Kristen Durand

Morning Edition Anchor
Anchorage, AK
Kristen Durand

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.

If you have a story idea (or a breakfast spot suggestion!) for Kristen, email her at

(Photo Credit: Freeze Frame Photography)