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
  • An LAPD officer stands outside a homicide scene in downtown L.A.'s Skid Row on Jan. 1, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Homeless Man Fatally Stabs Patron at Restaurant on DTLA’s Skid Row: LAPD

    A man who is believed to be homeless fatally stabbed a fellow patron at a Mexican restaurant at the edge of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles on New Year’s Day morning, police said. Some kind of argument erupted between the two — who had not been eating together — and one man used a knife to attack the other, according to homicide Detective Ray Martinez with the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim, described only as a Hispanic man […]

  • Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman appears in a mugshot released by prison officials following the drug kingpin’s 2016 arrest.

    Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Once Had Same Power as Mexican President, López Obrador Says

    Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador closed out 2019 with a parting shot at his predecessors, saying imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera had had the same power as the country’s president. In a video message from the southern city of Palenque on Wednesday, López Obrador recounted his administration’s successes in its first year and highlighted its challenges — foremost surging violence. He said he had already done away with the high-level corruption that was rampant in previous […]

  • Michael John Cullen, left, and his mother Esperanza Guadalupe Cullen are shown in photos released Nov. 8, 2019, by Simi Valley police.

    Man Killed His Mother, Dog, Scrawled Bomb Threat Then Shot Himself at Simi Valley Home: Police

    A 33-year-old man killed his mother and the family dog at the home where he lived with his aunt and uncle in Simi Valley, then left a message indicating there was a bomb in his bedroom before killing himself, police said Friday. Michael John Cullen and his mother Esperanza Guadalupe Cullen, 58, of Las Vegas were found dead in the home, along with the dog, Simi Valley police announced a day after the situation prompted an evacuation of surrounding homes. […]

  • Residents of an evacuated skilled nursing facility, many in wheelchairs, could be seen awaiting transportation to hospitals in the Hill Fire in Jurupa Valley on Oct. 30, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hill Fire in Jurupa Valley Now 15% Contained After Burning 628 Acres, Evacuations Lifted

    Evacuation order were lifted as firefighters made progress battling the Hill Fire as it burned through 628 acres Wednesday, stopping the wildfire’s forward rate of spread in Jurupa Valley by evening, according to Riverside County fire officials. The Hill Fire was reported just before 10 a.m. at Granite Hill Drive and Pyrite Street, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. It was 15% contained by 6:30 p.m. Mandatory evacuations had been ordered for several communities as fierce Santa Ana winds […]

  • A helicopter drops water on the Sepulveda Fire in the Sepulveda Basin on Oct. 24, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Progress of 60-Acre Brush Fire in L.A.’s Sepulveda Basin Halted as Wildfires Burn Across SoCal

    Firefighters put a stop to the spread of a 60-acre brush fire was burning in Los Angeles’ sprawling Sepulveda Basin Thursday, filling San Fernando Valley skies with smoke on a day with critical fire dangers. As fires burned around the Santa Clarita and Castaic area, consuming homes, the Sepulveda Fire in Los Angeles broke out shortly after 4 p.m. It was reported in the 5600 block of North Woodley Avenue, near the intersection with Burbank Boulevard. It’s an area where […]

  • A home burns off the Old Road next to the 5 Freeway in the Old Fire in the Castaic area on Oct. 24, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Multiple Wildfires Prompt Freeway, Off-Ramp Closures Across L.A. County

    Freeways were shut down due to fires that broke out in the area surrounding the Santa Clarita Valley and in the San Fernando Valley on Thursday. The Tick Fire burning in the Canyon Country area prompted closures along the 14 Freeway, which were lifted about 7:20 p.m., according to Caltrans. But several onramps and off-ramps were still affected. The city of Santa Clarita advised drivers heading home to Antelope Valley to take Angeles Crest Highway from the 210 Freeway. The […]

  • 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 […]

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