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.

My Articles

March 13, 2017, 11:38 AM EDT
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) complained Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the House GOP’s health care bill, the American Health Care Act, is being shoved through, “because they don’t have the guts to hold hearings.”
March 10, 2017, 8:28 PM EST
President Donald Trump may have thought jobs reports were “phony in the past,” but they’re “very real now,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Friday.
March 10, 2017, 4:43 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer joked to a reporter on Friday that he would make the podium move in response to a question about the president tweeting about the jobs numbers shortly after they were released publicly - a reference to a “Saturday Night Live” sketch where actress Melissa McCarthy who plays the press secretary moves the podium to attack reporters.
March 9, 2017, 9:46 PM EST
The White House on Thursday said that the president will continue to talk to those in Congress who have questions or concerns about the American Health Care Act - the GOP House version of the bill to replace and repeal Obamacare.
March 8, 2017, 11:56 PM EST
The Texas bathroom bill cleared its first hurdle Wednesday after a Texas Senate committee approved the measure, which requires that people to use the restroom that corresponds to the gender on their current birth certificate.
March 8, 2017, 6:32 PM EST
The White House complained Wednesday of a double standard in the way the media and Democrats respond to reports of intelligence leaks depending on who the target is.
March 7, 2017, 8:08 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Tuesday that a “big difference” between Obamacare and the House GOP Obamacare replacement bill is you don’t have to wait until Congress passes the bill to see what’s in it.
March 7, 2017, 6:58 PM EST
When asked whether the GOP’s Obamacare replacement should be called Trump Care, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Tuesday that he would let others describe it, but he prefers the name Patient Care.
March 6, 2017, 6:54 PM EST
President Donald Trump issued a new executive order Monday that suspends travel for 90 days for foreign nationals from six predominantly Muslim countries - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen - until those countries improve their screening process.
March 6, 2017, 10:29 AM EST
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), a top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that it was “reckless” to claim that the Obama administration wiretapped then-presidential candidate Donald Trump “without any evidence.”
March 6, 2017, 9:44 AM EST
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told “Fox News Sunday” that he’s “sure” that his committee will investigate allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
March 3, 2017, 3:49 PM EST
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday questioned the newsworthiness of a Trump campaign volunteer bumping into Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak at a July conference attended by potentially 80 foreign ambassadors.
March 3, 2017, 2:07 PM EST
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Friday that there’s “light years of difference” between Vice President Mike Pence’s use of a private email account to conduct business as governor of Indiana and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account to conduct official business during her time at the State Department.
March 2, 2017, 3:37 PM EST
The Democrats are trying desperately to get media coverage of Russian meddling in the U.S. election, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday.
March 2, 2017, 3:06 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he has “total” confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions and he doesn’t think he should recuse himself.
March 2, 2017, 12:24 PM EST
Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke out Wednesday about efforts to undermine the press and “delegitimize the courts,” saying “an independent and free press is the fundamental element” in a functioning democracy.
March 1, 2017, 3:46 PM EST
Omarosa Manigault, who serves as assistant to the president and director of communications in the Office of Public Liaison and attended three HBCUs, told NBCBLK on Wednesday that detractors of the president’s executive order establishing the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and moving it under direct purview of the White House “may be embarrassed” because the Obama administration “didn’t do more for these institutions.”
March 1, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday that he thinks efforts to reform immigration will be successful this time around, but it won’t be easy. 
March 1, 2017, 9:45 AM EST
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he has created an office to serve U.S. citizens who are the “victims of immigration crime.”
February 28, 2017, 11:22 PM EST
President Donald Trump called on Congress Tuesday to pass an education bill that funds school choice so that disadvantaged children of all races can choose whatever school is right for them, calling education “the civil rights issue of our time.”