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
  • Native American and other activists celebrate after learning an easement had been denied for the Dakota Access Pipeline at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 4, 2016 outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Protesters Rejoice as Officials Seek Alternate Route for Dakota Access Pipeline

    Celebrations, tears of joy, chanting and drumming rang out among thousands of protesters at theStanding Rock site after the Army Corp of Engineers announced it will look for an alternate route for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. But tribal leaders worry the decision to change the pipeline’s direction may not be permanent as backers of the pipeline vowed to push the project ahead without any rerouting. For months, members of the Sioux tribe […]

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    Double Shooting in Ventura Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Wounded: Police

    One man was dead and at least one other injured following a shooting that took place early Sunday morning in Ventura near Golden China restaurant, authorities said. A California Highway Patrol sergeant on Seaward Avenue near Highway 101 around 1:20 a.m. Sunday morning when he heard multiple shots fired, according to a statement from the Ventura Police Department. After searching the area the sergeant found a 27-year-old man lying in the road near the freeway exit by Golden China Restaurant […]

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    High Winds Continue Across Southern California as Advisory Remains in Effect Until Saturday Afternoon

    Wind continued to pummel Southern California Saturday, and areas in the southeast can expect to experience “strong and potentially damaging” north and northwest winds up to 45 mph, with gusts up to 65 mph, through 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 3, 2016.

  • Images posted by the Antioquia Police Department show the scene where a chartered flight crashed. Seventy-six people are confirmed dead following a plane crash outside Medellin, Colombia. (Credit: Antioquia Police Department)

    71 Killed After Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia; Jet May Have Run Out of Fuel

    In the mountains of Colombia, rescuers combed wreckage for survivors. Outside a stadium in Brazil, fans who thought they’d be cheering for their favorite soccer team came to mourn. These were the somber images Tuesday after a deadly plane crash outside Medellin, Colombia. The Avro RJ85 was en route Monday night from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Medellin when it crashed near Rionegro, Colombia, with 77 people on board, civil aviation officials said. More than 70 people were killed and six […]

  • Four people were killed in a fiery crash in Gardena on Nov. 27, 2016. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    3 Teenagers Among 4 People Killed in Fiery Gardena Crash Along 110 Freeway: CHP

    Three 18-year-olds were among the four people killed in a crash along the 110 Freeway interchange with the 91 Freeway in Gardena early Sunday, the California Highway Patrol reported. The single-car crash, which involved a blue Ford Probe, was reported about 3:30 a.m. on the northbound side of the highway where it meets with the westbound 91, officials said. The driver was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed when the vehicle crashed into a guardrail, went down an embankment […]

  • Firefighters respond to a fatal crash in Norwalk on Nov. 26, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    1 Killed, 1 Critically Injured After Car Crashes Into Building in Norwalk

    One person was killed and another was critically injured after a vehicle crashed into a building in Norwalk early Saturday. The crash was reported about just before 1 a.m. along the 13600 block of Fulton Avenue and Front Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Two males who were trapped in the vehicle and the driver was eventually pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. Detective Carl Anna said the driver was apparently speeding when he hit a […]

  • (Left) Long time Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully speaks at a press conference discussing his career upcoming retirement at Dodger Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Right) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attends the Sears Shooting Stars Competition 2014 as part of the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend at the Smoothie King Center on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Credit: Stephen Dunn and Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Vin Scully, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully and former L.A. Lakers superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were among the 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom honored at a White House ceremony early Tuesday afternoon. The White House announced last Wednesday the full list of honorees, which is packed with a number of notable people such as Bruce Springsteen, Bill Gates, Tom Hanks and Michael Jordan. The Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honor and is presented to individuals who have […]

  • Four people were rescued from the rushing waters of the Los Angeles River on Nov. 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    4 Rescued From Rushing L.A. River Waters in Atwater Village

    Four people were rescued from the rushing Los Angeles River waters amid a rainy morning in the Atwater Village neighborhood Monday. The four adults were reported to be stranded on an island in the river about a half-mile north of Los Feliz Boulevard about 2:42 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott stated. About 100 firefighters were deployed and stationed at rescue points along the river, according to Scott. Rescue crews eventually secured the four victims in a Fire […]

  • The scene of an officer-involved shooting in Anaheim on Nov. 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Anaheim Police Fatally Shoot Suspect Wanted for Allegedly Ramming SUV into Another Car on 91 Freeway; No Officers Injured

    A suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon was fatally shot late Saturday during a confrontation with officers, the Anaheim Police Department confirmed. The incident began about 9 p.m. when Anaheim police began assisting the California Highway Patrol in the search for a suspect who allegedly rammed his car into another car on the 91 Freeway near East Street, and then tried to ram a second car, the Anaheim Police Department said in a press release. According to police, the […]