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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 small plane crashed at Penmar Golf Course on March 5, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Harrison Ford Undergoing Surgery After Venice Plane Crash, Source Close to Family Says

    Harrison Ford was the pilot who was injured after a small World War II-era plane he was flying crashed at a city golf course in Venice Thursday afternoon, a source close to the Ford family told KTLA. Ford, a 72-year-old longtime aviator, was going into surgery for broken bones in his ankle and pelvis, the source said about four hours after the crash was reported — shortly before 2:30 p.m. The approximately 70-year-old male pilot was conscious and breathing when bystanders initially rendered […]

  • Investigators were responding to a homicide in the San Gabriel area on March 5, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man in Custody in Connection with Shooting That Left Sister Dead, Nephew Wounded in San Gabriel

    A man being sought in the fatal shooting of his sister at an apartment in the San Gabriel area was arrested Thursday night. Johnny Goins, 31, was taken into custody around 8:30 p.m. by Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies at a mall in Moreno Valley, according to a release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Detectives identified Goins, the victim’s brother, as the suspected shooter earlier in the afternoon. The victim’s 13-year-old son was also injured in the early morning […]

  • LAPD investigators survey skid marks at the scene where two pedestrians were killed by an out-of-control Ford Mustang possibly involved in street racing in Chatsworth. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    2nd Man Charged With Murder in Fatal Chatsworth Street-Racing Crash

    A second man was charged with murder Thursday in connection with a Chatsworth street race that ended in a double-fatal crash. Irael Valenzuela, 38, of Los Angeles, was arrested Wednesday, according to county inmate records. He was charged with two counts of murder and one count of engaging in a motor vehicle speed contest on a highway causing a concussion, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Valenzuela appeared in San Fernando Superior Court, where he pleaded not guilty. […]

  • Suzette Shaw, 50, screams "You can't kill!" during a March 3, 2015, protest at the Skid Row site where a homeless man was killed by police officers on March 1. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Man Who Attacked Camerman Is Arrested After Violent Skid Row Struggle With LAPD

    Los Angeles police officers were involved in a violent altercation with a man on Skid Row after he assaulted a news photographer Wednesday, according to authorities. The incident occurred shortly after noon at Sixth and San Pedro streets, in front of the Midnight Mission. It came three days after police fatally shot a homeless man in the same location in an incident that was caught on video, provoking outrage and protests. On Wednesday, a cameraman was recording footage when he […]

  • Michelle Louise Ghirelli, left, and Melody Suzanne Lippert, right, appear in court in Newport Beach on March 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Covina-Valley Teachers Plead Not Guilty to Drug, Sex Charges Over Camping Trip

    Two Covina-Valley Unified high school teachers appeared in court Wednesday to face allegations that they gave alcohol and cocaine to five male students during an unauthorized camping trip that prosecutors say involved sex. Melody Suzanne Lippert, 38, of Covina, and Michelle Louise Ghirelli, 30, of West Covina entered not guilty pleas in court in Newport Beach to charges filed in connection with a camping trip at San Clemente State Beach. The pair were arrested in January on suspicion of having […]

  • Charley Robinet is seen in a 2000 booking photo provided by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.

    Man Shot Dead by LAPD on Skid Row Was From Cameroon, Not France: ICE

    A man who was shot dead during a Skid Row altercation with LAPD officers was from Cameroon, not France as he had claimed, a U.S. federal immigration official said Wednesday. The 39-year-old man, whose true identity is not known, went by Charley Saturmin Robinet — the name that Los Angeles police sources gave when describing him as a French national Tuesday. However, later Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the French consulate in Los Angeles said the individual had stolen the identity of a […]

  • Charley Robinet is seen in a 2000 booking photo provided by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.

    Homeless Man Killed by LAPD on Skid Row Was Convicted Bank Robber, Wanted for Probation Violation

    A man shot dead by LAPD officers after a confrontation on Skid Row was identified Tuesday as a convicted criminal who was sent to prison for robbing a bank in Thousand Oaks 15 years before he was killed. The Los Angeles Times first reported the victim’s name, citing law enforcement sources, as Charley Saturmin Robinet, a French national who had enter the United States more than 15 years ago. Police sources confirmed that information to KTLA. But a spokeswoman for the Consulate […]

  • Brenda Sierra, who was killed in 2002 after being kidnapped in East Los Angeles, is shown in a photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

    Murder Charge Filed Against ‘Friend’ in Cold-Case Killing of Brenda Sierra, Kidnapped in East L.A. in 2002

    Twelve years after the body of 15-year-old Brenda Sierra was found in the San Bernardino Mountains, a woman who was her teenage friend has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the cold-case killing. Sierra disappeared in October 2002, when she was walking to a friend’s house on the way to school in East Los Angeles. She was taken to a home several blocks away, where she was sexually assaulted, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. She was then […]

  • Henry Michael Gevorgyan is shown in a photo released by LAPD on Feb. 26, 2015.

    Man Charged With Murder in Chatsworth Street-Racing Crash That Killed 2

    A 21-year-old man was charged Tuesday with murder in a street-racing crash that left two spectators dead in Chatsworth. Henry Michael Gevorgyan was charged with two counts of murder and one count of engaging in a motor vehicle speed contest on a highway causing a concussion, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Gevorgyan appeared in San Fernando Superior Court Tuesday afternoon but the judge did not allow cameras in the courtroom. The crash occurred early Feb. 26 on Plummer […]