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
  • claire is seen in a photo provided by Cynthia Cornejo.

    El Sereno Woman Claims Pet Beagle Was Stabbed to Death in Her Yard

    An El Sereno woman who found the body of her 14-year-old beagle in her yard claims the dog was stabbed to death last week and wants the killer brought to justice. On Friday, Cynthia Cornejo put a sweater jacket on her beagle Claire as she did most mornings and didn’t think much of it when she heard Claire barking as she was getting ready for work at about 4:15 a.m. When she left the home a short time later, Cornejo saw Claire’s body […]

  • A massive plume of smoke rose above a brush fire in the Chino Hills area on Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Credit: Fredy Avila)

    Unattended Cooking Fire Caused Massive Highway Fire in Chino Hills Area: Officials

    An unattended cooking fire caused the so-called Highway Fire that has burned 1,020 acres near the Prado Dam in the Chino Hills area, officials said Sunday. Hours after evacuation orders were lifted and a smoke advisory went into effect, Cal Fire’s Riverside division said the blaze was 35 percent contained. The fire was reported about 6:12 p.m. Saturday near the interchange of the 71 and 91 freeways (map), officials said. The burned area held at 300 acres overnight with 15 percent containment, and residents evacuated […]

  • A gunshot victim drove from the scene and crashed on the 110 Freeway on April 18, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    South L.A. Gunshot Victim Crashes on 110 Freeway, Miles From Earlier Shooting

    Two days after two men were shot while driving on the 110 Freeway, a man was shot early Saturday morning while sitting in a vehicle in South L.A.’s Gramercy Park neighborhood before driving onto the same freeway and crashing, police said. The man, described as being in his 40s, was in a vehicle near West Century Boulevard and South Hobart Boulevard (map) around 2:40 a.m. Saturday when he was shot, LAPD Sgt. Cory Meisner said. “All we know now is […]

  • Police say a woman fought off an attempted rapist as she left Boyle Heights' Eastside Luv bar on April 18, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Arrested After Attempted Rape of Woman Outside Boyle Heights Bar: Police

    A man was arrested Saturday hours after allegedly attempting to rape a woman while armed with a knife outside a Boyle Heights bar, LAPD officials said. The 35-year-old woman was leaving the Eastside Luv bar at 1835 East First Street (map) and walking to her vehicle around 3:30 a.m. when the incident occurred, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Michael Morisseau said. The man attempted to rape the woman and produced a knife, the sergeant said. The woman fought off the man, and possibly bit […]

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    Sports Firm Wants to Bring Zip Lining to Runyon Canyon

    The owners of the sports management firm, UOU Sports and Entertainment, were hoping to create a 2,900 foot zip line in Runyon Canyon. The company planned to make their pitch Wednesday to the neighborhood council. Nerissa Knight reports from Runyon Canyon for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, April 13, 2015.

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton is seen in a screenshot from a video released by her presidential campaign on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (Credit: Ready for Hillary)

    Hillary Clinton Officially Enters 2016 Presidential Race

    Hillary Clinton put an end to months of speculation on Sunday by officially announcing her candidacy for president, giving the former secretary of state another shot at cracking the highest glass ceiling in American politics. The initial word came in an email to supporters from John Podesta, a longtime Clinton ally, then a video launched on YouTube and a newly minted Facebook page. “I’m getting ready to do something too. I’m running for president,” Clinton said in the video. “Everyday […]

  • A car caught fire at a Vermont Square gas station on April 11, 2015. (Credit: OnScene)

    Fire Engulfs Car After Altercation at South L.A. Gas Station; No Injuries

    A fire engulfed a customer’s car after he was confronted by a man at a gas station in the Vermont Square neighborhood of South Los Angeles early Saturday morning, authorities said. The incident began about shortly after midnight when a man was pumping gas into his vehicle at a Union 76 station in the 500 block of West Vernon Avenue (map), according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Division. Two passengers were inside the car at […]

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    Uber Driver Says She Was Attacked by Group of Riders in Van Nuys

    Rosie Dehghani said Thursday that two women in her car began beating her in her head, neck, and shoulders with their cell phones and fists. They pulled her hair and dragged her into the street, she said. According to Dehghani, UBER has done nothing to help her. Nerissa Knight reports from Van Nuys for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

  • Investigators responded after police shot and killed an armed man in Orange. (Credit: KTLA)

    Anaheim Police Fatally Shoot Man Armed With Firearm in Orange

    Anaheim police shot and killed a man armed with a firearm in Orange on Saturday morning while attempting to arrest a woman with an outstanding warrant, officials said. Police conducted a traffic stop near North Glassell Street and West Lincoln Avenue (map) around 7:45 a.m. after observing the woman and a man enter a vehicle driven by third individual, Anaheim Police Department Lt. Eric Trapp said. The driver immediately pulled over and the male passenger exited with a firearm, the lieutenant said. A […]