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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
  • David Bruce Douglas, 51, died July 20, 2015, after being shot in an unincorporated area outside Anaheim. (Credit: DMV)

    Anaheim Man, 20, Arrested on Suspicion of Murder in Tagger Confrontation

    A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 51-year-old Anaheim man who confronted a spray-painting group of young men, authorities said Wednesday. Edgar Ramirez of Anaheim was taken into custody on suspicion of murder just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Ramirez was arrested in the death of David Douglas, who died about six hours after being shot on the evening of July 19, when he and […]

  • A coyote pup belonging to C-144, a female coyote who spends the majority of her time in the Westlake neighborhood. (Credit: National Park Service)

    New Study Aims to Gain Insights Into Lives of LA’s Most Urban Coyotes

    Two collared coyotes living in Los Angeles have given researchers a new understanding of the species’ resilience and ability to make their homes in unnatural habitats. The first-ever study of urban coyotes in Los Angeles, described by the National Park Service on Tuesday, has focused on two animals that were captured and fitted with GPS collars in May. The duo — a male and female coyote who are not mates — spend more than half of their time in developed […]

  • An oil slick was reported off Goleta on July 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    3-Mile-Long Oil Sheen Off Goleta Prompts Coast Guard Response; Origin Unknown

    An oil slick of unknown origin grew to 3 miles long off the coast of Goleta Wednesday, when U.S. Coast Guard officials said the oil was too thin to clean up by conventional means. Kayakers reported the sheen and an odor about 10 a.m. to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a fire captain told television station KEYT. The amount of oil was unusual but the source was not known, fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni told KTLA. The Fire Department was waiting for […]

  • KTLA's camera atop Snow Summit near Big Bear Lake shows a storm moving across the area on July 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Flash-Flood Warnings Canceled as Storm Moves Through Inland SoCal

    Flash-flood warnings were issued for the Antelope Valley and parts of San Bernardino and Riverside counties Wednesday afternoon, amid an extended period of high temperatures and increased humidity. As of 10 p.m. all warnings had been canceled or downgraded. Flooding was reported just after 2 p.m. along Highway 18 southeast of Lucerne Valley, with parts of the road were washed away and several vehicles were stuck, according to the National Weather Service. A flash-flood warning was issued through 5:30 p.m., in […]

  • Ezeoma Obioha is shown in a closeup of a photo posted on his Facebook page on Dec. 28, 2014.

    Man Charged With Murder in Hollywood Shooting of Carrie Jean Melvin Over Business Dispute

    The 31-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed a woman in Hollywood over an apparent financial dispute was charged with capital murder on Tuesday. Ezeoma Chigozie Obioha entered a not guilty plea Tuesday afternoon at the downtown L.A. criminal courthouse. He was ordered held without bail. Obioha was arrested Friday and booked on suspicion of murder in the death of 30-year-old Carrie Jean Melvin. In addition to capital murder, he faces special circumstances allegations of lying in wait and murder for financial gain, according […]

  • A worker repairs a broken window at Chase Bank in Canoga Park after a shooting spree on July 28, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    4 Businesses in Western San Fernando Valley Get Windows Shot Out: LAPD

    The windows of four western San Fernando Valley businesses were shot out by two men within a 40-minute span Tuesday afternoon, according to LAPD. The shooters were described as two Hispanic men, 20 to 25 years old, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Officer Drake Madison said. The incidents occurred a two banks and two restaurants at addresses in Canoga Park and Chatsworth from about 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., according to Madison. No injuries were reported. Madison gave the following […]

  • California Highway Patrol's communications center was being evacuated on July 28, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    CHP Communications Center in Eagle Rock Evacuated After Threatening Phone Call

    The California Highway Patrol’s communications center in Eagle Rock was evacuated after a suspicious and threatening call came in Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The building, next to the interchange of the 2 and 134 freeways near the border of Glendale and Northeast Los Angeles, was evacuated following a female caller’s nonspecific threats against occupants, CHP Sgt. Jose Nunez said. The threats do not seem credible, but officers were searching the building for possible explosive devices, Nunez said. Emergency calls were being rerouted to […]

  • Madyson Middleton, 8, is seen in a photo provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department.

    Teen ‘Lured’ 8-Year-Old Santa Cruz Girl Into Apartment Before Killing Her, Dumping Body in Recycling Bin: Police

    A teenage boy arrested in the death of an 8-year-old Santa Cruz girl who went missing over the weekend allegedly lured the child into his apartment before killing her and dumping her body in a recycling bin, police said Tuesday. The 15-year-old boy — who lived in the same complex as the victim — has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the case, according to Santa Cruz Police Department Chief Kevin Vogel. “Investigators have located evidence that links the […]

  • Firefighters responded to a blaze that erupted overnight at the No Name Cafe restaurant in San Bernardino on July 28, 2015. (Credit: Newspro News)

    Arson Destroys San Bernardino Cafe; Man Seen Leaving Restaurant Is Sought

    A third-alarm fire that ripped through the No Name Cafe restaurant in San Bernardino late Monday was believed to have been set on purpose, and fire officials were looking to find a man seen walking away from the blaze. Flames erupted just after 11:45 p.m. at the restaurant, which is located in the 1400 block of East Highland Avenue. It quickly turned into a third-alarm fire, Capt. Jason Serrano of the San Bernardino Fire Department said Tuesday morning. By the […]