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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
  • A deputy stands in front of a clinic where a shooting occurred on the campus of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital on Jan. 26, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gunman Detained After Employee Shot in Leg on MLK Medical Campus in Willowbrook: LASD

    A man who was checking himself into a mental health care clinic on the medical campus where Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital is located in Willowbrook shot an employee and was taken into custody, authorities said Monday. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Century Station deputies first were called to the scene about 12:11 p.m. A spokesman for Los Angeles County later said the shooting occurred at Exodus Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic, a private business that is located on the medical campus […]

  • Maribel Hernandez holds her son Dylan, who was wounded by gunfire, on Jan. 26. 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Palmdale Toddler Shot While Sleeping in Crib Survives in ‘Miracle,’ Family Says

    While a 3-year-old Palmdale boy returned home Monday after being wounded by a bullet that tore through his parents’ bedroom the previous night, authorities were trying to determine who was responsible for the gunfire. The toddler was asleep in his crib at a home in the 38000 block of 65th Street East (map) shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday when he was hit by gunfire in the lower back, a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated. The bullet came from outside […]

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    Mother Sues Target After Her Cashier Son Commits Suicide Following Alleged ‘Walk of Shame’

    A mother has sued Target, claiming her son’s July suicide was a result of his being forced to perform a handcuffed “walk of shame” through the Pasadena store where he worked as part of an alleged policy at the retail chain. Graham Gentles was a cashier at the Pasadena Target until July 15, when he was met by police and store security when arriving for work, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Jan. 22 by his mother, […]

  • Rita Lovato and her granddaughter Kendall Stillwell stand together at an event honoring those who used CPR to save lives on Jan. 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    11-Year-Old Girl Who Performed CPR on Grandmother Among Those Honored at LAFD Event

    An 11-year-old girl who helped save her grandmother’s life by performing CPR was among several people who were honored by the Los Angeles Fire Department on Thursday. Kendall Stilwell teared up when recalling the moment she found her grandmother Rita Lovato not breathing and then called 911. “I felt really scared because I thought I was going to really lose my nana,” Kendall said. “I called 911, and I began to do CPR. It was a really scary moment.” “I […]

  • Police were investigating after a shooting on the campus of El Camino College on Jan. 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Armed Ex-Student Who Claimed to Have a Hostage Shot by Officer at El Camino College: Police Chief

    An armed former student who was believed to have called police at El Camino College, saying someone was being held hostage in a parking lot, was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot by responding officers Thursday, police said. The incident began when a call came into police dispatch about 11:30 a.m. from a man saying he was holding someone hostage in a stairwell of a parking garage on campus, which is in an unincorporated area of the South Bay near Torrance (map). […]

  • Police released a photo of weapons they said were seized after a standoff ended at a home in San Bernardino on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.  (Credit: Fontana Police Department)

    3 Arrested, Weapons Cache Seized After Standoff Ends at San Bernardino Home

    Three people were taken into custody after a four-hour standoff ended Thursday morning at a home in San Bernardino, where a police SWAT team served a search warrant for a “high-risk narcotics suspect,” authorities said. The incident began about 5 a.m., when the Inland Valley SWAT team, comprised of officers from the Colton, Fontana and Rialto police departments, arrived at a home on the 1200 block of West 17th Street (map). They were serving a search warrant for a man later identified as 20-year-old Jorge […]

  • The Fullerton Police Department provided this photo of Christopher Millette, who was arrested on Dec. 31, 2014, on suspicion of molesting a female relative under 10 years old.

    Science Teacher’s Arrest on Suspicion of Molestation Not Linked to School, OC District Says

    A seventh-grade science teacher’s alleged sexual assault of a young female relative was not related to his employment at a Placentia school, the school district emphasized Thursday. The announcement from the Placentia-Yorba Linda School District, where 36-year-old Christopher Millette has worked since 2003, came a day after prosecutors asked for the public’s help identifying possible additional victims in the case. Millete, of Fullerton, has been charged with one felony count of oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 […]

  • LAPD was on scene where two people were believed dead in a vehicle that crashed into a fire hydrant in South L.A. on Jan. 21, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    One Dead, One Critical After Shots Fired at Car Carrying 3 Brothers in South Los Angeles

    Someone inside a passing SUV opened fire on three brothers riding in a car that later crashed into a fire hydrant in South Los Angeles Wednesday, killing one and leaving a second in critical condition, police said. About six shots were reported at 68th Street and South Denker Avenue at 4:50 p.m., according to Officer Liliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section. Two people were believed to be dead inside a vehicle that crashed into a […]

  • A water main break was flooding streets in Westwood on Jan. 21, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pipe Break in Westwood Sends Water Coursing Through Streets

    A water pipe break in Westwood was flooding at least one street on Wednesday afternoon, prompting a Los Angeles Fire Department response. One fire truck responded to a report of the water main break and flooding in the 1600 block of Selby Avenue (map), Erik Scott of the Fire Department said about 3:15 p.m. The city’s Department of Transportation was on scene to help with a road closure, Scott said. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was called about the flooding […]