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 25, 2018, 3:56 PM EDT
The next bilateral meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place “after the first of the year,” National security adviser John Bolton announced Wednesday.
July 25, 2018, 12:21 PM EDT
The topic of Iran will most likely come up during the president’s meeting at the White House with the European Union commissioner, White House said Tuesday.
July 25, 2018, 11:20 AM EDT
The White House said President Donald Trump “has begun the mechanism” for removing security clearances from former intelligence officials, a move that was signaled by the White House on Monday.
July 24, 2018, 2:48 PM EDT
President Donald Trump called out the “fake news” for negative reporting on his decision to impose tariffs on foreign automobiles during a speech Tuesday at the Veterans for Foreign Wars (VFW) national convention in Kansas City, Kan.
July 24, 2018, 12:39 PM EDT
The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump’s tweet using the phrase “it is all a big hoax,” was referring to “collusion component” of the Russia election interference investigation.
July 23, 2018, 8:42 PM EDT
Susan Rice, former national security adviser for the Obama administration, called it “a historic mistake” for, not just for President Donald Trump, but for any president to sit down with Russia President Vladimir without aides or note-takers in the room.
July 23, 2018, 4:13 PM EDT
The White House said Monday that it is looking into revoking the security clearance of six former intelligence officials because they have politicized and in some cases monetized their public service and security clearances.
July 23, 2018, 11:30 AM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called on President Donald Trump on Sunday to harden the U.S. electoral infrastructure in the wake of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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.