NERISSA KNIGHT
  • Follow me on:

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
  • 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 […]

  • Authorities investigate the scene of a shooting near a Moreno Valley high school on Sept. 16, 2016. (Credit: LOUDLABS)

    1 Injured in Moreno Valley Shooting After High School Football Game

    One person was injured in a shooting near a Moreno Valley high school late Friday after a football game, officials said. The shooting was reported about 10 p.m. at the corner of Via De Anza and Lasselle Street, across the street from Rancho Verde High School, the Press Enterprise reported. A verbal altercation occurred, shots were heard and a male in a white van was struck by the gunfire, the newspaper reported. The vehicle then crashed about two miles north of the […]

  • A man barricaded himself in a Commerce construction area after allegedly leading authorities on a chase on Sept. 5, 2016. (Credit ANG.News)

    Armed Man Surrenders After Leading Officials on Chase, Barricading Himself in Commerce Building

    An armed man who had led officials on a chase on the 5 Freeway late Sunday and barricaded himself in a building at a construction area in Commerce finally surrendered after an eight-hour standoff, officials said. A California Highway Patrol officer in south Orange County saw a man in a truck driving erratically about 11 p.m. Sunday and began to pursue the driver before the suspect eventually fled on foot, shirtless, with a gun to his head and pointed it at […]

  • One person was killed and two others were injured in a multi-car crash in Fullerton On Sept. 4, 2016. (Credit: OnScene TV)

    1 Killed in Fullerton Freeway Crash, 2 Others Seriously Injured

    One person was killed, and two others were injured early Sunday following a multi-car crash in Fullerton, officials reported. The deadly crashed happened just before 2 a.m. on the southbound 57 Freeway, south of Yorba Linda Boulevard. Responding firefighters found one person dead at the scene, and two others suffering from serious injuries, the Fullerton Fire Department reported. Southbound lanes were closed immediately following the crash, but all lanes have since reopened. The cause of the crash was under investigation. […]

  • One person was killed, and four others were injured in a freeway crash in Pomona. (Credit: KTLA).

    1 Person Killed, 4 Others Injured in High-Speed Crash on 71 Freeway in Pomona

    One person was killed, and four others were injured late Friday on the 71 Freeway in Pomona after one car, traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control, officials reported. The two car crash occurred about 11:49 p.m. on the southbound side of the highway near Old Pomona Road, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Miguel Ornelas. One person was ejected from a car, and pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. Two  other people were critically injured in […]

  • Crews battle the Bogart Fire from the air after the blaze broke out on Aug. 30, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Bogart Fire Grows to 1,470 Acres; Info Sought on ‘Juvenile Activity’ in Human-Caused Blaze

    The Bogart Fire, which officials believe was human-caused, increased in size overnight after breaking out in the Beaumont area Tuesday. The fire had burned about 1,470 acres and was 60 percent contained as of Wednesday evening, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. On Tuesday, investigators determined the fire was human-caused after finding footprints and other evidence near Bogart Park, where the fire began about 12:30 p.m. Officials asked for anyone with information about “juvenile activity” near the north end of […]