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Chris Saldaña joined KLAS Channel 8 Eyewitness News in April of 2004. Born and raised a “Military Brat” Chris comes from the Lone Star state of Texas. He is from the small border town of Del Rio, and a graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio, in San Antonio, Texas.
Chris also studied in Brisbane, Australia and Salamanca, Spain. Prior to joining Eyewitness News, Chris was the evening anchor at the CBS station in El Paso, Texas. He’s also worked at the ABC affiliate in South Texas where he was the weekend anchor/reporter, and weather forecaster.
While he’s now away from the Mexico, U.S. border, he brings his fluency in Spanish to Southern Nevada. “I'm excited to be in Las Vegas, especially with the opportunity to use my native language, in telling people’s stories.”
Chris enjoys traveling home when he can to visit his folks. He also enjoys spending time with his niece and nephew, Isabella Rebecca and Mark Enrique who live in New York.
A huge sports fan, Chris enjoys working out, meeting people, and eating some great Tex-Mex food. He’s covered stories that range from hurricanes to Mexican drug cartel murders in Juarez, Mexico.
Chris placed second in the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Division II News Anchor category in 2003. In 2004 he was named Best TV Reporter in Las Vegas at the annual Electronic Media Awards. In 2005 he was nominated for an Emmy award by Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 2006, 2007, and 2008 he was a finalist for Best TV Anchor in Las Vegas at the annual Electronic Media Awards. Also in 2008 he was named Hispanic of the Year in Arts & Entertainment by the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce, and Volunteer of the Year by The Gay & Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada.
He is active in the community having hosted or participated in events sponsored by Golden Rainbow, Community Counseling Center, NGRA, SNAPI, AFAN, HRC, and The Gay & Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada, to name a few.
Chris can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Viewers can watch him every weekend at 5:00pm, 6:30pm, and 11:00pm on KLAS-TV 8 in Las Vegas.