Jim Nash
  • Follow me on:

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
  • generic election ballots voters vote midterm 2014 filephoto

    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.

  • election-2014-generic

    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 […]

  • election-2014-generic

    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.

  • A Ground-Breaking Treatment at UCLA Improves Failing Memories of Some Patients

    An Alzheimer`s treatment study at UCLA has, for the first time, improved failing memories of people with the disease. In some cases, patients experienced so much improvement they could return to their jobs, according to the study. Jim Nash reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

  • LAPD officials said they were working a "tactical operation" near a T.G.I. Fridays in Woodland Hills on Sept. 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Robber Steals $10,000 From Woodland Hills Restaurant, Pistol-Whips Employee

    Police were unable to locate a robber who stole $10,000 in cash and pistol-whipped a Woodland Hills T.G.I. Friday’s employee early Monday morning, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. An attempted robbery in the 5900 block of Canoga Avenue (map) was reported by a restaurant employee around 3 a.m. Three employees locked themselves in a back office after the robber ripped phones from the walls, took their cell phones and pistol whipped an employee. One of the men was able to keep his phone […]

  • Victim Jane Piper appeared in court on Sept. 23, 2014, to address the man convicted of raping her 11 years ago. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rape Survivor Faces Attacker in Court During Sentencing

    For 11 years, Jane Piper searched for ways to put back the life that unraveled when a stranger raped her. On Tuesday, Piper closed her eyes, let out a long breath and whispered, “I’m ready,” before she walked slowly to a witness box inside the Airport courthouse and looked at the man who had upended her life. She was ready to finally ask him. While victims have a right to address a judge at a sentencing hearing about how a […]

  • Extremely low levels of water flow through meandering streams of the San Gabriel River in March 2014, feeding into the San Gabriel Dam in the Angeles National Forest. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    Drought Watch: Experts Predict Little to No Relief From ‘El Nino’

    The National Weather Service is predicting that California’s severe drought will not be getting much relief in the next three months, while a climate expert at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirms the expected “El Nino” effect will be weak, bringing us very little rain this fall. Jim Nash reports from Pasadena for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Sept. 22, 2014.

  • cabo-san-lucas

    Tourists Evacuating Hurricane-Ravaged Cabo San Lucas

    Thousands of Americans were still trying to evacuate Cabo San Lucas on Thursday, four days after Hurricane Odile slammed into the Mexican resort city. Some of those who experienced the powerful storm and its aftermath have been telling frightening stories of damage and looting. “There’s no emergency infrastructure whatsoever and thousands of people are homeless. Last night, there was rioting and looting. … People are scared.” Ryan Bilbrey, a stranded American tourist said. Others waited for hours to board Mexican military flights […]