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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January 4, 2018, 12:50 PM EST
The White House is giving few details regarding President Donald Trump’s “most dishonest and corrupt media awards,” which is scheduled for Monday at 5pm, but White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hinted that the media would have to be present in order to receive trophies.
January 3, 2018, 8:57 PM EST
When asked to explain Wednesday what led to President Donald Trump and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s falling out, considering that they most recently spoke in early December, the White House suggested it was Bannon’s comments about Donald Trump, Jr.
January 3, 2018, 2:05 PM EST
President Donald Trump issued a rebuke of former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday, saying Bannon has “lost his mind” after Bannon called the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump’s top campaign officials and a group of Russians “treasonous.”
January 3, 2018, 12:22 PM EST
The White House said Tuesday that the president’s first priority for the new year is passing a two-year budget deal with “realistic budget caps” that provides national security.
January 2, 2018, 8:01 PM EST
The White House said Tuesday that the end game for Iran would be that its citizens are given basic human rights and that they stop being a state sponsor of terror.  
January 2, 2018, 8:01 PM EST
The White House said Tuesday that the end game for Iran would be that its citizens are given basic human rights and that they stop being a state sponsor of terror.  
January 2, 2018, 12:26 PM EST
The new year means a new approach in the fight against ISIS, according to Defense Secretary James Mattis.
December 15, 2017, 2:08 PM EST
 President Donald Trump announced Thursday that within the first 11 months of his presidency, his administration “cancelled or delayed over 1,500 planned regulatory actions – more than any previous president by far.”
December 15, 2017, 12:13 PM EST
“Anti-police sentiment is wrong, dangerous, and we will not stand for it,” President Donald Trump told graduates of the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Va.
December 15, 2017, 10:03 AM EST
President Donald Trump said Friday that Roy Moore should concede the Alabama Senate race to Democrat Doug Jones, who was determined to be the winner on Election night.
December 14, 2017, 7:29 PM EST
White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, who is a longtime friend to President Donald Trump, told ABC News’ “Good Morning America” on Thursday that she was not escorted off the White House grounds when she resigned from the White House on Wednesday.
December 13, 2017, 11:48 AM EST
Of the roughly one million immigrants who come to the U.S. each year for citizenship, the vast majority get green cards because of a family connection, while a small percentage come here because of a job offer, according to Francis Cissna, director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
December 12, 2017, 11:24 PM EST
The White House on Tuesday pushed back on Democrats’ calls for an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by President Donald Trump before he took office, saying Congress should focus on securing the border, defeating ISIS and passing tax reform.
December 12, 2017, 7:10 PM EST
President Donald Trump’s tweet that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) “would do anything” for his campaign contributions was not sexual in nature - he’s used the same terminology referring to men, the White House said Tuesday.
December 12, 2017, 1:03 AM EST
The White House on Monday defended President Donald Trump’s recent criticism of a Washington Post reporter and other examples of “fake news,” saying there’s a difference between a reporter making a mistake and intentionally misleading the public.
December 11, 2017, 8:53 PM EST
The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump thinks it is “a good thing” that women who’ve been sexually harassed or abused “feel comfortable coming forward, generally speaking,” but he denies the allegations against him.
December 11, 2017, 11:26 AM EST
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that Congress is looking at ways to help those in high tax states who will no longer be able to claim state and local taxes due to the tax bill.
December 11, 2017, 10:56 AM EST
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) told “Fox News Sunday” that she supports “naming past people” who have been accused of sexual harassment in Congress and called for an outside counsel to review cases to make sure the information is released.
December 8, 2017, 2:30 PM EST
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) announced Thursday that he is resigning after allegations surfaced that he talked to two female staffers about surrogacy.
December 7, 2017, 9:52 PM EST
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced Thursday that he is resigning from his Senate seat amidst allegations that he groped multiple women, while calling out the president and GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama.