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Melissa Pamer is the digital managing editor at KTLA. She joined the station as a senior digital news producer 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
  • Caltrans released this image of a mudslide on Topanga Canyon Boulevard on March 15, 2018.

    Topanga Canyon Blvd. to Be Closed for Days Due to Mudslide as Storm Moves Through SoCal

    Rain and snow fell in Southern California Thursday morning, making for difficult driving conditions and prompting a mudslide that has forced the dayslong closure of Topanga Canyon Boulevard east of Malibu. The storm, which arrived Wednesday night, is the latest in a series of weather systems slated to bring rain to the region through next week. About one-third to three-quarters of an inch of rain had already fallen on most areas south of Point Conception by Thursday morning, according to […]

  • Aldrich Carles captured video of a coyote running up to a boy on the Cal State L.A. campus on March 14, 2018.

    Search Continues for Coyote That Police Shot After It Bit 5-Year-Old Boy, Aggressively Approached Student at Cal State L.A.

    Professional trappers will be brought in to try to find a coyote that remains at large after biting a 5-year-old boy and aggressively approaching a female student at Cal State Los Angeles, authorities said Thursday. After both incidents, police shot the coyote, which was injured and wandered into nearby hills. The first incident occurred at the El Sereno campus about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday while the child was walking on campus with his father, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Lt. […]

  • Ruben Sanchez is shown in a photo obtained by KTLA after his 2013 killing.

    Man Sentenced for Killing 84-Year-Old Relative With a Hammer in a Glendale Apartment

    A San Diego County man was sentenced Wednesday in the beating death of an 84-year-old relative who was killed with a hammer in his Glendale apartment. James Adrian Sanchez, 26, of El Cajon was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison after pleading no contest to one count of second-degree murder, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Sanchez broke into Ruben Sanchez’s apartment in the 1800 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard on Nov. 18, 2013, and struck […]

  • Fontana Man Fatally Shot Neighbor, Then Died After Exchange of Gunfire With Responding Officers: Police

    An ongoing dispute may have led one Fontana neighbor to fatally shoot another, prompting an exchange of gunfire with responding officers that ended with the gunman dead, police said Monday. The incident began when police were called to a home in the 7400 block of Cypress Ave for a report that a man had been shot about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. In front of the home, they found 67-year-old Claudio Rendon, bleeding from several gunshot wounds, according to a Fontana Police Department […]

  • Screening technology is tested at Metro Center on March 6, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Metro Teams up With TSA to Test Passenger Screening System Meant to Detect Suicide Vests, Weapons

    Metro riders coming down the escalator into Metro Center station in downtown Los Angeles were scanned Tuesday by a new thermal imaging security system designed to detect suicide vests and weapons concealed close to the body. The portable passenger screening system was being tested as part of a partnership between L.A. County’s Metro and the federal Transportation Security Administration. Metro previously tested two other systems in August and December of last year as part of a pilot program to evaluate […]

  • L.A. County firefighters work after a fire at a home burned in Whittier on Feb. 27, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Whittier Home Apparently Gutted by Fire Started by Lightning

    A home in Whittier was apparently destroyed in a fire caused by lightning, authorities said Tuesday. Firefighters were called to the home in the 11000 block of Leland Avenue at 11:07 a.m., according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman. Lightning had caused an exterior fire that moved into the structure, authorities said. It’s not clear if the lightning struck the house or vegetation nearby. Aerial video from Sky5 showed the charred home appeared to have been gutted. No […]

  • A crash left seven people injured in Cypress Park on Feb. 23, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    2-Vehicle Crash in Cypress Park Area Leaves 7 Injured, Including Pedestrians

    A two-vehicle collision left seven people, including at least two pedestrians, injured in northern Cypress Park on Friday afternoon. The crash occurred shortly after 2:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of Division Street, near San Fernando Road. Seven patients total were treated at a triage that was set up on scene, according to Scott Loveless of the Los Angeles Fire Department. They were then transported to a hospital, the L.A. Fire Department said in an update. Three were in fair […]

  • Flames rise from an apartment building in Pico Rivera on Feb. 22, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Injured Including Firefighter, 300 People Displaced by 3-Alarm Fire at Apartment Building in Pico Rivera

    A ferocious blaze quickly gutted a three-story apartment building in Pico Rivera Thursday, leaving at least one firefighter and two civilians injured and some 300 people displaced. The three-alarm fire was reported shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the 9100 block of Burke Street, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Firefighters arrived two minutes after the call and saw smoke and fire on all floors, extending into the attic, county fire Chief Daryl Osby said at an evening news conference. Aerial […]

  • Some of the 28 firearms seized during the Feb. 14, 2018, raid of Temple City felon's home are shown during a news conference on Feb. 21. (Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

    Father-Daughter Pair Charged After Assault Rifles, 66,000 Rounds of Ammunition Found in Temple City Gun Cache

    A Temple City man and his adult daughter have been charged with having an illegal cache of weapons, including more than a dozen assault rifles, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday. The case against Steven David Ponder, 57, and Riley Elizabeth Ponder, 27, was filed Tuesday following a Valentine’s Day raid on Steven Ponder’s home. Ponder is banned from owning a gun because of his previous 2001 felony convictions for possession of a machine gun and counterfeiting money, Becerra […]