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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
  • Los Angeles firefighters surround a well that construction worker fell into in Bel-Air on Oct. 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Worker Dies After Falling Some 50 Feet Into Well at Bel-Air Construction Site: LAFD

    A laborer who fell 50 feet into a well died at a construction site in Bel-Air Friday, authorities said. First responders were called to 908 Bel Air Road at 2:48 p.m., according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The 27-year-old worker fell an estimated 50 feet into a sump well, believed to be 4 feet in diameter, Humphrey said. The man had toppled out of a basket from which he was being lowered and fell into an unknown depth of water, authorities […]

  • Police and firefighters respond in North Hollywood, where a 2-year-old girl was fatally thrown from a window on Oct. 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Baby Girl Dies After Being Stabbed by Father Who Set Fire to NoHo Apartment: LAPD

    A 2-year-old girl has died after she was stabbed by her father, who set fire to his North Hollywood apartment, police said Friday. Firefighters were initially called to the apartment building at 13154 Vanowen St. for a fire about 2:30 p.m., according to a Los Angeles Fire Department alert. One civilian was taken to a hospital in critical condition from an injury sustained prior to the fire, and another patient was believed to be taken to a hospital by a private […]

  • Smoke billows from a huge fire in Ontario on Oct. 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Massive 3-Alarm Fire Sends Smoke Towering Over Ontario Area

    Firefighters are battling a massive blaze that is burning bales of plastic bottles, cardboard and other recyclables — and sending a giant plume of dark smoke into the air — in the Ontario area Friday night. Firefighters were called to a 3-alarm fire at a recycling center at Grove Avenue and Holt Boulevard about 4:23 p.m. The fire has since spread to a neighboring recycling center. Hundreds of homes and businesses have been evacuated, according to fire officials. A captain with the Ontario Fire Department […]

  • Chief Petty Officer Jason Finan is shown in a photo provided by the U.S. Navy.

    Sailor, 34, From Anaheim Killed by IED Blast in Iraq: U.S. Navy

    A 34-year-old sailor from Anaheim died Thursday in Iraq of wounds sustained in an IED blast, according to the U.S. Navy. Chief Petty Officer Jason C. Finan was serving in an advisory capacity to Iraqi coalition forces when he was killed, the Navy said in a brief news release Friday. Finan was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3, based at Naval Base Coronado in San Diego County. He died in northern Iraq after an improvised explosive device blast, the U.S. Department of Defense […]

  • A Ford Mustang led authorities on a pursuit that included "donuts" in Hollywood on April 7, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Men Who Led L.A. County Authorities on Spectacular 2-Hour Pursuit Are Sentenced

    Two men who led police on a two-hour only-in-L.A. pursuit that ended at a party-like scene in South Los Angeles were sentenced Friday to two years in state prison. The men, Herschel Reynolds, 20, and Isaiah Dewayne Young, 19, had last month each pleaded no contest to felony first-degree residential burglary and fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle while driving recklessly. The April 7 chase began in Cerritos, where a homeowner saw an unfamiliar car in her driveway and […]

  • OCSD released this image Oct. 20, 2016, saying it showed Stephen Ponte Garcia on a bus.

    High-Risk Sex Offender Arrested in Repeated Indecent Exposure Incidents on Buses: OCSD

    A 37-year-old high-risk sex offender was arrested this week on suspicion of committing multiple indecent exposure incidents on Orange County buses, authorities announced Thursday. Stephen Ponte Garcia was arrested Tuesday on a warrant obtained after a three-week investigation, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. An anonymous tip about a man exposing himself on a bus came in to the Orange County Transportation Authority last month, prompting the investigation. With the help of bus surveillance video, Garcia was identified by investigators as […]

  • The wreckage of a car is left in front of Ayala High in Chino Hills after a crash on Oct. 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Student Pedestrians, Driver Injured in Fiery 2-Car Crash in Chino Hills

    Two student pedestrians and a motorist were injured in a fiery two-car crash in front of a high school in Chino Hills on Thursday. The crash occurred in the afternoon in front of Ruben S. Ayala High School, on Peyton Drive, according to the Chino Valley Fire District. The driver in one of the cars sustained major injuries, including burns, and was taken via ambulance to a local trauma center. The other driver was not hurt. A male student who […]

  • Israel Larios Jr. is shown in a booking photo released by Costa Mesa police on Oct. 20, 2016.

    Burglar Stabbed Mother, Sons Who Interrupted Crime at Their Home: Costa Mesa Police

    A 39-year-old mother and her two sons who were stabbed in their Costa Mesa home had interrupted a burglary in progress and were attacked by the would-be thief, authorities said a preliminary investigation indicates. The victims, who include 17-year-old and 11-year-old brothers, were hospitalized and are expected to recover, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department. The younger brother sustained the most serious injuries and underwent surgery for stab wounds to his torso. The suspect was identified as Israel Larios […]

  • Smoke billows from a brush fire burning near homes in Lake View Terrace on Oct. 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Brush Fire Knocked Down After Burning 62 Acres Above Lake View Terrace

    Amid a red-flag warning and unseasonable autumn heat, Los Angeles firefighters responded Wednesday afternoon to a brush fire that was initially described as threatening homes in Lake View Terrace. The blaze was reported in multiple 911 calls just after 2:30 p.m. at 11700 Terra Vista Way, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Just before 4 p.m., Scott said firefighters were gaining the upper hand. “We did hit this hard and fast, as we normally do,” Scott said. About […]