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
  • From left, Jake Gnasso, Ian Bulbenko and April Townshend are seen in photos that were displayed at a candlelight vigil at Burroughs High School in Burbank on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

    3 Teens From Burbank Killed After Truck Crashes Down Embankment; 2 Injured

    Three teens from Burbank were killed and two others were injured when a pickup truck crashed down an embankment in a remote canyon northeast of Santa Clarita early Friday morning. The truck went over the side of the road near Sierra Highway and Rush Canyon Road (map), according to Lt. Rob Hahnlein of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Someone who had been riding in the truck called 911 at about 7:15 a.m., but it was initially unclear when the truck had […]

  • Around 200 Uber drivers protested Sept. 9, 2014, against recent pay cuts. (Credit: KTLA)

    Uber Drivers Allege Unfair Wages, Protest Company’s Rating System

    Around 200 Uber drivers protested outside the company’s Santa Monica office Tuesday, saying they had been unfairly impacted by recent pay cuts and what they described as a harsh rating system. Multiple people held signs that explained how Uber calculates driver’s pay, while others waved posters that stated “stop Uber scam,” “tip your Uber” and “Uber math, where four out of five stars is ‘below average.'” Uber launched in 2009 and can be compared to a taxi service, in that it connects people who need […]

  • Surveillance video of the 2011 shooting was shown in court on Sept. 9, 2014.

    Trial Underway for Alleged Gang Member Accused of Killing Toddler, Uncle

    Opening statements began on Tuesday in the trial of an alleged gang member who is accused of fatally shooting a toddler and his uncle in South Los Angeles in 2011. Jim Nash reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Sept. 9, 2014.

  • A car was mostly underwater after a flash flood hit parts of Riverside County on Sept. 7, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Flash Flood Causes Damage, Prompts Rescues in IE; More Thunderstorms Forecast

    Thunderstorms in the Inland Empire Monday caused flooding and prompted rescue efforts, the day after flash floods in the region caused similar damage. The National Weather Service initially issued a Flash Flood Warning in Indio, Palm Desert and Coachella until 10 a.m., a tweet from the agency stated. The warning was later extended until noon. A Flash Flood Watch was scheduled to remain in effect through Monday evening for the mountain and desert areas of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, […]

  • Crews were working to remove a boat that ran aground on Venice Beach Sept. 2, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Arrested on Suspicion of Boating Under the Influence After 4 Rescued Off Venice

    One person was arrested early Tuesday after a vessel ran aground in Venice and four people had to be rescued, authorities said. County lifeguards responded shortly before midnight on Monday to a boat that was having unknown problems in the water, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Four people were safely pulled from the boat and taken to shore, but the vessel had run aground, Supervisor Pittman with the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Initial attempts to remove the […]

  • A playground outside the El Monte club is seen on Sept. 1, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    El Monte Boys and Girls Club Closes Amid Allegations of Gang Activity

    A club meant to be a safe place for boys and girls to play in El Monte was closed on Monday in response to allegations that it had become a hangout for a street gang with ties to the Mexican Mafia. The club, which is located at 2740 Mountain View Road (map), had been affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for several years, but lost its charter in 2012 after DEA agents contacted the organization with concerns about […]

  • 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 […]