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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
  • Sheriff's officials respond to a death investigation in the Littlerock area on Feb. 20, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Men Found Dead in Littlerock Area; Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators Responding

    Sheriff’s homicide investigators are responding to a property in a rural area near Littlerock where a “death investigation” is underway Tuesday afternoon after two men were found deceased. Authorities were called to the property in the 10600 block of Hampel Avenue between 12:30 and 12:45 p.m., according to Lt. Robert Farkas of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Palmdale Station. They arrived there after receiving a call about a “person down” and soon learned that a family member visiting the property […]

  • A photo provided by Fatburger shows an Impossible Burger.

    Longtime SoCal Chain Fatburger to Begin Serving Vegan Impossible Burger at All Locations

    The Beverly Hills-based burger chain Fatburger announced Tuesday it will begin to carry a much-hyped “bleeding” vegan burger at all its U.S. locations. The Impossible Burger, a plant-based patty designed to taste – and bleed – like real beef, began appearing at some Fatburger locations last fall, but now all outlets will carry them, the chain announced. Fatburger said it would become the first “national fast-casual chain” to serve the Impossible Burger at all domestic locations. After it was introduced in […]

  • A USGS map shows where a small earthquake hit L.A. early Feb. 17, 2018.

    Early Morning Magnitude-2.9 Earthquake Rattles Central Los Angeles

    A magnitude-2.9 earthquake jolted central Los Angeles about 2:16 a.m. Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The small quake was described by USGS as being centered in Silver Lake; GPS coordinates showed the epicenter to be in the Echo Park neighborhood, near the southern end of the 2 Freeway. The temblor in the densely populated area prompted immediate reactions on social media, even before USGS had posted its usual alert about the quake. “In Eagle Rock/HP, that was an […]

  • A mountain lion was caught on surveillance video while roaming a Westlake Village neighborhood on Feb. 11, 2018.

    Another Mountain Lion Spotted Roaming Through Westlake Village Neighborhood

    About a week after a Westlake Village mother and young son saw a mountain lion pressing against their sliding glass door, another mountain lion was spotted on security video a few blocks away. The most recent sighting was captured by a Nest home camera over the weekend. Video from the camera shows the mountain lion leaping over a fence and padding casually along the driveway in front of a home on a cul de sac. The homeowner, Carolyn Wallen, discovered […]

  • Bakersfield Baker Has 1st Amendment Right to Refuse to Make Cake for Same-Sex Couple, Kern County Judge Rules

    A Kern County judge has ruled in favor of a Bakersfield baker who refused to design a wedding cake for an already married same-sex couple last year. Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe denied a request for a preliminary injunction in the case on Monday, indicating the baker has a First Amendment right to refuse to make the cake. The case began in August, when Mireya and Eileen Rodriguez-Del Rio booked a cake tasting at Tastries Bakery. The couple had been married in […]

  • Authorities respond to a deputy-involved shooting in Laguna Woods on Feb. 6, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Deputy-Involved Shooting’ in Gated Laguna Woods Retirement Community Leaves Person Injured

    A man was injured in a deputy shooting in a gated retirement community in Laguna Woods, authorities said Tuesday. The incident may have stemmed from some sort of dispute between a realtor and the suspect, a witness told KTLA. The “deputy-involved shooting” took place in the 600 block of Avenida Sevilla, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter about 2:45 p.m. “Initial reports indicate one suspect injured and transported to local hospital, no deputies injured,” the tweet stated. A […]

  • Gustavo Aranda is shown in a photo provided by LAPD on Feb. 1, 2018.

    Man Charged in ‘Crime Spree’ That Ended in Random Attack on Sisters at Sherman Oaks Nail Salon

    A 25-year-old Chatsworth man has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with a string of crimes that include a violent carjacking and a random attack on two sisters at Sherman Oaks nail salon last week. Gustavo Aranda was arrested Jan. 31 after he randomly attacked two customers who had gone for a manicure-pedicure. The sisters fought back, and a worker at a neighboring business arrived and detained the attacker until police officers got there. Earlier that morning, Aranda had […]

  • A photo posted by Black Lives Matter LA shows an image of Anthony "TR" Weber on Feb. 5, 2018, a day after he was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy.

    16-Year-Old’s Gun Possibly Taken From Westmont Apartment Courtyard Where He Was Shot Dead by Deputy: LASD

    A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by a deputy in the unincorporated Westmont neighborhood near South Los Angeles Sunday night, according to the Sheriff’s Department, which said investigators think someone may have removed the teen’s gun from the scene. The incident began when deputies responded to 911 caller who described a young man on foot pointing a gun at the caller’s car as he was driving down West 107th Street. Deputies responded to the 1200 block, near Budlong Avenue, […]

  • Two sisters on Jan. 31, 2018, fighting off an attacker identified as Gustavo Aranda are seen in video released by LAPD.

    Violent Carjacking Was Followed by Random Attack on Sisters Getting Mani-Pedi at Sherman Oaks Nail Salon: LAPD

    Two sisters who went to a Sherman Oaks nail salon for a morning manicure to celebrate a birthday ended up fighting back against an attacker who assaulted them randomly less than two hours after committing a violent carjacking, Los Angeles police said Thursday. The attack on the sisters occurred about 10 a.m. Wednesday, after they entered a salon in the 13600 block of Burbank Boulevard, LAPD Capt. Lillian Carranza said at a news conference. The siblings went into the business […]