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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
  • Redondo Beach police were investigating after an alleged DUI driver drove into a group of pedestrians before crashing into an SUV on Dec. 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Dead, 10 Injured in Crash Outside Redondo Beach Church; Alleged DUI Driver ID’d

    Flowers and candles were placed Thursday night at the intersection in Redondo Beach where an alleged DUI driver plowed into a crowd of people leaving a school Christmas program, killing three women and leaving nine others injured, including five children. Margo Bronstein of Redondo Beach was arrested on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, police said Thursday. The 56-Year-old was jailed after being treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. The deadly collision occurred about 8 p.m. Wednesday when […]

  • A pixelated video still shows a fight between Hawthorne police and an alleged panhandler that took place Dec. 15, 2014.

    Fistfight Between Hawthorne Police Officers and Alleged Aggressive Panhandler Caught on Video

    In a confrontation captured on a provoking bystander’s video, an alleged panhandler is shown engaging in a fistfight with two Hawthorne police officers, knocking one of them to the ground. The incident occurred Monday afternoon, when officers were called to reports of an aggressive panhandler who was in front of a Louisiana Fried Chicken location and was threatening people who would not give him money, a Hawthorne Police Department news release stated. In the 52-second video, the man pushed two officers, […]

  • Margo Bronstein is shown in a booking photo released by the Redondo Beach Police Department on Dec. 18, 2014.

    Driver in Redondo Beach Crash Used Hand Controls, Took Pain Medication: Friend

    The 56-year-old driver who crashed into a crowd of pedestrians, killing three women and leaving nine others injured, used hand controls to operate her vehicle and took a significant amount of pain medication, a friend said Thursday. Margo Bronstein of Redondo Beach was arrested at the scene of the crash near the city’s St. James Catholic Church on Wednesday evening. She was held on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Police said they believe she was under the influence of […]

  • A fire burned at a downtown L.A. apartment building on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Massive Downtown Los Angeles Fire Was Arson: ATF, LAFD

    A huge fire that gutted an unfinished downtown Los Angeles apartment complex, damaged three other buildings and shut down two freeways was arson, investigators said Thursday. A joint local-federal investigation determined the Da Vinci Apartments complex was intentionally set ablaze, the Los Angeles Fire Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said in a news release. Between $20 million and $30 million in damage to the seven-story complex was caused by the Dec. 8 fire at 900 West Temple […]

  • Martha Gaza, right, was killed in a Redondo Beach crash Dec. 17, 2014. This photo from her Facebook page shows her family, the rest of who were also hurt in the collision.

    Family of 5 Struck in Redondo Beach Crash; Mother Killed

    A family of five was among the victims of an alleged DUI driver who drove into a group of pedestrians leaving a Redondo Beach church, parishioners confirmed Thursday. Martha Gaza, the 36-year-old mother in the Torrance family, was killed. She was a preschool teacher at St. James Catholic Church, along with other the pedestrians, was leaving a Christmas concert held at the church just before the crash. Gaza’s young son Samuel, a kindergartener at St. James Catholic School, was in critical condition after […]

  • Ismael Soto appears in Alhambra Superior Court on Dec. 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man With 2 Prior DUIs Charged in Alhambra Crash That Left More Than a Dozen Injured

    A 28-year-old Los Angeles man with a history of drunken driving was charged Wednesday in connection with an alleged DUI crash that left more than a dozen people injured in Alhambra. Ismael Soto appeared in Alhambra Superior Court to face four counts related to the Sunday night crash, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He struck two parked, occupied minivans that in turn careened into seven pedestrians who were looking at holiday lights, authorities said. Four victims were initially […]

  • A bear examines a stuff Santa toy on a trail above Glendora in December 2014. (Credit:  Parliament of Owls/Robert Martinez)

    Caught on Video: Black Bear Knocks Out Santa in San Gabriel Mountains

    A Glendora photographer who has gained a following for his trail videos of San Gabriel Mountain wildlife posted a special holiday edition this week. Robert Martinez set a toy Santa decoration in Big Dalton Canyon above Glendora just to have some fun and see how local animals would react. The recording he captured had him laughing out loud. In the video, which was posted to YouTube Tuesday, a large black bear can be seen approaching a stuffed Santa that’s been propped […]

  • Lois Taylor, Misty Verdugo and Monique Resendez are shown in booking photos released Dec. 17, 2014, by the Fontana Police Department.

    3 Women Arrested After Allegedly Robbing Teen, Father Selling Puppy in Fontana

    Three women were in jail Wednesday for allegedly attempting to rob a 14-year-old girl and her father after the pair posted a puppy for sale on Craigslist, according to Fontana police. The incident occurred Monday in the parking lot of a shopping center near the 15 Freeway and Summit Avenue. The father-daughter victims advertised a puppy for sale on Craigslist and agreed to drive from Phelan to meet with the three women to sell the animal, a Fontana Police Department news […]

  • The area of Andreo Avenue and 220th Street was flooded Dec. 16, 2014, amid a rainstorm. (Credit: TheStoryOfAKat/Twitter)

    Flash-Flood Warning Issued for Parts of L.A. County as Storm Pelts Region

    Two storms hit Southern California Tuesday, bringing more rain to the already drenched region and prompting a flash-flood warning in south-central Los Angeles County and reports of major flooding in Torrance. Just days after a powerful storm brought heavy rain, strong winds, mudslides, flooding and even a tornado to the area, the National Weather Service had forecast another pair of storms to soak the southland for an extended period. The weaker storm system moved into Ventura and Los Angeles counties […]