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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
  • Video of a Santa Ana police raid of a pot shop in May 2015 showed questionable behavior, according to an attorney who released the footage.

    New Video ‘Definitively’ Shows Officers Consumed ‘Edibles’ in Santa Ana Pot Shop Raid: Attorney

    An attorney representing a medical marijuana dispensary’s volunteer manager on Friday afternoon said new video had been uncovered that showed “definitively” that Santa Ana police officers were eating pot-laced “edibles” during a May 26 raid. The new video was discussed about three weeks after attorney Matthew Pappas first released heavily edited hidden-camera video appearing to show officers consuming pot products during a raid of Sky High Holistic. “One of them talks about the candy bar, the edible, and says he’s starting to get light-headed. That would […]

  • Two Instagram photos captured anti-vaccine graffiti in Beverly Hills on July 1, 2015. (Credit: left, r.solorio; right, luisjay23)

    Anti-Vaccine Graffiti in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood Results in Arrest of Ontario Man

    After multiple threats connected to California’s controversial new vaccine law were spray-painted in several locations in the greater Los Angeles area, a 28-year-old Ontario man was arrested, police announced. A man writing in black spray-paint on the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce building was first spotted on Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release from police. When officers arrived, the vandal had fled. One of the messages stated, “4 every kid afflicted a public figure will die SB277.” The graffiti […]

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives and officials from the coroner's office remove human remains from an apartment in the Harbor Hills Housing Project in the Lomita area on July 2, 2015. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

    ‘We … Know It’s Her,’ Cousin of Woman Missing Since 2009 Says of Body Found in Wall

    Homicide detectives were conducting an investigation after apparent human remains were discovered inside the wall of an apartment near Lomita, and family members of a woman who went missing when she lived in the unit said they believe the body is hers. Investigators were first called out to the 26800 block of Western Avenue on Wednesday, after receiving a confidential tip that possible human remains were inside, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Steve Jauch. Scent dogs were used the […]

  • Dita de Leon responds to her neighbors' concerns on July 2, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Property Owner Responds to Complaints About Airbnb ‘Camping Retreat’ in Exclusive Hollywood Hills Neighborhood

    As homeowners in an exclusive Hollywood Hills neighborhood vented their frustration over an Airbnb “camping retreat” listing that they say has disturbed the peace, the property owner behind the short-term rental responded Thursday. Actress Dita de Leon said she is free to do whatever she wants with her home. “This is my property. There’s a couple of people making up stories of things happening here that are not happening,” de Leon told KTLA as she sat in a vehicle, small dog on […]

  • Surveillance video released by the Riverside Police Department showed three suspects sought in the beating of a deaf man outside a coffee shop on May 19, 2015.

    2 Felons Enter Not Guilty Pleas in Beating, Robbery of Deaf Man at Riverside Coffee Shop

    Two felons suspected of assaulting a deaf man sitting outside a Riverside coffee shop and then stealing his laptop appeared in court Thursday. Daniel Allen Estramera and Dawone Anthony Finnell, both 22 and from Riverside, appeared Thursday afternoon, entering not guilty pleas, according to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. The pair were arrested after police on June 23 asked for help identifying two men who were caught on surveillance video committing an assault and robbery outside a Coffee Bean and Tea […]

  • Malibu Search and Rescue Team posted photos on Facebook of the rescue on July 1, 2015.

    Rescued Simi Valley Woman Was Stuck in Crashed SUV in Canyon for 2 Days

    A Simi Valley woman who has been missing since Monday was rescued and hospitalized after passersby heard cries coming from her crashed SUV over the side of a roadway in the Santa Monica Mountains, authorities said. Jenifer Duron, 40, had last been seen leaving her Simi Valley home Monday morning, driving her 2014 white Kia Sorento. She told family members she was going to Malibu for a run on the beach, according to the Simi Valley Police Department. Then, on Wednesday […]

  • An LAPD bike officer was down in Sherman Oaks on July 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Bike Officer Injured After Losing Control of Bicycle in Sherman Oaks

    An LAPD bicycle officer was injured after losing control of his bike and falling in Sherman Oaks Wednesday afternoon in what police initially called a “traffic collision.” A report of an injury came in at 3:15 p.m. at Deerhorn Drive and Woodcliff Road (map), according to Bryan Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. A bicycle officer was down, according to Office Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section. Lopez was not immediately able to say what […]

  • Ryan Andrade is shown in a photo released by San Bernardino police on July 1, 2015.

    San Bernardino Man Tried to Rape Victim, Admitted to Other Recent Assaults: Police

    A 21-year-old San Bernardino man was arrested after allegedly putting a woman in a headlock outside a convenience store and then attempting to rape her, police said Wednesday. The woman was able to escape with minor injuries, and she positively identified the man as her attacker following his arrest several hours later, according to a news release from the San Bernardino Police Department. Ryan Andrade admitted his “involvement” in similar previous assaults in the area, including one that occurred June […]

  • Deputies responded to a home in East Compton where a baby was found not breathing on June 7, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Compton Man Charged With Murder After His Girlfriend’s Toddler Son Dies Following Beating

    A Compton man who allegedly beat his girlfriend’s 13-month-old son last month was charged with murder Wednesday after the boy died, authorities said. Rodrigo Hernandez, 23, was originally charged with attempted murder and assault, but his alleged victim died June 26, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. On Tuesday, prosecutors dismissed those charges and instead filed one count each of murder and assault on a child causing death. Hernandez pleaded not guilty and his bail was set […]