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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
  • 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, […]

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    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 […]

  • A pedestrian is struck in a South L.A. intersection on April 11, 2018 where a vigil was being held for a bicyclist who was fatally struck in a hit-and-run crash the day before. (Credit: KTLA)

    Video Shows Car Hitting Pedestrian During Vigil for Cyclist Who Was Killed in South L.A. Hit-and-Run

    A pedestrian was hit by a car Wednesday afternoon during a vigil for a bicyclist who had been fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver a day earlier at the same location in South L.A., video from the scene showed. Now the Los Angeles Police Department is looking for the drivers and vehicles involved in both hit-and-run crashes, and authorities say the vigil itself became violent and turned into an assault on an officer, which is also under investigation. Pedestrians and […]

  • A USGS map shows the location of a magnitude 5.3 earthquake that struck off the Channel Islands around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018.

    Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Channel Islands, Shaking SoCal

    A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck near the Channel Islands early Thursday afternoon, jolting residents in the Los Angeles area and beyond as Southern California saw its largest quake in more than four years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor hit beneath the Pacific Ocean about 12:29 p.m., at a depth of about 10 miles beneath the surface, USGS reported. It was centered about 41 miles southwest of Ventura and 85 miles west of Los Angeles. It was produced […]

  • LAPD Describes Hollywood Family’s Dog That Was Shot by Officer as ‘Aggressive,’ Says It Tried to Bite

    A police officer who shot a family’s dog in their Hollywood apartment feared for his safety when confronted by the “aggressive” animal, the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday, when the pet was taken for further treatment at a vet hospital. A statement from LAPD was issued after a Wednesday evening report from KTLA, which spoke to the family whose dog was shot. The incident occurred before dawn on Saturday, March 24, in the 5800 block of Willoughby Avenue, where […]

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    Nearly 5 Years After College Football Player Is Killed in East L.A. Gang Shooting, 3 Men Get More Than a Century in Prison

    Three men were sentenced this week to more than 100 years each in state prison for the fatal gang shooting of a college student who was home visiting friends in East Los Angeles when he was gunned down in 2013. Gabriel Soto, a 21-year-old who had played football at Garfield High, was reuniting with a few fellow high school athletes when the defendants opened fire on the gathering, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The shooters’ intended […]

  • Two buses collided on the 10 Freeway on March 22, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    13 Hospitalized After Greyhound Bus Collides With Foothill Transit Bus on Rainy 10 Freeway in Boyle Heights

    Thirteen people were being taken to area hospitals after 40 people were evaluated by paramedics following the collision of two buses on the side of the 10 Freeway in Boyle Heights on a rainy Thursday. The collision was reported to Los Angeles firefighters just before 11 a.m. on the eastbound Express Lanes of the freeway at Soto Street, shortly after another vehicle hit a tree that was down in lanes. A Greyhound bus struck a Foothill charter bus in the […]

  • Caltrans released this image of a mudslide on Topanga Canyon Boulevard on March 15, 2018.

    Topanga Canyon Blvd. to Be Closed for Days Due to Mudslide as Storm Moves Through SoCal

    Rain and snow fell in Southern California Thursday morning, making for difficult driving conditions and prompting a mudslide that has forced the dayslong closure of Topanga Canyon Boulevard east of Malibu. The storm, which arrived Wednesday night, is the latest in a series of weather systems slated to bring rain to the region through next week. About one-third to three-quarters of an inch of rain had already fallen on most areas south of Point Conception by Thursday morning, according to […]

  • Aldrich Carles captured video of a coyote running up to a boy on the Cal State L.A. campus on March 14, 2018.

    Search Continues for Coyote That Police Shot After It Bit 5-Year-Old Boy, Aggressively Approached Student at Cal State L.A.

    Professional trappers will be brought in to try to find a coyote that remains at large after biting a 5-year-old boy and aggressively approaching a female student at Cal State Los Angeles, authorities said Thursday. After both incidents, police shot the coyote, which was injured and wandered into nearby hills. The first incident occurred at the El Sereno campus about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday while the child was walking on campus with his father, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Lt. […]