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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
  • Protesters chant during an L.A. Police Commission meeting. The meeting, held on the first anniversary of the shooting death of South L.A. resident Ezell Ford, had to be halted briefly. (Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times)

    Police Commission Delays Talks on Removing Disruptive Protesters at Meetings

    Los Angeles police commissioners on Tuesday delayed their discussion of proposed rules for people who attend their public meetings, saying the city attorney’s office recommended they be further reviewed. The commission’s executive director, Richard Tefank, cited a letter the board received Monday morning from the American Civil Liberties Union, which outlined its concerns over the proposed rules and cited several cases backing free speech at public meetings. “The city attorney has recommended that we further study those issues,” Tefank said. […]

  • Tobias Summers is seen in court on Aug. 13, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Closing Arguments Underway in Trial of Man Accused of Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Northridge Girl

    Closing arguments were underway Monday in the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of a 10-year-old Northridge girl. Tobias Summers faces felony kidnapping, first-degree burglary and 34 sex-related counts. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 p.m. on Aug. 31, 2015.

  • An investigation was underway at a homeless encampment on Aug. 21, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fatal Shooting Draws Attention to Extensive Homeless Encampment in Panorama City

    An investigation was underway at a densely populated homeless encampment that stretches for several blocks in Panorama City after a man was found shot to death there Friday morning. The fatal shooting took place about 5 a.m. after a brief argument between two men, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was shot multiple times in the upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Mission Station sergeant. Police described him as a […]

  • Steve G. Voegtli is shown in photos provided by Simi Valley police.

    Weeklong Disappearance of L.A. County Firefighter Is ‘Suspicious’: Simi Valley Police

    A retired L.A. County firefighter who likes to walk the trails in the area surrounding his Simi Valley home has been missing for more than a week, and police were asking for help finding him. Steve G. Voegtli, 63, was last seen about 4 p.m. Aug. 12 near his home in the Wood Ranch neighborhood, according to the Simi Valley Police Department, which issued an alert on the missing man on Wednesday evening. Police called Voegtli’s disappearance “suspicious” in the alert, but declined Thursday […]

  • Firefighters responded to one of six structures that were burned by the Warm Fire in the Castaic area on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Credit: Newsreel)

    Warm Fire Is 50 Percent Contained After Burning 300 Acres in Castaic Area

    Firefighters on Monday morning continued to make progress against a brush fire that destroyed six structures and scorched 300 acres in the Castaic area, officials said. The so-called Warm Fire was initially believed to have consumed 500 acres, but that figure was reduced after the burn area was mapped by Angeles National Forest aircraft, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. By 4 p.m. on Monday, the blaze was 50 percent contained, the U.S. Forest Service reported. Roughly 170 firefighters […]

  • Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire in Van Nuys on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Man Found Dead After Fire Rips Through Converted Garage at Van Nuys Home; 1 Injured

    A man was found dead Sunday morning after a fire ripped through a converted garage at a home in Van Nuys, officials said. Firefighters responded to a 911 caller’s report of flames in the detached structure, in the 14200 block of Victory Boulevard, at 4:35 a.m., according to a statement from the Los Angeles Fire Department. The garage was being used as living quarters behind a single-story house. The blaze was threatening a nearby row of bungalows and a travel trailer occupied […]

  • Cesar Flores is seen in a photo provided by his family.

    Father of 7 Fatally Struck in Yucaipa Hit-and-Run Witnessed by His Wife; Driver Sought

    Yucaipa police have asked for the public’s help in locating a hit-and-run driver who struck a man in front of his wife, then left him to die in the road’s dirt shoulder on Thursday night. The fatal hit-and-run occurred shortly before 10:50 p.m. in the area of Avenue E and Seventh Street, according to a news release from the Yucaipa Police Department. The victim, identified as 34-year-old Cesar Flores, was out walking with his wife Yolanda when he was suddenly […]

  • Forecasters warned that triple-digit heat could hit parts of Southern California starting Aug. 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Triple-Digit Temps to Hit SoCal This Weekend, Prompting Heat Alerts

    A continuing warming trend in Southern California was expected to bring triple-digit heat to parts of the region this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. By Thursday, forecasters predicted above-average temperatures in many parts of the area. But the conditions were expected to peak in the region on Saturday and Sunday, when temperatures could be up to 10 degrees above normal in many inland areas. Valley and desert areas would see temperatures ranging from 100 to 107 degrees, while […]

  • A dog is seen inside the Friends of Upland Animal Shelter on Aug. 2, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Animal Shelter Workers Fear Dozens of Dogs, Cats May Be Euthanized Amid Budget Cuts in Upland

    Municipal budget cuts in Upland have prompted fears that dozens of cats and dogs at the Friends of Upland Animal Shelter may be euthanized. The City Council voted last week to adopt a new budget, which included a $389,699 cut to animal services, according to a the shelter’s website. “We were operating on a very limited amount of money to begin with, I don’t know how we’re going to do it without sacrificing the quality of conditions here,” Janice Elliot from the Friends […]