Melissa Pamer is KTLA’s executive producer, digital. She joined the station as a senior digital news producer in 2013, became digital managing editor in 2016 and assumed her current role in 2018.

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
  • A Google Maps screenshot from the morning of Oct. 11, 2019, shows traffic conditions due to the Saddleridge Fire.

    Freeways Begin Reopening After Caltrans Urged ‘Avoid the Entire San Fernando Valley Region’ Due to Saddleridge Fire

    Some 16 hours after multiple freeways were closed due the Saddleridge Fire raging in the northern reaches of Los Angeles,  a CHP official said lanes would begin reopening Friday evening. Surface streets had been jammed for most of the day, and many drivers in the San Clarita and Antelope valleys had been unable to get south to the L.A. area since the blaze broke out in the Sylmar Thursday night. “We are encouraging people to avoid the entire San Fernando Valley […]

  • Smoke rises from a grass fire in El Sereno on Oct. 11, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Soto Hill Brush Fire Grows to 40 Acres in Los Angeles’ El Sereno Area

    Los Angeles firefighters battled a grass fire that was described at one point as threatening homes in the El Sereno area on Friday, at the same time as a massive blaze at the city’s northern reaches had burned 11 square miles. The El Sereno fire was reported about 11:30 a.m. from the 2800 block of North Eastern Avenue, Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department stated in an alert. “Approximately 1 acre of grass burning uphill on Soto Hill. […]

  • Poor Internet, Cell Reception in Remote West Texas Borderlands Are a Hindrance for CBP

    The remoteness of the vast desert and desolate wilderness of the Big Bend region of Texas has made it hard to connect to strong internet service for the residents living here. It also has meant that law enforcement, Border Patrol and officers at the port of entry in Presidio can’t always connect online even when they are working an active case, according to the port director. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Port Director Alejandro Leos, who oversees the port […]

  • President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shake hands during a meeting in New York on Sep. 25, 2019. (Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    Timeline of Key Events, Contacts Between Trump Team and Ukrainian Officials

    President Donald Trump’s acknowledgment that he discussed former Vice President Joe Biden in a July call with Ukraine’s president has intensified scrutiny on his interactions and decisions on Ukraine. The growing controversy stems from a whistleblower complaint that deals, at least in part, with a phone call Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25. A transcript of the conversation released by the White House shows Trump repeatedly pushed Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. […]

  • Rose Bowl to Unveil Statue Honoring Iconic U.S. Win at 1999 Women’s World Cup

    The Rose Bowl in Pasadena will unveil a statue this week dedicated to an iconic moment in U.S. sports history: the 1999 World Cup win by the U.S. women’s national team at the Pasadena stadium. That statue is set to be dedicated 20 years from the day when Brandi Chastain scored the U.S. team’s final penalty kick to defeat China and win the tournament in front of a crowd of more than 90,000. The moment – including Chastain immediately tearing […]

  • Lucy Jones points to a map of the location of the July 4 earthquake near Ridgecrest at a Caltech news conference about an hour after the temblor. (Credit: KTLA)

    Earthquake Centered in Mojave Desert Area Known for ‘Robust’ Aftershock Sequences

    The magnitude 6.4 earthquake that rocked Southern California on Fourth of July was centered in an area of the Mojave Desert known for “robust” aftershock sequences but remote enough to prevent damage in more heavily populated areas, famed former USGS seismologist Lucy Jones said Thursday. The quake struck east of the southernmost part of the mighty San Andreas Fault, likely on a small fault about 10 miles long, Jones said at a news conference at Caltech. She later said new […]

  • Inglewood police tweeted this photo of a boy found walking alone on May 11, 2019.

    Inglewood Police Find Parent of Young Boy Discovered Walking by Himself

    A young boy was found walking by himself in Inglewood Saturday evening, and police asked for help identifying the child – and were able to locate a parent within a couple of hours. “He was found an hour ago walking by himself” near 102nd Street and Doty Avenue, the Inglewood Police Department tweeted about 6:46 p.m. About 7:40 p.m., police said they had located a parent and thanked the public for sharing the information about the child. The area where […]

  • Employees are led out of Netflix's Cue building on the Sunset Bronson Studios lot in Hollywood on Feb. 14, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fired Netflix Worker’s Threat Prompts Hollywood Lot Lockdown; Suspect Released After Police Say No Crime Occurred

    A Netflix employee who had been recently fired called in a threat to a former coworker, saying he had a gun and was on the company’s Hollywood studio lot, prompting a lockdown affecting Netflix and KTLA on Thursday, according to lot security. The man, who was taken into custody but ultimately released without charges, was never actually on the lot, according to  Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im. No gun was found when the person was taken into custody, Im […]

  • The Woolsey Fire burns along the ridgeline off of Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on the morning of November 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. (Credit: Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)

    Electrical Circuit Went Down 2 Minutes Before Woolsey Fire Was Reported, SoCal Edison Says

    Southern California Edison reported to the California Public Utilities Commission that an electrical circuit outage occurred just two minutes before the first flames of what would become the Woolsey Fire were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and Edison said there was no indication from fire officials that its equipment may have been involved in the start of the blaze. The fire was reported at 2:24 p.m. Nov. 8 on the Santa Susana Field Lab property […]

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