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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August 17, 2018, 11:16 AM EDT
National Economic Council Chairman Larry Kudlow on Thursday credited President Donald Trump’s economic policies with creating “a genuine economic boom” in the U.S., including 4.1 percent GDP.
August 16, 2018, 4:23 PM EDT
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told CNN's Manu Raju on Wednesday that former CIA Director John Brennan is “a butthead” and has given the intelligence community “a bad name.”
August 16, 2018, 12:12 PM EDT
The Queen of Soul R&B singer Aretha Franklin passed away Thursday at the age of 76 after a bout with pancreatic cancer.
August 16, 2018, 11:43 AM EDT
Brian McKeon, former executive secretary for the National Security Council who served under President Barack Obama, told Fox News on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan did not set a good precedent.
August 15, 2018, 6:04 PM EDT
The White House announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump has decided to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan and is considering action on nine other officials from the Obama administration.
August 15, 2018, 1:36 PM EDT
A CNN commentator said Wednesday that if a tape of President Donald Trump using the N-word surfaced, it might increase support among his supporters.
August 14, 2018, 11:56 PM EDT
When asked Tuesday whether she could guarantee that the American people will never hear President Donald Trump say the N-word on a recording in any context, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she couldn’t guarantee anything.
August 14, 2018, 10:34 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that reporters at the White House refused to give former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a platform when she worked at the White House in sharp contrast to their treatment of her now that she is releasing a tell-all book about President Donald Trump.
August 14, 2018, 12:05 PM EDT
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) called President Donald Trump racist for calling former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog” in a tweet reacting to her writing a tell-all book about her time in the White House.
August 10, 2018, 6:52 PM EDT
In a speech on efforts to combat violent crime, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday that President Donald Trump ordered the Justice Department to “give a high priority to prosecutions that have a nexus” to the U.S.-Mexico border.
August 10, 2018, 10:08 AM EDT
The U.S. economy is booming, so much so that former inmates who were previously overlooked are able to find jobs, President Donald Trump said Thursday during a prison reform roundtable in Bedminster, N.J.
August 9, 2018, 10:48 PM EDT
In a speech at the Alliance Defending Freedom’s Summit on Religious Liberty, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday assured the Alliance Defending Freedom that despite the Southern Poverty Law Center’s characterization, the ADF is not a “hate group.”
August 9, 2018, 8:45 PM EDT
Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday outlined plans to create a sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces - the U.S. Space Force to counter U.S. adversaries in space by 2020.
August 8, 2018, 3:36 PM EDT
Nineteen attorneys general filed a friend-of-the court brief in a case challenging the federal policy of prohibiting unaccompanied minors from having abortions.
August 8, 2018, 1:13 PM EDT
Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.J.), who was arrested Wednesday on insider trading has been kicked off the House Energy and Commerce Committee, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced.
August 8, 2018, 12:39 PM EDT
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) called out President Donald Trump on Saturday during his speech at the Netroots Nation annual conference in New Orleans, La., for criticizing NBA star LeBron James’s interview with CNN’s Don Lemon.
August 7, 2018, 3:48 PM EDT
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Lehigh University $431,119 in taxpayer funds for HIV intervention among heroin and crack users along the U.S.-Mexico border.
August 7, 2018, 1:09 PM EDT
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, called Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections “an act of cyberwarfare” and the separation of illegal immigrant minors from their families at the border “human rights abuse.”
August 6, 2018, 11:33 PM EDT
During a speech at the Netroots Nation annual conference in New Orleans, La., on Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) accused President Donald Trump of using “the politics of division” to pit people against each other.
August 6, 2018, 10:33 PM EDT
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, told CBS “Face the Nation” on Sunday that when Trump mentions the Russia hoax, he’s not referring to Russia meddling.