Jim Nash
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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
  • Kevin Hogrefe, 25, is seen in a booking photo. (Credit: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office)

    Alleged DUI Driver Accused of Fatally Striking Ventura Sheriff’s Deputy Released on Bail

    A suspected drunk driver charged in the killing of a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office deputy on the 101 Freeway in Camarillo was released from jail Friday after posting bail, inmate records showed. Kevin Hogrefe, a 25-year-old resident of Camarillo, was driving under the influence of alcohol early Tuesday when he struck Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko and fled the scene, according to Ventura County District Attorney Gregory Totten. The 41-year-old deputy had just finished conducting a traffic stop on the side of […]

  • Surveillance video captured an attack on an 88-year-old Hollywood man by a strong-arm robber. (Credit: LAPD)

    Strong-Arm Robber Sought After Terrorizing 88-Year-Old Man in Videotaped Attack

    Police were asking for the public’s help in identifying a robber who terrorized an 88-year-old man in Hollywood in an attack that was recorded by a surveillance camera. The robber first approached John Fu around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 19 in the 5800 block of Carlos Way after following the elderly man from a bus stop at Hollywood Boulevard and Bronson Avenue, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. Fu initially gave the man a couple […]

  • Union farm workers marched at city hall in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Farm Workers Union Seeks Support in Fight With Major Food Grower

    Several hundred union farm workers marched at City Hall in Los Angeles on Wednesday to seek support from city leaders in their fight with a major food grower. Jim Nash reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Oct. 22, 2014.

  • A parent talks about problems in the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Parents Call for Grand Jury Investigation, Audit of LAUSD’s MiSiS System

    Some parents gathered Tuesday to call for a grand jury investigation and audit of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s controversial MiSiS system. Jim Nash reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Oct. 21, 2014.

  • Demonstrators rally in favor of Prop. 45.

    Millions Spent by Health Insurance Industry in Battle Over Prop. 45

    Health insurance companies were spending tens of millions of dollars to try to defeat Prop 45, but the people behind the initiative say it could save consumers a lot of money. Jim Nash reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.

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    Proposition 46 Would Put New Restrictions on Doctors and Increase Awards to Malpractice Victims

    KTLA’s Jim Nash takes a closer look at the controversial ballot measure on the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

  • L.A. County sheriff candidates Jim McDonnell, left, and Paul Tanaka. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Race for L.A. County Sheriff Pits Two Law Enforcement Veterans Against Each Other

    The race for L.A. County Sheriff was between two law enforcement veterans. Paul Tanaka was a department insider during a troubling time that saw deputies charged with abusing prisoners in the county jail. He was facing off against Jim McDonnell, who has a long history at the LAPD and more recently With the Long Beach Police Department. Jim Nash reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

  • Future of Santa Monica Airport at Stake in Competing Ballot Measures

    On Nov. 4, Santa Monica voters will weigh two competing measures that offer differing visions for the future of the city’s 227-acre airport, which is the subject of air pollution and noise complaints. Measure D, which is backed by an aircraft owners and pilots association, would allow the airport to continue operate as an aviation facility and would require voter approval to shut down or make major changes at the airport. Measure LC would give the City Council authority over […]

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    Bobby Shriver Faces Off With Sheila Kuehl in Race for Zev Yaroslavsky’s Seat on L.A. Board of Supervisors

    A former Santa Monica mayor with a famous political name was facing off in November with an ex-Sacramento legislative powerhouse for the seat of retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Jim Nash reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.