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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.


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  • Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the second inning of the game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2018. (Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

    Dodgers on KTLA: 5 More Games to Air on Channel 5 This Summer

    Dodger fans will be able to watch five more games on KTLA this summer under a deal with Spectrum Networks announced Tuesday morning. Dodger games are normally viewable on TV only on SportsNet LA, which is available esclusively to Spectrum customers. The five home games – four in August and one in September – will be simulcast on KTLA and SportsNet LA. They are: · Dodgers vs. Houston Astros, 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 · Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants, […]

  • A man who authorities said was armed with a knife is seen in Van Nuys on June 16, 2018. (Credit: James Shepard)

    At Van Nuys Homeless Center, Police Open Fire on Man Holding Knife to Woman’s Throat, Killing Him and Injuring Her

    Los Angeles police opened fire on a man who held a knife to a woman’s throat at a Van Nuys homeless services center Saturday afternoon, killing the man and leaving the woman hospitalized, authorities said. The incident occurred at the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission – a “faith-based compassion ministry” that offers meals, shelters, training and treatment for homeless people, according to its website. A man who frequents the mission’s Van Nuys Help Center, at 6425 Tyrone Ave., threatened and began […]

  • A fire engulfs a home in Burbank on June 16, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    L.A. Man Who Burned Down Burbank Home, Prompting Search, Was Targeting Woman He’d Dated: Police

    A Los Angeles man suspected of targeting a woman he  had once dated was taken into custody early Saturday morning after intentionally setting fire to a Burbank home, destroying it, and prompting an hourslong overnight search for him, police said. Gilberto Siose, 50, was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and arson of an inhabited dwelling, as well as for an outstanding arrest warrant for driving under the influence. He’s being held on more than $6 million bail in what the Burbank […]

  • The twins, Maya and Makayla, are seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe account.

    Toddler Dies, Twin Sister in Critical Condition After Both Fall Into Backyard Pool in Moreno Valley

    A 17-month-old girl has died and her identical twin continues to fight for her life after the two toddlers fell into a pool in Moreno Valley and suffered traumatic brain injuries about two weeks ago, the family said Monday. Their parents have barely slept as they cope with the loss of one child and pray for the recovery of the other. “We’re not able to fully grieve because we have to be strong for Makayla. She’s here and she’s fighting,” said […]

  • A coroner's van arrives at the scene of a fire that left two dead in Studio City on April 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspect Bought Gasoline, Lit Fire to Music Studio, Targeting 2 Acquaintances in Fatal Studio City Blaze: LAPD

    The man accused of intentionally setting a fire at a music studio in Studio City knew the two men who died in the blaze, and the three had been involved in a dispute hours before the blaze, Los Angeles police said Monday. Efrem Zimbalist Demery Jr., 28, was arrested on suspicion of murder about 12 hours after firefighters responded to the fire at Top Notch Recordings around 7 a.m. Saturday, April 14, police said. Firefighters found four people down in […]

  • A woman wanted in an April 11, 2018, hit-and-run that occurred in South L.A. is seen in a photo provided by LAPD.

    LAPD Releases Photo of Driver Sought in Hit-and-Run That Injured Pedestrian During Vigil for Slain Cyclist

    Los Angeles police have found the vehicle driven by a woman who struck a pedestrian at a South L.A. vigil for a cyclist killed in a hit-and-run, but they’re still looking for the driver, whose photo was released Monday. The incident occurred at busy Normandie and Manchester avenues April 11 during a rowdy gathering to bring attention to the death of 22-year-old Frederick Frazier, who was killed at the same location a day earlier. Dozens of cyclists were in the […]

  • An LAPD patrol vehicle is seen in May 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Another South L.A. Hit-and-Run Leaves Cyclist Dead

    A bicyclist was killed after being struck by two vehicles, at least one of which fled, in a South Los Angeles crosswalk early Monday, police said. The collisions occurred about 12:05 a.m. at Century and Avalon boulevards in the Green Meadows neighborhood. A cyclist was traveling southbound on Avalon in a marked crosswalk when a driver turned left from northbound Avalon onto westbound Century, according to a brief Los Angeles Police Department news release. The driver hit the cyclist, and […]

  • A woman who says she's the manager of a Torrance Starbucks is seen in a Jan. 23, 2018, video recorded by Brandon ward.

    ‘Is It My Skin Color?’ Black Man Asks in Viral Video After Apparently Being Denied Restroom Access at Torrance Starbucks

    Days after Starbucks apologized and promised changes following the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend inside a Philadelphia Starbucks, a Southern California branch of the coffee megachain is in the spotlight because a black man was apparently treated unfairly there as well. In video of the local incident that has gone viral, a man who identifies himself as Brandon Ward questions another man as he exits a restroom inside a Starbucks in Torrance. The other man, […]

  • A hand dryer is shown. (Credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus)

    Bathroom Hand Dryers Can Blow Bacteria Onto Clean Hands, Study Finds

    Hand dryers in public restrooms that blast bathroom air onto your recently washed hands can deposit bacteria, a recent study has found. Published in the April 2018 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, the study looked at 36 men’s and women’s bathrooms at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, according to Business Insider. Researchers measured how much bacteria was deposited on plates left in the restrooms, and they found far more bacteria appeared on plates exposed to […]