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.


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    Some Parents Call School Assignment on Slavery ‘Inappropriate,’ ‘Demeaning’

    Parents of some students in an eighth-grade English class at Hawthorne Middle School were outraged Thursday over a homework assignment requiring students to keep a diary of life as a slave for five days, describing the so-called slave journal “inappropriate and demeaning.” Hawthorne School Superintendent Helen E. Morgan responded in a statement: “Asking students to write a journal as if they were experiencing a historical event is an appropriate teaching strategy. It requires the writer to think critically about the […]

  • "Valet mode" in a new Corvette allowed the owner to watch as a valet went on a joyride in his new sports car.

    Surveillance Camera Captures Valet Going on Joyride in Brand New Corvette

    A valet accused of taking a sports car for a high-speed joyride didn’t know the brand new Corvette came with a feature called “valet mode,” which triggers a surveillance camera. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

  • Police Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle in Beverly Hills Ends in a Three Car Crash

    The suspects in a stolen car collided with two other vehicles in Beverly Hills on Wednesday during a short pursuit with police. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

  • Ismael Soto, 28, was charged with felony DUI after a crash in Alhambra Sunday night. (Credit: Alhambra Police Department)

    Alleged DUI Driver Who Slammed Into 13 People in Alhambra Had Previous DUI Conviction: Police

    A man who was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after crashing into 13 people in Alhambra was identified by authorities Monday. Ismael Soto, 28, was charged with felony DUI after a crash near North Fremont Avenue and Poplar Boulevard (map) Sunday night, Alhambra Police Department Lt. Garrett Kennedy said. The Los Angeles resident was allegedly traveling northbound on Fremont when he turned into oncoming traffic and struck two parked minivans, Kennedy said. Seven of those injured were pedestrians who […]

  • Earl Hayes is shown, left, in his Twitter profile picture. Stephanie Moseley is shown in a photo she posted on Instagram in November 2014.

    Rapper, Dancer Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide at Upscale Apartment Complex Near the Grove

    A male rapper and a female dancer were found dead inside an apartment in a high-end residential complex near The Grove in an apparent murder-suicide that drew a SWAT team response Monday morning, authorities said. The two people found dead were identified as  34-year-old Earl Warren Hayes and his wife, 30-year-old Stephanie Elyse Moseley, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. A family member had earlier said Hayes was 31 years old. An initial investigation indicated that Hayes fatally shot […]

  • LAPD officers are seen standing over a man they shot and killed at Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue on Dec. 5, 2014. (Credit: @LisaMBregman)

    Man Allegedly Armed With Knife Fatally Shot by LAPD Officers at Hollywood and Highland

    A man was shot and killed by police at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue (map) on Friday night after allegedly approaching officers with a knife. Officers responded to the intersection around 6:45 p.m. after receiving a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, according to Officer Jane Kim with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section. When they arrived on scene, officers found a man armed with a knife, said LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar. […]

  • Protesters poured onto the streets of New York late Wednesday, upset over a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. (Credit: WABC via CNN)

    Protests in L.A. and N.Y. After NYPD Officer Not Indicted in Chokehold Death

    Protesters poured onto the streets of New York late Wednesday, upset over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. They marched at the same time U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that federal officials were moving ahead with a civil rights investigation. Garner, an unarmed black man, died in July after a white officer, Daniel Pantaleo, put him in a chokehold. Garner’s death was later ruled a homicide. “This fight ain’t […]

  • A woman fills sandbags at a home in Glendora on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Residents of Silverado Canyon Brace for Possible Mudslides After Day of Heavy Rains

    Heavy rains raised concerns Tuesday over possible mudslides in the Silverado Canyon area, where about 1,000 acres of brush burned in September. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Jennifer Gould reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. 

  • Three men were being sought for stealing mail from an L.A. apartment building. (Credit: LAPD)

    Thieves Caught on Video Stealing Mail From Los Angeles Apartment Building

    Police were searching Monday for three men wanted for stealing mail from an apartment building on Vermont Avenue and Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles. Surveillance video showed three men arriving at the Frostonya Apartments just before 5 a.m. Saturday. The men could be seen riding bikes and appeared to enter the building using a postal carrier’s master key, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The video showed one of the men entering the mail room and opening each of […]