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
  • Frost appeared on a car in Simi Valley on Jan. 2, 2014, as freeze warnings were issued for much of Southern California. (Credit: OnScene)

    Freeze Warnings Issued for SoCal Desert, Valley Areas

    Freeze warnings issued for parts of Southern California’s desert and valley areas were scheduled to last through Monday. Nerissa Knight reports from Lancaster for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015.

  • The Colorado Springs Police Department provided these photos of Robert L. Dear, the suspect in the deadly shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood on Nov. 27, 2015.

    Planned Parenthood Shooting a ‘Crime Against Women,’ Attorney General Says

    Calling the deadly shooting that occurred at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood center the day before “a tragedy that is beyond speech,” Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Saturday that the community “was immersed in sorrow.” Three people were shot and killed in a harrowing, six-hour siege Friday in the city of about 450,000 about 70 miles south of Denver. Among the victims was Garrett Swasey, a University of Colorado-Colorado Springs police officer who rushed 10 miles to the clinic to […]

  • Flames erupted during a house fire in Carson on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. (Credit: LLN)

    Woman Dies, Man Critical After Thanksgiving House Fire in Carson

    A woman was killed and a man critically injured after a Thanksgiving house fire in Carson, which was likely caused by an overloaded light socket, according to investigators. The fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday at a home in the 2500 block of East Adams Street, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “Excessive storage” inside the house made battling the blaze very difficult, the release stated. Rescuers located the couple the inside […]

  • Thousands of food bundles are seen in Hyde Park on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, one day before an annual turkey giveaway. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hundreds Line Up for Annual Turkey Giveaway in South Los Angeles

    Hundreds were lined ahead of the E.J. Jackson Foundation`s annual turkey giveaway in South L.A., which took place on Tuesday.

  • Sheriff's detectives were investigating a double shooting at a liquor store in Paramount on Nov. 16, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Good Samaritan Killed, Store Clerk Wounded in Armed Robbery at Liquor Store in Paramount

    Sheriff’s detectives were investigating a double shooting Monday during a robbery at a liquor store in Paramount that left a good Samaritan dead and a store clerk wounded. The shooting occurred just after 4 p.m. at the Tequila Ranch liquor store in the 8000 block of Summerset Boulevard, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. According to investigators, three male Hispanics drove up and parked behind the liquor store. While two of them went inside, […]

  • French National Police shared this photo of Abdeslam Salah on Twitter after issuing an international arrest warrant for the Belgian-born man on Nov. 15, 2015.

    International Arrest Warrant Issued for Man Suspected in Paris Attacks

    Authorities are hunting for a Belgium-born French national who’s one of three brothers suspected in the Paris terror attacks. Belgian and French officials want to know where Salah Abdeslam is, and Belgium has issued an international warrant for him. French police released his photo and warned people not to interact with him, saying that he is dangerous. Investigators haven’t said much about how they believe Abdeslam is tied to Friday’s series of shootings and explosions in the French capital. Jean-Pascal […]

  • A woman holds a flag of France during a gathering in solidarity for France a day after deadly attacks in Paris on Nov.14, 2015, in Stockholm. Two Swedish citizens may be among the victims of the attacks that killed more than 120 people in Paris, the foreign ministry said.(Credit: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

    Paris Attacks: Death Toll Expected to Rise After at Least 129 People Are Killed

    Parisians woke up Saturday to a full realization of the horror wrought by the terrorist attacks of the previous evening — violence deadlier than anything Paris has experienced since World War II. No place, it seemed was safe. The West’s counterterrorism strategy appeared in tatters. And coming just 10 months after the attack on the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine, where 12 people were killed, one had to wonder whether France had become a particular target. French President Francois Hollande said […]

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    Muslim Advocacy Group Files Complaint After Teacher Makes ‘Offensive’ Comments to Student

    A local teenager alleges a teacher at Leuzinger High School in Lawndale repeatedly embarrassed and degraded her because of her Muslim faith in front of other students in her world history class. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015.    

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    Firefighters Extinguish Small Brush Fire In Pacific Palisades

    Fire crews were mopping up after a small brush fire that scorched some 2.5 acres in Pacific Palisades early Sunday morning, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire broke out around 3 a.m. in the 100 block of North Temescal Canyon Road on a hillside above the Pacific Coast Highway. It burned in heavy brush for nearly 3 hours and 30 minutes before it was knocked down by 104 firefighters, according to LAFD officials. There were no immediate […]