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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 car crashed into a utility pole in West Hollywood on April 28, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fatal Crash Closes Portion of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood

    One person was killed when a car crashed into a utility pole in West Hollywood Thursday morning. The solo-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Larrabee Street about 4:30 a.m. The driver, who was alone in the vehicle, died at the scene, said Sgt. Lance Eddins with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Video from the scene showed the car had likely lost control while heading westbound on Sunset Boulevard and then jumped a curb. Once on the […]

  • A shooting outside a Buena Park hookah lounge left two injured on April 24, 2016. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    1 in Custody After Shooting Outside Hookah Lounge in Buena Park Leaves 2 Wounded

    A shooting outside a hookah lounge in Buena Park early Sunday morning left two people wounded and was followed by a police chase, authorities said. The driver of the pursued vehicle was taken into custody and four other occupants were detained, according to a statement from the Buena Park Police Department. Officers were on patrol about 2:30 a.m. when they heard gunshots in the area of 8558 Beach Boulevard, the news release said. The M’kani Hookah Lounge is located at […]

  • Jose Gutierrez, 16, told KTLA on Monday he was embarrassed and dreads returning to class after he claims someone secretly videotaped him twice using the bathroom at John Glen High School in Norwalk. (Credit: KTLA)

    Norwalk Teen Claims He Was Recorded Twice Using High School Bathroom as Part of Ongoing Bullying

    A high school student in Norwalk claims he was recorded on two different occasions as he used the school’s bathroom and the images were posted online. “People took … a picture of me using the restroom. I’m just sad,” Jose Gutierrez Jr., 16, told KTLA on Monday. Gutierrez said he was embarrassed and dreads returning to class after what he described as bullying incidents at John Glenn High School. “It was shared on Snapchat first, then people screen-shot it and people started posting it on group […]

  • The Buena Park Police Department released this sketch of a man sought in connection with a kidnapping attempt in San Marino Park on March 31.

    Attempted Kidnapper Sought After Child Dragged From Bench in Buena Park

    Authorities were searching for an attempted kidnapper Friday who pulled a child off a park bench in Buena Park before the 10-year-old managed to escape. The incident occurred about 3 p.m. Thursday at San Marino Park, which is adjacent to San Marino Elementary School, the Buena Park Police Department stated in a news release. A child was sitting on a bench at the park about 30 minutes after the elementary school had released students for the day when a man […]

  • Thuy Tran is seen in an undated Facebook photo.

    Student Drowns During Volunteer Beach Cleanup in Santa Monica: Coroner

    A 17-year-old Boyle Heights student died after being swept away by a large wave while volunteering at a Santa Monica beach cleanup over the weekend, the Los Angeles County coroner’s said Thursday. Thuy Tran, a student at Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School, was swept into the water in the 1500 block of Ocean Front Walk Saturday afternoon, said Ed Winter of the coroner’s office. Tran was among a group of youngsters swimming in the water, possibly in an “inshore hole,” […]

  • Dynasty Nails in Santa Clarita is seen on March 30, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Lawsuit: Woman’s Toe Amputated After Botched Pedicure at Santa Clarita Salon

    A woman has filed a lawsuit claiming that her toe had to be amputated after a botched pedicure at a nail salon in Santa Clarita. The owner of the business denied responsibility for the alleged incident. Nerissa Knight reports from Beverly Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on March 30, 2016.

  • Former Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl died on March 30, 2016, after a battle with cancer. (Credit: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)

    Bill Rosendahl, Former L.A. City Councilman, Dies at 70 After Battle With Cancer

    Bill Rosendahl, who represented the Westside on the Los Angeles City Council for eight years, died early Wednesday morning after a four-year battle with cancer, according to a spokesman for Councilman Mike Bonin. He was 70. Rosendahl, the first openly gay man elected to the council, served from 2005 to 2013. He was diagnosed with stage-four cancer in the summer of 2012, and retired the following year to battle the disease, said communications director David Graham-Caso, who confirmed Rosendahl’s death in […]

  • Supporters of the minimum wage hike rally outside the Hall of Administration on July 21, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Deal Reached to Raise California’s Minimum Wage to $15: Sources

    Lawmakers and labor unions have struck a tentative deal to raise the statewide minimum wage to $10.50 an hour next year and then gradually to $15, averting a costly political campaign this fall and possibly putting California at the forefront of a national movement. The deal was confirmed Saturday afternoon by sources close to the negotiations who would speak only on condition of anonymity until Gov. Jerry Brown makes a formal announcement as early as Monday. The minimum wage compromise ends a long […]

  • An attempted robbery ended with a man being shot by a taco stand employee on March 25, 2016, according to police. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    South L.A. Taco Stand Employee Shoots, Kills Would-Be Robber: LAPD

    A man who was allegedly trying to rob a South Los Angeles taco stand was fatally shot by an employee late Friday night, police said. The incident began about 11:50 p.m. when three men allegedly attempted to rob the stand, which was located in the area of East Century Boulevard and South San Pedro Street, according to Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. James Linder. One of the two employees working at the stand grabbed a gun and opened fire, hitting […]