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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May 22, 2017, 11:51 AM EDT
In her May 13th commencement speech, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) took digs at President Donald Trump and his policies, telling graduates of Howard University that they are living in a “very different time” than when they arrived at college four years ago - “a time when we worry that a late-night tweet could start a war.”
May 19, 2017, 10:57 AM EDT
President Donald Trump on Thursday denied that he in any way urged former FBI Director James Comey to back down from the investigation into former National Security Director Michael Flynn.
May 18, 2017, 5:58 PM EDT
In a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, President Donald Trump issued a short direct answer to whether his proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border will be a positive step towards stopping the flow of drugs across the border - "Walls work. Just ask Israel."
May 18, 2017, 5:27 PM EDT
n a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, President Donald Trump said Thursday that while he respects Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision to name a special counsel to investigate Russia's influence on the presidential election, he thinks "the entire thing has been a witch hunt" that has divided the country.
May 17, 2017, 7:47 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the Justice Department’s appointment of former FBI Chief Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel in the investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election “will confirm” that “there was no collusion” between the Trump campaign and “any foreign entity.”
May 17, 2017, 1:06 PM EDT
In a commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy in Groton, Conn., President Donald Trump complained that he has been treated unfairly by the media – worse than any other politician in history.
May 17, 2017, 10:38 AM EDT
In a Twitter post on Tuesday, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway defended herself from accusations by the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” – Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough – who claimed that during the election, Conway complained that she only took the job as then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign manager for the money and that she disliked him.
May 16, 2017, 8:09 PM EDT
The White House Tuesday denied a New York Times report claiming that President Donald Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to end the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn during an Oval Office meeting in February just one day after Flynn resigned.
May 16, 2017, 7:24 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that the American people should be concerned that someone is “selectively leaking information and facts” about the Trump administration to “create a narrative” and further an agenda.
May 15, 2017, 9:05 PM EDT
The White House Monday repeated its contention that there is no need for a special prosecutor to look into the Russia investigation despite a threat from Democrats that they will not confirm a new FBI director to replace James Comey unless a special prosecutor isn’t appointed.
May 15, 2017, 7:18 PM EDT
The ransomware attack that attacked computer systems globally last week was not a tool developed by the National Security Agency (NSA), White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert said Monday.
May 15, 2017, 11:45 AM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that the next FBI director should be someone from within the ranks of the agency.
May 15, 2017, 10:04 AM EDT
A new Miss USA 2017 was crowned on Sunday, and her answers to questions about health care and feminism are causing an uproar among liberals.
May 12, 2017, 6:38 PM EDT
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Friday that President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad as president will be “truly historic,” because “no president has ever visited the homelands and holy sites of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths all on one trip.”
May 12, 2017, 5:31 PM EDT
The White House on Friday commented on President Donald Trump’s tweet that the FBI director “better hope” there were no tapes of their conversation, saying Trump’s words were “not a threat” and that he was stating a fact.
May 11, 2017, 8:39 PM EDT
President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Thursday aimed at strengthening cybersecurity.
May 11, 2017, 6:44 PM EDT
In an interview Thursday with NBC News’ Lester Holt, President Donald Trump said he was going to fire FBI Director James Comey regardless of the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, because Comey was “a showboat” and “a grandstander.”
May 11, 2017, 12:14 PM EDT
The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump couldn’t have anticipated the backlash from Democrats over his firing of FBI Director James Comey given that most of the same people “declaring war today were the very ones that were begging” for Comey to be fired.
May 11, 2017, 12:09 PM EDT
In a speech at a summit on persecuted Christians hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that ISIS is guilty of genocide.
May 10, 2017, 8:18 PM EDT
( - The White House said the president wants the Department of Justice to pursue whatever investigation it sees fit and has “encouraged the House and Senate committees to continue any ongoing investigations” into Russian meddling in the election in spite of the ouster of FBI Chief James Comey.