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.

My Articles

January 17, 2018, 7:05 PM EST
Rep. Ron DeSantis’s office (R-Fla.) told that a House bill requiring the disclosure of past congressional sexual harassment claims has no sponsor in the Senate.
January 17, 2018, 6:32 PM EST
The White House on Wednesday said President Donald Trump does not want a government shutdown, and if the government does shut down on Friday because Congress can’t agree on a budget deal, the Democrats are to blame.
January 17, 2018, 5:07 PM EST
The White House dismissed comments Wednesday by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who took to the Senate floor earlier that day to compare President Donald Trump to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin for his treatment of the media, saying Flake recently went to Cuba to serve as “a mouthpiece for the oppressive Cuban government.”
January 17, 2018, 11:17 AM EST
President Donald Trump on Wednesday honored civil rights icon Barbara Jordan, the first African-American woman to serve in the Texas Senate, who went on to become the first woman to serve Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives.
January 16, 2018, 9:54 PM EST
White House physician Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters Tuesday that President Donald Trump did “exceedingly well” on his cognitive exam.
January 16, 2018, 6:44 PM EST
The White House on Tuesday said President Donald Trump used “tough language” in his bipartisan immigration meeting last Thursday, but he isn’t politically correct, which is one of the reasons why people love him.
January 16, 2018, 5:39 PM EST
White House doctor, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, told reporters at the White House Tuesday that the president’s health is “excellent” for a man in his 70s.
January 16, 2018, 2:49 PM EST
President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday that he wants “from everywhere” to come to the United States, not just more people from Norway.
January 16, 2018, 1:50 PM EST
Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah), the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, said the president’s alleged comments calling Haiti a “s---hole” “at last week’s bipartisan immigration reform meeting were “indefensible.”
January 15, 2018, 3:17 PM EST
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told “Fox News Sunday” that despite Hawaii’s false alarm missile test warning, people can trust the government’s warning systems.
January 15, 2018, 1:47 PM EST
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told “Fox News Sunday” that she doesn’t recall President Donald Trump calling Haiti a “s---hole” country, and disputing the claims that the president is a racist.
January 15, 2018, 11:26 AM EST
Sen. David Purdue (R-Ga.) told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that reports that President Donald Trump called Haiti a "shithole" was “a gross misinterpretation” of the president’ comments during last weeks’ bipartisan immigration meeting.
January 12, 2018, 4:25 PM EST
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told reporters Friday that he heard President Donald Trump use the term “shitholes” to refer to places like Haiti and Africa, multiple times during a bipartisan meeting on immigration at the White House on Thursday.
January 12, 2018, 11:48 AM EST
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that the Trump administration plans to announce more sanctions against Iran.
January 11, 2018, 11:35 PM EST
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Thursday that his department and the IRS have released new withholding guidance in accordance with the tax cut reform measure that the president signed into law in December.
January 11, 2018, 8:35 PM EST
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta to task during Thursday’s White House press briefing over the cable network’s ratings.
January 11, 2018, 11:19 AM EST
A bill requiring the disclosure of members of Congress who have settled sexual harassment claims has been introduced and is awaiting action in the House.
January 10, 2018, 8:12 PM EST
When asked whether he would be willing to meet with Special Counsel Robert Mueller without conditions, President Donald Trump pointed out that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not sworn in when she was interviewed by the FBI and they didn’t take notes or record the interview.
January 10, 2018, 6:44 PM EST
During a joint press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, President Donald Trump said that there’s collusion between the Democrats and the Russians more so than between the GOP and the Russians.
January 10, 2018, 11:56 AM EST
President Donald Trump surrounded by GOP congressional leaders at Camp David (Screenshot of White House video)( – President Donald Trump still plans to hold what he called “the most dishonest and corrupt media awards of the year,” but instead of it taking place this past M