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
  • 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 […]

  • Ebola virus (Credit: CDC)

    CDC Considers Putting 76 Health Care Workers at Dallas Hospital on TSA’s No-Fly List: Official

    The CDC is considering putting 76 health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas hospital on the TSA’s no-fly list, an official familiar with the situation said. The day before she went to the hospital with Ebola symptoms, Amber Vinson was flying halfway across the country on a commercial jet with 132 other people. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said she never should have stepped foot on the flight, but another federal official told CNN […]

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    Harvard Student Who Took Dying Mother to Mexico Will Be Allowed Back Into 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. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

  • Police investigate a fatal stabbing outside an apartment building in Pasadena on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Husband and Wife Fatally Stabbed in Pasadena Apartment; Family Member in Custody

    A stabbing at an apartment building in Pasadena left a married couple dead and a man believed to be relative in custody Monday morning, according to police. About 6:15 a.m., authorities received a 911 call from the male victim, who said he and his wife had been stabbed and were badly injured inside a third-floor apartment in the 200 block of North Madison Avenue (map), a news release from the Pasadena Police Department stated. “The caller reported that the suspect, a reported […]