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
  • Cecil Knutson, 79, and Dianna Bedwell, 68, were last seen leaving the Valley View Casino in Valley Center on Mother's Day. (Credit: DMV)

    Missing O.C. Couple Found in Rural San Diego County; Man Dead, Woman Airlifted to Hospital

    A man was found dead and a woman was found severely dehydrated in rural San Diego County on Sunday afternoon, and they were later confirmed to be an Orange County couple that went missing on Mother’s Day, authorities said. Firefighters responded about 2:34 p.m. to a call of an unconscious person on Lost Valley Road (map), northwest of Warner Springs, said Capt. Kendal Bortisser of Cal Fire’s San Diego division. The location is near the Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley. The first responders arrived to find […]

  • ‘Hero’ Bouncer Claims He Was Fired For Helping Woman Attacked Near Norco Club

    Joe Navarrete, a former bouncer at Slick`s Bar in Norco, claimed Wednesday that he was fired from his job after helping a woman who claimed she had been attacked in a nearby residential area. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

  • Children's toys could be seen outside a home where a 3-year-old boy was stabbed on May 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mother Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder After Allegedly Stabbing 3-Year-Old Son in Cudahy

    The mother of a 3-year-old boy who was critically injured after being stabbed in Cudahy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday. Michelle Betancourt, 23, was taken into custody and booked at the sheriff’s East L.A. Station Tuesday morning, according to sheriff’s deputy Kelvin Moody. The arrest came more than 12 hours after deputies found the injured toddler in the 3800 block of Walnut Street (map) on Monday night. He had […]

  • Cellphone video captured police using a Taser during an arrest on May 14, 2015.

    Man Claims Upland Police Unjustly Used a Taser on Him During Caught-on-Video Arrest

    An investigation was underway after a 26-year-old man claimed Monday that police unjustly used a Taser on him during a recent arrest in Upland that was recorded on cellphone video. The incident occurred just before noon May 14 right outside the driveway of Johnathan Trefrey’s home. He told KTLA that officers from the Upland Police Department had arrived at his residence with an arrest warrant and tried to take him into custody. “I wanted to know what the warrant was […]

  • A 14-year-old fatally shot his younger brother in Perris on May 16, 2015, according to sheriff's deputies. (Credit: CasperNews)

    Teen Accidentally Shoots, Kills 9-Year-Old Brother in Perris: Sheriff’s Department

    A 14-year-old was suspected of accidentally shooting and killing his younger brother in Perris on Saturday, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officials said. A 9-year-old boy was fatally shot in the 140 block of Metz Road (map) around 12:10 p.m., deputy Patty Stoyer said. Stoyer did not know if the shooting was inside of a home, or if any adults were present. A neighbor said the boys had thrown a party the night before, and a gun was fired. “They were throwing […]

  • Several buildings were evacuated after a natural gas line ruptured in Hollywood on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (Credit: Los Angeles Fire Department)

    Ruptured Gas Line Prompts Evacuations, Street Closures in Hollywood; No Fire or Injuries Reported

    A third-party contractor for the DWP caused a natural gas line to be ruptured Saturday morning in Hollywood, prompting the evacuation of several buildings, officials said. Firefighters responded about 11:28 a.m. after gas began leaking in the 1700 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard (map), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. No fire or injuries were immediately reported. Nearby residences and businesses were being evacuated in an area bounded by Franklin Avenue to the north, Ivar Avenue to the east, Wilcox Avenue to […]

  • Shane Kent is seen at his arraignment on Thursday, May 14, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Elementary School Teacher in Corona Accused of Lewd Acts With Student Pleads Not Guilty

    A teacher at an elementary school in Corona accused of inappropriately touching one of his female students earlier this year pleaded not guilty in court Thursday. Shane Kent was arrested in February on suspicion of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under age 14, according to court documents. “We think the children or the child who initially started the allegation had ulterior motives,” Kent’s attorney David Wohl said outside the courthouse following Thursday’s arraignment. During the discovery process,Wohl said four other children came forward with similar allegations […]

  • Monterey Park police K-9 Robin is recovering after being stung 60 times by bees. (Credit: KTLA)

    Monterey Park Police K-9 Critical After Being Stung 60 Times by Bees in Line of Duty

    A Monterey Park police dog named “Robin” was in critical condition Tuesday night after being stung as many as 60 times by bees while trying to take down a burglary suspect. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The Monterey Park Police Officer’s Association has set up a GoFundMe account to help with medical costs.  

  • Quinesha Richard claimed her son Darren was abused by a teacher at Inglewood's Warren Lane Elementary School. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mother Sues Inglewood School District After Son Claims He Was Slapped by Special Ed Teacher

    An woman filed a lawsuit Friday against the Inglewood Unified School District alleging her son was slapped in the face by his teacher at Warren Lane Elementary School. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, May 11, 2015.