Kristen Durand

Weekend Anchor / Multimedia Journalist

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Kristen comes to KTUU from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, joining the Channel 2 News team in December 2018. She left the heat of the beach to take on the cold, winter beauty of Alaska, saying she is excited to explore all of the unique communities and beautiful sights the state has to offer.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Kristen graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University, which is where she got her start in journalism, as a reporter and anchor for the university's award-winning newscast, "Northshore News."

In Gulfport, MS, Kristen served as the weekday morning and noon anchor for NBC affiliate WXXV-TV's "News 25 Today." There, she covered the impact of the BP Oil spill, ongoing revitalization efforts following Hurricane Katrina and several active hurricane seasons.

In her spare time, Kristen enjoys the search for - and discovery of - new breakfast spots, relaxing with a good mystery novel or cheering on her beloved New Orleans Saints.

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