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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June 13, 2017, 9:17 PM EDT
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Tuesday during the Senate Intelligence Committee's questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions that none of the Democrats on the committee had asked whether the president or any of his associates colluded with Russia to hack the DNC's emails and release them to the public.
June 13, 2017, 3:38 PM EDT
In his opening statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he never had any conversations with or met with any Russians or other foreign officials to discuss interference with any election or campaign.
June 13, 2017, 2:38 PM EDT
During questioning by a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said that since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the election, he does not know what the investigation entails and Rosenstein couldn’t discuss it publicly.
June 13, 2017, 11:22 AM EDT
During questioning by a Senate Subcommittee, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that he sees no reason to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the presidential election.
June 12, 2017, 9:09 PM EDT
When asked whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions should invoke executive privilege on conversations between him and the president as it relates to former FBI Director James Comey when he testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, the White House said Monday that "it depends on the scope of the questions, and to get into a hypothetical at this point would be premature."
June 12, 2017, 4:20 PM EDT
The White House on Monday said President Donald Trump indicated Friday that he was willing to tell Special Counsel Robert Mueller about his interactions to former FBI Director James Comey, but no "further discussion" was had about whether the president would testify before Congress on the matter.
June 12, 2017, 12:51 PM EDT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday afternoon.
June 12, 2017, 11:18 AM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that President Donald Trump shouldn’t testify publicly regarding the Russian investigation, because it would be “inappropriate.”
June 9, 2017, 6:46 PM EDT
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said Friday that his country is increasing its contribution to NATO after hearing President Donald Trump's speech last month at NATO headquarters in Brussels.
June 9, 2017, 4:14 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Friday he is "100 percent" willing to speak under oath giving his version of interaction with former FBI Director James Comey.
June 8, 2017, 7:36 PM EDT
In a speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference on Thursday, President Donald Trump told attendees that government bureaucrats think they can overrule people's values and tell them how to live, but families and churches know best how to create a strong community, because Americans don't worship government, they worship God.
June 8, 2017, 3:18 PM EDT
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz read a statement Thursday following the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee, saying Comey has now publicly confirmed what he told the president privately - "that the president was not under investigation as part of any probe into Russian interference."
June 8, 2017, 2:28 PM EDT
The White House on Thursday refused to comment on former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but did defend the president, saying President Donald Trump is not a liar despite Comey's testimony to the contrary.
June 7, 2017, 2:32 PM EDT
Speaking in Cincinnati, Ohio, President Donald Trump pledged to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure using American labor and materials.
June 6, 2017, 7:28 PM EDT
The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump’s use of Twitter despite criticism from the media, telling reporters that the same people who “critiquing his use of it now critiqued it during the election, and it turned out pretty well for him then.”
June 6, 2017, 5:32 PM EDT
The White House on Tuesday refused to comment on the case of a federal contractor charged with leaking classified material from the National Security Agency to the media.
June 6, 2017, 12:38 PM EDT
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin announced Monday that the VA will be switching to electronic health records and adopting the same electronic health records system as the Department of Defense.
June 5, 2017, 7:40 PM EDT
The White House on Monday said President Donald Trump will not be invoke executive privilege regarding the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey.
June 5, 2017, 3:13 PM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Monday his proposal to privatize the air traffic control system (ATC), saying the current system is outdated and was designed when there were roughly 100,000 people traveling by air each year, compared to nearly 1 billion annually now.
June 2, 2017, 8:04 PM EDT
While announcing his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, President Donald Trump said Thursday that his job was to represent the American people, not foreign countries.