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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.


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  • A body was discovered next to rail cars in Burbank on April 28, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Body Found Wrapped in Plastic in Burbank ID’d as 30-Year-Old NoHo Man

    A dead body found wrapped in black plastic next to a rusted rail car in Burbank was identified by fingerprints as that of a 30-year-old North Hollywood man, police said Friday. Nshan Balyan was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s officer after his body was removed from the scene and unwrapped, according to a news release from the Burbank Police Department. His death is being investigated as a homicide, the release said. An autopsy and a cause of death […]

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    Koreatown Fire Leaves 4 Homes Damaged; 19 Displaced and Dog Rescued

    Nearly 100 firefighters responded as flames ripped through a burning home in Koreatown midday Friday, spreading to three other nearby homes and leaving 19 people displaced and a family dog rescued. The fire was initially reported at 11:49 a.m. at 173 S. Ardmore Ave., where a two-story Craftsman home was well involved, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The blaze became a “major emergency fire” that included multiple homes, LAFD said in an update. After a roof collapsed on one structure, […]

  • A body was discovered next to rail cars in Burbank on April 28, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dead Body, Wrapped in Plastic, Found Near Rail Tracks in Burbank

    A dead body that was wrapped in a black plastic bag was discovered near railroad tracks in Burbank Thursday, prompting a police investigation. The body was discovered by a Caltrans employee around 12:30 p.m. near tracks behind Stock Lumber, at 640 N. Victory Blvd., according to Burbank Police Department Sgt. Claudio Losacco. The corpse was on the ground a few feet from two rusted old rail cars. It was wrapped in black plastic, aerial video from Sky5 showed. The individual’s […]

  • Jared Goff #16 of the California Golden Bears drops back to pass against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the second half of their NCAA football game at California Memorial Stadium on Nov. 28, 2015, in Berkeley. (Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

    L.A. Rams Select Cal QB Jared Goff With No. 1 Pick in NFL Draft

    Cal quarterback Jared Goff was chosen by the Los Angeles Rams as the team’s No. 1 pick during the NFL draft Thursday evening in Chicago. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the choice to applause. Newly returned to Los Angeles, the Rams had made a trade with the Tennessee Titans to get the first pick. Goff, 21, grew up in Novato, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 6-foot-4-inch, 215-pounder is a junior at UC Berkeley. Before the draft, Goff told the […]

  • A brush fire broke out in the Ventura area on April 28, 2016. (Credit: Ventura County Fire Department)

    Brush Fire Burns 50 Acres Between Ventura and Ojai

    A brush fire burning between Ventura and Ojai scorched 50 acres Thursday afternoon, Ventura County Fire Department Capt. Mike Lindbery said. Flames were spreading from the area of North Ventura Avenue and Casitas Vista Road, which is off of State Route 33, according to the Fire Department. Traffic on State Route 33 was being diverted to North Santa Ana Road, Lindbery said. “This is actually a pretty good-sized fire for the time of year,” Lindbery said in live video on Periscope. “This is Southern […]

  • A little girl cries after five people are pepper-sprayed at a Trump-related rally in Anaheim on April 26, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    5 Pepper-Sprayed as Trump Supporters, Critics Face Off Outside Anaheim City Hall

    A Donald Trump supporter said he and a little girl were among those pepper-sprayed by counter-protesters at a rally outside an Anaheim City Council meeting Tuesday, when the GOP contender was the subject of a controversial measure that would have condemned his “divisive rhetoric.” At least five people were pepper-sprayed at the event, according to Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Daron Wyatt. Three people were treated by paramedics on scene. Raul Rodriguez Jr. of Apple Valley said he was attacked by […]

  • Authorities respond to a crash in the 8400 block of Viaverde Drive in Whittier on April 26, 2016. (Credit: Keith Durflinger/Whittier Daily News)

    Driver Arrested on Suspicion of DUI in Whittier Crash That Killed 14-Year-Old, Seriously Injured Others

    The driver of an SUV involved in a crash that killed a Whittier high school student and injured four others was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of drunken driving and manslaughter, police said. The crash occurred in the 8000 block of Villaverde Drive — a little over a block from La Serna High School — about 11:30 a.m., according to a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver, […]

  • Jessica Bruch posted this photo of a dead whale near San Clemente on Instagram on April 25, 2016.

    Dead Whale Carcass Washes Up at Lower Trestles Beach, South of San Clemente

    A large dead whale washed up over the weekend at a world-renowned surf beach near San Clemente, and the sight was drawing spectators to the ocean on Monday. Professional surfer Kelly Slater posted a photo of the whale’s carcass on Instagram on Sunday evening, suggesting it would keep the crowds in the water to a minimum at Lower Trestles. The location — at San Onofre State Beach, just south of the Orange County line — is the site of multiple annual surf competitions. […]

  • Prince is pictured here as The Kid in the movie "Purple Rain," released in 1984.

    Prince, Innovative and Influential Music Legend, Is Dead at 57

    Legendary, innovative and hugely influential musician Prince has died at age 57, his publicist confirmed Thursday. “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said in a brief statement. There were no details available on the cause of his death, Noel-Schure said. An autopsy was set for Friday. Sheriff’s deputies who responded to a medical […]