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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
  • Los Angeles deputies investigate the scene of a double shooting in Norwalk on Oct. 16, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Norwalk Double Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured

    One man is dead and another is injured after a double shooting in Norwalk early Sunday morning, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Deputies were called to the 12000 block of Molette Street near the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Pioneer Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. after reports of shots fired. There, they found two men on the street suffering from gunshot wounds, authorities said. Both victims were transported to a local hospital where one man was pronounced dead from multiple gunshot […]

  • LAPD officers respond to a shooting in South Los Angeles that left three dead on Oct. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Dead, 12 Injured After Shooting at South L.A. Birthday Party

    Three people were killed and 12 were injured during a shooting at a South Los Angeles birthday party early Saturday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Dozens gathered to celebrate a birthday at a home that was used as a non-permit makeshift restaurant in the 2800 block of Rimpau Boulevard when shots rang out around 12:28 a.m., police said. A man and woman were taken in custody as “persons of interest,” according to the L.A. Times, but authorities said they were […]

  • Brian Alli posted these photos of his son Ian after a dog attack on Oct. 13, 2016.

    Young Man Collecting Donations for D.A.R.E. Bitten in Face by Dog Outside Eagle Rock Sandwich Shop

    A 20-year-old man was mauled in the face by a dog while raising money for an anti-drug abuse program outside an Eagle Rock sandwich shop, and now his family is asking for help finding the dog’s owners. The attack occurred Thursday evening outside Jersey Mike’s at 2601 Colorado Blvd., near the Glendale border. The victim’s father, Brian Alli, shared graphic photos of his son’s wounds on Facebook, saying the dog attacked unprovoked. His son Ian is a dog lover who ended […]

  • A red pick up truck remains on its side at the scene of a double fatal hit-and-run crash in Chatsworth on Oct. 7, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    2 Dead, 2 Taken Into Custody in Chatsworth Hit-and-Run Crash

    Two people died and two others were taken into custody after a hit-and-run crash in Chatsworth late Friday, officials said. The crash was reported about 10:40 p.m. near the intersection of De Soto Avenue and Chatsworth Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A black Dodge Ram pick up truck struck a red pick up truck, causing the red truck to turn on its side and a man and woman were trapped inside, said LAPD Detective Bill Bustos. He […]

  • A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a Metro train in downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 26, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Motorcyclist Killed After Colliding With Metro Train in Downtown L.A.

    An investigation was underway after a motorcycle collided with a Metro train in downtown Los Angeles early Monday morning, killing the rider. The crash occurred near the intersection of South Flower Street and West Washington Boulevard about 1:20 a.m., said Capt. Al Lopez with the Los Angeles Police Department. The motorcycle rider, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was dragged several blocks by the train, Lopez said. The victim was described as a Hispanic man in his 20s. Investigators […]

  • The 400 block of South Gilbert Street is shown in a Google Maps image on Sept. 24, 2016.

    Police Searching for Missing Fullerton Teen After 3 Adults Found Dead in Home

    Police in Fullerton were searching for a 17-year-old teen who has been missing since three adults were found dead inside her home. Katlynn Goodwill Yost, 17, has not been seen since police received a call from a child saying her parents had “died,” the Fullerton Police Department reported. Two men and a woman were found dead inside the home about 8:21 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of South Gilbert Street. “Katlynn is now being listed as a missing person, […]

  • Part of the 710 Freeway where northbound lanes are expected to be shut down for nine weekends is shown on Sept. 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    All Northbound Lanes of the 710 Freeway to Be Closed in East L.A. for 9 Weekends

    All northbound lanes of the 710 Freeway in East Los Angeles will be closed for nine weekends in a row beginning Friday night. The closure — from the 5 Freeway interchange a little less than a 1 1/2 miles north to the interchange with the 60 Freeway — is needed for a $120 million ongoing pavement replacement project, according to Caltrans. The closure will begin at 10 p.m. Friday, with lanes reopening 4 a.m. Monday. Work will take place every […]

  • Surveillance video shows two people robbing a cashier at an Arco gas station in Compton on Sept. 22, 2016.

    Man, Woman Sought in Compton Gas Station Armed Robbery Caught on Surveillance Video

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials are looking for a man and a woman in connection with an armed robbery at a gas station in Compton. The incident was reported about 3 a.m. Tuesday at an ampm store at an Arco gas station in the 2800 block of East Alondra Boulevard. Surveillance video from the store shows the pair entering the store, with the the man heading to the register and pointing a gun at the cashier while the woman stuffs […]

  • Members of the NYPD, FBI, ATF and other agencies investigate the the scene, following a late night explosion on West 23rd Street September, 18, 2016 in New York. (Credit: Bryan R. Smith       /AFP/Getty Images)

    New Surveillance Video Surfaces in New York City Bombing That Injured 29 People

    A day after a bombing injured 29 people in a New York City neighborhood, surveillance videos show the same man near the site of the explosion and another location where a pressure-cooker device was found four blocks away, multiple local and federal law enforcement sources told CNN. Saturday’s explosion shook New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, packed with restaurants, subway stations, shops, businesses and art galleries, and sent panicked people scrambling for cover. Police continued to scour the area on Sunday […]