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 11, 2018, 6:52 PM EDT
Bill Maher, host of “Real Time With Bill Maher” on HBO, said Friday that he hopes the U.S. economy will crash so that he can get rid of President Donald Trump.
June 11, 2018, 4:29 PM EDT
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that the reason why she wasn’t as outspoken about the treatment of illegal children during the Obama administration as she has been during the Trump administration was because she didn’t know enough about it.  
June 11, 2018, 1:06 PM EDT
Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, who served during the Obama administration, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that it is “very worrisome and very destructive” for President Donald Trump to go to the G7 summit “and essentially blow it up and disrespect our allies, while embracing Russia and giving benefits to China.”
June 8, 2018, 8:32 PM EDT
In remarks prior to a bilateral meeting at the G7, President Donald Trump joked that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed to cut all tariffs and trade barriers between the U.S. and Canada.
June 8, 2018, 4:50 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Friday that if the Washington Nationals want to visit the White House, he’s open to it, but “if they don’t want to,” he doesn’t want them.
June 8, 2018, 10:35 AM EDT
Before leaving the White House for the G7 Summit in Canada, President Donald Trump on Friday floated the idea of asking sports figures, particularly NFL players, for the names of people that were unfairly prosecuted, and he would consider pardoning them or commuting their sentences.
June 7, 2018, 8:07 PM EDT
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is “prepared to denuclearize” and has indicated as much to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the secretary told reporters Thursday.
June 7, 2018, 7:31 PM EDT
If all goes well with the upcoming U.S.-North Korean summit, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will be invited to the White House, President Donald Trump said Thursday.
June 7, 2018, 3:44 PM EDT
The White House on Thursday unveiled the first set of ads aimed at combating opioid addiction, also known as “the crisis next door,” among young adults aged 18 to 24 years old.
June 6, 2018, 7:38 PM EDT
President Donald Trump made good on a promise to give veterans more health care options, signing the VA Mission Act into law Wednesday.
June 6, 2018, 4:06 PM EDT
National Economic Council Chairman Larry Kudlow said Wednesday that if foreign countries lower their trade barriers, the U.S. will export “significantly more” goods “across the board.”  
June 6, 2018, 10:57 AM EDT
White House aide Kelly Sadler, who mocked Sen. John McCain’s health, is no longer at the White House, though it is not clear whether she resigned or was fired.
June 5, 2018, 8:32 PM EDT
The White House defended President Donald Trump’s decision Tuesday to disinvite the Philadelphia Eagles from a planned White House visit, saying the NFL team “changed their commitment at the 11th hour” from 80 members of the Eagles organization to “a tiny handful of representatives” to attend the event and tried to reschedule the visit when they knew the president would be overseas.
June 5, 2018, 4:34 PM EDT
A man participating in the White House Celebration of America takes a knee during the National Anthem (Photo courtesy of Jesper Zølck/TV2 Denmark)
June 4, 2018, 8:54 PM EDT
The White House on Monday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on the European Union, Canada, and Mexico, saying the U.S. has strong relations with them and that will continue despite the tariffs.
June 4, 2018, 2:28 PM EDT
In a 7-2 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Christian baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
June 4, 2018, 12:28 PM EDT
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), who sits on the House Intelligence and Homeland Security Committees, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he would “absolutely” support requiring that President Donald Trump to get congressional approval before raising tariffs.
June 4, 2018, 11:20 AM EDT
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told “Fox News Sunday” that President Donald Trump’s decision to pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza was “not a sign” that Trump would pardon anyone indicted in the Russia probe for crimes that don’t pertain to Russian collusion.
June 1, 2018, 8:33 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Friday that he thinks North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is committed to denuclearization.
June 1, 2018, 4:22 PM EDT
“The United States will agree to a fair deal” on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), “or there will be no deal at all.” That’s the message President Donald Trump had for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday.