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
  • A vehicle came to a stop on its side after a fatal crash in Ontario on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Credit: Newspro News)

    Ontario Crash: 2 Chino High School Students Killed After Unlicensed Teen Driver Loses Control

    Students at Chino High School were mourning the deaths of two fellow students who were killed after a 16-year-old driver lost control of a vehicle they were in and slammed into a wall and then a pole in Ontario. The rollover crash, which occurred about 10:33 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of South Grove Avenue and East Airport Drive (map), also left two males injured, said Detective Bill Russell of the Ontario Police Department. The vehicle — occupied by the […]

  • An officer-involved shooting in Boyle Heights that left a man in unknown condition was being investigated on Sept. 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Shoot Armed Man in Boyle Heights: LAPD

    An investigation was underway after an armed man was shot by police in Boyle Heights on Wednesday, authorities said. Officers initially responded to the intersection of Marengo and State streets after receiving a report of a man with a gun shortly before 5:30 p.m., according to Officer Drake Madison with the Los Angeles Police Department. When they arrived, officers encountered the armed man. At some point, an officer-involved shooting occurred, Madison said. One witness told KTLA that he heard a […]

  • Samantha Kidner, an 18-year-old mortician student, claims she is not allowed to park in her apartment complex because of the kind of car she drives. (Credit: KTLA)

    Student Says She’s Prohibited From Parking Hearse at South L.A. Apartment; Family Claims Discrimination

    A disabled student claimed her apartment management has prohibited her from parking at her South Los Angles complex because she drives a hearse. Samantha Kinder, an 18-year-old mortician student, moved into The Lorenzo about two weeks ago. She told KTLA she has been asked not to park her vehicle on the premises. “I’ve been harassed several times. They’ve asked me repeatedly to move my car,” Kinder said. The teen suffers from a spinal disorder that causes her to stumble or […]

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    Crenshaw District Businesses Plan Legal Action Against Metro Over Light Rail Construction

    While the city Los Angeles boasts about a future that will include a passenger rail line to LAX terminals, some businesses in the Crenshaw District are planning to sue Metro over the construction associated with the project. The LAX Transit Project is an overall $2 billion new light rail system that, once completed, will connect eight train stations in the Crenshaw District, Inglewood, Westchester and surrounding areas to LAX terminals. But some businesses were upset over street closures and barricades […]

  • A SWAT team responded and a standoff ensued after a gunman shot at an ice cream truck in San Bernardino on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2014, authorities said. (Credit: Newspro News)

    San Bernardino Standoff Ends; Man in Custody After Allegedly Shooting at Ice Cream Truck, Police Officers

    An hourslong standoff ended Sunday night when a San Bernardino house erupted in flames and police took into custody a man who had allegedly shot at an ice cream truck and officers, officials said. Officers responded about 3 p.m. Sunday to the 700 block of West 19th Street (map) after multiple callers reported shots fired, authorities said. Several children had been in line at the ice cream truck when the man, described as a military veteran in his 50s or […]

  • Supporters of Marlene Pinnock, pictured, gathered in South Los Angeles on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.  (Credit: KTLA)

    Rep. Maxine Waters, Others Gather in Support of Woman Beaten by CHP Officers

    Rep. Maxine Waters was one of dozens of women who gathered in South L.A. on Friday to express support for Marlene Pinnock, who was beaten by a CHP officer in a July incident. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News.

  • A lengthy pursuit occurred on surface streets and multiple freeways in Orange and Los Angeles counties on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man, Woman in Custody After Pursuit Ends in Anaheim Area; 3 Kids Released to Relatives

    Authorities on Friday evening took a man, woman and three children into custody after a chase that reached speeds of up to 90 mph on multiple freeways and surface streets in Orange and Los Angeles counties. The adults were being held on suspicion of child endangerment, said Cpl. Andy Luong of the Buena Park Police Department. The man, who had outstanding warrants, was also being held on a felony evading charge. The children, all between the ages of 8 and […]

  • Armando Villa, 19, seen in a family photo, collapsed and died during a hike sponsored by a fraternity at CSUN.

    CSUN Fraternity Closes Following Investigation Into Hazing-Related Death of a Student

    Leaders of a Cal State University Northridge fraternity voluntarily closed its chapter following a “deeply disturbing” report investigating the hazing-related death of a 19-year-old pledge, the campus president stated Friday. Hazing on the part of Pi Kappa Phi played a role in Armando Villa’s death on July 1, CSUN President Dianne Harrison stated. “The report’s findings are deeply disturbing, and I will not turn a blind eye to any reports of hazing,” Harrison stated. “Hazing is stupid, senseless, dangerous and against […]

  • The W Hotel in Hollywood is seen in a filephoto. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected Prostitutes Taken Into Custody at Upscale Hollywood Hotel

    A number of suspected prostitutes were taken into custody by the LAPD`s vice squad at an upscale hotel in Hollywood. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.