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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
  • A sprinkler waters a lawn on April 7, 2015, in Walnut Creek. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    California State Water Board Set to Order Mandatory Cutbacks Varying From 8 to 36 Percent

    The California state water board on Tuesday was expected to approve emergency regulations designed to cut back urban water use statewude by 25 percent — with more conservation expected in areas that use more water. Under the proposal before the board, more than 400 cities and urban water suppliers were divided into tiers with an expected “conservation standard” ranging from 8 percent to 36 percent. The regulations, under review by the State Water Resources Control Board at a Sacramento meeting, were […]

  • Ashley Montes and Timothy Jacob Reed are seen in photos provided by LAPD on May 3, 2015.

    Missing Juveniles Last Seen Near Venice Middle School Found Safe

    Two days after two missing middle school students were last seen, family members and police said Monday that the pair had been found safe. Ashley Montes, 12, and Timothy Jacob Reed, 14, both students at Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista, were last seen around 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. On Monday evening around 9 p.m., police received a radio call that both missing juveniles had returned to Ashley Montes’ home. Detectives were questioning both juveniles, […]

  • A wedding at Point Dumer on April 25, 2015, saw a surprise wedding-crasher. (Credit: Stephanie Gill Photography)

    Malibu Beach Wedding Crashed by L.A. County Fire Helicopter Rescue Operation

    A Missouri couple got an unexpected guest at their beautiful beach wedding in Malibu: a Fire Department rescue helicopter lifting a stranded climber to safety. Despite spending months planning their dream nuptials, the soon-to-be newlyweds rolled with it, even taking a photo with their two hands making a heart over the hovering chopper. The April 25 wedding took place near scenic Point Dume, where a rock climber was stuck mid-face, according to a Fire Department Instagram post about the cliff rescue. […]

  • Firefighters battled a brush fire near Hansen Dam Recreation Area on May 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Brush Fire Burns 2 1/2 Acres Nears Hansen Dam in Lake View Terrace Area

    A brush fire burned about 2 1/2 acres near the Hansen Dam in the Lake View Terrace area on Monday afternoon, a Los Angeles fire official said. The blaze was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m., according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. It was knocked down in 52 minutes, with 97 firefighters responding, he said. Structures were initially reported as threatened but no evacuations were ordered, Humphrey said. No structures were damaged and no one was injured. The tentative address given […]

  • A still from surveillance video taken at a gas station in Palmdale shows a man with a $75,000 ticket on March 25, 2015. He was actually a state inspector, according to a lottery spokesman.

    Lottery ‘Winner’ Who Was Given $75 Instead of $75,000 Was Undercover Inspector

    A Palmdale gas station has been placed under investigation after a lottery ticket that should have returned a $75,000 reward earned its holder — who was actually a state inspector — only $75 in cash, a California lottery official said Monday. The gas station released surveillance video of the purported winner on Sunday in an effort to identify the man and reward him his rightful earnings, the station’s manager said. Various Los Angeles-area news outlets ran the story, reporting that the gas […]

  • A file photo shows a person doing the "Ice Bucket Challenge." (Credit: slgckgc/Flickr via Creative Commons)

    Pasadena Police Officer Charged With Insurance Fraud After ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Video

    A Pasadena police officer has been charged with insurance fraud after appearing in an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video while out of work on a disability claim for a lower back injury, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Jaime Robinson, 39, pleaded not guilty on Friday to four counts of insurance fraud. Her bail was set at $40,000, the DA’s office said. She was accused of exaggerating injuries on two occasions to collect disability benefits, according to Deputy […]

  • Tiffani Lowden, 38, a resident of Whittier, turned herself in Dec. 22, 2014. She is shown in an image displayed at a police news conference the following day. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Who Allegedly Struck Family in South Pasadena Crosswalk Charged With Hit-and-Run

    A 38-year-old Whittier woman was charged in a December collision in which she allegedly ran over a family of three, injuring a mother and baby and killing the family dog, the DA’s office announced Friday. Tiffani Monique Lowden was charged with one felony count of hit-and-run driving resulting in injury to another person, and one misdemeanor count of driving when privilege is suspended or revoked, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. She was set to be arraigned Friday afternoon […]

  • Taylor Kirby is shown in a booking photo released by Huntington Beach police on May 1, 2015.

    Man Arrested on Suspicion of Running Into Woman, 86, in Huntington Beach Hit-and-Run

    A 24-year-old Signal Hill man has been arrested on suspicion of running over an elderly woman in a McDonald’s parking lot in an incident that was caught on surveillance video, police announced Friday. Taylor Kirby surrendered to police Thursday night after an investigation led officers to impound his vehicle in the April 22 crash, according to a Huntington Beach Police Department Facebook post. Kirby is suspected of felony hit-and-run, police said. He was booked into city jail and released after […]

  • A woman in South Los Angeles claimed Thursday that she was assaulted by police officers while trying to use her cellphone to record what she alleged was the "false arrest" of her neighbor.

    Woman Says She Was Assaulted by LAPD While Trying to Record Neighbor’s Arrest in South L.A.

    A South Los Angeles woman has filed a claim against LAPD because, she said this week, an officer threw her to the ground while she shot video of police beating her neighbor and using a Taser on him. Deirdre Mehmood told KTLA on Thursday that she was assaulted by a male Los Angeles Police Department officer on Feb. 7 in the 1300 block of West 57th Street. The incident was captured on video by a neighbor. A neighbor had called police to […]