Melissa 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!
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McCarran International Airport to get more customs officers
An injunction halting the scheduled raffle of puppies that survived a store arson will remain in effect for now, according to a ruling by a Clark County judge.
Police say Jason Mahe pulled his weapon as he was being questioned in a casino parking lot after reports he had tried to pass counterfeit bills at a nearby store.
A pet shop co-owner is suing to stop a raffle of the 27 puppies rescued from a Las Vegas business that authorities say a woman and a man tried to torch.
State and local leaders push Congress for more transportation dollars
Adoption process for 27 puppies starts March 7th.