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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August 18, 2017, 6:52 PM EDT
The NAACP said Friday that while it was pleased by President Trump’s decision to let Chief Strategist Steve Bannon go from the administration, isn’t enough to “erase” the words he used this week to defend domestic neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
August 18, 2017, 1:41 PM EDT
The White House announced Friday that Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is out effective today.
August 18, 2017, 1:14 PM EDT
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) told Fox News on Thursday that his constituents want the GOP to rally behind President Donald Trump and move forward with his agenda, because that’s why they voted for the president.
August 17, 2017, 2:32 PM EDT
President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that he condemns the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, that reportedly claimed the lives of at least 13 people when a van plowed down pedestrians in a tourist area.
August 17, 2017, 1:18 PM EDT
Seizing on the outrage at President Donald Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) announced Thursday that he is introducing articles of impeachment against the president, saying Trump "has failed the presidential test of moral leadership."
August 16, 2017, 7:54 PM EDT
Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday touched on the tragedy in Charlottesville, saying he’s praying for the family of Heather Heyer, who was killed when a driver mowed down protesters in the street, and that he’s been praying that Americans don’t let “the few to divide the many.”
August 16, 2017, 2:47 PM EDT
( - President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he is ending two of his economic councils following an exodus from both in the wake of his comments regarding the violence in Charlottesville. 
August 16, 2017, 9:55 AM EDT
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that 13 members and associates of the MS-13 gang were arrested in Central Ohio and Indiana.
August 15, 2017, 7:52 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that there was "blame on both sides" of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and that not all the people who were there over the weekend to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee were white nationalists or neo-Nazis.
August 15, 2017, 12:30 PM EDT
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the release of the 2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on Tuesday and outlined some of the countries whose policies are most restrictive of religious freedom among its people.
August 14, 2017, 3:54 PM EDT
CIA Director Mike Pompeo told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that President Donald Trump was not drawing a red line when he said that North Korea better not make any threats against the U.S. and that "they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
August 14, 2017, 1:40 PM EDT
Shortly after President Donald Trump’s speech Monday specifically condemning “white supremacists” and other hate groups following the violence in Charlottesville, Va., a civil rights legal group called the president’s comments “two days late and a dollar short.”
August 14, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT
In an impromptu speech at the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump specifically called out white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va.
August 14, 2017, 11:36 AM EDT
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that President Donald Trump has done a great job calling out radical Islamic terrorism around the world. Now he must do the same with the evil of “white nationalism” over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va. 
August 11, 2017, 3:18 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said that Russian President Vladimir Putin did him a favor by expelling hundreds of U.S. diplomats and staff from Russia, saying that the decision has actually saved the U.S. taxpayers money.
August 11, 2017, 2:22 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Thursday that contrary to what former President Barack Obama has said, “nuclear” is the greatest threat to the world, not global warming.
August 10, 2017, 3:54 PM EDT
President Donald Trump hinted on Thursday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may need to step down from his leadership post if he’s not successful at getting an Obamacare repeal done.
August 10, 2017, 12:51 PM EDT
A 25-year-old Bangladesh citizen who lives in Landover Hills, Md., was charged by a federal grand jury Tuesday with trying to provide material support to ISIS and trying to kill a member of the U.S. military.
August 10, 2017, 10:14 AM EDT
In the first six months of the Trump administration, the number of removal orders for illegal immigrants increased by about 28 percent, compared to the same time period last year, while the total number of removal and voluntary departures spiked up 30 percent.
August 10, 2017, 9:57 AM EDT
President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for not being successful at repealing and replacing Obamacare.