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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April 19, 2017, 4:39 PM EDT
The White House said Wednesday that the Democrats “came up short” in  Georgia’s special election to fill the congressional seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, calling it “a big loss for them.”
April 19, 2017, 3:13 PM EDT
President Donald Trump  signed into law on Wednesday the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act, which “eliminates the original sunset date on the Veterans Choice Program” and “gives veterans who are unable to schedule an appointment at a VA facility in a timely or convenient manner the ability to receive care from an eligible non-VA health care.”
April 18, 2017, 5:34 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order requiring the government to “aggressively promote and use American-made goods and to ensure that American labor is hired to do the job.”
April 18, 2017, 12:09 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Monday that many people are thanking him for getting rid of the “burden” of criminal aliens.
April 17, 2017, 4:17 PM EDT
When asked whether President Donald Trump has a red line when it comes to North Korea, the White House said Monday that drawing lines hasn’t work in the past, so you won’t see Trump drawing one, but the action he took in Syria, for example, shows that he will take “decisive action” when necessary.
April 17, 2017, 11:36 AM EDT
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that the number of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has “dropped off precipitously” by almost 70%.
April 14, 2017, 4:25 PM EDT
In his weekly presidential address commemorating the Easter holiday, President Donald Trump condemned the ISIS attacks on Christian churches in Egypt.
April 14, 2017, 12:34 PM EDT
When asked to explain some of President Donald Trump’s recent policy shifts, the White House said Thursday that in some cases - NATO, for example - the issue is evolving towards the position that the president articulated.
April 13, 2017, 5:27 PM EDT
The White House said Thursday that in order to defeat ISIS, the U.S. must deny them operational space, adding that the U.S. military took all precautions necessary to prevent civilian casualties in its attack on ISIS fighters in Afghanistan using the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used, also referred to by Pentagon officials as the “mother of all bombs.”
April 13, 2017, 4:46 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Thursday signed H.J. Res. 43, a resolution that overturns former President Barack Obama’s regulation forcing states to fund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, under Title X.
April 13, 2017, 4:46 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Thursday signed H.J. Res. 43, a resolution that overturns President Barack Obama’s regulation forcing states to fund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, under Title X.
April 12, 2017, 7:41 PM EDT
In a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said the slaughter of innocent civilians should be forcefully rejected by any nation, and he called on NATO members to work together to resolve the disaster currently taking place in Syria.”
April 11, 2017, 8:14 PM EDT
The White House refused to say Tuesday what sanctions will be imposed on Syria.
April 11, 2017, 7:31 PM EDT
The White House said Tuesday that all options are on the table with respect North Korea following the latest provocation from Pyongyang.
April 11, 2017, 5:59 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that even Adolf Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons when trying to stress how deplorable the Syrian president’s actions were - a comment he had to clarify later in the White House press briefing.
April 10, 2017, 7:40 PM EDT
The White House said Monday that the International Criminal court should decide whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad committed a war crime by using chemical weapons to attack his people.
April 10, 2017, 6:56 PM EDT
The White House said Monday that it reserves the option of “future action” against Syria if President Bashar al-Assad gasses his people or attacks them again with barrel bombs.
April 10, 2017, 9:52 AM EDT
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that Mexico will not pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border like President Donald Trump promised, and if the U.S. thinks a wall is in their national interests, we should pay for it.
April 7, 2017, 3:48 PM EDT
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Friday that Russia bears responsibility in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad using chemical weapons against his own people, because Russia was supposed to be guarantee that Syria had gotten rid of all chemical weapons.
April 7, 2017, 12:34 PM EDT
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Friday praised President Donald Trump for carrying out missile strikes on Syria’s airbase, saying that it showed “strength” and comparing his approach to that of former President Ronald Reagan.