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 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.
June 2, 2017, 5:30 PM EDT
EPA Director Scott Pruitt said Friday that he and the president never discussed what his views were on whether climate change is real. Their conversation was strictly confined to whether the Paris Climate Accord is good for the country.
June 2, 2017, 4:07 PM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Fox News on Friday that his conversation with a foreign leader was incidentally collected and that someone requested that his conversation be unmasked. 
June 1, 2017, 8:46 PM EDT
Liberal groups like the Sierra Club, immediately panned President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, calling it “one of the most ignorant and dangerous” actions any president can take.
June 1, 2017, 8:04 PM EDT
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord on Thursday was praised by conservatives for keeping the promise he made on the campaign trail.
June 1, 2017, 7:13 PM EDT
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he was pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord because the current deal hamstrings the United States economy and amounts to a redistribution of wealth to other nations that aren't subjected to such stringent terms.
June 1, 2017, 11:47 AM EDT
President Donald Trump signed a waiver Thursday suspending limitations under the Jerusalem Embassy Act, thereby delaying the U.S. Embassy in Israel from moving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
June 1, 2017, 12:08 AM EDT
The White House on Wednesday condemned the suicide bomb attack that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing at least 90 people and injuring hundreds more, including U.S. citizens.
May 31, 2017, 2:29 PM EDT
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Wednesday that while the VA has significantly improved access to care for veterans, there's still more work to be done with veterans waiting 60 days or more for new appointments at 30 of its locations nationwide.
May 31, 2017, 12:46 PM EDT
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Wednesday that there may be evidence that medical marijuana may be helpful in reducing the suicide problem among the nation's veterans, but until federal law changes, the VA won't "be able to prescribe marijuana for conditions that may be helpful."
May 30, 2017, 5:16 PM EDT
The White House pointed to a BBC reporter’s erroneous claim that the president was being rude to the Italian prime minister by not wearing a translation device during the G7 summit as an example of “fake news.”