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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    Harvard Student Who Took Dying Mother to Mexico Arrives Back in U.S.

    Dario Guerrero took his 41-year-old mother to Mexico seeking alternative care in her battle with terminal cancer. After her death, Guerrero found himself stranded in Mexico in violation of immigration rules. On Tuesday, the Mexican-born Harvard University student arrived back on U.S. soil in San Diego. He was expected to be back at his childhood home in Long Beach later Tuesday night. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

  • Exteriors of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. (Credit: CNN)

    Amid Ebola Fears, Belize Quarantines Texas Worker, Airline Contacts Travelers

    Concerns about even remote chances of Ebola exposure rippled Friday from a U.S. airline to a cruise ship off Belize, with Frontier contacting hundreds who flew with an infected nurse and Carnival quarantining a health worker only tangentially linked to an Ebola patient’s care. The airline’s move relates to Amber Vinson, a Dallas nurse who treated an Ebola patient and then was diagnosed with the virus this week after flying round trip between Dallas and Cleveland. A Centers for Disease […]

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    CDC Considers Putting 76 Health Care Workers at Dallas Hospital on TSA’s No-Fly List: Official

    The CDC is considering putting 76 health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas hospital on the TSA’s no-fly list, an official familiar with the situation said. The day before she went to the hospital with Ebola symptoms, Amber Vinson was flying halfway across the country on a commercial jet with 132 other people. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said she never should have stepped foot on the flight, but another federal official told CNN […]

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    Harvard Student Who Took Dying Mother to Mexico Will Be Allowed Back Into U.S.

    Dario Guerrero took his 41-year-old mother to Mexico seeking alternative care in her battle with terminal cancer. After her death, Guerrero found himself stranded in Mexico in violation of immigration rules. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

  • Police investigate a fatal stabbing outside an apartment building in Pasadena on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Husband and Wife Fatally Stabbed in Pasadena Apartment; Family Member in Custody

    A stabbing at an apartment building in Pasadena left a married couple dead and a man believed to be relative in custody Monday morning, according to police. About 6:15 a.m., authorities received a 911 call from the male victim, who said he and his wife had been stabbed and were badly injured inside a third-floor apartment in the 200 block of North Madison Avenue (map), a news release from the Pasadena Police Department stated. “The caller reported that the suspect, a reported […]

  • A man who screamed that he had Ebola on a crowded plane was escorted of the aircraft by a teams of men in haz-mat suits. (Credit: Patrick Narvaez/Jukin Media, Inc.)

    Man Escorted Off Plane by Men in Hazmat Suits After Ebola Scare on US Airways Flight

    Ebola is no laughing matter, especially not at airports or on planes, where screenings have gotten tighter. So, when a man on an flight on Wednesday may have joked that he had been to Africa and had the deadly disease, he received a special escort off the plane. Four officials in blue plastic hazmat suits boarded U.S. Airways Flight 845 to retrieve him after it landed in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. “I was just kidding,” he could be […]

  • Tests for asbestos showed traces of the cancer-causing fiber at Hope View Elementary School. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Huntington Beach Schools Closed, Parents Angry After Cancer-Causing Asbestos Found on Campus

    Three Huntington Beach schools were expected to be closed for the remainder of the week after officials announced late Tuesday that tests revealed an asbestos fiber had been discovered at one of the campuses. Documents showed that damaged fireproofing in ceiling tiles at Hope View Elementary School tested positive for the cancer-causing substance. The district subsequently admitted that the area should have been labeled as “restricted.” In the wake of that revelation, asbestos testing has been stepped up for nights […]

  • Police were investigating after three people used pepper-spray on employees during a robbery at a 24-hour Subway restaurant in North Hollywood. (Credit: Newsreel)

    Subway Restaurant Employees Pepper-Sprayed During Robbery in North Hollywood

    Police were looking for three people who pepper-sprayed several Subway restaurant employees before robbing the 24-hour North Hollywood location, authorities said. The incident began around 12:30 a.m. when the robbers entered the business in the 10900 block of Magnolia Boulevard (map), according to the Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood Division. They pepper-sprayed four employees in the face then grabbed an unknown amount of cash, according to LAPD. The employees suffered from stinging eyes and burning throats, but were otherwise […]

  • A car crashed on an embankment after veering off the southbound 5 Freeway in Irvine on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Five teenagers were killed and another was seriously injured, authorities said. (Credit: KTLA)

    CHP Asks for Help From Witnesses Who Saw Irvine Crash That Killed 5 Teens

    Investigators trying to determine what led to fiery early morning crash that killed five teens in Irvine asked Monday for witnesses to come forward with accounts of what they saw. Only the 16-year-old, unlicensed driver survived the single-vehicle collision that occurred off the 5 Freeway about 2:15 a.m. Saturday. Driver Bradley Morales was identified in a brief statement released Saturday evening by Children’s Hospital of Orange County at Mission Hospital, where he underwent brain surgery and was in intensive care. The […]