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Jim Nash is a general assignment reporter for KTLA. He joined the station in September 2000.

Before he came to Los Angeles, Jim was a Washington, D.C., correspondent for the national chain of Tribune stations, including KTLA. For 10 years, he covered the White House, under the Ronal Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. While in D.C., Jim also did main street business reporting for the nationally syndicated "First Business" morning program.

Jim's television news career began 40 years ago in Denver, then moved to TV stations in Idaho, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas and back to Denver, before he moved to Washington, D.C.

Throughout his reporting career, Jim has interviewed presidents and stars, villains and heroes, but he favors working the "cop beat," dealing with the drama and struggles of average people. Because of his extensive business reporting background, Jim also loves covering the economy.

Jim calls KTLA his "mountain top," saying it's "the best place I've ever worked -- the most talented group of people in this ever-changing news industry. This is the best TV station in America, and I'm proud to be a part of the Channel 5 family."


Recent Articles
  • Firefighters responded to the scene of a deadly vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on July 28, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hit-and-Run Driver Flees After Hitting Pedestrians in Koreatown; 1 Dead, 2 Critically Injured

    Authorities were searching for a hit-and-run driver who fled after crashing his pickup truck into a group of pedestrians at busy Koreatown intersection Monday morning, leaving one person dead and two others critically injured, according to LAPD. A preliminary investigation found that the white pickup truck was eastbound on Beverly Boulevard when it collided with a gray sedan that was traveling northbound on Normandie Avenue at about 6:45 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department officials said. The truck may have run a […]

  • A peace rally for Gaza was held at the Federal Building in Westwood on Friday, July 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Peace Rally for Gaza Held Outside Federal Building in Westwood

    A peace rally for Gaza was held Friday outside the Federal Building in Westwood. Jim Nash reports from Westwood for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Friday, July 25, 2014.

  • The Sheriff's Department released these surveillance images showing the two women who beat John Whitmore on June 13, 2014.

    $10,000 Reward for Help Finding 2 Women Who Fatally Beat Man at Metro Station

    A $10,000 reward was announced Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two women who fatally beat a man at a Willowbrook Metro station last month. John Wayne Whitmore, 65, was standing on the Blue Line platform waiting for a train when two women approached him, engaged in a verbal argument then severely beat him on June 13, a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department news release stated. Whitmore sustained blunt-force trauma to his head and died at St. Francis Hospital […]

  • Kesaun Sykes appeared in court on July 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Trial Underway for Fourth Man Charged in Murders of Marine Sgt., Wife

    Opening arguments in the trial of a fourth man charged with the murders of a marine sergeant and his wife began Monday morning in Riverside. Kesaun Sykes, 27, is one of four former U.S. Marines charged in the capitol murders of Marine Sgt. Jan Pietrzak, 24, and his wife Quianna Jenkins-Pietrzak, 26. The couple was found bound, gagged, tortured and murdered in their French Valley home in 2008. Jenkins-Pietrzak had also been sexually assaulted. In police interviews Sykes allegedly implicated himself and […]

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    Police Union Leaders Trade Jabs With Mayor Over Contract

    With Los Angeles city and police union officials headed back to the negotiating table, the two sides spent Tuesday taking public jabs at each other over the failure so far to reach a contract agreement. Scores of rank-and-file cops and their leaders from the Police Protective League packed a morning meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission, the civilian board that oversees the LAPD. Although the commission has no formal voice in the contract talks, union officials used the meeting […]

  • Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Ralph M. Terrazas (pictured) as his choice for the next chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department on July 15, 2014. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Mayor Garcetti Appoints Assistant Chief to be Permanent Head of L.A. Fire Department

    Veteran assistant chief has been selected by Mayor Eric Garcetti to be the next permanent head of the Los Angeles Fire Department as it moves to address issues involving staff reductions, hiring practices, lagging response times and outdated technology. The choice of Ralph M. Terrazas came after a nationwide search for a replacement for former Chief Brian Cummings, who retired in October under pressure from Garcetti, who made improving the LAFD a cornerstone of his successful campaign last year. Terrazas, […]

  • Mason Zisette, seen here in a photo from Facebook, died after hitting a freeway overpass while standing up on a double-decker bus.

    Family Allows Over 100 Friends to Say Goodbye to Teen Before Taking Him Off Life Support

    Grief counselors were available at a Manhattan Beach high school Monday, two days after a student died when he was struck by a bridge while standing on a double-decker bus during a friend’s birthday party. Mason Zisette, 16, was standing on the “open-roof” section of a Starline Tours bus Thursday when it drove under a bridge on the 405 Freeway. The Mira Costa High School student was facing away from the bridge when the bus approached it and he hit […]

  • Treacherous conditions at Sacred Cove and Abalone Cove, at left, prompted multiple rescue efforts in early July 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rough Seas Prompt Multiple Rescues – Including by Civilians – in Palos Verdes Area

    Turbulent waters off Southern California have prompted multiple rescue efforts in recent days, including several in Rancho Palos Verdes where popular tide pools were drawing visitors to areas subject to the rough surf. Multiple swimmers were rescued by lifeguards on Tuesday afternoon in the Sacred Cove area, the same location where a teen swimmer was saved by two good Samaritans a few days earlier. Los Angeles County Fire Department received a call at 3:40 p.m. of swimmers stranded, a department official […]

  • A man carries fishing poles near the Manhattan Beach pier. (Credit: KTLA)

    Shark Attack Triggers 60-Day Ban on Pier Fishing in Manhattan Beach

    The city of Manhattan Beach instituted a ban on pier fishing for up to 60 days on Monday amid concerns over public safety following an attack on a swimmer by a great white shark over the weekend. Long-distance swimmer Steven Robles was training for a September swimming event with 14 other swimmers when a 7-foot juvenile shark bit him in the hand and torso areas on Saturday. The shark had been hooked by a fisherman about a half-hour earlier and […]