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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March 19, 2018, 11:30 AM EDT
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s firing was an “appropriate” punishment for someone accused of lying to the bureau and leaking classified documents.
March 16, 2018, 7:25 PM EDT
White House Legislative Director Marc Short (Screenshot)( - White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short complained Friday of Senate Democrats’ obstruction of President Donald Trump’s nominees, saying at this rate, it will take 11 and a half years for his nominees
March 15, 2018, 7:21 PM EDT
The White House disputed the notion Thursday that President Donald Trump’s decision to replace his secretary of state and CIA director as well as showing his personal assistant the door prior to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un creates the air of chaos and instability.
March 15, 2018, 1:03 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Thursday that “it looks like” Russian Prime Minister Vladimir is behind the nerve gas attack on a former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
March 14, 2018, 3:42 PM EDT
In a vote of 407 to 10, the U.S. House on Wednesday passed a school safety bill aimed at preventing school shootings by providing training to law enforcement, school personnel, and students.
March 14, 2018, 1:37 PM EDT
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his administration wants to give the U.S. military its largest pay raise in more than a decade.
March 13, 2018, 9:56 PM EDT
During a visit to San Diego, Calif., to look at border wall prototypes, President Donald Trump said that a border wall is the first line of defense against criminals and terrorists that try to infiltrate the country on a daily basis.
March 13, 2018, 7:28 PM EDT
In a speech at the State Department, outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reflected on the achievements of his department, particularly when it comes to North Korea, saying they “exceeded the expectations of almost everyone” with its  “maximum pressure campaign.”
March 13, 2018, 3:26 PM EDT
The White House on Monday said President Donald Trump’s school safety proposal focuses on things with “broad bipartisan support” or that can be done immediately from “an administrative perspective” but that he hasn’t given up some of the other things he has proposed to keep schools safe.
March 12, 2018, 9:35 PM EDT
The White House on Monday rolled out President Donald Trump’s school safety plan, which focuses on four areas: hardening schools, strengthening background checks, mental health reform, and reviewing funding proposals for preventing school violence.
March 12, 2018, 12:34 PM EDT
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that despite President Donald Trump’s planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, the administration is not removing its “maximum pressure campaign.”
March 12, 2018, 11:54 AM EDT
White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that it is “highly unlikely” that President Donald Trump would be open to going to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong-Un, but Shah wouldn’t rule it out.
March 9, 2018, 8:25 PM EST
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Thursday that the worst thing he could do is meet with President Donald Trump “and try to play him.”
March 9, 2018, 7:14 PM EST
The White House said Friday that the planned meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will not take place until the administration sees “concrete actions that match the words and the rhetoric of North Korea.”
March 9, 2018, 11:38 AM EST
The Mississippi Legislature passed a bill that bans abortion at 15 weeks, making it the most restrictive abortion ban in the country.
March 8, 2018, 7:32 PM EST
President Donald Trump made good on a campaign promise by formally announcing Thursday that he is imposing tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, saying American industries have been targeted for decades by unfair foreign trade practices - something that’s not only an “economic disaster” but a “security disaster.”
March 8, 2018, 11:52 AM EST
President Donald Trump told the Latino Council Legislative Summit that his administration wants to have a victory for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Democrats are nowhere to be found on the issue.
March 7, 2018, 8:12 PM EST
The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump will sign something by the end of the week on tariffs which will include potential carve-outs for Mexico and Canada as well as other countries based on national security.
March 7, 2018, 3:54 PM EST
In a speech to the Latino Coalition Legislative Summit on Wednesday, President Donald Trump touted the economic gains of the Hispanic Americans due to his tax cut reform plan, saying more of them are working than ever before in history.
March 7, 2018, 11:39 AM EST
President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement on new steel and aluminum tariffs by the end of the week, the White House said Wednesday.