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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.


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  • A stretch of Western Avenue is shown in a Google Maps image.

    Armed ‘Sexual Predator’ Sought in Series of Rapes of Women Working as Prostitutes: LAPD

    Los Angeles police and the county Sheriff’s Department are looking for a man who has been preying on women working as prostitutes, holding them at gunpoint and taking them to a secluded location to rape them. The most recent crime occurred Friday morning, the commanding officer of the Los Angeles Police Department’s high-profile Robbery-Homicide Division said at a Friday afternoon news conference. The series of sex assaults on women has been taking place since January 2014, and investigators have identified […]

  • Transient Groped Women After Asking Them for Directions: Glendora Police

    A man who appeared to be blind is accused of groping four women whom he approached to ask for directions in Glendora, police said this week. The incidents occurred between Nov. 21 and Dec. 1, and suspect Anthony Ramsey, 30, was arrested Dec. 3. The Glendora Police Department posted about the arrest on its Facebook page on Thursday. Ramsey was described as a transient who frequents Glendora and Azusa. “He appeared to be blind and approached these victims to ask […]

  • Cory Iverson and his family are seen in a photo posted to Ashley Iverson's Facebook page.

    Donations Pour in for Family of Cory Iverson, ‘Best Fireman You Could Hope to Have on Your Team’

    A day after a Cal Fire engineer died fighting the Thomas Fire, details of what led to his death remain unclear on Friday, and condolences and donations were being offered to his family in Escondido. Cory Iverson, 32, was an engineer with Cal Fire’s San Diego Unit. He died working with his strike team on the eastern flank of the nearly 400-square-mile blaze burning in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. After Iverson’s death, all of the 17 members of the strike […]

  • President Donald Trump speaks to a group of families, Young Republicans and College Republicans at the White House on Dec. 13, 2017. (Credit: Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

    Eyeing Legislative Accomplishment After Alabama Loss, Trump Says Tax Bill Is ‘Day Away’ From Passing

    President Donald Trump, eyeing his first major legislative victory, made his closing argument Wednesday on a tax package that negotiators on Capitol Hill are “days away” from passing. “As a candidate, I promised we would pass a massive tax cut for the everyday working American families who are the backbone and the heartbeat of our country,” he said. “Now, we are just days away, I hope, I hope, you know what that means, right, from keeping that promise and delivering a truly […]

  • National Guard helicopters make a water drop as the Thomas Fire approaches the Lake Casitas area on Dec. 9, 2017, near Ojai. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    ‘We Don’t Even Call It Fire Season Anymore … It’s Year Round’: Cal Fire

    Five of California’s most destructive wildfires in modern history have occurred in 2017, and the still-burning Thomas Fire is the 10th most destructive so far, a Cal Fire spokesman said Monday. The 360-square-mile blaze, now the fifth-largest fire by acreage in state history, is continuing to rage and threaten some 18,000 homes in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The fire has burned nearly 800 structures since it ignited in Santa Paula on Dec. 4. Statewide, more than 10,000 structures have […]

  • The entrance to Legoland California theme park next to North America's first ever Legoland Hotel at Legoland on Sept. 17, 2013, in Carlsbad. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Legoland California in Carlsbad Closed Due to Wildfire

    Legoland will be closed Friday “out of consideration” for workers who are affected by wildfires raging in San Diego and southern Riverside counties. The Carlsbad amusement park announced the closure about 9:30 a.m. Friday. “The safety of our employees and guests is always our top priority,” the park said in a tweet. The 4,100-acre Lilac Fire broke out Thursday in the Bonsall area, about 15 miles northeast of Legoland California. Some 10,000 people are affected by evacuation orders. About 65 […]

  • Flames surround a home in the Liberty Fire near Murrieta on Dec. 7, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Liberty Fire Scorches 300 Acres in Murrieta Area; 1 Structure Destroyed

    This is a developing wildfire story. Please check back for updates. A brush fire was spreading through the Murrieta area Thursday afternoon, forcing schools to close and residents to evacuate. At least one structure has been destroyed. The blaze, being dubbed the Liberty Fire, was first reported around 1:15 p.m. near the intersection of Los Alamos and Liberty roads in an unincorporated area of Riverside County, according to Cal Fire. The location is about 5 miles northwest of Murrieta City […]

  • LAFD Firefighter Allen Janzen puts down smoldering embers in the Bel-Air to protect home against the Skirball Fire, Dec. 6, 2017. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    How to Help Los Angeles Firefighters? Donate to the LAFD Foundation, Chief Says

    As questions from across the country pour in about how to support firefighting efforts in Southern California, Los Angeles’ fire chief has an answer. Donate to the LAFD Foundation, he said. “We use that to purchase tools and equipment for our firefighters,” Chief Ralph Terrazas said Thursday morning. “That is the best way to donate.” Details about the foundation – and a link to donate – can be found at supportlafd.org. The foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in 2010. “We […]

  • Firefighters work to extinguish the Thomas Fire as it burns past the 101 Highway towards the PCI in Ventura, Dec. 7, 2017. (Credit: KYLE GRILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Neighbor Helping Neighbor’: Firefighters From Northern California, Western States Arrive to Assist SoCal Crews

    With Santa Ana winds predicted to continuing gusting through the weekend, firefighters are arriving from across much of the Western U.S. to provided much-needed relief to Southern California agencies. Strike teams have arrived from Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Utah and Idaho, according to Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Colorado is also sending crews, outlets in that state reported. Aurora Fire Rescue’s 4 firefighters arrived with other Colorado fire departments at their California staging area. […]