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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.


Recent Articles
  • Sen. John McCain speaks at a town hall while on the campaign trail Aug. 12, 2008, in York, Pennsylvania. (Credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

    John McCain, Vietnam War Hero and Long-Serving Senator From Arizona, Dies at 81

    John McCain – the long-serving senator from Arizona, Vietnam War hero and two-time presidential candidate often called a “maverick” – has died. He was 81. “Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28pm on August 25, 2018. With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family,” his office said in a statement. “At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years.” It was after surgery for a blood clot that McCain […]

  • Authorities respond to a deadly tanker truck crash on the 105 Freeway in Hawthorne on Aug. 24, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    105 Freeway Reopens Hours After 2 Are Killed in Fiery Tanker Truck Crash in Hawthorne

    Two people were killed when a fuel tanker truck collided with another vehicle and burst into flames on the 105 Freeway in Hawthorne Friday morning, prompting officials to close the freeway in both directions. The westbound lanes — a key route to Los Angeles International Airport — were closed more than 14 hours before reopening around 8 p.m., while the eastbound side had opened within a few hours of the incident. The Metro Green Line train was also disrupted through […]

  • 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 […]