Nerissa Knight
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Nerissa Knight is a reporter for KTLA 5 News in Los Angeles.

She is a veteran TV journalist with 19 years broadcast TV news experience.

Nerissa served as co-host for KNBC-TV's "Today in LA" weekends for four years, and as an anchor and reporter for the affiliate. She also spent over three years as an anchor and reporter at the CBS affiliate, KTVT-TV, in Dallas. Before joining KTLA, Nerissa was an co-host at KTLA's sister station KDAF-TV where she hosted Tribune Media's syndicated morning show, "Eye Opener TV," shown in Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Miami and other cities.

Nerissa is an Emmy-nominated breaking news anchor who has conducted numerous one-on-one interviews with award-winning actors, world-renowned singers, four U.S. presidents, star athletes and filed countless stories on hurricanes, wildfires, mudslides and tornadoes.

Her career has taken her to serve as an anchor and reporter for news teams in Beaumont, Texas (KBTV-TV); Little Rock, Arkansas (KATV-TV, KTHV-TV); Mobile, Alabama (WALA-TV); Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WDJT-TV); Los Angeles (KNBC-TV); and Dallas (KTVT-TV, KDAF-TV) before joining the KTLA news team.

However, Nerissa is most proud of her family. She's married to her sweetheart since junior high school, and they have three children, two sons and a daughter.


Recent Articles
  • Two people were killed following a shooting in Hawthorne on Tuesday, April 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hawthorne Shooting Involving Officer Leaves Woman, Gunman Dead; 12-Year-Old Hospitalized

    A suspected gunman and a woman died following a shooting in Hawthorne Wednesday that involved a police officer and also left a 12-year-old hospitalized with gunshot wounds, authorities said. The incident took place near the intersection of Kornblum Avenue and West Rosecrans Avenue (map) at about 12:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which was investigating. A Hawthorne police officer rolled up to the scene, witnessed a shooting, and then opened fire, according to Hawthorne police Capt. Michael […]

  • Elias Aceves is shown in a photo provided by his family. He died in a hit-and-run collision near USC on March 10, 2015.

    $50,000 Reward Announced in Fatal Hit-and-Run of 58-Year-Old Man in University Park

    A $50,000 reward was announced Wednesday in the search for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a 58-year-old man in University Park in March. Elias Aceves was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk on West 23rd Street and Portland Street (map) when he was struck by a black sedan that was “traveling at an excessive speed” on March 10, according to police. Aceves, who flew more than 70 feet before landing, died within hours of the crash. Family members said Aceves lived nearby with […]

  • Faith Lennox tests out her new 3-D printed hand in Los Alamitos on March 31, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘A Very, Very Good Day': Lakewood Girl Gets New Hand From 3-D Printer

    A 7-year-old Lakewood girl whose arm was amputated due to complications from condition she had at birth received a replacement appendage at a Los Alamitos facility on Tuesday. Traditional prosthetics can cost up to $40,000, according to an advocacy group, but Faith Lennox’s new hand cost her family a mere $50. That’s in part because it was created by a 3-D printer. “Thank you,” shy Faith said repeatedly as she tried out the new hand. Watching his daughter take a […]

  • A CHP officer investigates after a fatal hit-and-run on the 210 Freeway in Duarte early March 30, 2015. (Credit: OnScene)

    Motorist Who Exited Disabled Vehicle Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver on 210 Fwy

    A motorist was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver after getting out of a car in the middle of the 210 Freeway in Duarte early Monday, according to CHP. The collision occurred about 1:30 a.m. in eastbound lanes just west of the 605 Freeway (map). A stalled gray Toyota Prius was blocking a middle lane when the driver exited the vehicle, which was then struck by a big rig, according to the California Highway Patrol. Another vehicle then struck the […]

  • A driver had to be rescued when a huge tree fell on top of his car in Beverly Hills on March 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    High Winds, Downed Trees Leave Thousands Without Power in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood

    An estimated 2,886 Southern California Edison customers were without power in Beverly Hills Tuesday night, while another 389 customers were also in the dark in West Hollywood. The outages were reported between 8 and 8:30 p.m., according to the SCE website. As of 10:30 p.m. power had been restored to the majority of customers in West Hollywood, according to SCE spokeswoman Lauren Bartlett. There were still 125 customers in Beverly Hills waiting for their power to be restored, Bartlett said. […]

  • Three badly damaged cars are seen after a fire in South L.A. on March 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Vehicles Found on Fire After Woman Reports Domestic-Violence Threat in South L.A.

    A family was placed under protective custody after three vehicles outside their home were set ablaze not long after a woman reported a domestic-violence threat Sunday morning in the Green Meadows neighborhood of South L.A., officials said. A woman called police around 4:30 a.m. saying she feared for her family’s safety because of a threat of domestic violence, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Jones said. When police and firefighters arrived at a home in the  400 block of East 107th Street (map), they […]

  • Moments after his bail was set at $25 million, Marion “Suge” Knight collapsed in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. (Credit: Pool)

    Marion ‘Suge’ Knight Collapses in Court After Bail Set at $25 Million

    Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight collapsed in court Friday shortly after a judge set his bail at $25 million in a murder case, an amount that Knight’s attorney said was excessively high. The attorney earlier indicated that such a bail was probably higher than his client could post. Knight bent over in his chair at the defense table, with his attorney beside him, and two deputies rushed to him as he was facedown. Attorney Matthew Fletcher, told CNN affiliate […]

  • LAPD officers meet after nine Venice High School students were arrested on March 13, 2015, for allegedly sexually assaulting two girls. (Credit: KTLA)

    14 Teens Allegedly Sexually Assaulted 2 Venice High School Students; 10 Arrested

    Ten students at Venice High School were arrested Friday, and four other minors were being sought for a series of alleged sexual assaults involving two female victims, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A possible sexual assault was reported on Tuesday by school officials to the LAPD’s Special Assault Section, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said at a news conference. Investigators found 14 male students, between 14 and 17 years old, were believed to have sexually assaulted two female Venice High School students […]

  • A couple claims a valet gave away their car while they ate at Joe's Crab Shack in Newport Beach. (Credit: KTLA)

    Couple Claims Valet Gave Away Their Car As They Ate Dinner in Newport Beach

    A couple claims that a valet company gave away their car as they were eating dinner at a restaurant in Newport Beach over the weekend. Josh Gelle and Jodie Abadie went to Joe’s Crab Shack on Pacific Coast Highway (map) Saturday night and left their car with LAZ Parking, a valet company that serves the restaurant’s patrons. When the couple returned after eating dinner, their 2014 Mazda CX9 was gone. The couple claims an attendant gave their keys to a man who said he […]