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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 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 […]

  • Heavy rainfall caused mud to enter a Glendora home on Nov. 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Heavy Rainfall Brings Mudslides and Hail to San Gabriel Valley

    Glendora residents were asked to assess their homes after at least one local house and car were damaged by mud during heavy rainfall that brought hail elsewhere in the San Gabriel Valley Friday morning. The mudslide left a huge mess in a San Gabriel Mountain foothill neighborhood within the area still recovering from the nearly 2,000-acre Colby Fire, which occurred in January. “Those hills just unloaded mud like crazy,” said Arthur Ludwick, president of the Easley Estates homeowners association. Homeowners were drawn the […]

  • Investigators worked at the scene where two children died in a residential fire in San Bernardino on Nov. 20, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Extreme Fire Hazards’ Found at Illegally Occupied Home Where 2 Children Died in Fire

    Two young children died and their father was critically injured Thursday morning after a fire broke out at their illegally occupied San Bernardino apartment, which lacked a smoke detector, authorities said. The children’s pregnant mother had gone into labor just hours before the fire and checked herself into the hospital, authorities said. She had not been told of her family’s fate. Firefighters arrived shortly after 3:05 a.m. at the home, in the 200 block of West 14th Street (map), and heard screams coming from inside, […]

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    Family of Man Killed by Substance Abuse Counselor in DUI Crash Sues Driver’s Employer

    The family of a man who was struck and killed by a drunken substance abuse counselor who drove around with him stuck in her windshield has sued the counselor’s Torrance employer. Relatives of 31-year-old Phillip Moreno, who killed in November 2012 by Sherri Wilkins, announced the lawsuit on Thursday alongside the family’s attorney. The family has filed suit against Twin Town Corporation, which runs the Torrance substance abuse counseling firm where Wilkins worked. Wilkins was sentenced in June to 55 […]

  • A wanted poster of Davion Harrison and Derell “DJ” Clark who were being sought in the shooting death death of tow-truck driver Steve Lawson.

    Two Men Sought in Death of Tow-Truck Driver Shot Over Repossessed Car

    Authorities and family members were asking for the public’s help Wednesday for information leading to the capture of two men being sought in the South Gate shooting death of tow-truck driver. Davion Harrison and Derell “DJ” Clark were wanted in connection with the death of Steve Lawson, a tow-truck driver who was shot and killed while legally repossessing a vehicle in Compton just before 4 a.m. July 27. At a news conference Wednesday, authorities and Lawson’s family pleaded for help finding the […]

  • An LADWP was caught on video tossing a cat to the ground in an incident that was caught on video Nov. 14, 2014. (Credit: Kurt Koesler/YouTube)

    Caught on Video: DWP Worker Tosses Cat to the Ground After Power Pole Rescue

    The LADWP responded Wednesday to a video that surfaced on YouTube showing a worker tossing a cat to the ground after rescuing it from a power pole. The feline had showed no sign of being able to get down from a power pole after being stuck there for three days, prompting residents of a foothill neighborhood to call the Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. DWP responded to the call on Nov. 14 and a […]

  • Two men impersonating police officers entered a home in Montclair on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, police said. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Authorities Search for Fake Police Officer Who Entered Montclair Home

    Authorities on Wednesday were searching for two men who entered a Montclair home after one of the individuals identified himself to the homeowner as a police officer. Two unidentified men told the homeowner they were investigating a noise disturbance at a home in the 9800 block of Rose Avenue (map), Montclair Police Department Detective Raul Perez said. The female resident allowed them to enter the house and the backyard at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Perez said. “It is very serious,” Perez said. “It’s […]

  • This wild boar was killed two days after attacking a woman in rural Napa County. on Nov. 10, 2014. (Credit: Robert Wargowski)

    NorCal Woman Injured in State’s 1st-Ever Unprovoked Attack by Wild Boar

    A Napa County woman was recovering after a wild boar attacked her in what a state wildlife official on Wednesday said was the first such unprovoked attack on record in California. The 50-year-old woman reported that she was out with her dogs in rural Gordon Valley (area map) when the boar came up behind her, hit her and knocked her down, according to Lt. Patrick Foy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. “It had some pretty large tusks,” […]