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 14, 2018, 9:12 AM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to reports Tuesday that she was planning to leave her White House post at the end of the year, asking if CBS News knows something she doesn’t know about her plans and her future.
June 13, 2018, 7:37 PM EDT
Fprmer law clerk Jaime Santos, an associate with Goodwin Procter LLP (Screenshot)
June 13, 2018, 4:54 PM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s commitment to end joint military exercises in South Korea is contingent on productive negotiations with North Korea.
June 12, 2018, 7:29 PM EDT
In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, former NBA player Dennis Rodman, who has visited North Korea as Kim Jong Un’s guest, said Monday that he tried to pass along to then President Barack Obama Kim’s intention to have a sit-down, but he was rebuffed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
June 12, 2018, 1:42 PM EDT
Actor Dean Cain told TMZ Sports that the NFL should take President Donald Trump up on his offer to consider pardons that the players suggest, saying, “I think it’s a great idea.”
June 12, 2018, 11:40 AM EDT
President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday in Singapore that North Korea’s human rights record “will be discussed more in the future” and that the country’s human rights record was discussed “relatively briefly” during talks in comparison with their talks about denuclearization.
June 11, 2018, 9:32 PM EDT
For the first time in history, the National Football League and Major League Baseball will b taking part in New York City’s gay pride parade.
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.