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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
  • Three of four mountain lions caught on camera Oct. 17, 2014, in Big Dalton Canyon above Glendora are shown in a video still. (Credit: Robert Martinez)

    Family of 4 Mountain Lions Caught on Video in Mountains Above Glendora

    About 2 1/2 years after he set up his first surveillance camera along a game trail in the backcountry of Angeles National Forest, Robert Martinez got footage of Southern California wildlife even he couldn’t believe. He had seen mama bears and their cubs, ringtail cats, foxes, and even a mountain lion dragging a deer. But footage one of his cameras caught on Friday showed what he described as a family of four mountain lions at once. That video, posted to YouTube Monday, […]

  • Madison Elaine Triplett, 17, crowned  Rose Queen for the 2015 Tournament of Roses. (Credit: KTLA)

    Madison Triplett Named Rose Queen for 2015 Tournament of Roses

    Madison Elaine Triplett, 17, of John Marshall Fundamental High School, was chosen to preside over the 2015 Tournament of Roses at a coronation ceremony on Tuesday evening in Pasadena. Triplett, of Altadena, will serve as the 97th Rose Queen. Out of 700 young women who participated in a monthslong process in hope to becoming Rose Queen for the tradition-filled annual event, the field was winnowed to just seven on Oct. 6, when the Royal Court was named. The Rose Princesses […]

  • File photo of two Metro buses at Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue. (Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

    Metro Bus Shot at Near Coliseum; Search Ongoing for Gunman, Weapon

    A Metro bus was shot at in Exposition Park near the Coliseum on Tuesday afternoon, and police were searching for the gunman and the weapon used. No one was injured when the Los Angeles County Metro bus was fired on from the outside, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Jane Kim said. Officers were called to the scene, at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Figueroa Street (map), about 4 p.m., she said. The area is kitty-corner from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and […]

  • Slava Voynov #26 of the Los Angeles Kings starts a rush during the game against the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center on Oct. 8, 2014. (Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

    Kings Player Slava Voynov Suspended After Arrest on Suspicion of Domestic Violence

    Los Angeles Kings star defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested early Monday on suspicion of domestic violence after a neighbor reporting hearing a woman screaming and crying at his Redondo Beach home. He was suspended in definitely pending a formal investigation by the NHL, according to a National Hockey League statement. In a statement, the Kings said the team supports the NHL’s decision to suspend Voynov. “These developments are of great concern to our organization,” the statement read. “We will continue […]

  • Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is  shown in a photo provided by LAPD shortly after he was last seen Sept. 17, 2014.

    CSUN Student Posted Car for Sale on Craigslist; Killer Responded: LAPD

    A 23-year-old CSUN student from Saudi Arabia whose body was found off the 10 Freeway near Palm Springs was fatally stabbed by a Long Beach man who responded to the student’s online ad to sell his car, police said Monday. Agustin Rosendo Fernandez, 28, of Long Beach appeared in court Monday to face allegations against him in the death of Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, who was last seen Sept. 17. Fernandez was charged with one count of murder with the special circumstances of murder during […]

  • Murrieta Mayor Alan William Long is shown in a booking photo released by Murrieta  PD on Oct. 17, 2014.

    Murrieta Mayor Alan Long Resigns After Alleged DUI Arrest in Crash That Injured 4 Cheerleaders

    Four days after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving in connection with a crash that left four high school cheerleaders hospitalized, the mayor of Murrieta resigned Monday but said he would continue to seek a second term. Alan Long, 44, was arrested on the evening of Oct. 16 evening after allegedly crashing his truck into a passenger vehicle filled with four teen Murrieta Valley High School students, who were all injured. Two preliminary alcohol screenings showed Long was at and below […]

  • Investigators worked at the scene of a plane crash near Big Bear Lake on Oct. 20, 2014.

    Pilot Killed in Plane Crash Near Big Bear Lake; 2nd Crash in Area Within 4 Days

    The solo pilot of a plane that crashed into a recreation area next to Big Bear Lake was found dead Monday, four days after a small aircraft crash in the mountain resort area left three injured. The fatal crash was reported just after 11 a.m. near the Grout Bay day-use area (map) in the community of Fawnskin, on the north side of the lake, authorities said. The lone male occupant of the plane was pronounced dead on scene by San Bernardino County […]

  • Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is shown in a photo provided by family members.

    Body of CSUN Student Missing for a Month Found Off 10 Freeway in Palm Desert

    The body of a CSUN student from Saudi Arabia was found off the 10 Freeway in Palm Desert, authorities confirmed Friday, exactly a month after the 23-year-old disappeared. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi has last been seen at his home in Northridge Sept. 17. He was the subject of an LAPD missing persons investigation in which the FBI was assisting. A male body was found just before midnight off the 10 Freeway east of Cook Street in Palm Desert (map), according to […]

  • Murrieta Mayor Alan William Long is shown in a booking photo released by Murrieta  PD on Oct. 17, 2014.

    Murrieta Mayor Alan Long Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Crash Leaves 4 Cheerleaders Injured

    The 44-year-old mayor of Murrieta was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk after he allegedly crashed into a car filled with four teen cheerleaders, who were hospitalized with injuries, authorities said Friday. Mayor Alan William Long was taken into custody after field sobriety tests convinced officers he was under the influence of alcohol, according to a news release from the Murrieta Police Department. Officers were called to the scene of the collision about 8:20 p.m. Thursday at Jefferson and Lily […]