Cristen Drummond is a versatile Emmy-nominated journalist for News 3 Las Vegas with more than a decade of experience covering stories from breaking news to features.
Prior to News 3, she reported and fill-in anchored at KLAS, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas where she primarily covered the Clark County School District. Her reporting of the nation's fifth largest school district during the pandemic resulted in the Governor's Office rewarding her Nevada Hero of the Day in June 2020. Before moving back west, she worked in North Carolina as a general assignment reporter / anchor for Spectrum News where her stories aired in the Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro and Wilmington markets as well as WXLV, the local ABC affiliate in Greensboro. Cristen started her broadcast career as a weekend anchor and weekday reporter for WGXA FOX 24 / ABC 16 in Macon, Ga. She was also a correspondent for Westwood One / Dial Global's subsidiary Go Radio at the 2012 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Over the years, Cristen's covered a number of stories including the Season 13 American Idol auditions in Atlanta, 2015 Final Four basketball games in Indianapolis, 2016 presidential rallies in North Carolina and COVID-19 in Nevada.
Her extensive experience reporting in the field and from behind the anchor desk has made her a recognizable and trustworthy journalist among the community. This has helped her develop sources, enterprise stories and share exclusive content.
Cristen was born and raised in Los Angeles. She graduated number one in her class from the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada.