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!


Bail Set For Metro Cop

James Henry faces multiple child pornography charges


Credit: Melissa Duran/KXNT

Life is Beautiful Road Closures

Expect road closures in Downtown Las Vegas


Photo: Getty Images

Civil Trial Against HPN Starts

Plaintiff seeking millions in damages from Health Plan of Nevada


Credit: Melissa Duran/KXNT

Domestic Dispute Leaves Woman Dead

Metro says man stabs wife, then himself


Getty Images  By: Manachai

Rise Lantern Festival Breakdown

Thousands stranded in desert at Rise Lantern Festival


Photo Credit: Getty Images

Nevada Unemployment Numbers Improve

Nevada shows signs of improvement


Courtesy: Mary Ann Price/Eight Judicial Courts

Helping Truant Children

A new grant will help put truant kids in school


Credit: NLVPD

Search For NLV Robbery Suspect

Police need help identifying robbery suspect


(credit: AP Photo/Matt York)

Southwest Airlines Adds Vegas Non-Stops

Flying non-stop to Dallas on Southwest Airlines now possible


Credit: Melissa Duran/KXNT

North Las Vegas Police Department Hiring

North Las Vegas looking to hire 20 new police officers





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