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
  • Surveillance video from Studio 818 Beauty Lounge in Studio City shows a break-in that occurred Oct. 4, 2015.

    3 Salon Burglaries on Ventura Boulevard Believed to Be Linked: LAPD

    Break-ins at three San Fernando Valley salons that occurred within 24 hours may be related, and surveillance video shows the burglars in one of the incidents, LAPD detectives said Friday. The incidents all occurred within about a 4 1/2-mile stretch on Ventura Boulevard late Saturday, Oct. 3, or on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 4. In each case, the burglar or burglars used a rock to smash through the doors or windows of the businesses, police said. Los Angeles Police Department […]

  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), left, speaks while flanked by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) during a news conference at GOP headquarters on Capitol Hill July 22, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Bakersfield Rep. Kevin McCarthy Abruptly Drops Bid to Become Speaker of House

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race to succeed Speaker John Boehner, a shocking move that throws the House into chaos. The move came without warning as House Republicans were in a closed-door meeting to select their nominee for speaker, with McCarthy’s wife and kids in the room. Boehner subsequently postponed the vote. “I think I shocked some of you, huh?” McCarthy told reporters following the decision. “If we’re going to unite and be strong, we […]

  • Gov. Jerry Brown looks on during a news conference at Google headquarters on Sept. 25, 2012, in Mountain View. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Gov. Brown Signs Climate Change Bill to Increase Renewable Energy, Efficiency Standards

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a pared-down climate change measure that will increase renewable energy generation and make buildings more energy efficient. The legislation, SB 350 by Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), was amended to remove a third component that would have required reduced gasoline use on California roads. The battle over the controversial proposal dominated the closing weeks of the legislative session last month. Despite ceding some ground in a tug-of-war with oil companies, Brown and […]

  • A woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Sherman Oaks on Oct. 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    19-Year-Old Woman Fatally Struck in Sherman Oaks Hit-and-Run; Driver Sought

    Police were searching for a driver who hit a female pedestrian in Sherman Oaks then fled the scene, leaving the young woman to die near the roadway early Sunday, authorities said. Around 2:20 a.m., the victim was crossing Moorpark Street near Matilija Avenue with a man when a car plowed into her, according to Sgt. Jodie McGee of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division. The force of the collision knocked the woman to the curb, he said. She […]

  • The nine victims of the fatal shooting at Umpqua Community College are seen in photos from their Facebook pages.

    Oregon Shooting Victims’ Names Released; Details About Their Lives Emerge

    A quadruplet, an aspiring pediatric nurse and a man who had finally found his path in life. Recent high school graduates experiencing their fourth day of college. Beloved sons and daughters. They were among the nine people killed Thursday when a gunman stormed the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin gave their names and ages along with brief family statements. Here is more about them: Lucero Alcaraz, 19 Lucero Alcaraz was from Roseburg […]

  • Defendant O.J. Simpson (C) cheers while standing with his attorneys F. Lee Bailey (L) and Johnnie Cochan Jr (R), after hearing the not guilty verdict in his criminal murder trial in Los Angeles on Oct. 3, 1995. Simpson was found not guilty of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. (Credit: Agence France Presse/Getty Images)

    20 Years After the O.J. Simpson Verdict, ’the Trial of the Century’ Is Remembered

    Twenty years ago, “the Trial of the Century” came to a close with the reading of the O.J. Simpson verdict. Nerissa Knight reports from downtown L.A. for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Saturday, Oct. 3, 201

  • Police responded to a taco stand in South Los Angeles after three children were wounded in a drive-by shooting on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Children Wounded in Drive-By Shooting at South L.A. Taco Stand; 2 Vehicles Sought

    Three children — a boy and girl, both 13, and a 10-year-old boy — were wounded Wednesday night in a drive-by shooting in front of a mobile taco stand in South Los Angeles, police said. Officers responded about 8:40 p.m. to a report of shots fired in the 9400 block of South Figueroa Street, said Lt. John Jenal of the Los Angeles Police Department. They arrived to find the two injured teens, who had been shot, and the 10-year-old boy suffering from a minor injury to a limb, […]

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    2 Men Found Fatally Shot at Compton Marijuana Dispensary; Homicide Investigation Underway

    A homicide investigation was underway Wednesday evening after the bodies of two men were found inside a marijuana dispensary in Compton, authorities said. Detectives responded about 6:40 p.m. to a report of a “person dead” in the 4800 block of East Compton Boulevard, where the two victims were found at the location with apparent gunshot wounds, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene. No description of the of the assailant was available, […]

  • A lottery ticket worth more than $3 million was sold in Orange on Sept. 18, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Two Winning Lottery Tickets Sold in SoCal Worth Millions; Both Unclaimed

    Two winning lottery tickets worth millions were sold in West Hollywood and the city of Orange recently, but no one has come forward to claim either prize. Nerissa Knight reports from Orange for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 21, 2015.