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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July 21, 2017, 7:05 PM EDT
Incoming White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said Friday during a televised White House press briefing that there is "a little bit of media bias" and that he hopes to "de-escalate that" and turn it around so the president's message can get out to the American people.
July 21, 2017, 5:11 PM EDT
During one of the first televised press briefings the White House has had in weeks, incoming White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci told reporters Friday that Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be taking over for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, after he resigned his post.
July 21, 2017, 12:38 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has reportedly resigned over the appointment of former Trump campaign fundraiser Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director.
July 21, 2017, 10:49 AM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that three pharmaceutical companies have teamed up to bring pharmaceutical glass packing manufacturing to the U.S. - a decision that will create thousands of manufacturing jobs and an investment of at least $4 billion.
July 20, 2017, 9:36 PM EDT
The Justice Department announced Thursday that it has seized Alphabay, the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet, and plans to seize the assets of its late owner, Alexandre Cazes, a Canadian citizen.
July 20, 2017, 5:33 PM EDT
The White House on Thursday said President Donald Trump "clearly" has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions despite a New York Times report saying the president never would have named Sessions to the DOJ post if he knew Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
July 19, 2017, 11:57 PM EDT
Pressed to explain why the White House didn't provide details on what President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the G20 dinner this month, the White House said there was no readout of then-President Obama's appearance at the G20 dinner in 2011.
July 19, 2017, 7:53 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters at the White House Wednesday that the Senate will vote next week on a motion to proceed, saying Republican senators wouldn't be able to honor their commitment to the voters to repeal or replace Obamacare "unless we get on the bill."
July 19, 2017, 5:38 PM EDT
President Donald Trump, speaking to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, said Wednesday that most states have provided voter data to the commission, but there are more that have refused to provide the data, and he wondered why.
July 18, 2017, 6:50 PM EDT
The White House on Tuesday blamed Democrats for the failure of the Senate health care bill, saying they're responsible for passing Obamacare and "for creating the mess that we're in."
July 18, 2017, 11:18 AM EDT
The White House on Monday accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) of politicizing the position of deputy secretary of Defense by obstructing the nomination of Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan.
July 17, 2017, 7:45 PM EDT
The White House on Monday kicked off what it calls Made in America week by highlighting American-made goods from all 50 states.
July 17, 2017, 10:38 AM EDT
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) complained Sunday that the Senate health care bill would make changes to Medicaid without have a hearing on the possible impact of those changes.
July 14, 2017, 10:42 PM EDT
Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert told reporters Friday that there are "no kinks" in the U.S.-France relationship when it comes to intelligence sharing, despite reports to the contrary from former Obama administration officials on the National Security Council.
July 13, 2017, 8:17 PM EDT
Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) unveiled the details of their alternative health care plan on Thursday, which gives Obamacare money to the states in the form of a block grant and lets governors decide how best to deliver health care to residents.
July 13, 2017, 7:04 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Thursday that his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer was "standard" protocol in politics and something the media has "made a very big deal over."
July 13, 2017, 3:30 PM EDT
During a joint press briefing in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, President Donald Trump praised the city and its president, saying that Macron would be "a tough president," who would not go easy on lawbreakers.
July 12, 2017, 6:45 PM EDT
The White House on Wednesday reacted to FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray's comments during his Senate confirmation hearing, saying, the president's position has not changed.
July 11, 2017, 9:21 PM EDT
President Donald Trump issued a statement on Tuesday regarding his son, Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian attorney last year, saying, he applauds his son's "transparency."
July 11, 2017, 12:42 PM EDT
The White House on Monday defended President Donald Trump's tweet about Chelsea Clinton, saying he was "responding to an outrageous attack against a White House senior advisor," referring to his daughter Ivanka Trump.