Jim Nash

Jim Nash was a general assignment reporter for KTLA. He joined the station in September 2000 and left in September 2014.

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Before he came to Los Angeles, Jim was a Washington, D.C., correspondent for the national chain of Tribune stations, including KTLA. For 10 years, he covered the White House, under the Ronal Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. While in D.C., Jim also did main street business reporting for the nationally syndicated “First Business” morning program.

Jim’s television news career began 40 years ago in Denver, then moved to TV stations in Idaho, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas and back to Denver, before he moved to Washington, D.C.

Throughout his reporting career, Jim has interviewed presidents and stars, villains and heroes, but he favors working the “cop beat,” dealing with the drama and struggles of average people. Because of his extensive business reporting background, Jim also loves covering the economy.

Jim calls KTLA his “mountain top,” saying it’s “the best place I’ve ever worked — the most talented group of people in this ever-changing news industry. This is the best TV station in America, and I’m proud to be a part of the Channel 5 family.”

Recent Articles
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    Messy Mix of Snow, Rain on the Menu for Thanksgiving Travelers

    A winter storm is snarling travel across the East Coast on Wednesday, causing trouble on the nation’s roadways and delays of up to six hours at airports in the Northeast on one of the busiest travel days of the year. About 30 million people from the mountains of North Carolina to Maine could be affected by the holiday storm. “The storm in the Northeast continues to develop and is causing long delays and numerous cancellations at D.C., New York city […]

  • Reporter Jim Nash Gives Thanks on His Last Day at KTLA

    “This has been my dream job. I love it here. I love the viewers,” reporter Jim Nash said on his last day at KTLA Wednesday. “I love Los Angeles.” After more than four decades in the news business — including 14 year at KTLA — Nash is retiring to move to Denver, along with his wife, also a KTLA employee. “I’m going to be ‘Grandpa Jim’ and I’m going to love it,” Nash said. This segment aired on the KTLA […]

  • E.J. Jackson Foundation Hosts 32nd Annual Turkey Giveaway in South L.A.

    A tradition in South Los Angeles of giving away complete Thanksgiving Day meals to those in need entered its 32nd year Tuesday. The E.J. Jackson Foundation held its annual turkey giveaway at 3669 West Slauson Ave. (map) beginning at 8 a.m. The foundation expected to give away more than 10,000 boxes of food to those in need, E.J. Jackson said. Dozens of volunteers were on hand to help give out the Thanksgiving Day meals. Jackson said they would continue to hand out meals “until […]

  • LAPD, Community Leaders Prepare Ahead of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    The Los Angeles Police Department and local community leaders were preparing Friday in anticipation of how the public may react to the upcoming grand jury decision on whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in August. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Nov. 21, 2014. More Video:

  • Fiery Crash Involving 5 Vehicles on 405 Freeway in North Hills Leaves 1 Dead

    One person was killed and four others were injured in a fiery crash involving several vehicles that left traffic snarled on the 405 Freeway in North Hills Friday. The crash occurred on the southbound side of the freeway near Devonshire Street at about 7:35 a.m., according to Eric French of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Three of the vehicles caught fire and were badly burned near the center divider, aerial video from Sky5 showed. A fourth vehicle came to a stop several hundred […]

  • Cal-Tech Professor Claims Retaliation After Blowing Whistle on Co-Worker

    A Cal-Tech professor accused the university Thursday of punishing her for blowing the whistle on a co-worker who allegedly sent secret government data to Israel. Jim Nash reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.

  • Teen Cheerleaders Sue Former Murrieta Mayor Alan Long Over Alleged DUI Crash

    Four teenage cheerleaders who were rear-ended by the allegedly intoxicated former mayor of Murrieta filed a lawsuit against him on Monday over the crash. The girls were injured Oct. 16 when the vehicle in which they were traveled was struck by a pickup truck driven by then-Mayor Alan Long, who was arrested at the scene of the crash. One of the cheerleaders, Melissa Reynolds, has still not recovered from the crash, according to her grandmother. “She’s in a lot of pain, […]

  • Voter Turnout Expected to Be Low in L.A. County

    Voter turnout was expected to be low for Tuesday`s election in Los Angeles County, possibly below 50 percent, experts said Monday. Jim Nash reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.

  • Alleged DUI Driver Accused of Fatally Striking Ventura Sheriff’s Deputy Released on Bail

    A suspected drunk driver charged in the killing of a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office deputy on the 101 Freeway in Camarillo was released from jail Friday after posting bail, inmate records showed. Kevin Hogrefe, a 25-year-old resident of Camarillo, was driving under the influence of alcohol early Tuesday when he struck Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko and fled the scene, according to Ventura County District Attorney Gregory Totten. The 41-year-old deputy had just finished conducting a traffic stop on the side of […]

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