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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
  • Evidence markers were placed around an SUV that investigators said could contain human remains in Tustin on March 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    San Dimas Woman Charged With Murder in Death of Mother-in-Law Whose Remains Were Found in SUV

    A 42-year-old San Dimas woman who allegedly set fire to her mother-in-law’s house and then drove away with the older woman’s remains was charged Friday with murder. Un Young Lee appeared at Pomona Superior Court, but her arraignment on one count of murder was postponed until April 24, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Lee was taken into custody in Tustin Wednesday hours after firefighters battled an early morning fire at the victim’s home in Diamond Bar. […]

  • Felipe Andres Coronel, aka Immortal Technique, is shown in a booking photo released by Santa Ana police on March 27, 2015.

    Rapper Immortal Technique Arrested in O.C. After Alleged Beating, Robbery of T-Shirt Sellers

    Rapper Immortal Technique was arrested after a violent confrontation with two individuals who were selling T-shirts with his trademarked logo, Santa Ana police said Friday. The rapper, whose full name was given by police as Felipe Andres Coronel, and another man were taken into custody in connection with a Thursday evening dispute that occurred at the concert venue the Observatory OC. Officers were called to a report of an assault and robbery at 3600 South Susan Street (map), around the […]

  • Three-week-old Eliza Delacruz is seen in a family photo released by authorities.

    3 Charged in ‘Kidnapping-Murder Plot’ That Left 3-Week-Old Baby Dead

    Three people charged in a bizarre kidnapping plot — which left a 3-week-old baby dead, her parents and uncle with gunshot wounds, and another woman beaten with a baseball bat — appeared Friday afternoon in court in Long Beach, where their arraignment was postponed. Giseleangelique D’Milian, 47, and her three alleged accomplices were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of charges related to the kidnapping and homicide of baby Eliza Delacruz, who was taken from her Long Beach home Jan. 3 and found dead […]

  • Deputies responded to an explosion at Ethan Chase Middle School on March 27, 2015. (Credit: CasperNews)

    Illegal Firework Explodes at Middle School in Menifee, Sheriff’s Dept. Says

    Conflicting reports were coming from a middle school in Menifee where authorities said an explosive device went off on campus Friday. The incident was reported about 11 a.m. at Ethan Chase Middle School, at 28100 Calm Horizon Drive (map), according to a Riverside County Fire Department incident report. Eighteen students were “exposed to a loud explosive device and sustained minor injuries,” the Fire Department stated, reporting that five students were hospitalized. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, however, said no students were […]

  • Denise Louise Huskins, 30, was abducted from a male acquaintance's residence in the San Francisco area and is being held for ransom, police said Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (Credit: Vallejo Police Department/KTXL)

    Boyfriend of Woman in Vallejo Kidnapping ‘Hoax’ Is Innocent Victim, His Attorneys Say

    A man accused of sending investigators on a “wild-goose chase” by allegedly fabricating a story about his girlfriend being abducted from his Bay Area home was actually a “victim” who had been drugged and restrained by kidnappers, his attorneys said Thursday. Aaron Quinn, 30, reported to police Monday that his girlfriend, Huntington Beach native Denise Huskins, had been forcibly kidnapped from his home on Mare Island in Vallejo. She was found safe at her father’s house in Orange County Wednesday and then […]

  • The FBI said these photos show Victor Solis and Henry Solis crossing into Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, from El Paso, Texas, on March 14, 2015.

    Father of Fugitive Ex-LAPD Officer Charged After Allegedly Walking His Son Into Mexico

    A Lancaster man who allegedly drove his fugitive LAPD officer son to Texas and crossed into Mexico with him to help him escape prosecution for homicide appeared in federal court Thursday and was ordered held without bail. An FBI agent’s affidavit filed last week said Victor Manuel Solis drove his 27-year-old son Henry Solis, who is wanted in the March 13 fatal shooting of an Ontario man, to El Paso. New court documents charging the elder Solis allege the father actually took his […]

  • A family photo showed three Australian shepherds that  were found dead after likely being stung by bees from a hive in a neighbor's yard.

    Bees Believed to Have Killed 3 Dogs Found Dead at Santa Ana Home: Police

    Three dogs were believed to have been killed by bees at a home in Santa Ana on Wednesday, according to police. The police Animal Services Section was called to a home in the 2200 block of North Olive Street (map) about 3 p.m. with a report that three dogs were dead and might have been killed by bees, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department said. Responding officers found three dead Australian shepherds at the home, according to […]

  • Three-week-old Eliza Delacruz is seen in a family photo released by authorities.

    4 Arrests Made in Connection With Abduction, Killing of 3-Week-Old Long Beach Girl

    Four people have been arrested in connection with the January death of a 3-week-old girl who was kidnapped from a home in Long Beach, allegedly as part of a plot by a Thousand Oaks woman to show to her boyfriend that she had given birth to his twins, police said Wednesday. The body of Eliza Delacruz was found in a dumpster in San Diego County less than 24 hours after her Jan. 3 abduction, which left her parents and uncle injured. In describing […]

  • Evidence markers were placed around an SUV that investigators said could contain human remains in Tustin on March 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Human Remains Found in SUV Driven by Woman Detained in Tustin on Suspicion of Killing Her Mother-in-Law

    A woman was detained in Tustin Wednesday on suspicion of killing her mother-in-law and transporting her remains after setting fire to a home in Diamond Bar hours earlier, authorities said. The rapidly evolving case began about 1:30 a.m., when Los Angeles County firefighters were responding to a fire in the in the 1200 block of North Diamond Bar Boulevard, sheriff’s Lt. Eddie Hernandez said. No victims were found in the home, and there was no initial indication to county firefighters as to how […]