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.


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    2nd Day of Protests in L.A. Follow Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: Demonstrators March to LAPD Headquarters

    For the second straight day, protests over the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old spilled into Los Angeles streets and temporarily forced the complete closure of a downtown freeway. Demonstrations had been planned for the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, the campuses of USC and UCLA, and Leimert Park in South L.A. About 4 p.m., hundreds could be seen walking with signs through South L.A. Protesters shut down multiple intersections along […]

  • Dozens of people march down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Monday protesting grand jury decision in Michael Brown shooting. (Credit: KTLA)

    Michael Brown Decision Greeted With Shock, Disappointment in South Los Angeles

    The decision by a Missouri grand jury not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown was greeted with shock, sadness and disappointment Monday by dozens of people gathered at Leimert Park in South Los Angeles. “Frankly, I’m afraid for my children,” said Carol Medina of the National Action Network. “Black life has no value.” A crowd of people carrying signs and photographs of the teenager killed in the Aug. 9 shooting […]

  • Paroled sex offender Miguel Avila is charged with assaulting to woman in Long Beach. (Credit: Long Beach Police)

    Paroled Sex Offender Charged With Assaulting 2 Women in Long Beach; Additional Victims Sought

    Police were looking Friday for additional victims of a paroled sex-offender charged in attacks on two women this month in Long Beach. Miguel Avila, 19, was arrested Monday in Long Beach in connection with the attacks. At the time of his arrest, Avila was determined to be on parole for a sex related offense and was out of compliance with his registration requirements, according to a news release from the Long Beach Police Department. On Thursday, the Los Angeles District […]

  • Two dogs attacked by bees in the backyard of a Covina home are seen in a family photo..

    Dog Killed, Second Hospitalized After Attack by Bee Swarm in Covina

    A family in Covina was warning area residents Tuesday about the threat of aggressive bees after a swarm attacked their dogs, killing one and leaving the other hospitalized. The dogs were attacked on Sunday while the family was away, said owner Heather Umphenours. When the family returned home Sunday night, they discovered that their rescued German shepherd-mix dogs had been stung hundreds of times. One of the dogs, Luna, died in the attack, Umphenours said. Her brother Wolf was being […]

  • Labh Nigah was killed Nov. 13, 2014, in an Oxnard park. (Credit: DMV)

    Oxnard Dad Fatally Stabbed After Walking Son to School in ‘Senseless Act of Violence’

    A 55-year-old father who was stabbed to death in what Oxnard police called a “senseless act of violence” was identified Friday. Labh Nigah, a resident of Oxnard, was walking in Sierra Linda Park (map) about 8:40 a.m. Thursday when he was repeatedly stabbed by an unknown number of assailants, according to the Oxnard Police Department. Nigah died a short time later. The attack occurred in a park next to an elementary school in a “safe and prosperous” residential area that […]

  • Kwan Chow was accused of assaulting two 10-year-old boys on separate occasions in the bathroom of a “Dave and Buster’s” in the Westfield Mall in Arcadia. (Credit: Arcadia Police)

    Man Arrested for Allegedly Fondling Boys in Bathroom at ‘Dave & Buster’s’

    Police in Arcadia were looking Tuesday for additional victims of a 31-year-old man accused of assaulting two 10-year-old boys on separate occasions in the bathroom of a Dave & Buster’s restaurant in the Westfield Mall in Arcadia. The most recent assault occurred around 6:45 p.m. on Monday at the restaurant at the mall located at 400 S. Baldwin Ave. When officers arrived, they found a man being detained by mall security personnel who was later identified as Kwan Chow, according […]

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    Two Men Sought for Burglarizing at Least Three Glendale-Area Churches, YMCA

    Police in Glendale were searching Monday for two men wanted for stealing thousands of dollars worth of electronics and other items from three area churches and a YMCA. Video released by police showed a man wearing a T-shirt and jeans entering the property of the L.A. Christian Church on Lowell Avenue on March 20 and walking around the grounds for more than an hour. He eventually pried open the church office door, according to a news release from the Glendale […]

  • The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department released this photo of Charles Merritt, suspected in the deaths of the McStay family, during a news conference on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.

    Business Associate Charged in ‘Cold and Callous Murder’ of Entire McStay Family: DA

    Almost a year to the day after an off-road motorcyclist found the remains of a California family who had vanished from their home in 2010, authorities announced Friday they had arrested the man they believe is responsible for the deaths. Charles “Chase” Ray Merritt is charged with four counts of murder in the deaths of Joseph and Summer McStay and their two small boys, Gianni and Joseph Jr., San Bernardino County, California, District Attorney Michael Ramos told reporters at a […]

  • Man arrested after missing teenage girl found at his San Diego area home. (Credit: KSWB)

    Girl Reported Missing by Mother Found Safe Thanks to 911 Call

    A 14-year-old girl reported missing from Corona was found safe Thursday in the apartment of an older man in the San Diego neighborhood of Talmadge. The teenager dialed 911 around midnight on Wednesday, but couldn’t tell the dispatcher where she was, according to San Diego police. So, officers tracked her location using the GPS on her phone. When they arrived at the apartment, officers saw the girl banging on a window and crying. Officers found the man inside a locked […]