Kristen Durand comes to News 25 from the Big Easy. She received her degree in Communications from Southeastern Louisiana University, where she worked as a student anchor/reporter for Southeastern's award winning news show, Northshore News. While at Northshore News, she won a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for television and feature photography.
Kristen completed an internship with WDSU in New Orleans, where she extended her skills and knowledge of the industry.
In 2005, Kristen and her family escaped the floods of Hurricane Katrina and relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona, where she has family. Kristen says she is happy to have three homes now, in Louisiana, Arizona, and in Mississippi. When she's not holding the microphone, she has her dancing shoes on. Kristen enjoys choreographing dances for Full Force Dance Team in New Orleans. She is happy to begin her career on the Coast.