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
  • The New York State Police issued these "progression" photos of Richard Matt and David Sweat on June 17, 2015. Matt, 49, and Sweat, 35, escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, sometime after they were last seen at bed check June 5, 2015. The pair left decoys to trick guards into think they were asleep as they made their escape. Both were serving time on separate murder convictions.

    New York Prison Escapee Shot Dead by Police, Other Fugitive Being Pursued

    Richard Matt, one of two escaped murderers from an upstate New York maximum-security prison, was shot and killed by officers involved in a massive three-week manhunt, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. Officers are still pursuing fugitive David Sweat but Cuomo said there was nothing to confirm his location as of Friday night. Still, “several leads” were being pursued on his whereabouts, the governor said. The search involving about 1,100 officers has transformed life in sleepy hamlets and towns shadowed by […]

  • The White House livestreamed a visual display responding to the Supreme Court ruling on the evening of June 26, 2015.

    Historic Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal Across Country

    In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court on Friday ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a historic victory. In the 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent. Nearly 46 years to the day after a riot at New York’s Stonewall Inn ushered in the modern gay rights movement, the decision could […]

  • A rollover crash prompted CHP to shut down all eastbound lanes of the PCH at Corral Canyon Road on June 13, 2015. (Credit: Mike Cruz)

    Family Files Lawsuit in PCH Crash That Killed Rapper MC Supreme

    Family members of the late MC Supreme announced a series of lawsuit Wednesday, saying they hope the legal action will lead to improved lifesaving measures along the deadly stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Nerissa Knight reports from Malibu for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, June 23, 2015.

  • Police detained a man on June 23, 2015, in Fountain Valley in connection with two deaths the previous day. (Credit: OnScene TV)

    Man Arrested in Anaheim Stabbing Deaths of Girlfriend, Infant Son Booked on Suspicion of Murder: Police

    A 24-year-old man who was identified as a person of interest in the stabbing deaths of his girlfriend and infant son in Anaheim was booked Tuesday on suspicion of murder after being arrested in Fountain Valley, police said. Officers with the Fountain Valley and Santa Ana police departments initially located Kwame Carpenter inside his parked 2001 Lincoln Town Car on the Fountain Valley Regional Hospital campus at around 3:30 a.m. When officers attempted to take him into custody, he allegedly […]

  • The family of Maria Mercedes Soloria said they received a phone call the day before her funeral from the mortuary alerting them to the fact that her body had been buried in the the wrong spot. (Credit: KTLA)

    Family Outraged After Learning Grandmother Was Buried in Wrong Spot by East L.A. Funeral Home

    The family of an 87-year-old woman who was interred in the wrong resting place was looking for answers on Sunday from the East Los Angeles funeral home that was responsible for her burial. Family members said that on June 18th, the day before Maria Mercedes Solorio’s scheduled viewing, they received a phone call from Funeraria Latino Americana informing them there had been a mix-up. “They told us she was buried eight days ago. They lied to us. They came with […]

  • A prayer vigil was held at First AME Church in South Los Angeles on Thursday, June 18, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    In Solidarity With Charleston, Service Held at South L.A.’s First A.M.E. Church

    In a display of solidarity with the congregation of the Charleston church where nine people were killed, a service was held Sunday morning at First A.M.E. Church in South Los Angeles. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sunday, June 21, 2015.

  • A file photo shows a dog staying hydrated. (Credit: KTLA)

    Triple-Digit Temps Felt in Parts of SoCal as Firefighters Battle 1st Major Forest Fire of the Season

    As local temperatures reached triple digits inland, the state’s first major forest fire of the season continued to rage Saturday in the San Bernardino Mountains south of Big Bear. Strong high pressure aloft produced temperatures of 105 in the Antelope Valley with readings of 102 in Palmdale and Lancaster, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures reached the high 90s in Woodland Hills and the Santa Clarita Valley while the mercury hit about 98 in Riverside and 97 in San […]

  • President Obama arrives in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 18, 2015. (Credit: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)

    Day 2 of Obama Visit: President’s Schedule Included Podcast Interview at Highland Park Home

    President Barack Obama on Friday concluded a two-day visit to Los Angeles after sitting for a podcast interview at a home in Highland Park. Motorists had been urged to be aware of planned road closures along the president’s itinerary. After arriving about 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Air Force One departed LAX around noon Friday. Obama attended two fundraisers in the L.A. area on Thursday at the homes of producer Chuck Lorre and filmmaker Tyler Perry. On Friday, he went to the home […]

  • An investigation was underway into a multi-car crash that left one person dead on June 14, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fiery Crash Leaves 1 Dead, Sparks Brush Fire Along 118 Freeway in Granada Hills

    One person was killed after a vehicle went off the 118 Freeway in Granada Hills and burst into flames following a crash early Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol. Shortly after 3 a.m., the car collided with another vehicle, went up an embankment and crashed into a freeway signage pole near the Balboa Boulevard exit. The fiery crash ignited the surrounding brush, prompting the Los Angeles Fire Department to respond, CHP’s incident log stated. Once firefighters extinguished the blaze, […]