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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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  • Someone using a cellphone is seen in this file photo. (Credit: Madrolly/Thinkstock)

    High Desert Carjacking Suspects Targeted Victims Using Gay Dating App Grindr: Sheriff’s Dept.

    Two carjacking suspects in the High Desert found their victims using the gay dating app Grindr, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday. The first incident occurred Saturday, May 15, in Adelanto. The second carjacking took place Monday in Victorville, according to a sheriff’s news release. Both crimes resulted in arrests. The victims had “blindly met” the suspects using Grindr, the news release stated. The app bills itself as the “world’s largest gay social network app.” The victim’s vehicles were […]

  • Hillary Clinton speaks in Commerce and Bernie Sanders speaks in Anaheim at events on May 24, 2016. (Credit: left, Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; right, FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Clinton, Sanders Attend Multiple SoCal Campaign Events

    The two Democratic Party presidential nominee contenders were attending several events in Southern California Tuesday, when they both announced additional local events two weeks before the state’s primary. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended a morning event focused on foster care in South Los Angeles with Rep. Karen Bass, and had an afternoon event about working families Commerce. Tuesday evening, Clinton held a 5:30 p.m. rally at the UC Riverside campus. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was at a […]

  • The Rams' planned stadium in Inglewood is shown in a rendering posted on the team's website in May 2016.

    Super Bowl LV to Be Held at Inglewood Stadium in 2021: NFL

    Los Angeles will host Super Bowl LV in 2021, the National Football League announced Tuesday. The newly relocated and returned Los Angeles Rams are building a stadium in Inglewood that will be the site of the February 2021 event. The stadium is expected to open in 2019. The Super Bowl will be in Atlanta in 2019, and in South Florida in 2020, the NFL also announced. Team owners were meeting in North Carolina and future Super Bowl sites were among […]

  • Jerome Park in Santa Ana is shown in this Street View image from Google Maps.

    Man Followed 9-Year-Old Boy Into Santa Ana Park Bathroom, Sexually Assaulted Him: Police

    A man who followed a 9-year-old boy into a Santa Ana park bathroom and sexually assaulted him during a children’s birthday party was being sought by investigators, police said Tuesday. The incident occurred about 4:25 p.m. Sunday at Jerome Park, 726 S. Center St., according to a news release issued by the Santa Ana Police Department. The boy was with his mother at the birthday party when he went into a public bathroom at the park. The man followed the […]

  • Joseph “Joey” Kushner is shown in a photo displayed at an LAPD news conference on May 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Lake View Terrace Man Charged With Beating His Grandmother to Death With Hammer

    A 36-year-old man who disappeared after his grandmother was found beaten to death at her Lake View Terrance home was charged with murder Tuesday. Joseph Max Kushner used a hammer to kill Armida Custodio, 78, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Los Angeles police on May 6 asked for help finding Kushner, who investigators said was the last known person to see Custodio alive. At that time, an Los Angeles Police Department detective called him a “potential suspect.” […]

  • Flames burns up to ridgeline above Lake View Terrace on May 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Brush Fire Above Lake View Terrace Spreads Rapidly Into Angeles National Forest

    Hundreds of city, county and federal firefighters were responding Monday to a wind-driven brush fire that burned rapidly up a canyon above Lake View Terrace and into the Angeles National Forest. The fire was reported at 2:20 p.m. at 11326 Wheatland Ave., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Erik Scott. It burned up a ravine, being pushed by a 5-to-7-mph wind, burning in light-to-medium brush, Scott said. By 4:15 p.m., it was 100 acres, according to the Angeles National Forest’s Twitter account, which called […]

  • Willard Elementary in Pasadena is shown in this Street View image from Google Maps.

    Elementary School in Pasadena Evacuated Due to Phoned Bomb Threat: Police

    A Pasadena elementary school was evacuated Monday after a phoned bomb threat, police said. The call came in to Willard Elementary School, a 301 Madre St. on the edge of East Pasadena, at 11:50 a.m., Pasadena Police Department Lt. John Mercado said. School officials chose to move students to the playground, Mercado said. The campus was safely evacuated and placed on lockdown at 12:35 p.m., which is normal dismissal time on Mondays, according to Hilda Ramirez, a spokeswoman for the […]

  • A fire boat responds to a fire on the Seal Beach Pier on May 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire Tears Through Old Ruby’s Diner Building on Seal Beach Pier

    The old Ruby’s Diner building at the end of the Seal Beach Pier was gutted by a spectacular fire that sent smoke towering over the coastline Friday morning. The fire was first reported about 7:45 a.m., Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz said. The building that burned was once home to a Ruby’s Diner, which closed in 2013. Smoke was still coming out of the gutted structure more than 7 hours after the fire broke out, and firefighter expected it would be smoking […]

  • Lily Guevara smiles, talking about the funds her coworkers raised to send her to school to become a nurse's assistant, on May 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Housekeeper With the ‘Heart of a Nurse’ Surprised by Scholarship From Tarzana Hospital Coworkers

    The beloved woman who helps clean rooms at a Tarzana hospital was given a surprise that will change her life, and the nurses she works with are responsible. The staff at the hospital recently surprised Lily Guevara, 40, by raising $3,000 and getting her a scholarship to attend classes to become a certified nurse’s assistant. Though her job for the past six years has been only to help keep Providence Tarzana Medical Center clean, Guevara loves working with patients. In […]