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Melissa Pamer is the digital managing editor at KTLA. She joined the station as a senior digital news producer 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
  • Brush Fire in Burbank That Prompted Mandatory Evacuations Is 80 Percent Contained

    Firefighters quickly got a handle on a brush fire that prompted mandatory evacuations in Burbank Wednesday. The fire broke out just before 3 p.m. near the 1000 block of Hamline Place, in the northern part of the city. As firefighters worked to protect homes, flames spread into the Verdugo Mountains. About 15 fire engines were responding to the three-alarm blaze, Burbank Fire Department  Battalion Chief Ron Barone said about 3:30 p.m. Five of those engines were devoted just to protecting homes, […]

  • ‘Obama Boulevard’: City Council Unanimously Approves Renaming 3 1/2 Miles of Rodeo Road in South L.A.

    A nearly 3 1/2-mile stretch of road through South Los Angeles will be renamed for former President Barack Obama, thanks to a unanimous City Council vote Wednesday. The proposal to rename a portion of Rodeo Road – through the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw and Leimert Park neighborhoods – was introduced last week by Council President Herb Wesson. Obama Boulevard will run from Jefferson Boulevard to Arlington Avenue. The street runs by Rancho Cienega Park, where in 2007 then-candidate Obama held a rally […]

  • L.A. Fashion District Salesman, 24, Fatally Shot on Westlake Sidewalk; LAPD Asks for Help

    A young man with no gang ties died after being shot multiple times on a sidewalk in the Westlake area, and now LAPD is asking for help finding his killer or killers. Fredis Mejia, who worked as a salesman in the downtown Fashion District, was standing on the sidewalk in the 400 block of North Coronado Street when someone walked up and shot him multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The shooting occurred about 8:40 […]

  • Woman Charged After High-Speed Pursuit That Left LAPD Officer Injured in Van Nuys

    A 23-year-old Van Nuys woman with a criminal record has been charged with fleeing police during a pursuit and other counts after a chase in which she allegedly reversed into a patrol car, leaving an officer injured. Christina Ohanian faces multiple counts in connection with the early morning chase, which ended with her standing up through her sun roof, smoking a cigarette, and then being pulled to the ground by officers. The chase began about 2:15 a.m. June 22, when […]

  • More Cadets May Have Known About Vehicle Thefts, LAPD Chief Beck Says

    A handful of LAPD cadets may have known about the theft of patrol vehicles that led to the arrests of seven other participants in the program and of one officer who allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old cadet, the police chief said Tuesday. Chief Charlie Beck made the disclosure in a morning update to the Los Angeles Police Commission on the continuing scandal involving the 2,300-member youth program. The case began on June 14, when police discovered two black-and-white patrol […]

  • ‘No-Body Murder Charge’ Filed Against South Pasadena Father Suspected of Killing Missing 5-Year-Old Son: DA

    The South Pasadena father arrested late last week in Las Vegas on suspicion of killing his missing 5-year-old son has been charged with murder even though the boy’s body has not been found, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Monday. Lacey made the announcement at a late Monday morning news conference, where officials released new information on the circumstances surrounding the arrest of Aramazd Andressian Sr., who is accused of killing his 5-year-old son. Andressian Sr. 35, was arrested […]

  • Uber Driver Took Passenger Into Motel Room in the Valley, Sexually Assaulted Her: LAPD

    A North Hollywood Uber driver suspected of sexually assaulting an unconscious 24-year-old passenger has been arrested, and investigators think he may have more victims. The arrest of Alaric Spence, 46, was announced at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters on Monday afternoon. The 24-year-old victim from L.A. was taking an Uber from downtown Los Angeles to Hollywood, but she fell unconscious during the 3 a.m. trip on Friday, June 23, possibly due to alcohol intoxication, Hayes said. Spence allegedly drove the […]

  • Body Found in Santa Monica Mountains Believed to Be Missing 65-Year-Old Hiker

    A body found in the Santa Monica Mountains is believed to be that of a 65-year-old hiker who had been missing for five days. Clyde Miller, a Newbury Park resident and avid hiker, was last seen in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 17, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Officials from several agencies continued to search for Miller Friday. About 5:30 p.m. the body of a man fitting Miller’s description was found. Officials hoisted the body out of the […]

  • 130-Foot-Wide Military Spy Drone Crashes in Sierra Nevada, Prompting Small Wildfire

    An unmanned military drone with a 130-foot wingspan crashed in the Sierra Nevada near Lone Pine, causing a small forest fire this week and prompting a warning to stay away from the wreckage. The Air Force drone crashed in a remote mountain area about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from Edwards Air Force Base. Multiple witnesses reported seeing the aircraft go down as well as large flames and black smoke, according to the California Highway Patrol’s log. […]