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 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.
May 10, 2017, 6:20 PM EDT
The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump lost confidence in FBI Director James Comey “over the last several months,” but had considered letting Comey go since Trump won the election.
May 9, 2017, 8:15 PM EDT
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he warned President Trump Tuesday that he was “making a big mistake” by firing FBI Director James Comey, and he raised questions about the timing of the FBI director’s ouster.
May 9, 2017, 6:08 PM EDT
The White House announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, saying that the president “acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”
May 9, 2017, 10:55 AM EDT
President Donald Trump on Monday announced his third wave of federal judicial appointments, and the White House defended the pace of presidential nominations, saying it’s “well on pace with where previous administrations have been.”
May 8, 2017, 6:13 PM EDT
The White House said Monday that then-President Barack Obama was not a fan of Gen. Michael Flynn when he advised President-Elect Donald Trump against hiring him as national security adviser during their meeting at the White House.
May 8, 2017, 11:33 AM EDT
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich weighed in Sunday on the late-night comedians who are attacking President Donald Trump, saying, “Hollywood is so enraged at Donald Trump that they can’t be funny.”
May 8, 2017, 10:22 AM EDT
Obamacare architect MIT professor Jonathan Gruber on Sunday blamed the problems with Obamacare on President Donald Trump, telling “Fox News Sunday” that before Trump was elected, there were no counties in the U.S. that did not have an insurer.
May 5, 2017, 5:55 PM EDT
The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump is more concerned with getting the health care bill right rather than rushing it through like the Democrats did.
May 5, 2017, 4:46 PM EDT
The White House said Friday that it’s “a question for Congress” on whether former National Security Adviser Susan Rice should be subpoenaed to testify on the unmasking of U.S. citizens but that “it’s sad” that Rice chose “not to be transparent” and “not to cooperate in this process.”
May 5, 2017, 10:31 AM EDT
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price told CNBC’s “Squawkbox” that contrary to conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer, Americans have “strenuously” objected to having the government run their health care.
May 4, 2017, 10:56 PM EDT
President Donald Trump marked the National Day of Prayer on Thursday by signing an executive order repealing the Johnson Amendment, which targets religious leaders who engage in political speech by threatening their tax-exempt status.
May 4, 2017, 5:18 PM EDT
Vice President Mike Pence welcomed House Republicans to the White House on Thursday following the passage of the American Health Care Act, saying, “Thanks to the leadership of President Donald Trump, welcome to the beginning of the end of Obamacare.”
May 3, 2017, 8:13 PM EDT
The White House considers the 2017 budget “a down payment” on President Donald Trump’s priorities for the 2018 budget, and the 20-foot high steel wall that is being built along the U.S.-Mexico border is the most effective way to stop illegal immigration.
May 3, 2017, 5:02 PM EDT
Besides an increase in military spending and border security in the omnibus spending bill, President Donald Trump “broke parity” - giving less than a dollar of non-Defense spending per dollar of Defense spending, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday.
May 3, 2017, 10:18 AM EDT
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Tuesday that the FY17 omnibus spending bill, which provides his department with $42.4 billion in base discretionary spending, provides the “largest investment in border security in 10 years.”