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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
  • P-55 is shown in a National Park Service photo taken April 4, 2017.

    In First, Mountain Lion P-55 Crosses Back Over 101 Freeway to Return to Santa Monica Mountains

    About 2 1/2 months after he crossed the 101 Freeway for the first time, a young male mountain lion has successfully ventured over those 10 lanes of divided pavement a second time. The lion, known as P-55, is believed to have crossed the 101 Freeway last week, according to the National Park Service, which has been studying local cougars for 15 years. P-55 crossed the freeway in a “relatively developed part of Thousand Oaks” west of State Route 23, the […]

  • Luke William Ferguson is shown in a photo release by OCSD on Oct. 12, 2017.

    Aliso Viejo Double Homicide Suspect Taken Into Custody in Inglewood: OCSD

    A man suspected of killing two people and injuring two others in Aliso Viejo has been taken into custody in Inglewood, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Friday afternoon, after a false sighting in Ventura prompted a massive police response. Sheriff’s officials announced shortly before 4 p.m. that 26-year-old Luke William Ferguson had been apprehended by the Inglewood Police Department. Investigators had sought Ferguson in connection with a double homicide that occurred in a residential neighborhood in Aliso Viejo on Thursday. He […]

  • The Canyon Fire 2 burns a hillside in October 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Critical Fire Weather’ Forecast as Winds Gust Into Dry SoCal

    As some the state’s deadliest wildfires in recorded history continue to burn in Northern California, the greater Los Angeles region on Friday is facing critical fire conditions that will persist into the weekend. Gusty northerly winds and low humidity in the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, have combined to produce a reg flag warning that began Thursday evening. A fire weather watch is in effect for Saturday and Sunday […]

  • Home burn in the Canyon Fire 2 in Anaheim on Oct. 9, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    At Least 6 Homes Destroyed as Canyon Fire 2 Moves Quickly Into Anaheim Hills Neighborhoods

    Wind-driven flames spread uphill from State Route 241, and the first home caught fire shortly before noon Monday. Then additional homes quickly began to burn in a neighborhood of million-dollar houses that line cul-de-sacs in northeast Anaheim Hills. The area was blanketed in smoke. Gusts of up to 45 mph fanned the blaze, which was  dubbed Canyon Fire 2 for its proximity to a fire by the same name that burned 2,662 acres nearby just two weeks earlier. In the […]

  • A photo of Teresa Broudreaux is displayed, left, at a sheriff's news conference on Sept. 29, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Decades After Pregnant Woman’s Nude Body Found on Palos Verdes Beach, Detectives ID Alleged Killer, a Convicted Sex Offender

    More than 37 years after the nude, lifeless body of a young pregnant newlywed was found along the coast of Palos Verdes Estates, investigators on Friday announced the arrest of a convicted rapist whose alleged motive was sexual assault. Robert Yniguez from San Pedro, now 65, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of murder in the 1980 death of 20-year-old Teresa Broudreaux, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced. Investigators do not think the victim and suspect knew each other. New technology […]

  • Rescuers respond to a car over the side of Glendora Mountain Road on Sept. 28, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 18-Year-Olds Airlifted After Car Goes Over Side of Glendora Mountain Road

    Sheriff’s officials rescued two 18-year-old women and airlifted them to the hospital after their Nissan Rogue went over the side of a mountain road in the Angeles National Forest on Thursday evening. The incident occurred about 4:25 p.m. along Glendora Mountain Road near mile marker 7, according to a news release from the California Highway Patrol. The driver, a La Puente resident, made an unsafe turn that caused the car to careen off the road and smash into the mountainside […]

  • Traci Mattox displays wounds left on her back after being attacked in her hospital room by her ex-boyfriend on March 28, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Compton Man Who Stabbed His Girlfriend in Her Long Beach Hospital Bed Faces 17 Years in Prison: DA

    A Compton man who stabbed his girlfriend while she lay on a Long Beach hospital bed was convicted of the crime Wednesday after entering a no contest plea. Lorenzo Darnell Moss Jr., 30, pleaded no contest to a felony count of injuring a girlfriend, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. He is due for arraignment in Long Beach court Oct. 16, when is expected to be sentenced to 17 years in state prison, the DA’s office said. The […]

  • Smoke billows from the Canyon Fire on Sept. 26, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Winds Cause for Concern on Day 2 of Canyon Fire, But Evacuation Orders May Be Lifted

    Winds may kick up Tuesday and fan the flames of the Canyon Fire, but authorities say homes are no longer in danger and they expect to lift an evacuation order for some 500 residences later in the day. The blaze started about 1 p.m. Monday off the 91 Freeway near Coal Canyon and quickly spread to about 2,000 acres by nightfall. Flames moved from Santa Ana Mountain foothills on Anaheim’s eastern edge into Corona and toward the Cleveland National Forest. […]

  • The Canyon Fire burns close to homes at the border with Corona and Anaheim on Sept. 25, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Canyon Fire Burning in Corona Is 5 Percent Contained at About 2,000 Acres; Evacuations Remain

    Firefighters were battling a wildfire in the hills along the 91 Freeway on the far eastern edge of Anaheim on Monday, and there’s concern that winds could push the blaze east into Corona, where evacuations have been ordered for about 1,000 homes. The blaze was 5 percent contained between 1,700 and 2,000 acres about 9:20p.m. No injuries have been reported, but about one structure was damaged and a big rig was destroyed, according to Anaheim Fire and Rescue. Anaheim Fire […]