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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
  • Satellite images comparing Nov. 18, 2015, and Nov. 19, 1997, show a large area of white, which indicates high sea levels, reflective of high sea temperatures. The image shows how this year's El Niño could be as powerful as the one in 1997, the strongest El Niño on record. (Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

    Current El Niño Could Become Strongest on Record, National Weather Service Says

    The ongoing El Niño could be in the top three strongest events on record, and possibly the strongest ever, a Southern California National Weather Service office stated Wednesday. The latest readings for warm Pacific Ocean temperatures put the current El Niño, which began in March, as the second-strongest compared to other strong events that have occurred since 1950. The “sea-surface anomaly” for those ocean temperatures in early November was the greatest such anomaly recorded in 65 years, Warning Coordination Meteorologist Eric […]

  • Miracle Perez is seen using a toy scooter on Nov. 25, 2015, several days after her specialized wheelchair was stolen. (Credit: Chip Yost / KTLA)

    Local Businessman Helps Out After Specialized Wheelchair Is Stolen From Santa Ana Girl Named Miracle

    A local businessman came to the rescue Wednesday after the family of 4-year-old Miracle Perez discovered that her specialized wheelchair was stolen from outside their Santa Ana home. The little girl, who was born without legs and with a heart condition and other medical problems, needs the chair to get to and from school, her mother said Wednesday through a Spanish interpreter. After hearing about the theft, George Objanyan with Sherman Oaks Medical Supply surprised Miracle with a donated stroller […]

  • Police respond to a fatal confrontation at a Starbucks in Santa Ana on Nov. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Dead After Being Hit in Head by Skateboarder in Act of Self-Defense at Santa Ana Starbucks: Witnesses

    A young man used a skateboard to fatally strike another man who was harassing him and other customers at a Santa Ana Starbucks on Tuesday, according to accounts from witnesses and police. The incident occurred shortly after noon at a Starbucks in a strip mall near South Bristol Street and West MacArthur Boulevard, close to South Coast Plaza. Two eyewitnesses told KTLA that a man was pacing back and forth, bothering coffee shop customers outside the Starbucks location, and then began […]

  • LAPD officers investigate after a robbery call led to the hospitalization of a woman in Palms on Nov. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Seen ‘Covered in Blood’ After LAPD Responds to Violent Robbery in Palms

    A woman, described by a witness as heavily bloodied, was hospitalized after being robbed and stabbed inside her home in the Palms neighborhood Tuesday, Los Angeles police said. Officers were first called to a report of a robbery in the 3700 block of Delmas Terrace just before 11:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The assailant, described only as a black man, attacked a woman in her mid-20s inside her home, LAPD Officer Hector Madrigal said. The victim had met her attacker […]

  • Skaters take to Vasquez Canyon Road, which closed due to a landslide on Nov. 19, 2015. (Credit: Gantry Hill)

    Buckled Vasquez Canyon Road Fenced Off After Becoming Attraction for Skaters

    Skaters have apparently taken to buckled Vasquez Canyon Road, and authorities cautioned Tuesday that the roadway remained closed and was fenced off after being dramatically altered by a landslide. A 2-mile stretch of the road — in an unincorporated area of north Santa Clarita — was shut down after a slide began pushing up the asphalt on Nov. 19. The cause of the neighboring hillside’s failure was unknown, and geologists were investigating, officials said last week. “This isn’t just the road; it’s the mountain […]

  • Downey police Officer Ricardo "Ricky" Galvez is shown in a photo distributed by LASD on Nov. 19, 2015.

    Arraignment Postponed for 3 Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting of Downey Officer

    Three people, including two teenagers, appeared briefly in court Monday after being charged in connection with the death of a Downey police officer who was fatally shot during what investigators have described as a botched robbery. The youngest of the three, 16-year-old Abel Diaz of Bellflower, was charged Friday as an adult with one count of murder in connection to the death of Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez. Two others, brothers Steven Knott, 18, and Jeremy Anthony Alvarez, 21, were also charged in […]

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Erik Nava is credited with saving a 7-month-old baby's life. (Credit: LASD)

    Sheriff’s Deputy Credited With Saving ‘Unresponsive’ 7-Month-Old Baby in La Puente

    A quick-thinking deputy has been credited with saving the life of a 7-month-old baby after the child’s frantic mother reported the little boy not breathing in a car in La Puente, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deputy Erik Nava was recognized at an appearance at the sheriff’s Industry Station on Monday, when he stood alongside the child he saved, Sebastian Bernal, as well as the boy’s mother, Arjelia Lorenzo-Calleja. Lorenzo-Calleja had pulled over to the side of the road at […]

  • A witness captured this image after a stabbing at Hollywood & Highland on Nov. 18, 2015. (Credit: Shawn Walker)

    Homeless Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Hollywood Attack on Russian Tourist

    A homeless man was charged Friday with attempted murder in a stabbing attack on a Russian tourist who was with his family at the popular Hollywood & Highland center. Donald Offerman, 54, was due to be arraigned in downtown L.A. on the attempted murder charge as well as four counts of assault with a deadly weapon, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. He also faced a special allegation he used a knife. The unidentified victim was visiting the […]

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    Glendale Officer Shoots Man Who Brandished Knife, Charged at Him: Police

    A man who brandished a knife and charged a Glendale police officer was shot by the officer early Friday morning, police said. The incident occurred just before 3 a.m. at Glendale Avenue and Colorado Street, where the officer was trying to stop the man for a “pedestrian-related traffic violation,” the Glendale Police Department stated in a brief news release. When the officer contacted the man, he brandished a knife and “charged at the officer in an aggressive manner,” the release […]