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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 Valley Village homeowner said this security-system image showed the man who attempted to break into his home on Aug. 28, 2015.

    Valley Village Man Watched Burglary Unfold at His Home Via Surveillance Video

    A Valley Village man was watching surveillance video on his cellphone when another man tried to break into his residence Friday morning, prompting a hourslong police search of the neighborhood that ended with two men in custody. Police were first called to the home in the 4600 block of Farmdale Avenue at 10:37 a.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Matthew Ludwig. Responding officers believed the attempted burglar was still in the area, and they set up a search perimeter and […]

  • A mountain lion walks into a business' yard on Aug. 28, 2015, near Palmdale. (Credit: Ed Frommer)

    Mountain Lion ‘Knocked Me Down and Took Off,’ Man Says of Puma Tranquilized Near Palmdale

    A mountain lion that wandered into an autobody shop in Antelope Valley knocked down a mechanic who came to open up the shop Friday morning, he said. The 75-pound female mountain lion was soon tranquilized by responding state wildlife officers and will be transported back to a wild area. The animal was reported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department about 8:45 a.m. at LJ Automotive, at 415 Sierra Highway, near Palmdale, Lt. Belinda Johnson said. Shop mechanic Hank Barkefelt said he went […]

  • Dashcam video from the Minnesota State Patrol shows an 8-year-old driver and his foster siblings, ages 5 and 3, exiting a car after a pursuit that lasted nearly 20 miles on April 28, 2015.

    Dashcam Video Shows 8-Year-Old Boy Lead Trooper on Pursuit in Minnesota

    Dashcam video released this week showed the surprising end of a slow-speed, nearly 20-mile-long police pursuit in Minnesota: When the driver got out of the vehicle he turned out to be an 8-year-old boy. Two of the driver’s even younger foster siblings were also in the vehicle. The incident occurred in April, when the boy led a trooper on a slow-speed pursuit from St. Paul to Mounds View, where he pulled into a driveway and then reversed into the trooper’s car. The […]

  • One man appeared to be detained in Beverly Glen after three small fires on Aug. 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Arson Investigation Continues Into Small Fires in Beverly Glen; Man Questioned, Released

    Multiple small fires were extinguished in the exclusive Beverly Glen neighborhood of Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon, and arson investigators were searching for the cause after a person of interest who was detained was determined not to be involved. Los Angeles Police Department officers were called to Beverly Glen Boulevard and Mulholland Drive just after 1 p.m., Officer Drake Madison said. Officers were looking for a 25-year-old male arsonist, he said. Aerial video from Sky5 showed a shirtless man being apparently handcuffed and detained just before 1:30 […]

  • Riley Kim is shown in a photo posted on a GoFundMe.com page for his family.

    ‘Operation Riley Meets the President’ Seeks to Realize Young Cancer Patient’s Dream of Meeting Obama

    For more than a year, 12-year-old Riley Kim of Northridge has been coping with a deadly and rare pediatric cancer. Now getting treatment at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, for his stage-4 Rhabdomyosarcoma, Riley has some trouble speaking. But he is determined to give voice to his dream: to meet his hero, President Barack Obama. “I would tell him that he’s an amazing guy,” Riley said. “He’s made it so that I feel like I can do anything.” With an African-American […]

  • Pablo Pinto Mata was identified Aug. 25, 2015, as the suspect in the killing of Maria Delrefugio Chavez, who disappeared in 2009. (Credit: LASD)

    Suspect in Killing of Woman Found Buried in Valinda Yard Is Fugitive Santeria Priest Accused of Rape

    The human remains found buried in the backyard of a Valinda home were identified Tuesday as those of an El Monte woman who has been missing for more than six years, and a Santeria priest also accused of raping a teenage girl was named as the suspect in her killing. The recovery of Maria Delrefugio Chavez’s remains began Aug. 6, after investigators received a tip about the location of her body. Chavez was found buried next to a home in the 700 block of […]

  • Police stand in front a residence where a home invasion was reported on Aug. 25, 2015, in Huntington Beach. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Armed Men Barge Into Huntington Beach Home, Demand Cash, Flee: Police

    Two men armed with handguns barged into a Huntington Beach home and demanded money, but got away with nothing on Tuesday morning, police said. The home invasion was reported at 9:15 a.m. in the 19000 block of Coralwood Lane, said Officer Jennifer Marlatt, a spokeswoman for the Huntington Beach Police Department. A “female, dark-skinned” knocked on the door of the home, and a woman inside the home opened the door, Marlatt said. Then two black men armed with handguns entered […]

  • A parrot apparently owned by a stabbing victim is taken into custody near Disneyland on Aug. 23, 2015. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    ‘Birdman’ Stabbed Multiple Times After Fight Near Disneyland: Witnesses

    One person was arrested after a homeless man, described as local fixture “the Birdman” by witnesses, was stabbed multiple times across the street from Disneyland late Sunday, according to the Anaheim Police Department. The stabbing occurred at a bus stop in the 1500 block of Harbor Boulevard — which borders the popular theme park — around 10 p.m., Anaheim police Lt. Eric Trapp said. Officers initially responded to the scene after receiving a report of two transients fighting, according to […]

  • LAPD was responding to a robbery at a Rolex store in Century City on Aug. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Masked Men Armed With Assault Rifles Rob Rolex Store in Century City, Get Away: LAPD

    Two masked men with assault rifles approached a Rolex store at a mall in Century City, fired off a round and told everyone to lie down before getting away with an unknown amount of merchandise on Monday, police said. The incident occurred in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard just after noon, according to Officer Matthew Ludwig of the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers were called to a report of an armed robbery at the luxury watch store, where […]