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!


Kilova Still In Federal Custody

Family waits for a chance to see accused hit and run driver


Officer James Henry (Metro Police photo)

Former Metro Officer Takes Plea Deal

Pleads guilty to one count of possession of child pornography


Las Vegas Home Prices Fall By 33 Percent From 2007 To '08, 2nd Largest Drop

Economy Heading To Pre-Recession Levels

Optimism on the horizon for Nevadans


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Suspect Arrested In Connection With Robbery

(Las Vegas)–He hated the butter buscuits or was really hard up for cash. Las Vegas Police say just before 10 last night, officers were dispatched to the Red Lobster restaurant in the 200 block of […]

CBS Las Vegas–12/05/2014

File photo of a person firing a gun. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Red Lobster Robbery Stopped

Restaurant customer saves the day


Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Fight For $15

Fast food workers fight to raise minimum wage


(credit: Thinkstock)

Most Dangerous Intersections

Metro releases list of most dangerous intersections


Credit: Melissa Duran/KXNT

NLV Pedestrian Safety Event

North Las Vegas police officers targeting dangerous drivers


Credit: Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort

Las Vegas Ski Season Delayed

Warm temperatures delay opening at Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort


A homeless man sleeps at an encampment for the homeless along Las Vegas Boulevard. (photo: Spencer Platt/Getty images)

Project Homeless Connect

Thousands of Nevada’s homeless line up for help




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