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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
  • The scene in Sacramento, where one deputy was shot on Oct. 24, 2014. (Credit: KTXL)

    2 Sacramento-Area Deputies Fatally Shot in Hourslong Crime Spree; 2 in Custody

    Three Sacramento-area sheriff’s deputies were shot, two fatally, in a crime spree that also left a civilian seriously wounded and prompted an hourslong manhunt Friday for a gunman described as heavily armed. One officer was fatally shot in Sacramento, and one of two other deputies shot in neighboring Placer County was also killed, authorities said. The slain Sacramento deputy, identified by at an afternoon news conference by Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones as 15-year veteran Danny Oliver, was shot in the forehead by the […]

  • File photo of a sign at CSUN. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Shocking and Disappointing’ Hazing Incident Prompts Pledge Ban at CSUN

    Several months after a CSUN 19-year-old fraternity pledge died during a hike in the Angeles National Forest, the university has banned Greek pledge activities, citing a new incident of “possible hazing.” The ban was first reported in the student newspaper on Thursday and detailed in an announcement from Dean of Students William Watkins posted Friday. The new instance of alleged hazing involved Pi Kappa Alpha, according to Watkins, who called it “shocking and disappointing.” No details about the incident were provided […]

  • A WestJet plane was quarantined at John Wayne Airport on Oct. 24, 2014, after a toddler with meningitis was reported on board. (Credit: KTLA)

    Meningitis Scare Prompts Temporary Containment of Plane at OC Airport

    A WestJet plane arriving from Canada was temporarily contained on the tarmac of John Wayne Airport after a 2-year-old with meningitis was reported on board Friday afternoon, authorities said. The child was hospitalized but was quickly released after she was determined not to have meningitis, a hospital spokeswoman said. The WestJet plane was stopped at Gate 2 of the Santa Ana airport, Orange County Fire Authority spokesman Larry Kurtz said. The fire department was called to the airport at 2:30 p.m. with […]

  • Victor Carnio Martinez is shown in a booking photo released by the Azusa Police Department on Oct. 24, 2014.

    Azusa Man, 48, Allegedly Sexually Abused 10-Year-Old Girl, Threatened Her Family

    A 48-year-old Azusa man was charged Friday after allegedly sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl he knew and threatening her family if she called for help or told anyone what happened, police said. Victor Carnio Martinez was charged with six felony counts and his arraignment was postponed Friday to Oct. 27 in Pomona Superior Court, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Authorities were notified of the allegations against Victor Carnio Martinez on Wednesday evening. When police “lured” him to […]

  • Homes in the 400 block of Winthrop Dr. are seen in this image from Google Maps.

    Homicide Investigation Underway Into Hemet Deaths of Father, 12-Year-Old Son

    A homicide investigation was underway Thursday after the bodies of a 12-year-old boy and his 44-year-old father were found in a home in Hemet, and the killer was believe to live at the home. Authorities began to receive 911 calls at 11:28 p.m. Wednesday about two people who appeared to be dead inside a home in the 400 block of Winthrop Drive (map), according to a news release from the Hemet Police Department. Officers responded and found the bodies of a […]

  • Isaiah Shelton-Dobine is shown in a photo provided by his family members. He was killed in a hit-and-run on Oct. 23, 2014.

    Family Members ID Boy Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Upland; Driver Identified

    An 11-year-old boy who was walking to school in Upland was killed Thursday by a hit-and-run driver who later arrested and described as a “coward” by the victim’s stepfather. The boy was struck by a car at Arrow Highway and Benson Avenue (map) while he was walking to nearby Cabrillo Elementary School just before 8 a.m., according to the Upland Police Department. The boy had “severe trauma” and was transported to San Antonio Community Hospital, where he died. He was […]

  • A pursuit ended in Santa Ana on Oct. 23, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Brea Mall Robbery Prompts Police Pursuit That Ends in Santa Ana

    Police pursued a fleeing vehicle on surface streets to a home in Santa Ana in connection with a purse robbery that occurred in Brea on Thursday afternoon. The robbery occurred at the Brea Mall, where a man stole a purse from a woman at the Macy’s at about 1:40 p.m., according to a Lt. Derrin Deveroux with the Brea Police Department. As the thief tried to leave, he got into a fight with a loss-prevention officer, and then escaped, Deveroux said. The man later […]

  • Video Shows Bear Cub Wandering Aisles of Oregon Drug Store

    Shoppers at a drug store in southern Oregon were joined by an unusual companion seen wandering the aisles this past week: a black bear cub. The 13-pound female cub walked into a Rite Aide in Ashland, Oregon, on Sunday and was caught on cellphone video walking around the store, appearing bewildered. Before visiting the Rite Aid, the bear had wandered through an open door at a nearby Super 8 motel, local television station KOBI reported. At the Rite Aid, police […]

  • Sheriff's deputies were investigating on Oct. 23, 2014, the death of a man who was shot near the 210 Freeway in Glendora. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man’s Body Found With Gunshot Wounds Near 210 Freeway in Glendora

    An investigation into the death of a man found with gunshot wounds caused multiple off-ramps on the 210 Freeway in Glendora to be closed for several hours Thursday morning, officials said. A person reported seeing a body near the 210 Freeway and North Sunflower Avenue off-ramp around 3:34 a.m. , according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release. The man, identified only as Hispanic, was pronounced dead at the scene. He had gunshot wounds to his upper torso, the […]