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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
President Donald Trump’s comments about wildfires in California – apparently faulting the the state for destructive infernos – were “hurtful,” Los Angeles County’s fire chief said Monday. As the massive Woolsey Fire continued for a fifth day, Chief Daryl Osby was asked at a late morning news conference about Trump’s weekend tweets that repeatedly faulted “forest management” in California. “I don’t really want to politicize our efforts right now,” Osby said. “I can just tell you we’re in extreme climate […]
Much of the Seminole Springs mobile home park along scenic Mulholland Highway appears to have burned as the Woolsey Fire left a path of destruction through the Santa Monica Mountains. Aerial video from Sky5 showed that many dozens of units were destroyed at the park, which is resident-owned. Seminole Springs is next to the iconic century-old Rock Store, a bar and restaurant that’s popular weekend destination for motorcyclists. The Rock Store, which was once a stagecoach stop, appeared to have survived […]
The Woolsey Fire has destroyed a tourist icon in the Santa Monica Mountains: Paramount Ranch, a Western-style town in Agoura where many films and televisions shows were shot. The National Park Service announced just before noon Friday that the “Western Town” burned. “We do not have any details or photos, but it is our understanding that the structures have burned. This area is an active part of the incident and we cannot access it,” the park service’s Santa Monica Mountains […]
Los Angeles authorities on Friday evening ordered the mandatory evacuation for part of West Hills, the first neighborhood within L.A. city limits to be affected by such an order in the growing Woolsey Fire. The evacuation order was for all homes west of Valley Circle Boulevard with from Roscoe Boulevard at the north end and south to Vanowen Street. Three Red Cross evacuation center have been opened in the city of L.A.: Taft Charter High at 5461 Winnetka Ave. in […]
Exhausted firefighters working in Los Angeles and Ventura counties are hoping that a lull in the winds Friday night and Saturday will give crews time to catch rest and increase containment on the 55-square-mile Woolsey Fire. But any reprieve is likely to be brief, with Santa Ana winds expected to increase Sunday morning. A red flag warning for the region has been extended through Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service announced. Firefighters want to increase their perimeter control on Saturday, […]
When the sun rose through the smoke on Friday morning, Tyler Turquand thought his Calabasas neighborhood had made it safely through the devastation of the Woolsey Fire. That changed within minutes. Relative calm became chaos. Flames jumped from a ridgeline to the land above homes across the street from Turquand’s own. “A gigantic wall of flame” came down and began eating into the homes along Parkmor Road. “I couldn’t get out of here quick enough. I thought we had a […]