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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
  • Firefighters responded to a report of a plane down in the water off San Pedro on Feb. 5, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Stunt Plane, Second Aircraft Collide Midair Before Crashing Off L.A. Harbor; Search Underway

    Two aircraft, one of them an aerobatic stunt plane, crashed into the water after an midair collision off San Pedro, prompting a multi-agency search for survivors on Friday afternoon, the Coast Guard confirmed. “Two separate tail identification numbers from two separate aircraft have been recovered and confirmed by the Federal Aviation Association,” a release from the Coast Guard stated. One of the planes was a Beechcraft 35 Bonanza and the other was a Citabria, according to FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer. The Citabria was […]

  • Raven Campbell is shown in a photo displayed at a family vigil on July 6, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Roommate Arrested 7 Months After Woman’s Body Found Sealed in Lomita-Area Apartment Wall

    The roommate of a woman who went missing in 2009 was arrested this week on suspicion of killing her, about seven months after the victim’s body was found sealed into the wall of a Lomita-area apartment. Randolph Garbutt, 43, was arrested in the killing of Raven Joy Campbell, who died of blunt-force trauma to the head, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide Lt. Steve Jauch said at a Friday afternoon news conference.  Campbell disappeared in 2009, when she was 31. Her body was […]

  • Gabriela Calzada, left, and Briana Gallegos are shown in photos posted to their Facebook pages in September and May 2015, respectively.

    Killing of Teen Girls in Park Was Gang Motivated, and Suspects Knew Victims: Chief Beck

    The young men who were charged with killing two teen girls in a Montecito Heights park knew their victims and were “motivated by hatred between gangs,” LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday. The defendants were identified in a five-count criminal complaint against them as 17-year-old Dallas Stone Pineda, also known as “Trippy,” and 18-year-old Jose Antonio Echeverria, aka “Klepto.” They knew their victims, Briana Nicole Gallegos, 17, and Gabriela Calzada, 19, Beck said at a news conference Thursday afternoon. “This is […]

  • Laura Zellerbach is shown in a photo released by the Fullerton Police Department on Feb. 3, 2016.

    Long Beach Mom Accused of Embezzling $174,000 From Fullerton Youth Soccer Club

    A 41-year-old Long Beach mother was charged with embezzling more than $174,000 from the Fullerton youth soccer organization for which she served as treasurer, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Laura Alicia Zellerbach faces up to 20 years, eight months in prison if convicted as charged. She was treasurer of the Fullerton Rangers Youth Soccer Club from April 2013 to January 2015, when she resigned after other board members began to question her about the organization’s finances, the DA’s office […]

  • Luke Mathew Fabela is shown in an inmate photo dated Oct. 12, 2015. (Credit: CDCR)

    Inmate Photo Released of Transient Suspected in Killing of Wealthy La Verne-Area Couple

    A photo of a transient accused of killing a wealthy couple in a violent attack at their La Verne-area home was released for the first time Thursday, a day after he was charged with two counts of capital murder. Luke Fabela, 23, is shown in an October photo released by the state prison where he is being housed on an unrelated conviction. Fabela was charged Wednesday in the Dec. 26, 2014, killings of Shirley Isom, 74, and Armie “Troy” Isom, 89. In […]

  • A vehicle landed on top of the roof of a Palos Verdes Estates home on Feb. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Car Lands on Top of Roof of Palos Verdes Estates Home’s Garage: Fire Department

    A driver lost control of his car and ended up landing on the roof of a Palos Verdes Estates home’s garage, prompting an emergency response on Wednesday afternoon. Los Angeles County firefighters were called to the home in the 500 block of Palos Verdes Drive West at 3:39 p.m., a Fire Department official told KTLA. Aerial video from Sky5 showed a dark Lexus sedan on top of the red-tiled roof. The male driver suffered some kind of medical condition that caused […]

  • Briana Gallegos, left, and Gabriela Calzada are seen photos posted on their respective Facebook pages.

    Arrest Made in Double Homicide of Teen Girls at Debs Park in Montecito Heights

    An arrest has been made in the deaths of two teen girls who were found killed in a Montecito Heights park in October, a source within the Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday, confirming the suspect’s mother’s statements to KTLA. The bodies of Briana Nicole Gallegos, 17, and Gabriela Calzada, 19, were discovered on Oct. 28 near a hiking trail in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park. In mid-November, several people were detained and questioned when search warrants were served in connection […]

  • The mosquito Aedes Aegypti, as seen through a microscope, is the main culprit in the spread of Zika as well as other viruses. (Credit: Miguel Castro/CNN)

    Aggressive Mosquitoes That Can Transmit Zika Virus Are Present in SoCal: Public Health Officials

    The type of aggressive mosquitoes that transmit the rapidly spreading Zika virus are present in Los Angeles County and elsewhere in California, officials said Wednesday. Aedes mosquitoes were identified in the San Gabriel Valley and in eastern part of L.A. County in 2011. They prefer to feed on humans, and will follow their desired hosts indoors, county Interim Health Officer Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser said at a news conference. Though no patients in the U.S. have been infected locally by mosquitoes bearing […]

  • A poster displayed at a sheriff's news conference May 6, 2015, indicated a suspect was in custody in the killings of Troy and Shirley Isom. (Credit: Kareen Wynter / KTLA)

    Transient Charged With Murder, Stealing Cellphone in Killings of La Verne Couple

    More than a year after a wealthy couple were bludgeoned to death in an attack at their home in the foothills near La Verne, a transient was charged Wednesday with capital murder in the case. Luke Mathew Fabela, who was first identified as a suspect in May, was due to be arraigned at a still undetermined date in the Dec. 26, 2014, deaths of Shirley Isom, 74, and Armie “Troy” Isom, 89. Fabela, 23, killed the couple for the wife’s cellphone, […]