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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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.”
February 28, 2017, 10:40 PM EST
President Donald Trump told a joint session of Congress Tuesday that the government has an obligation to protect its citizens but that they cannot succeed in “an environment of lawless chaos,” so his administration will “restore integrity and the rule of law to its borders.”
February 28, 2017, 9:44 PM EST
In his presidential address to Congress on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said that the United States is “united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms,” pointing to last week’s shooting of two Indian men in Kansas City and the recent anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish community centers and cemeteries.
February 28, 2017, 3:31 PM EST
President Donald Trump signed into law two bills on Tuesday aimed at encouraging women to pursue careers in science and business fields.
February 28, 2017, 12:29 PM EST
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said Monday that it’s ironic that his predecessor, former Gov. Steve Beshear, will be giving the Democratic response to the president’s State of the Union address, because Beshear oversaw “a remarkable decline in access to health care coverage” in the state.
February 27, 2017, 9:25 PM EST
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told “Fox News Sunday” that the election of former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez as Democratic National Committee chairman shows that the Democrats continue to be out of touch with mainstream America.
February 27, 2017, 8:17 PM EST
When asked why President Donald Trump is not planning to attend this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that the president was not elected to spend time with reporters and celebrities.
February 27, 2017, 5:49 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that people in Washington aren’t necessarily talking to job creators about what is preventing them from hiring U.S. workers or manufacturing inside the U.S., but President Trump is.
February 24, 2017, 6:11 PM EST
President Donald Trump told attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., that “as we speak,” immigration officers are throwing criminal aliens, including drug dealers and gang members, out of the country, and they will not be allowed to come back.
February 24, 2017, 2:03 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Friday that the First Amendment gives him the right to criticize "the fake news," telling the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the National Harbor, Md., on Friday that "they get upset when we expose their false stories."
February 24, 2017, 11:06 AM EST
President Donald Trump told the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Md., that “the dishonest media” will report that he didn’t receive a standing ovation.
February 23, 2017, 6:54 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that the administration is committed to making sure employers do what’s right when it comes to hiring illegal immigrants.
February 23, 2017, 6:30 PM EST
Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris, one of 24 CEOs of the nation's largest manufacturing companies who met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, said they were "encouraged by the pro-business policies" of the administration, adding that "this is probably the most pro-business administration since the Founding Fathers."
February 22, 2017, 4:33 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday that further guidance is expected to be released on how the administration plans to deal with the issue of transgender bathrooms in schools but that President Trump believes issues like it should be dealt with at the federal level.
February 21, 2017, 6:59 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that it was “disheartening” that the media jumped to the conclusion that President Donald Trump received classified information on a piece of paper while having dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., last week.
February 21, 2017, 10:39 AM EST
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his tour of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., was “a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance, and hatred in all its very ugly forms.”