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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.


Recent Articles
  • Pulitzer-Winning L.A.-Based AP Photographer Nick Ut, Who Took Iconic Vietnam War Photo, Retires After 51 Years

    Famed Associated Press photographer Nick Ut, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his 1972 photo that became an iconic image of the Vietnam War, is retiring after a half-century in journalism. Los Angeles-based Ut’s last day with the wire service was Wednesday. It was his 66th birthday. When Ut was 21, he was working for AP in his native Vietnam when he took a photo of a naked 9-year-old girl fleeing her village after a napalm attack. He saw that […]

  • Los Pollos Hermanos From ‘Breaking Bad’ Pops up in Los Angeles Arts District

    Los Pollos Hermanos, the front restaurant from AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” will have a short-lived appearance as a pop-up in the downtown Los Angeles Arts District this week. The temporary incarnation of the chicken restaurant from the two Albuquerque-based series will be open from noon to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at 1345 E. 6th St. A crowd was lined up outside the pop-up when it opened at noon Wednesday. The stunt comes after a similar pop-up […]

  • Woman Rescued After Climbing Construction Crane, Locking Herself in Cab Across From L.A.’s Olvera Street

    A woman who climbed a construction crane and locked herself inside the cab some 180 feet above a construction site near Los Angeles’ historic Olvera Street landmark was rescued more than two hours after the incident started, authorities said Tuesday. The 26-year-old Hispanic woman climbed the “tall crane at a construction site” about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Workers turned off power to the crane, and firefighters were working to determine how the reach the woman, LAFD’s […]

  • Costa Mesa Man Arrested in Random, Unprovoked Stabbings of 2 Other Men

    A Costa Mesa man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of two men who were randomly attacked, police said Tuesday. Jose Oscar Medina, 34, is being held on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder and one count of elder abuse, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department. About 8:40 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to a stabbing in the 1800 block of Park Avenue. They found a 30-year-old man with stab wounds on his right arm and […]

  • Man Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of 8-Year-Old Pomona Boy, Other Gunfire Incidents

    A Pomona man was charged with murder Tuesday in the shooting of an 8-year-old boy, whose killing prosecutors are describing as intentional. Sengchan Houl, 35, who was arrested Sunday, was charged with one count of murder, one count of shooting from a motor vehicle and four counts of shooting at an inhabited dwelling. Houl allegedly fired at the home where Jonah Hwang was shot in the head on Feb. 20. Hwang, who was with his parents at a church dinner, visiting the […]

  • Santa Monica Firefighters Resuscitate Small Dog That Was Unconscious for 20 Minutes After Apartment Fire

    Photos and video captured Santa Monica firefighters successfully resuscitating a small dog that was trapped in a burning apartment this week. The pooch survived after firefighters performed CPR and provided oxygen through a mask designed for pets, according to a Facebook post from the Santa Monica Fire Department. The fire was reported about 4 p.m. Tuesday at a one-story apartment building in the 1800 block of Seventh Street, near Santa Monica High School. One unit of the building had a […]

  • Woman Who Disappeared From Goodwill Parking Lot in Reseda Found Dead Nearly 2 Months Later in Santa Clarita

    A 26-year-old Tarzana woman who disappeared in the San Fernando Valley two months ago was identified as the victim found dead in the Santa Clarita area earlier this month, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed Wednesday. Maricela Garcia was last seen on the evening of Jan. 12 at a Goodwill store on Sherman Way in Reseda. She was browsing the store with her younger sister and friends when she went outside to smoke a cigarette, according to Sarah Garcia, her sister. She […]

  • Burbank Doughnut Shop Owner Grabs Robber’s Gun, Fights Back Against 2 Men: Police

    A doughnut shop owner grabbed a would-be robber’s gun and fought with him and another assailant in a pre-dawn confrontation in Burbank Wednesday, police said. The incident occurred about 5:30 a.m., when the two men wearing hoodies and masks entered Kim’s Donuts & Coffee in the 400 block of Victory Boulevard, according to a Burbank Police Department news release. At least one of the men was armed with a handgun. One suspect held the owner at gunpoint while he removed items from […]

  • 21 Airlines to Move Terminals Overnight During Massive LAX Relocation Effort in Mid-May

    Twenty-one airlines will be relocated in mid-May at LAX in what airport officials are calling one of the largest terminal moves in the history of commercial aviation. The changes, announced Tuesday, are a result of the Delta Air Lines move from Terminals 5 and 6 to Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport. Delta’s relocation to the north side of the U-shaped airport is part of the huge modernization effort at the nation’s second busiest airport. The 21 […]