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Melissa Pamer is a senior digital news producer for KTLA. She joined the station in 2013.

She previously worked as a digital media producer for KNBC, and as a newspaper reporter covering local government, education and the environment for the Los Angeles Daily News, the Daily Breeze and other Los Angeles-area papers.

She has a master’s degree in print journalism from the University of Southern California


Recent Articles
  • The victims of a home invasion robbery in Manhattan Beach said they were beaten, tied up and threatened at gunpoint. (Credit: KTLA)

    Manhattan Beach Couple Tied Up, Husband Beaten in Home-Invasion Robbery

    Manhattan Beach police were searching Wednesday for four young men who terrorized a married couple and beat the husband during a two-hour home-invasion robbery. Police were called to a home in the 100 block of Morningside Drive (map) just after midnight Tuesday after the four men had fled the home with cash and guns, according to a Manhattan Beach Police Department news release. The men broke into the empty home by breaking a lower-level window, according to police. They were […]

  • Tensions running high as protesters confront police near 6th and Hope streets in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday. (Credit: KTLA)

    130 Marchers Protesting Ferguson Decision Arrested in Downtown Los Angeles

    Protesters again faced off with Los Angeles police beginning in the morning and into the night Wednesday, when 130 protesters were arrested for unlawful assembly and failure to disperse near Sixth and Hope streets in downtown Los Angeles. The latest action comes two days after a Missouri grand jury declined to indict a white Ferguson police officer who shot and killed and unarmed black teenager. Marchers have taken to the streets — and freeways — of Los Angeles and other U.S. […]

  • A single-car collision left one teen dead and another injured in Costa Mesa on Nov. 26, 2014. (Credit: OnScene.tv)

    16-Year-Old Driver Killed in Single-Car Costa Mesa Crash; Passenger Hospitalized

    A 16-year-old driver was killed and his 17-year-old passenger hospitalized early Wednesday in a fiery single-car crash in Costa Mesa that a witness said came after the vehicle was speeding. Police and firefighters were called to the crash across from Estancia High School about 12:30 a.m. They arrived to find a seriously damaged silver BMW sedan on fire with two people inside. The driver, Jacob Pacheco of Costa Mesa, was dead, authorities said. His unidentified passenger was taken to Western Medical […]

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    2nd Day of Protests in L.A. Follow Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: Demonstrators March to LAPD Headquarters

    For the second straight day, protests over the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old spilled into Los Angeles streets and temporarily forced the complete closure of a downtown freeway. Demonstrations had been planned for the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, the campuses of USC and UCLA, and Leimert Park in South L.A. About 4 p.m., hundreds could be seen walking with signs through South L.A. Protesters shut down multiple intersections along […]

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    Laguna Woods Family Pleads for Help Finding Missing Man With Alzheimer’s

    The family of a missing man with Alzheimer’s and dementia who walked out of his Laguna Woods home pleaded for the public’s help finding him Tuesday, after he had been missing for more than 60 hours. Sa K. Lee, 82, was last seen at the home he shares with his wife in the gated retirement community about 10 p.m. Saturday. His disappearance prompted an Orange County Sheriff’s Department search operation that involved a helicopter, several bloodhound teams and more than […]

  • Benedict Canyon Drive was flooded about 7:30 a.m. due to a water main break on Nov. 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Water Main Break Shuts Down Benedict Canyon Drive for Hours

    A water main break off Mulholland Drive left a key route over the Santa Monica Mountains closed to traffic for hours on Tuesday. Flooding was first reported about 7:15 a.m. in the 3200 block of Benedict Canyon Drive in Beverly Crest (map), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Aerial video showed water running south down the canyon road toward Beverly Hills. Benedict Canyon Drive was expected to be closed for about seven hours, the Los Angeles Police Department advised […]

  • A witness captured cellphone video of zoo personnel treating an escaped bighorn sheep shortly before she died on Nov. 22, 2014.

    Sheep That Died After L.A. Zoo Escape Was Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver

    A desert bighorn sheep that died over the weekend after escaping her habitat and venturing into Griffith Park was injured in a hit-and-run, the Los Angeles Zoo confirmed Monday. The 5-year-old female sheep got out of her enclosure and the broader zoo perimeter about noon Saturday and traveled through the surrounding park toward Mount Hollywood and then south past the Greek Theatre, the zoo stated in a news release Monday. “They live in steep mountainous regions. In one sense, it […]

  • A county coroner's van responds to a fatal police shooting in Long Beach on Nov. 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Shot Dead by Long Beach Police Responding to Call Involving Juvenile Runaway

    Long Beach police officers responding to a help call involving a runaway girl fatally shot a man on Friday, authorities said. Officers were called to a residence in the 2300 block of Eucalyptus Avenue (map) about 8:10 a.m., according to Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Marlene Arrona, who released few details about the death. “During the course of the investigation” a man was shot inside a home, Arrona said. A knife was found at the scene, she said. Paramedics responded and […]

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    Miramonte Sex Abuse Civil Cases Settled for Record Amount: Nearly $140 Million

    A settlement worth nearly $140 million was announced Friday between LAUSD and the families of 82 victims of former longtime Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt, who fed semen-laced cookies to his students and committed many other lewd acts. The settlement of the victims’ lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified School District was worth $139,750,000, according to a press release from the plaintiffs attorneys announcing an early afternoon news conference. Though there was some dispute about the exact figure, attorneys for […]