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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
  • San Diego police Officers Jonathan DeGuzman, left, and Wade Irwin are shown in photos released by the department on July 29, 2016.

    San Diego Police Officer Killed in Shooting, 2nd Wounded; Suspect in Custody

    A veteran San Diego police officer was killed and another was injured Thursday night in a shooting as the pair tried to make a stop, leading to one suspect’s arrest and an extensive hunt for anyone else who might have been involved, police said. The detained suspect — identified Friday afternoon as Jesse Michael Gomez, 52 — was shot and was in critical condition at a hospital, police said. The officers were identified late Friday morning by San Diego Police Department Chief Shelley Zimmerman. […]

  • Heat from flames push firefighters back as they monitor a flare up in brush along Soledad Canyon Road near Acton on Monday. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

    Containment of 59-Square-Mile Sand Fire in Santa Clarita Area Increases to 25 Percent

    As a state of emergency was declared Tuesday, firefighters appear to be gaining control of the Sand Fire, which has been burning in the Santa Clarita area since Friday. More than 3,000 firefighters have worked to increase containment of the fire to 25 percent by Tuesday morning, according to the federal InciWeb information page on the fire. The Sand Fire has scorched 37,700 acres, or about 59 square miles, in the Santa Clarita area and the Angeles National Forest. No briefing […]

  • A firefighting helicopter hovers close to the flames from the Sand fire as it burns out of control along Soledad Canyon Road near Acton on Sunday. (Credit: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

    Sand Fire Scorches Through 52 Square Miles in Santa Clarita Area; Still Only 10 Percent Contained

    The Sand Fire continued to scorch through the Santa Clarita area in the Angeles National Forest and grew to more than 33,000 acres, or about 52 square miles by Sunday night, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The massive inferno has left one person dead and destroyed at least 18 homes. The Sand Fire, which had previously led to the evacuations of 1,500 residences, grew again overnight Saturday to 22,000 acres, or 34-square miles. By 10 p.m. Sunday the fire had […]

  • Flames leap from the Sand Fire late July 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Found Dead in Area of 20,000-Acre Sand Fire; Structures Destroyed

    Homicide detectives were investigating the death of a man found in the area of a raging wildfire that grew to more than 30 square miles east of Santa Clarita on Saturday. A day and a half after it began, the Sand Fire had burned an unknown number of structures, prompted evacuation orders affecting some 1,500 homes, and spread smoke and ash across much of Southern California. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sheriff’s Lt. Rob Hahnline confirmed to KTLA Saturday evening that deputies were investigating a […]

  • A person of interest being sought after a boy was sexually assaulted at Puente Hills Mall is seen in an image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on July 21, 2016.

    Person of Interest Sought After 9-Year-Old Boy Sexually Assaulted in Puente Hills Mall

    Authorities asked the public for help Thursday after a young boy was sexually assaulted at the Puente Hills Mall in City of Industry earlier this month. The incident occurred just before 7 p.m. on July 8 inside the mall located at 1600 South Azusa Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. The 9-year-old victim told investigators a man inappropriately touched him while he was inside the mall. Authorities did not say where in the mall the […]

  • LAPD motor officers are seen in July 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Takes Steps to Ensure Officer Safety After Fatal Police Shootings

    LAPD Chief Charlie Beck detailed efforts to ensure officer safety in the wake of shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge, Dallas and elsewhere. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on July 18, 2016.

  • Cody Jarrett is seen in a photo released by San Bernardino police.

    Police: Armed Man Fatally Shot by Officer in San Bernardino

    A San Bernardino officer shot and killed a man who was allegedly armed with a sawed-off shotgun on Saturday night, police said. The incident began just before 9:20 p.m. when officers began following a stolen vehicle, according to San Bernardino Police Department. Lt. Rich Lawhead. “Officers noticed a stolen vehicle in the area, actually ran the plate, realized it was stolen, made a U-Turn behind the suspect vehicle, attempted to stop the vehicle,” he said. The car had been reported […]

  • A file photo shows congestion on the 210 Freeway near Los Angeles on Nov. 24, 2010, in Duarte, California. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Stretch of Westbound 210 Freeway in Pasadena Closed Until Monday

    Motorists driving through Pasadena this weekend are reminded that all lanes of the westbound 210 Freeway will be closed for repairs. A two-mile stretch of the freeway, from Lake to Mountain avenues, was closed at 10 p.m. Friday and will remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, Caltrans officials said. The eastbound 134 Freeway connector to the westbound 210 also is closed. Motorists traveling through the area can expect delays and are advised to plan ahead, use alternate routes and avoid the area […]

  • California Highway Patrol officials arrested a man after a pursuit and stand off in Corona on July 14, 2016. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Suspect Arrested in Corona Chase, Standoff That Closed 91 Freeway

    A man was arrested early Thursday after a chase and standoff in Corona that temporarily closed the 91 Freeway, officials said. The Costa Mesa Police Department responded to a man seen with a gun who matched the description of a man suspected of killing several people out of Phoenix, Officer Dan Olivas said. Sgt. Jonathan Howard of the Phoenix Police Department told KTLA that his agency had been in contact with local authorities and they do not believe the two incidents are connected. […]