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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July 20, 2018, 10:35 AM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that there was no chance that the administration would allow Russia to question former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow Michael McCaul or other Americans.
July 19, 2018, 8:10 PM EDT
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday establishing a workforce initiative to establish apprenticeships with U.S. companies and on-the-job training for American workers.
July 19, 2018, 10:35 AM EDT
The University of Arizona received $772,060 in taxpayer funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year 2018 to study the “sleep health” of Mexican-Americans on the U.S.-Mexico border.
July 18, 2018, 10:45 PM EDT
The White House on Tuesday clarified remarks that President Donald Trump made following a meeting with cabinet members, that were reported by news outlets to be the president saying he didn’t believe that Russia was still targeting the United States.
July 17, 2018, 3:53 PM EDT
One day after returning home from Helsinki, Finland, where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump clarified his comments on the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election, saying that he agrees with their conclusion.
July 16, 2018, 11:42 PM EDT
During a joint press conference with President Donald Trump in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, when asked whether he had compromising material on President Donald Trump or his family, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not say yes or no.
July 16, 2018, 9:32 PM EDT
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that last week’s indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the computers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election did not affect the outcome of the election.
July 16, 2018, 2:12 PM EDT
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday offered to allow Special Counsel Robert Mueller and U.S. investigators to travel to Russia to witness the questioning of the 12 Russian intelligence officers that were indicted by a U.S. grand jury last week of hacking the computers of the Democratic National Committee in an effort to interfere with the 2016 election.
July 13, 2018, 8:30 PM EDT
The Justice Department announced Friday the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers suspected of trying to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
July 13, 2018, 4:02 PM EDT
During a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May in the U.K., President Donald Trump doubled down Friday on comments he made to a U.K. newspaper that Europe’s immigration policy has “changed the fabric of Europe” and not for the better.
July 12, 2018, 1:46 PM EDT
During a joint House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Thursday, FBI Agent Peter Strzok defended his use of the phrase, “We’ll stop it,” in a text message to his FBI colleague Lisa Page regarding then candidate Donald Trump’s candidacy, saying it “in no way suggested” that the FBI would take action to influence Trump’s candidacy.
July 12, 2018, 11:42 AM EDT
In an opening statement at a joint hearing by the House Judiciary and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committees, Judiciary Chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-Va.) on Thursday asked Democrats to imagine FBI agent Peter Strzok’s text messages were about them, former President Barack Obama or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
July 11, 2018, 3:43 PM EDT
Former Secretary of State John Kerry blasted President Donald Trump for criticizing NATO allies for not contributing two percent of their country’s GDP for defense and for specifically calling out Germany for being energy dependent and therefore “captive to Russia.”
July 11, 2018, 2:36 PM EDT
French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that he does not agree with President Donald Trump that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is “captive to Russia.”
July 11, 2018, 11:03 AM EDT
The NAACP reacted to President Donald Trump’s nomination of D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh Monday, calling him “a dangerous ideologue whose extreme views on civil rights would solidify a far right majority on the Supreme Court.”
July 10, 2018, 11:55 AM EDT
President Donald Trump responded to comments made by European Council President Donald Tusk that the U.S. should cherish its allies, because it doesn’t have that many, by saying that the U.S. will not be taken advantage of.
July 9, 2018, 11:14 PM EDT
Conservatives praised President Donald Trump on Monday for nominating D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy for the U.S. Supreme Court.
July 9, 2018, 10:39 PM EDT
President Donald Trump on Monday nominated DC Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court justice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.
July 9, 2018, 7:52 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) complained Monday about the scare tactics that the left uses to bash the Supreme Court nominees of Republican presidents.
July 9, 2018, 3:17 PM EDT
NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue told “Fox News Sunday” she believes President Donald Trump will apply a litmus test to the potential Supreme Court justice he selects to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.