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Melissa Duran

melissa Melissa DuranMelissa Duran has been calling Las Vegas home since 2006, when she moved here as a reporter/anchor for KLAS-TV.  A proud University of Texas at Austin graduate, she got her start in the news business in 2001 as a general assignments reporter for her hometown of El Paso, Texas.  She worked her way up to weekend anchor before eventually moving to Las Vegas to work for the CBS affiliate.

Melissa has covered a wide array of news stories including the return of Ft. Bliss Prisoners of War, one-on-one interviews with President Barack Obama, and Mexico’s drug cartels.  In 2006, she received an Associated Press award for Best Investigative Report, after reuniting a man with a baby boy, now a young man, who he found in a dumpster behind his bakery.

In her spare time, she loves to box and just recently started CrossFit.  She’s happy and proud to be part of the KXNT News team!

Jonathan Koppenhaver (booking photo: LVMPD)

War Machine Back In Las Vegas

War Machine back in Las Vegas

60 mins ago

Credit: City of Las Vegas

New Fire Station Opens

East Las Vegas gets new fire station

08/27/2014

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Crowdfunding For Teachers

A crowdfunding website is helping teachers get supplies

08/26/2014

credit: Melissa Duran/KXNT

Back To School

CCSD ready to tackle new school year

08/25/2014

Credit: Melissa Duran/KXNT

SLS Las Vegas Grand Opening

Las Vegas’ newest hotel set to open

08/22/2014

(photo courtesy: University Medical Center)

UMC Fights To Save Money

University Medical Center restructures to save money

08/20/2014

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Steven Brooks Pleads Not Guilty

Former Nevada lawmaker pleads not guilty to gun charge

08/20/2014

(photo: Jenna Bodnar/Getty Images)

SLS Opening To Boost Monorail Ridership

Ridership expected to increase at northern most stop

08/19/2014

Credit: @SLSLasVegas

SLS Las Vegas Countdown

Las Vegas’ newest Strip property set to open

08/18/2014

Credit: Melissa Duran/KXNT

Keeping Classrooms Cool

Maintenance crews work to make sure air conditioners ready for school

08/15/2014

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