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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
  • Homicide detectives were investigating the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old baby in Compton on Feb. 9, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Compton Toddler Fatally Shot While Lying in Crib One Week After Celebrating First Birthday: LASD

    A toddler was fatally wounded while lying in her crib just one week after her first birthday when shots were fired into the attached garage in Compton where her family lived, striking the little girl in the face, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting took place just before 7 p.m. at a home near North Holly and San Marcos avenues, according to sheriff’s Lt. John Corina. Deputies responding to a report of gunfire arrived at the home […]

  • The awning over the gas pumps at a Chevron station in Torrance collapsed on Feb. 8, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Awning Collapses Over Gas Pumps at Chevron Station in Torrance

    The awning over the gas pumps at a Chevron station in Torrance collapsed Monday afternoon trapping two cars underneath. It happened around 3 p.m. at a station in the 3900 block of Artesia Boulevard. Two maintenance workers were on the roof and noticed some cracks, according to Capt. Steve Deuel with the Torrance Fire Department. The workers were up there investigating the situation when the entire thing came down, Deuel stated. One worker received a minor injury and was released […]

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    ‘101 Slow Jam’: Downtown L.A. Freeway Fully Reopens, Hours Ahead of Schedule

    All lanes on the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles were reopened on Sunday morning, hours ahead of schedule, following a full closure that accompanied demolition work on the Sixth Street Bridge. The so-called “101 Slow Jam” began Friday evening and was initially set to end at 2 p.m. Sunday, about an hour and a half before the kickoff of Super Bowl 50, according to a timeline posted on the project’s official website. The reopening of the freeway was subsequently rescheduled to shortly after 10 a.m., a move […]

  • A surfer near the Huntington Beach Pier enjoys big, wind-blown waves on a warm summerlike day Feb. 5, 2016. (Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times)

    Santa Ana Winds and Warm Temperatures Return to Southern California

    What happened to winter? After a bout with El Niño rains last weekend, Southern California is back to warm temperatures — and Santa Ana winds. On Friday, San Diego and Lake Forest tied for the warmest places in the U.S. — 81 degrees. And forecasters say temperatures could approach 90 degrees early next week. Over the next few days, winds could top off at 50 mph in the mountains and 45 mph in the valleys as a high-pressure system builds across the area […]

  • Los Angeles police arrest Erwin Mena in Elysian Park on Tuesday on suspicion of grand theft and impersonation of a priest. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    Man Who Allegedly Posed as L.A. Priest for Years Arrested, Accused of Defrauding Churchgoers

    He called himself “Padre,” and wore the white collar of a Roman Catholic priest. He officiated at Masses, confessions, funerals, baptisms and at least one marriage, court papers say. But Los Angeles police say in court papers that Erwin Mena was a con man who allegedly used his clerical façade to swindle churchgoers out of several thousands of dollars. Mena allegedly posed as a priest since the mid-1990s, according to court papers. On Tuesday, officers arrested Mena, 59, in Elysian Park on […]

  • A gas meter is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Customers Concerned Over Rising SoCal Gas Bills Find Ally in Local Councilman

    As a growing number of Southern California Gas Company customers take to social media to complain about their high bills, Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander announced Monday night he will introduce a measure calling for an investigation into the gas company and the sudden hike in gas bills. Nerissa Knight reports from North Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. SoCal Gas released the following statement on Tuesday: We have received inquiries from […]

  • Flooding along  northbound Highway 101 prompted the closure of two lanes on Jan. 31, 2016. (Credit: Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services)

    Strong Storm Hits SoCal; Highway Sections Closed, Trees Toppled Amid Rain and Wind

    A strong storm system moved across Southern California on Sunday, bringing heavy rains and damaging winds to the area, and causing flooding that prompted the partial closure of multiple highways. Lanes on both the101 and the Pacific Coast Highway were temporarily shut down late in the morning as the storm caused debris flows and minor flooding in the Solimar burn area, authorities said. Both sides of the 101 near State Beaches were down to one lane around 10 a.m., while the […]

  • A file photo shows rain in Southern California. (Credit: KTLA)

    Storm Could Bring Heavy Rain to SoCal This Weekend: National Weather Service

    After a three-week long dry period, a storm system moving into Southern California could bring moderate to heavy rain to the region by Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters predicted the storm has the capability to create brief heavy rain and thunderstorms with the potential to flood roadways and lead to mud and debris flows in recent burn areas. Current estimates indicate a range of 0.75 to 1.50 inches across much of the area, with local amounts of […]

  • A gas meter is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Customers Concerned Over Rising SoCal Gas Bills; Company Responds

    As Southern California Gas Co. works to stop a massive natural gas leak above Porter Ranch, the company’s customers elsewhere in the region have taken to social media to complain about their high bills. Residents in Huntington Beach have been posting on a community Facebook page about bills that have doubled, and in some cases climbed four, five or six times higher than what they say is normal. And Huntington Beach customers do not appear to be the only ones affected. […]