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 29, 2017, 8:36 PM EDT
When asked Thursday if White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will tell her kids that it's okay for President Donald Trump to tweet about MSNBC host Mika Brzeznski's appearance, White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said as a person of faith, she believes the only "perfect role model" is God.
June 29, 2017, 7:08 PM EDT
White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday defended President Donald Trump's tweets about MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzeznski, saying the president is not going to sit back and be attacked by the liberal media, and that when they hit him, he will hit back.
June 29, 2017, 11:48 AM EDT
The White House said Wednesday that the administration has never been focused on a timeline when it comes to repealing and replacing Obamacare - it's more concerned  about getting it done right.
June 28, 2017, 8:17 PM EDT
Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan said Wednesday that he would support allowing victims of criminal aliens to sue the city officials of sanctuary cities.
June 27, 2017, 10:44 PM EDT
Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes climate is changing and man is having an impact on it, but how much much effect that is and what the U.S. is going to do to affect that is up for debate.
June 27, 2017, 4:32 PM EDT
The White House said Tuesday that it disagrees with all stories that claim President Donald Trump colluded with Russia "in any capacity."
June 26, 2017, 6:54 PM EDT
The White House on Monday praised the U.S. Supreme Court decision to review President Donald Trump's travel 90-day travel ban on people coming to the U.S. from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen and its decision to ban any foreign national who doesn't have a bona fide relationship with a person or entity" in the U.S. until the high court hears the case.
June 26, 2017, 11:30 AM EDT
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that the Senate health care bill does not cut Medicaid – it slows the rate of future growth and gets Medicaid “back to where it was.”
June 26, 2017, 10:22 AM EDT
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Sunday promised that the Senate health care bill will “in its entirety” bring premiums down.
June 23, 2017, 5:31 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Friday called the lack of outrage regarding statements and depictions of violence against President Donald Trump "troubling."
June 22, 2017, 10:09 PM EDT
The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump wants to “protect the integrity of the electoral system,” which is why he is a “strong advocate for voter ID laws.”
June 22, 2017, 5:33 PM EDT
In a tweet Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump said he has “no idea” whether there are any recordings of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and that he did not make and does not have “any such recordings.”
June 22, 2017, 10:07 AM EDT
The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles will allow residents later this month to use a “gender neutral identifier” on their driver’s license or ID card, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs announced on Tuesday.
June 21, 2017, 2:53 PM EDT
A police officer was stabbed in the back and the neck at Flint, Michigan’s Bishop International Airport on Wednesday, according to the TSA.
June 21, 2017, 2:26 PM EDT
Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified Wednesday that DHS’s warning that the Russian government was attempting to influence the 2016 presidential election was overshadowed by the media’s reporting of a 2005 Access Hollywood video of then-civilian Donald Trump’s recorded conversation with host Billy Bush, where he bragged about groping women.
June 21, 2017, 11:32 AM EDT
Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday that the cyber intrusion that the Russian launched last year did not affect the actual votes of the 2016 presidential election. 
June 20, 2017, 8:18 PM EDT
The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump will make an announcement "this week" on whether he has recordings of his conversation with former FBI Director James Comey.
June 20, 2017, 6:42 PM EDT
President Donald Trump and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko (Screenshot of White House video)( - The White House on Tuesday said the State Department is "mulling additional advisories" on travel to North Korea following the death of American college student Otto
June 20, 2017, 11:31 AM EDT
As part of what the White House is calling Tech Week, CEOs from more than a dozen tech companies like Apple, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Adobe attended a roundtable discussion and reception at the White House on Monday on how technology can be used to improve government services.
June 19, 2017, 9:15 PM EDT
The Cuban government said the Trump administration's demand that it release all U.S. fugitives like convicted cop killer Joanne Chesimard, is a no-go.