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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April 24, 2017, 8:13 PM EDT
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra defended California’s sanctuary city status, telling ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that the U.S. Constitution gives states “the right to decide how to do public safety.”
April 24, 2017, 5:22 PM EDT
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced Monday that the Trump administration has imposed sanctions against 271 employees of Syria’s scientific research center for the April 4 chemical weapons attack against Syrian civilians.
April 24, 2017, 10:46 AM EDT
In a video conference call with the NASA International Space Station, President Donald Trump on Monday congratulated astronaut Peggy Whitson for spending 534 days in space - and counting - more than any other American.
April 21, 2017, 4:49 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Friday that he will unveil details on his tax reform plan next week.
April 21, 2017, 3:14 PM EDT
The White House said Friday that it has confidence that there will be no government shutdown, however,  the Office of Management and Budget is taking “routine steps” to prepare for a potential lapse in appropriations next week following the continuing resolution’s expiration.
April 21, 2017, 12:18 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he does not see the U.S. playing a role in helping to stabilize Libya, because the U.S. has enough roles right now.
April 20, 2017, 6:54 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Thursday that the shooting attack on Paris police “looks like another terrorist attack.”
April 20, 2017, 6:26 PM EDT
In a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, President Donald Trump said Thursday that Iran is not living up to the spirit of the nuclear deal.
April 20, 2017, 2:23 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday that there’s “potential” that the Obamacare repeal might be revived within the first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s presidency.
April 19, 2017, 7:32 PM EDT
The White House on Wednesday attempted to clarify President Donald Trump’s statement last week that he sent the USS Carl Vinson toward North Korea, saying that “the president said that we have an armada going towards the peninsula,” and “it is happening.”
April 19, 2017, 4:39 PM EDT
The White House said Wednesday that the Democrats “came up short” in  Georgia’s special election to fill the congressional seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, calling it “a big loss for them.”
April 19, 2017, 3:13 PM EDT
President Donald Trump  signed into law on Wednesday the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act, which “eliminates the original sunset date on the Veterans Choice Program” and “gives veterans who are unable to schedule an appointment at a VA facility in a timely or convenient manner the ability to receive care from an eligible non-VA health care.”
April 18, 2017, 5:34 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order requiring the government to “aggressively promote and use American-made goods and to ensure that American labor is hired to do the job.”
April 18, 2017, 12:09 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Monday that many people are thanking him for getting rid of the “burden” of criminal aliens.
April 17, 2017, 4:17 PM EDT
When asked whether President Donald Trump has a red line when it comes to North Korea, the White House said Monday that drawing lines hasn’t work in the past, so you won’t see Trump drawing one, but the action he took in Syria, for example, shows that he will take “decisive action” when necessary.
April 17, 2017, 11:36 AM EDT
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that the number of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has “dropped off precipitously” by almost 70%.
April 14, 2017, 4:25 PM EDT
In his weekly presidential address commemorating the Easter holiday, President Donald Trump condemned the ISIS attacks on Christian churches in Egypt.
April 14, 2017, 12:34 PM EDT
When asked to explain some of President Donald Trump’s recent policy shifts, the White House said Thursday that in some cases - NATO, for example - the issue is evolving towards the position that the president articulated.
April 13, 2017, 5:27 PM EDT
The White House said Thursday that in order to defeat ISIS, the U.S. must deny them operational space, adding that the U.S. military took all precautions necessary to prevent civilian casualties in its attack on ISIS fighters in Afghanistan using the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used, also referred to by Pentagon officials as the “mother of all bombs.”
April 13, 2017, 4:46 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Thursday signed H.J. Res. 43, a resolution that overturns former President Barack Obama’s regulation forcing states to fund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, under Title X.