Melanie has been with CNSNews.com 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 CNSNews.com, 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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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)(CNSNews.com) – 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
January 10, 2018, 11:10 AM EST
R&B singer Ginuwine has been launched into a storm of controversy over what’s being branded as “transphobic” behavior because he refused to kiss a transgender woman on a reality show.
January 10, 2018, 10:20 AM EST
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has stepped down from Breitbart News, where he served as executive chairman since 2012, effective Tuesday after his falling out with President Donald Trump.
January 9, 2018, 7:57 PM EST
During a bipartisan meeting with congressional leaders at the White House, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the immigration reform bill must be “a bill of love” that addresses DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), ends chain migration, secures the border by building a wall, and cancels the visa lottery program.
January 9, 2018, 11:56 AM EST
The White House said Monday that if Oprah Winfrey runs for president, President Donald Trump would “welcome the challenge” from her “or anybody else.”
January 9, 2018, 10:46 AM EST
The White House said Monday there is no way back into the president’s good graces despite former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s apology for comments he made in the Michael Wolff book.
January 8, 2018, 4:44 PM EST
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced Monday that she is terminating the temporary protected status (TPS) for El Salvador after reviewing the conditions of El Salvador following the 2001 earthquakes that led to the TPS designation.
January 8, 2018, 11:44 AM EST
In an interview Sunday with CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper,” White House Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller took Tapper to task for his network’s negative coverage of President Donald Trump.
January 5, 2018, 11:39 PM EST
The Justice Department issued a memo Thursday announcing a return to the rule of law when it comes to marijuana enforcement.
January 5, 2018, 2:04 PM EST
President Donald Trump said Thursday that U.S. companies and workers are already seeing the benefits of the tax cut reform bill that he signed into law before Christmas, including more than 60 companies that are increasing wages - many voluntarily raising their minimum wage to $15 per hour.
January 4, 2018, 5:58 PM EST
The White House on Thursday suggested that Breitbart News should part ways with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, after his interview with journalist Michael Wolff, during which he called the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with top campaign officials and a group of Russians “treasonous.”
January 4, 2018, 5:29 PM EST
The White House said Thursday that the recently announced ban on personal cell phone use in the West Wing of the White House was not in response to a soon-to-be-released book about the Trump administration which includes comments from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.
January 4, 2018, 2:01 PM EST
In a statement issued Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said personal cell phone use has been banned by staff and guests in the West Wing of the White House.