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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 driver and passenger surrender after a pursuit ends in Sylmar on Aug. 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver, Passenger Surrender After LAPD Pursuit of Stolen Car in Sylmar

    The driver of a stolen vehicle surrendered to Los Angeles police officers after a brief pursuit in the northeastern San Fernando Valley on Thursday morning. The chase of the stolen car began about 10:41 a.m. at San Fernando Road and Kadota Street in Sylmar, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Jenny Houser. The vehicle — which appeared to be a red Mercedes-Benz sedan — was in the vicinity of the 5 and 118 freeways about 10:45 a.m. A passenger […]

  • Joshua Robertson and Brittany Humphrey are shown in photos from a LASD wanted poster distributed Aug. 23, 2016.

    3 Kids Whose Mother Was Found Dead in Gorman Area Are Located; Couple With Toddler Still Sought

    Three young children whose mother was found dead on a Gorman-area road were located safe Wednesday afternoon after they were kidnapped, but the two people suspected of taking the kids have a fourth child with them and remain on the run, authorities said. Joshua Robertson, 27, and Brittany Humphrey, 22, were last seen fleeing California with Kimberly Harvill’s three children, who were found to be safe at a motel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after a good Samaritan contacted local police. Robertson […]

  • A Starbucks in Kokomo, Indiana, was leveled in a tornado on Aug. 24, 2016. (Credit: WISH via CNN)

    Tornados Barrel Through Central Indiana, Flattening Starbucks at Mall

    Three tornados swept through central Indiana on Wednesday, leaving an entire Starbucks location leveled as severe weather warnings continued. Video from the scene showed the coffee shop in the city of Kokomo was completely destroyed. It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was hurt. Race car driver Conor Daly was in Kokomo to attend a memorial for driver Bryan Clauson when the severe weather hit. Everyone at the Kokomo Speedway was ordered to seek shelter,according to KTLA sister station WXIN in Indianapolis. […]

  • Firefighters respond to a multipatient incident attributed to Spice use in Skid Row on Aug. 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Warning Issued About Use of Spice After Skid Row Overdose Reports

    A day after Los Angeles firefighters treated some 18 people on Skid Row for symptoms linked to use of a dangerous synthetic marijuana, the county’s public health department on Tuesday issued a warning about the drug. “Spice,” as its called, can cause severe side effects including altered mental status, loss of consciousness, extreme anxiety and agitation. In some cases, it can kill those who use it. The drug most likely caused recent overdose reports in downtown L.A., the Los Angeles County […]

  • Deputies respond to a man barricaded inside a car wash in Carson on Aug. 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fired Employee With Ax Barricades Self at Carson Car Wash: Sheriff’s Dept.

    Armed with an ax, a former employee of a car wash in Carson barricaded himself inside the business and was in an ongoing standoff with deputies before being taken into custody Tuesday, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The situation took place at the Aquamax at the corner of Alondra and Avalon boulevards. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department urged people to avoid the area. A call about a man with an ax threatening employees came in just after noon, the Sheriff’s Department […]

  • Juan Carlos Rodriguez, left, Title I coordinator, gives a high-five to second-grader Armando Rodriguez, 7, during lunch on the first day of school at Hadden Elementary School in Pacoima in August 2013. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Proposal Returning Start of LAUSD School Year to After Labor Day to Be Introduced Tuesday

    The approximately 640,000 students in Los Angeles Unified schools would go back to returning from summer vacation after Labor Day if a proposal introduced Tuesday is approved. The move, which would reverse LAUSD’s switch to an “early start” date in August, is backed by three of the district’s seven school board members. The full board will vote on the three members’ resolution, to be first introduced at a 2 p.m. board meeting Tuesday, on Sept. 20. The resolution would move the […]

  • Investigators on scene in Laguna Beach, where a cyclist was fatally struck on June 17, 2014. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    Driver Gets 1 Year in Jail in Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed 55-Year-Old Cyclist in Laguna Beach

    A 21-year-old Newport Beach man was sentenced to one year in jail Monday for killing a 55-year-old cyclist and fleeing the scene of the crash in 2014. Dylan Thomas Rand-Luby, pleaded guilty to one felony count of hit-and-run with injury and one misdemeanor county of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced. Rand-Luby killed cyclist John Colvin when he swerved his 2005 Toyota Prius into a bike lane along North Coast Highway in Laguna Beach […]

  • Gus Adams, left, and Andrea Miller, right, are seen in photos provided by the Long Beach Police Department.

    Man Found Guilty in Long Beach Home-Invasion That Left Fellow Burglar Dead

    A man who beat an 80-year-old Long Beach homeowner during a 2014 burglary, prompting the homeowner to open fire and kill the man’s female fellow burglar, was convicted in the crime Monday. Gus Polly Adams, 28, was found guilty of first-degree residential robbery and first-degree residential burglary in the July 22, 2014, Bixby Knolls incident, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Adams and Andrea Miller, 28, broke into a home in Long Beach that night. When the homeowner returned […]

  • Los Angeles firefighters respond to a presumed overdose, treated one of 18 patients assessed, in Skid Row on Aug. 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Synthetic Marijuana Creating ‘Public Health Crisis’ in Skid Row: LAFD Medical Director

    The use of synthetic marijuana known as “spice” has created a public health crisis among the homeless population in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row area, the city Fire Department’s medical director said after a multipatient emergency response Monday morning. Eighteen people were treated after being called to 429 E. Fifth St. in downtown L.A. about 10:30 a.m., according to an alert from the Los Angeles Fire Department. The response came after a similar incident a few blocks away on Friday, when […]