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.


Recent Articles
  • Four residents of a West Los Angeles apartment complex said that their units were ransacked by burglars while the building was being fumigated. (Credit: KTLA)

    West L.A. Residents Burglarized While Apartment Building Was Being Fumigated

    Four residents of a West Los Angeles apartment complex said Thursday that their units were ransacked by burglars last week while the building was being fumigated. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • Man Sought in at least one attack on woman leaving bank in South L.A. (Credit: LAPD)

    Suspect Sought for Robbing, Assaulting Women Outside Local Banks

    Police were asking for the public’s help Tuesday in identifying a man wanted for assaulting and robbing at least one woman as she left a bank in South Los Angeles. Surveillance video from 11 a.m. on Oct. 1 showed the man loitering around a bank located near Jefferson and Crenshaw boulevards. The man appeared to be scouting potential victims inside the bank, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The video showed the man watching a […]

  • This photo shows a great white shark spotted off Laguna Beach on Aug. 6, 2014, according to sportfishing Capt. Larry Hartmann. (Credit: Larry Hartmann)

    Expert: Southern California Is Essential Reproductive Grounds for Sharks

    Not only were shark sightings increasing, but a local expert said Monday that the sheer number of sharks was on the rise. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.

  • Surveillance photo of a man who walked into a DSW store and walked out with a plaid bag filled with hundreds of dollars worth of men`s Nike athletic shoes. (Credit: Glendale Police Department)

    Man Sought in Series of Brazen Shoplifting Crimes at SoCal Stores

    Glendale police were searching Friday for a man who walked into a DSW store and walked out with a plaid bag filled with hundreds of dollars worth of men`s Nike athletic shoes. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

  • Elizabeth Yanez, shown in a family photo, was stabbed multiple times in the parking lot of a swap meet in Santa Fe Springs.

    Whittier Woman Stabbed to Death in Front Of Children in Dispute Over Parking Space: Police

    A South Los Angeles man and woman were charged with murder Tuesday in the stabbing death of a Whittier woman during a dispute over a parking space, authorities announced Thursday. The attack occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Friday at the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet located at 13000 block of Alondra Boulevard. Officers responding to a report of a fight in the parking lot, found Elizabeth Yanez lying on the ground with multiple stab wounds to her neck and back, […]

  • Video posted to YouTube Oct. 29, 2014, showed multiple people attacking a boy at Valencia High School.

    Petition Demands Punishment After Video of People Attacking Boy at Valencia High School Surfaces

    Nearly 2,000 people signed an online petition as of Thursday demanding multiple people seen attacking a boy at Valencia High School be punished after video of the incident began circulating social media. The change.org petition was addressed to the Valencia High School baseball team and demanded the removal of those seen in the video from the team. Over 1,800 people had indicated their support of the request as of Thursday morning. In the video, published Sunday, multiple people are seen […]

  • Image from a cell phone video that purported shows a boy being attacked by other students after a football game in Valencia.

    Parents Outraged After Recorded Attack at Valencia High School Goes Unpunished

    The William S. Hart Union school district in the Santa Clarita Valley was under fire Wednesday after no action was taken after an alleged attack on a student following a football game between Valencia and Saugus High Schools . Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

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    Harvard Student Who Took Dying Mother to Mexico Arrives Back in U.S.

    Dario Guerrero took his 41-year-old mother to Mexico seeking alternative care in her battle with terminal cancer. After her death, Guerrero found himself stranded in Mexico in violation of immigration rules. On Tuesday, the Mexican-born Harvard University student arrived back on U.S. soil in San Diego. He was expected to be back at his childhood home in Long Beach later Tuesday night. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

  • Exteriors of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. (Credit: CNN)

    Amid Ebola Fears, Belize Quarantines Texas Worker, Airline Contacts Travelers

    Concerns about even remote chances of Ebola exposure rippled Friday from a U.S. airline to a cruise ship off Belize, with Frontier contacting hundreds who flew with an infected nurse and Carnival quarantining a health worker only tangentially linked to an Ebola patient’s care. The airline’s move relates to Amber Vinson, a Dallas nurse who treated an Ebola patient and then was diagnosed with the virus this week after flying round trip between Dallas and Cleveland. A Centers for Disease […]