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Melissa Pamer is the digital managing editor at KTLA. She joined the station as a senior digital news producer 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.


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  • A magnitude-6.9 earthquake occurred Dec. 10, 2016, local time in the Solomon Islands. (Credit: USGS)

    Magnitude-6.9 Earthquake Strikes Off Solomon Islands, Day After Larger Temblor

    A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands early Saturday morning local time, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake came about 6:10 a.m. Saturday, or about 11:10 a.m. Friday PT, and struck about 55 miles west-southwest of the city of Kirakira. USGS said about 1,100 people live there. There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The temblor was in the area of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck the previous day. That earthquake, which […]

  • The Orange County Sheriff's Department provided this photo of Sean Patrick Aday, of Lake Forest, after he was arrested on Nov. 6, 2015.

    Lake Forest Youth Pastor Gets 2 Years for Sexual Battery of 4 Female Churchgoers

    A former youth pastor at a Lake Forest church was sentenced to two years in state prison Friday for the sexual battery of four young female members of the church. Sean Patrick Aday, 39, Lake Forest, must also register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced. Aday, who was a youth pastor at Grace Community Church at the time of the crimes, pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to two felony counts […]

  • Montebello police released surveillance video of an Oct. 29, 2016, robbery.

    Knife-Wielding Robber in Clown Mask, Dodger Hat Attacks Woman in Montebello Parking Garage

    A man in a clown mask and Dodger hat robbed a woman he targeted in an underground parking garage, Montebello police said Thursday in releasing video of the crime. The woman got out of her car after parking in the garage, where a man “lying in wait” approached her, according to a Montebello Police Department video posted on Twitter. The video shows the man — in a black hooded sweatshirt, clown mask, jeans and a Dodger hat — grabbing the […]

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    Naked Man on Top of Bus Taken Into Custody on Sunset Strip

    A naked man was taken into custody after being spotted on top of a bus along the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood Thursday. Calls about a naked man on a bus came into the West Hollywood Station about 1:45 p.m., according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Enrique Mandujan. Photos taken from the scene show the man standing on the roof of the bus while the vehicle was stopped in front a Best Western. At one point, the man […]

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    Nova Scotia Mother Asks for Christmas Cards to Cheer up 9-Year-Old Daughter Battling Cancer

    A Canadian mother is asking people to send her 9-year-old daughter Christmas cards to cheer her up as she battles cancer. Hailey loves getting mail and her mom, Jaunita Rodenhiser, realized this would be a great way to bring joy into her daughter’s world. She especially likes cards with animals, like dogs cats and horses, since she hopes to become a veterinarian one day. Hailey was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2014, and has been receiving chemotherapy ever since. To keep […]

  • Danah Rojo-Rivas is shown in a photo released by the Sheriff's Department.

    ‘You Had No Right to Take Any Life,’ Mother Says, Addressing Gunman Whose Stray Bullet Killed Her Teen Daughter in Lynwood

    The mother and brother of a 16-year-old girl stood tearfully with investigators and elected officials Wednesday to ask the public for help finding the gunman who killed the teen in a hail of gunfire intended for another target. Danah Rojo-Rivas was in the back seat of her mother’s car in Lynwood, returning from a church event, when a bullet struck her in the back. Two weeks after she was killed, authorities on Wednesday announced a $30,000 reward in the investigation. At the reward […]

  • Police respond after officers shot a dog in Pacoima on Dec. 7, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dog Shot Dead by LAPD Officers Responding to Pacoima Home

    Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a dog while responding to a domestic violence call in Pacoima on Wednesday. Officers were called about noon to a domestic violence situation in the 13600 block of Judd Street, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez said The dog was shot and died on scene, Lopez said. It’s not clear what led to the shooting. The officers were not injured, and no one was arrested in the domestic violence incident. More than a […]

  • Two officers were hospitalized after responding to a home in Irvine on Dec. 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hourslong Hazmat Response That Sent 2 Irvine Officers to Hospital Likely Prompted by Rock-Climbing Chalk

    Two Irvine police officers were hospitalized after being called to a home that was initially described incorrectly as a possible drug lab early Tuesday morning. The officers were called to the 40 block of Gardenpath about 12:15 a.m., Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz said. The officers were investigating a possible drug lab at the location when they needed to be transported to a local hospital with what were described as minor, non-life threatening injuries, Kurtz said. A hazardous […]

  • Tobias Ruben Cabrera is seen in a photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Transient Convicted in Pico Rivera Fatal Stabbing of AAA Tow-Truck Driver Attacked While Helping Customer

    A 41-year-old man pleaded no contest Tuesday in the 2015 killing of a AAA contract tow-driver who was fatally stabbed while helping a customer in Pico Rivera. Tobias Ruben Cabrera, whom investigators had described as a transient, pleaded to one count of second-degree murder and admitted he was a felon previously convicted in 2001 of corporal injury or a partner with a firearm. Cabrera is scheduled to be sentenced Jan 31. in the June 2, 2015, death of Raymond Zabala, […]