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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
  • Protestors marched in Pasadena after a man died during a police altercation on Sept. 30, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Protesters March in Pasadena After Police Use Taser, Physical Restraints on Man Who Died in Altercation

    Dozens of protesters gathered in Pasadena Friday night after police officers used a Taser and physical restraints on a man who later died. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene around 4 a.m. to investigate the death in the 200 block of Orange Grove Boulevard. At the scene of sheriff’s homicide investigation, a woman who identified herself as the mother of the man’s children sobbed as she described seeing the man die in front of her.  Shainie […]

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    Detroit Man Stuck Hanging Upside Down for 13 Hours After Breaking Into Own Home

    A Michigan man was rescued by firefighters after he hung upside down in his own basement — for 13 hours. The man had lost his keys and tried to break into his own home amid flooding in the region Thursday, Detroit television station WDIV reported. As he tried to get into the Detroit home, his foot got stuck in a window and he was left hanging upside down, the station reported. Floodwaters were rising and coming within inches of his […]

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    School Bus Catches Fire on 210 Freeway, Leaving Students Stranded on Roadside

    A school bus caught on fire along the 210 Freeway in the Lake View Terrace on Thursday, leaving schoolchildren stranded on the side of the road. The fire was reported just before 3:30 p.m. along the westbound 210 Freeway just east of the interchange with the 118 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log. The students appeared to be girls in uniform heading to a sports event. No one appeared to be injured and the Los Angeles Fire Department […]

  • A store clerk was fatally shot during an apparent robbery attempt at a liquor store in North Hollywood on Sept. 23, 2016. (Credit: OnScene TV)

    2 Women Charged With Murder in Shooting of North Hollywood Liquor Store Clerk

    Two young women accused of fatally shooting a 61-year-old North Hollywood liquor store clerk during an attempted robbery were charged with murder Thursday. Rosa Manuela Barrientos, 23, Maria Michelle Inzunza, 25, each face one count of murder with the special circumstance allegation that the crime was committed during a robbery, and one count of attempted robbery of the second degree, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. The pair were expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon. Barrientos was the shooter, according […]

  • A CHP patrol SUV chases a Mercedes-Benz on the northbound 405 Freeway in West L.A. on Sept. 28, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    In Hotel Vandalism Investigation, CHP Pursues Mercedes-Benz From L.A. Toward Bakersfield

    CHP officers pursued the driver of a Mercedes-Benz coupe from the West Los Angeles area toward Bakersfield for nearly two hours Wednesday afternoon. The driver was wanted in connection with an investigation into vandalism of a hotel room in Inglewood, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Siara Lund. “We’re trying to find out who this person is. … We don’t know if there are any firearms in the vehicle,” Lund said. “Hopefully this vehicle will voluntarily stop.” The vehicle appeared to be a silver […]

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    Fontana Man With Prior Conviction Arrested After Child Porn Found at Home: Police

    A 71-year-old Fontana man was arrested at his home Wednesday after more than 2,000 images and photos containing child pornography were found at the residence, police said in announcing one of two such arrests. Thomas Bright was taken into custody about 7 a.m. after a three-month investigation, according to a Fontana Police Department news release. He has a previous conviction for possession of child pornography, police said. The California’s Megan’s Law website showed that conviction and indicated Bright’s age is […]

  • Bill Chastain, state director with LifeSafer, demonstrates a breath alcohol ignition interlock device during a press conference announcing a holiday crack-down on drunk and drugged driving Dec. 17, 2013,  in Washington, D.C. (Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ignition Interlock Requirement for DUI Offenders Signed Into Law by Gov. Jerry Brown

    A bill requiring most convicted drunken drivers to install “ignition interlock” devices that would prevent them from driving while intoxicated was signed into state law Wednesday. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1046, the advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving announced. The bill will expand an existing four-county pilot program that requires the devices, which are essentially in-vehicle Breathalyzers. The statewide program will go into effect Jan. 1, 2019. Authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill of San Mateo, the bill will […]

  • Los Angeles firefighters battle a blaze at a commercial building in Sherman Oaks on Sept. 27, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Battle Blaze at Former Auto-Body Shop in Sherman Oaks

    Firefighters battled a blaze at a one-story commercial building on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks Tuesday afternoon. The building is under demolition, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was called to the fire at 4:07 p.m. Thirty-four firefighters responded, knocking down the flames in 23 minutes. The blaze burned in the 14300 block of Ventura Boulevard, apparently at a former auto-body business. The fire was in a “large rubbish pile,” and the building itself was protected from flames, according to […]

  • Dozens of people gather in Corona Sept. 22, 2016, for an impromptu vigil for a homeless woman fatally stabbed earlier in the day. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hospital Wants to Pay for Burial of Homeless Woman Fatally Stabbed in Corona

    The Corona hospital that cared for a homeless woman who died in a public daytime stabbing plans to pay for a proper burial for the still unidentified victim, and is raising funds in the wake of the brutal killing. Corona Regional Medical Center on Tuesday said on Facebook that it was working to cover the woman’s services. “At Corona Regional Medical Center, we’re saddened by the death of the recently slain homeless Corona resident, and we want to give her […]