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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
  • Tritobia Ford is comforted by family members on Aug. 12, 2014, the night after her son Ezell Ford was fatally shot by police. (Credit: KTLA)

    Ezell Ford: Funeral Set for First A.M.E. Church

    Ezell Ford, the 25-year-old South Los Angeles man fatally shot by police Aug. 11, was expected to be laid to rest Saturday. A funeral service was set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First A.M.E. Church located at 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., according to a funeral announcement sent to KTLA. Ford’s family asked that attendees wear white clothing to the service, according to the announcement. A fundraising page set up on gofundme.com stated money was being raised for […]

  • LAPD responds to the scene were police fatally shot a man on Aug. 11, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Ezell Ford Shooting: Officer Involved in Death Was Defendant in 2011 Civil Rights Complaint

    One of the LAPD officers named Thursday as being involved in the fatal South Los Angeles shooting of Ezell Ford was a defendant in a federal civil rights lawsuit that claimed he was one of two officers who repeatedly held a man’s head underwater in a violent encounter. The Los Angeles Police Department released the names of the two Newton Division gang enforcement detail officers — Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas — who police said both fired their weapons at […]

  • A man was hospitalized after a shooting or gun malfunction at Oak Tree Gun Club, shown, on Aug. 29, 2014. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Man Hospitalized After Gun Club Shooting Injury in Santa Clarita: Sheriff’s Department

    A man was hospitalized Friday afternoon after a shooting or gun malfunction at a Santa Clarita Valley gun club, authorities said. The accidental “shooting injury / gun malfunction” was being investigated at the Oak Tree Gun Club about 4:20 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated on Twitter. A man in his late 20s was taken to a hospital, according to the tweet. The Oak Tree Gun Club, in Newhall, bills itself as “Southern California’s premier shooting facility” on its […]

  • More than 60 animals and six children were found in deplorable condition in a home on Chickasaw Trail, shown, in Lucerne Valley, according to the  Sheriff's Department. (Credit: Google Maps)

    6 Children, 60 Animals Found in ‘Deplorable Conditions’ in Lucerne Valley; Parents in Custody

    Six children were placed in county custody and their parents were in jail after Sheriff’s Department deputies found the children and more than 60 animals in “deplorable conditions” in a Lucerne Valley home, authorities said Friday. Deputies were conducting a followup investigation at the home in the 9000 block of Chickasaw Trail (map) Wednesday afternoon when they found living conditions that were “unsuited for the children and the animals,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. […]

  • An elderly woman died in the Orange County community of Rossmoor and a shooting investigation was underway on Aug. 28, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Elderly Woman Dead in Rossmoor Shooting; OCSD Investigating

    An elderly woman was found dead during a shooting investigation and her daughter was detained Thursday at a home in the Orange County community of Rossmoor, family members and neighbors said. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department was investigating the death of an adult woman in a shooting investigation in the 11200 block of Wallingsford Road (map), Lt. Jeff Hallock said. The victim was an “elderly” woman who did not appear to have committed suicide, said Capt. Steve Concialdi of the […]

  • Milton Olin is shown in a family photo. He was killed Dec. 8, 2013, when his bike was struck by a deputy's patrol car in Calabasas.

    Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist Milton Olin Will Not Face Criminal Charge: DA’s Office

    A Sheriff’s Department deputy who fatally struck a cyclist in Calabasas will not face criminal charges in the death because his actions cannot be proved negligent, according to a Los Angeles County prosecutor’s report. The Dec. 8, 2013, collision that killed prominent entertainment attorney Milton Olin of Woodland Hills has generated widespread attention among cyclists and prompted a civil lawsuit from his family. The Woodland Hills lawyer, who was a former executive at music-sharing service Napster with an extensive career in […]

  • The Sheriff's Department released these surveillance images showing the two women who beat John Whitmore on June 13, 2014.

    Woman Charged in 65-Year-Old Man’s Blue Line Beating Death Used Brass Knuckles: DA

    A 24-year-old Hawthorne woman allegedly used brass knuckles in the fatal beating of a 65-year-old man at a Blue Line Metro station in Willowbrook, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Charged with one count of murder, Tracy Joy Gomez entered a not guilty plea at Compton Superior Court, the DA’s office stated. Virginia Butler, 23, of Los Angeles, was also accused in beating death was set to appear for arraignment Friday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department […]

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    DWP Worker in Critical Condition After Suffering Electrical Shock; Power Outage in Encino

    A DWP worker was in critical condition after suffering an electrical shock that prompted a power outage in the Encino area late Thursday morning, authorities said. The adult male Los Angeles Department of Water and Power worker was transported to a local hospital after firefighters were called to the 17000 block of Rancho Street (map) about 11:30 a.m., according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The power system crew member was working on overhead power lines when the […]

  • Authorities respond after a gunman fired shots at Long Beach police officers on Aug. 27, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Long Beach Officers Shot at by Gunman With Assault Rifle; 1 in Custody: Police

    A possible carjacking suspect opened fire on Long Beach police officers with an assault rifle and then led them on a chase Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. A man was being detained in connection with the shooting after he was found near the vehicle that fled, police said. Neither the officers nor the shooter were struck during an exchange of gunfire, according to Sgt. Bradley Johnson of the Long Beach Police Department. The incident began about 2:45 p.m. when officers on […]