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Melissa Pamer is KTLA’s executive producer, digital. She joined the station as a senior digital news producer in 2013, became digital managing editor in 2016 and assumed her current role in 2018.

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
  • The twins, Maya and Makayla, are seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe account.

    Toddler Dies, Twin Sister in Critical Condition After Both Fall Into Backyard Pool in Moreno Valley

    A 17-month-old girl has died and her identical twin continues to fight for her life after the two toddlers fell into a pool in Moreno Valley and suffered traumatic brain injuries about two weeks ago, the family said Monday. Their parents have barely slept as they cope with the loss of one child and pray for the recovery of the other. “We’re not able to fully grieve because we have to be strong for Makayla. She’s here and she’s fighting,” said […]

  • A coroner's van arrives at the scene of a fire that left two dead in Studio City on April 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspect Bought Gasoline, Lit Fire to Music Studio, Targeting 2 Acquaintances in Fatal Studio City Blaze: LAPD

    The man accused of intentionally setting a fire at a music studio in Studio City knew the two men who died in the blaze, and the three had been involved in a dispute hours before the blaze, Los Angeles police said Monday. Efrem Zimbalist Demery Jr., 28, was arrested on suspicion of murder about 12 hours after firefighters responded to the fire at Top Notch Recordings around 7 a.m. Saturday, April 14, police said. Firefighters found four people down in […]

  • A woman wanted in an April 11, 2018, hit-and-run that occurred in South L.A. is seen in a photo provided by LAPD.

    LAPD Releases Photo of Driver Sought in Hit-and-Run That Injured Pedestrian During Vigil for Slain Cyclist

    Los Angeles police have found the vehicle driven by a woman who struck a pedestrian at a South L.A. vigil for a cyclist killed in a hit-and-run, but they’re still looking for the driver, whose photo was released Monday. The incident occurred at busy Normandie and Manchester avenues April 11 during a rowdy gathering to bring attention to the death of 22-year-old Frederick Frazier, who was killed at the same location a day earlier. Dozens of cyclists were in the […]

  • An LAPD patrol vehicle is seen in May 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Another South L.A. Hit-and-Run Leaves Cyclist Dead

    A bicyclist was killed after being struck by two vehicles, at least one of which fled, in a South Los Angeles crosswalk early Monday, police said. The collisions occurred about 12:05 a.m. at Century and Avalon boulevards in the Green Meadows neighborhood. A cyclist was traveling southbound on Avalon in a marked crosswalk when a driver turned left from northbound Avalon onto westbound Century, according to a brief Los Angeles Police Department news release. The driver hit the cyclist, and […]

  • A woman who says she's the manager of a Torrance Starbucks is seen in a Jan. 23, 2018, video recorded by Brandon ward.

    ‘Is It My Skin Color?’ Black Man Asks in Viral Video After Apparently Being Denied Restroom Access at Torrance Starbucks

    Days after Starbucks apologized and promised changes following the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend inside a Philadelphia Starbucks, a Southern California branch of the coffee megachain is in the spotlight because a black man was apparently treated unfairly there as well. In video of the local incident that has gone viral, a man who identifies himself as Brandon Ward questions another man as he exits a restroom inside a Starbucks in Torrance. The other man, […]

  • A hand dryer is shown. (Credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus)

    Bathroom Hand Dryers Can Blow Bacteria Onto Clean Hands, Study Finds

    Hand dryers in public restrooms that blast bathroom air onto your recently washed hands can deposit bacteria, a recent study has found. Published in the April 2018 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, the study looked at 36 men’s and women’s bathrooms at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, according to Business Insider. Researchers measured how much bacteria was deposited on plates left in the restrooms, and they found far more bacteria appeared on plates exposed to […]

  • A pedestrian is struck in a South L.A. intersection on April 11, 2018 where a vigil was being held for a bicyclist who was fatally struck in a hit-and-run crash the day before. (Credit: KTLA)

    Video Shows Car Hitting Pedestrian During Vigil for Cyclist Who Was Killed in South L.A. Hit-and-Run

    A pedestrian was hit by a car Wednesday afternoon during a vigil for a bicyclist who had been fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver a day earlier at the same location in South L.A., video from the scene showed. Now the Los Angeles Police Department is looking for the drivers and vehicles involved in both hit-and-run crashes, and authorities say the vigil itself became violent and turned into an assault on an officer, which is also under investigation. Pedestrians and […]

  • A USGS map shows the location of a magnitude 5.3 earthquake that struck off the Channel Islands around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018.

    Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Channel Islands, Shaking SoCal

    A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck near the Channel Islands early Thursday afternoon, jolting residents in the Los Angeles area and beyond as Southern California saw its largest quake in more than four years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor hit beneath the Pacific Ocean about 12:29 p.m., at a depth of about 10 miles beneath the surface, USGS reported. It was centered about 41 miles southwest of Ventura and 85 miles west of Los Angeles. It was produced […]

  • LAPD Describes Hollywood Family’s Dog That Was Shot by Officer as ‘Aggressive,’ Says It Tried to Bite

    A police officer who shot a family’s dog in their Hollywood apartment feared for his safety when confronted by the “aggressive” animal, the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday, when the pet was taken for further treatment at a vet hospital. A statement from LAPD was issued after a Wednesday evening report from KTLA, which spoke to the family whose dog was shot. The incident occurred before dawn on Saturday, March 24, in the 5800 block of Willoughby Avenue, where […]