”
February 14, 2017, 3:23 PM EST
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February 13, 2017, 3:45 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Monday that his administration is receiving praise for its “stance of common sense” when it comes to immigration, adding that he will not allow terrorist attacks that have occurred in the United States and around the world to happen in the U.S. on his watch.
February 13, 2017, 3:24 PM EST
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that his people would not want him to “lecture another country on how they choose to govern themselves.”