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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
  • An international air traveler arrives at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport in this file photo taken Feb. 19, 2014. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    Record Number of Travelers Expected at LAX as Memorial Day Weekend Gets Underway

    A record number of travelers are expected to pass through Los Angeles International Airport this Memorial Day weekend. Nerissa Knight reports from LAX for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 28, 2016.

  • A car caught fire after a shooting that left two injured in Torrance on May 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Car Catches Fire After Man Shot Inside Vehicle in Torrance: Police

    Two people were injured after an apparent car-to-car shooting resulted in a vehicle catching fire in Torrance early Sunday morning, police said. Around 2:30 a.m., officers responded to the 3700 block of Artesia Boulevard — near the 405 Freeway — to a call of shots fire, according to Torrance Police Department Sgt. Paul Kranke. A short time later, they were advised of up to two gunshot victim and a car on fire in the 173rd Street at Inglewood Avenue, Kranke said. […]

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials released this photo of Jose Luis Chavez on May 21, 2016. Chavez is wanted for allegedly shooting a West Covina police officer.

    Authorities ID Bicyclist Accused of Shooting West Covina Police Officer; Search Continues

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials Saturday identified a man who they believe shot a West Covina police officer during a gun fight as the search continued. Jose Luis Chavez, 47, is described as being Hispanic, about 6 feet tall, weighing about 225 pounds and having a left eyebrow piercing. He is wanted on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer, sheriff’s officials said. The incident began when the officer contacted a man riding a bike shortly before 11:20 p.m. […]

  • A man and woman were found dead inside an Oxnard home on May 14, 2016. (Credit: VCNews)

    2 Found Shot to Death Inside Oxnard Home; Victims ID’d as Married Couple

    A man and woman were found dead inside a two-story home in Oxnard Saturday in an incident police are calling a homicide. Saul Lemus, 47, and Sinia Lemus, 35, died from apparent gunshot wounds, according to an Oxnard Police Department news release. Their bodies were discovered in the 5400 block of Barrymore Drive about 4:40 p.m. after officers responded to a call that two people had been shot, the release stated. The victims were a married couple, according to neighbor […]

  • An LAPD officer comforts a toddler who was found alone inside a car that had crashed into a fire hydrant in Panorama City on May 14, 2016. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Toddler Found Alone in Car After Panorama City Crash; Mother Arrested: LAPD

    A mother was arrested after a 2-year-old child was found alone inside a car that crashed into a fire hydrant early Saturday morning in Panorama City, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The solo-vehicle crash occurred about 1:15 a.m. in the area of Van Nuys Boulevard and Nordhoff Street around 1:15 a.m., a desk officer with LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division said. When police arrived, they found the driver had fled on foot, leaving the toddler alone inside the vehicle […]

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    First Lady Michelle Obama Honored at Star-Studded Gala in Beverly Hills

    First Lady Michelle Obama was honored Thursday night for her work to empower girls and young women at the “Power Up, We Are The Future” gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Nerissa Knight reports from Beverly Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

  • An investigation was underway after a man pumping gas was injured in a robbery at an Arco Station in Boyle Heights on May 8, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Pumping Gasoline Shot in Attempted Robbery at Boyle Heights Gas Station; Shooter Sought

    A man was shot by a gunman during an attempted robbery at a Boyle Heights gas station early Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The incident took place shortly before 2 a.m. at the Arco station in the area of Whittier Boulevard and Lorena Street. The victim was pumping gas when he was approached by a Hispanic male, who tried to grab the victim’s necklace or chain from around his neck, according to an LAPD desk officer. A […]

  • Rain caused flooding on a residential street in Ontario on May 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Flash Flood Watches Issued as More Rain Expected to Hit SoCal This Weekend

    Multiple parts of Southern California and surrounding areas are under flash flood watches that will last most of Saturday as more wet weather hits the region. Rain was already falling in the morning hours, with heavy downpours reported near LAX just before 6:15 a.m., the National Weather Service tweeted. Scattered showers also fell across Los Angeles County shortly after dawn. The flash flood watch is in effect for the mountain areas of L.A., Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, as well as the […]

  • A pharmacy in Ventura was burglarized and ransacked on May 1, 2016. (Credit: OnScene TV)

    Pharmacy Burglarized, Ransacked in Ventura

    Police are searching for whoever broke into and ransacked a pharmacy in Ventura early Sunday morning. Nerissa Knight reports from Ventura for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 1, 2016.