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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    Student Fatally Stabbed With Scissors at East L.A. Middle School; Attacker Sought

    Authorities were searching Friday for an assailant who stabbed a 14-year-old student to death using a pair of scissors in front of an East Los Angeles Middle School. The incident occurred on the front steps of David Wark Griffith Junior High School at 4765 East Fourth St. (map), according to Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman Daryl Strickland. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the school around 3 p.m., where they found a teenager suffering from a stab wound to the torso, Los […]

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    Hundreds Attend Memorial for Legendary Gospel Singer Andrae Crouch

    Celebrities, friends and fans gathered in Jefferson Park on Tuesday for a memorial celebrating the life and music of Andrae Crouch. The 72-year-old died Jan. 8 after suffering a heart attack. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

  • Michelle Ghirelli, left, and Melody Lippert, right, are seen in booking photos provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

    2 Teachers Accused of Sex With High School Students at San Clemente Beach

    Two Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers were recently arrested after allegedly having sexual relations with multiple students from South Hills High School, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced Sunday. Melody Lippert, 38, and Michelle Ghirelli, 30, were accused of meeting up with a group of students from the West Covina high school at San Clemente State Beach last November, a news release from the Sheriff’s Department said. During the beach trip, Lippert allegedly provided alcohol to the students before having some […]

  • Police released a sketch of a man who they said was involved in the attempted kidnapping of a woman in Montebello on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (Credit: Montebello Police Department)

    Police Ask For Help in Identifying 2 Men Sought in Montebello Kidnapping Attempt

    Police on Friday released a composite sketch of one of two men who investigators said attempted to kidnap a woman at her home in Montebello. The victim was confronted by an unknown man about 9 a.m. Monday when she walked into her exterior laundry room in the 100 block of North 10th Street (map), according to the Montebello Police Department. After the man tried to grab the woman and pull her back into the room, she turned and ran away, […]

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    Residents Complain About Bee Apiary Built Near Thousand Oaks Neighborhood

    Several residents have complained since a bee apiary was constructed near a residential neighborhood in Thousand Oaks. After our report, a spokesman for the apiary responded saying the apiary operated with all regulations and laws. “They are registered, have adequate signage and water supply and are well beyond the legally required distance,” said spokesman Chris Gates. Gates added that the bees were already scheduled to be permanently removed in the next few weeks. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 […]

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    LAPD to Meet With Another Woman Claiming Bill Cosby Sexually Assaulted Her

    A woman was expected to meet with Los Angeles Police Department officials Wednesday to discuss additional allegations of sexual assault against comedian Bill Cosby. The latest claim came after a slew of woman said Cosby also assaulted them.

  • A man was found dead in a Westlake apartment complex on Jan. 14, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Found Shot Dead, With Gunshot Wound to Back of Head in Westlake Apartment

    Police found a man with a gunshot wound to the back of his head dead in a hallway at a Westlake apartment early Wednesday morning, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials. An unknown woman reported the incident to police around 2 a.m. at an apartment complex at 1833 West Fifth St. (map), LAPD Sgt. Melvin Gamble said. Responding officers found the man’s body in a fourth-floor hallway, but no shell casings or other evidence were located. Police were investigating […]

  • Two men were detained after allegedly leading police on a pursuit through the Glendale area on Jan. 13, 2015. (Credit: RMG News HD)

    Driver Hospitalized After Pursued Vehicle Crashes Into Him in Glendale; 2 Detained

    Two people were detained after allegedly leading police on a pursuit through the Glendale area and crashing into an unsuspecting driver, sending him to the hospital on Tuesday, according to Glendale Police Department officials. The pursuit began around 1 a.m. near Central Avenue and the 134 Freeway and ended near South Brand Boulevard and West Los Feliz Road (map) at an unknown time, Sgt. Warren Holmes said. Two people in the pursued vehicle attempted to flee the area after crashing […]

  • An Azusa home was badly damaged after a fire Jan. 13, 2015, that firefighters believe began when a candle set the residents Christmas tree on fire. (Credit: KTLA)

    Candle Possibly Lit Christmas Tree on Fire at Azusa Home, Displacing Family: Fire Department

    Investigators believe an unattended candle lit a Christmas tree on fire at an Azusa home early Tuesday morning,  displacing the four people and dog who lived inside. Firefighters arrived at a home in the 5400 block of North Clydebank Avenue (map) that was engulfed in flames around 2:30 a.m., according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials. It took about 40 minutes to extinguish the blaze. The extent of the damage was unknown, but a female, three males and dog were displaced. No injuries […]