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
  • Malibu Pier closed Aug. 27, 2014, due to  a high surf advisory. (Credit: KTLA)

    Malibu Pier Closes After Swimmer Dies in High Surf Area

    Malibu Pier and several other beaches closed Wednesday after multiple people had to be rescued and one man died during a high surf advisory the previous day. A surfer in Malibu was unconscious and in the water when rescuers got to him Tuesday morning, and he later died, Capt. Eric Howell of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division said. The official cause of death had not been determined as of Wednesday morning, but the man died during a high […]

  • A man was pulled from the surf near the Malibu Pier on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Unconscious Surfer Dies After Being Pulled From Water Near Malibu Pier

    An unconscious surfer who was pulled from the ocean in Malibu Tuesday amid unusually large waves has died, authorities said. The distress call in the 23000 block of West Pacific Coast Highway (map) came in at about 11:20 a.m., according to Inspector Rick Flores of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The man, who was in the water and unconscious when rescuers got to him, had been surfing near the Malibu Pier, according to Capt. Eric Howell of the Fire Department’s […]

  • A rare high surf with waves of 10 to 15 feet was expected for several days at Southern California beaches beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    High Surf Advisory for Southern California Beaches Warns of Rare 10- to 15-Foot Waves

    Federal forecasters’ high surf advisory for Southern California beaches warned Tuesday that potential breakers of 10 to 15 feet may cause the largest surf seen in recent years in the areas. The advisory was issued for Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Orange County beaches, from Tuesday through 6 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service stated. “Very strong rip currents and long shore currents will likely create extremely dangerous and life threatening conditions for anyone,” the high surf advisory stated. “Surf this large will have the potential to […]

  • Police responded to a second shooting on Aug. 24, 2014, that left a 29-year-old man dead in Sylmar. (Credit: OnSceneTV)

    Man Initially Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charges Named as Suspect in Valley Shootings

    A 34-year-old man initially arrested on suspicion of shooting two dogs was named Monday evening as a suspect in a San Fernando Valley shooting spree that left three people dead, authorities said. Alexander Hernandez was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of animal cruelty, and police initially only considered him a “person of interest” in the three homicides, according to Los Angeles Police Department Cmdr. Andy Smith. Nonetheless, Hernandez’s bail was set at $1 million, a steep amount for the alleged shooting of […]

  • An LAPD patrol car is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. Police Commission Pushes for More Cameras in Patrol Cars, Police Stations

    The Los Angeles Police Commission pushed for more cameras in patrol cars and in LAPD stations during a meeting on Tuesday. Jim Nash reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Aug. 19, 2014.

  • A pursuit ended at the intersection of 37th and Hill streets in South Los Angeles before one of two gunman was shot and killed by police on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, authorities said. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Officer’s Leg Shattered in Shootout After ‘Running Gun Battle'; 1 Killed, 1 Arrested

    A SWAT officer was seriously injured and a man was killed Monday morning in a “running gun battle” after a vehicle pursuit ended in the Historic South-Central neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said. Another occupant of the vehicle was in custody. The incident, which shut down the 110 Freeway for hours as police collected shell casings and marked evidence, began when officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop about 2:20 a.m. Officers tried to stop an SUV in the area of Manchester […]

  • Demonstrators march through the streets of South L.A. on Aug. 14, 2014, to demand justice for Ezell Ford. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rally Held in South L.A. to Demand Justice in Fatal Shooting of Ezell Ford

    As local civil rights leaders met with Los Angeles Police Department officials on Thursday to discuss the fatal shooting of Ezell Ford earlier in the week, a rally and march was held in South L.A. to  demand justice. Ford was shot and killed by LAPD officers on Monday evening in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Family members told KTLA the 25-year-old was complying with officer orders and lying on the ground when the shooting occurred. The department gave […]

  • At a peaceful protest in Leimert Plaza Park, hundreds raised their hands during a moment of silence for Mike Brown on Aug. 14, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Protesters in Leimert Park Join Nationwide ‘Day of Rage’ Over Ferguson Killing

    Hundreds gathered at Leimert Plaza Park in South Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon, part of a nationwide series of protests over the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old who was fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday. The event in Los Angeles was set for 4 p.m., and other events were taking place simultaneously in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Washington, Boston and New Orleans, according to information passed around on social media. “We refuse to live this […]

  • A memorial grew at Robin Williams' star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday, August 12, 2014, a day after the star took his own life. (Credit: CNN)

    Marin County Sheriff Releases Details in Hanging Death of Robin Williams

    The tributes to Robin Williams flow from around the world as stunned friends and family search for answers about why the comic legend would take his own life. Investigators believe Williams, 63, used a belt to hang himself from a bedroom door sometime between late Sunday and when his personal assistant found him just before noon Monday, according to Marin County Assistant Deputy Chief Coroner Lt. Keith Boyd. The coroner’s investigation “revealed he had been seeking treatment for depression,” Boyd […]