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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
  • A getaway car is left at the scene of a robbery that turned into a homicide in Lancaster on Feb. 24, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Employee Shoots, Kills Suspected Tire Iron-Wielding Burglar Who Broke Into Lancaster Doughnut Shop: LASD

    A doughnut shop employee in Lancaster stopped an apparent burglary when he shot and killed a tire iron-wielding intruder who was one of two men who broke a window to get inside the shop early Friday morning, authorities said. The incident occurred about 3 a.m. at the Sugary Donut shop in the 43600 block of 15th Street West, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide Lt. John Corina said. Two people pulled up to the doughnut shop, which was still closed at the time, and […]

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    17-Year-Old Undefeated Transgender Boy Wrestler in Texas Is Forced to Compete as a Girl, Angering Opponents’ Parents

    Mack Beggs, 17, is an undefeated wrestler high school wrestler who is nearly two years into a female-to-male transition. He’s competing in this weekend’s Texas state championship — in the girls division. During his transition, Beggs has been taking testosterone. But because he’s listed as female on his birth certificate, the statewide University Interscholastic League won’t let Mack wrestle boys.  So, the Trinity High School junior been wrestling — and winning — against girls all season. Earlier this month, the parent of a competitor of […]

  • Protesters were in the streets of Costa Mesa during a Donald Trump rally on April 28, 2016. (Credit: Barbara Davidson/ os Angeles Times)

    Public Safety Concerns Over Pro-Trump MAGA March Prompt Closure of OC Fairgrounds for Weekend Next Month

    Concerns about public safety during a planned pro-President Donald Trump march and possible counter-protest have prompted the closure of the Orange County fairgrounds during a weekend in late March. The OC Fair & Event Center announced Thursday it would be closed the weekend of March 25 to 26. The Orange County Register first reported the closure of the Costa Mesa facility. “Based on input from local law enforcement agencies, the fairgrounds will be closed due to public safety concerns about a […]

  • A still image provided by Glendale police shows one of two men who robbed an Apple Store on Jan. 30, 2017.

    Video Shows Brazen Robbery of Display Cellphones From Glendale Apple Store

    Glendale police on Thursday released video of a brazen robbery of an Apple Store at the Americana at Brand. The video shows two men walk into the store and steal display iPhones in full view of customers, and then run out. The robbery occurred at 8:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, according to a spokeswoman for the Glendale Police Department. The men stole 14 iPhones, ripping them from their security tethers and running out of the store at the upscale outdoor mall, […]

  • CHP Officer Lucas F. Chellew is seen in a photo posted by the agency on Feb. 22, 2017, when he was killed in a crash.

    CHP Motor Officer Killed in Sacramento-Area Crash Is Son of Retired CHP Captain, Brother of Fellow Officer

    A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer, son of a CHP captain and brother of a fellow officer, died Wednesday evening after crashing into a pole during a pursuit in South Sacramento. The officer has been identified as 31-year-old Lucas Chellew, KTLA sister station KTXL in Sacramento reported. Chellew was an officer with CHP for eight years and was assigned to the South Sacramento Area Office. The crash occurred near Stockton Boulevard and Fruitridge Road about 5:45 p.m., leaving Chellew ejected from […]

  • Cellphone video recorded by a witness shows an altercation between an off-duty LAPD officer, right, and teens in Anaheim on Feb. 22, 2017.

    Video Shows Anaheim Struggle Between Boy, 13, and Off-Duty LAPD Officer Who Fired Weapon; Officer on Administrative Leave

    Cellphone video captured a physical struggle between an off-duty LAPD officer and a 13-year-old boy that led to the officer firing his weapon and the teen in Anaheim police custody. The incident happened around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday near Euclid Street and West Palais Road, close to Loara High School, according to the Anaheim Police Department. Anaheim police said that they were called to the scene where an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer had discharged his firearm and was detaining a 13-year-old. […]

  • Michael Rae Papayans is seen in a booking photo from a Jan. 13, 2016, arrest by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in Florida.

    Palos Verdes Estates Man Pleads to Assault in 2015 Dodger Stadium Parking Lot Attack

    A 28-year-old Palos Verdes Estates man pleaded no contest Wednesday to punching another fan in the head after a 2015 Dodgers-Mets playoff game. Michael Rae Papayans struck a 50-year-old man in the stadium parking lot, knocking him to the ground and leaving him with serious head injuries. He entered a no contest plea to one count of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and an allegation that he caused great bodily injury, the Los Angeles County District […]

  • Whittier Officer Keith Boyer's body arrives at Rose Hills cemetery on Feb. 21, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Slain Whittier Officer’s Body Taken in Law Enforcement Procession to Rose Hills Memorial Park

    A procession accompanied the body of a slain Whittier police officer from the Orange County coroner’s office in Santa Ana to Rose Hills cemetery in Whittier on Tuesday afternoon. The remains of Officer Keith Boyer were placed into a white hearse just before 1 p.m., and the vehicle was accompanied by fellow law enforcement en route to Whittier, arriving at Rose Hills Memorial Park just before 2 p.m. “This is a tremendously sad time for us,” Whittier Police Department spokesman Officer John Scoggins […]

  • Michael Mejia is shown in a inmate photo from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

    Suspect in Killing of Whittier Police Officer Was Not Released From Prison Early, State Says

    The 26-year-old felon suspected of fatally shooting a Whittier police officer was not released from state prison early, the state corrections department announced Tuesday, contradicting earlier statements from police and sheriff’s officials. Michael C. Mejia “served his full state prison terms as defined by law,” according a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Mejia was released from state prison on April 19, 2016, according to the statement. Court and jail records show he had been in and out […]