North Platte, Nebraska
Tristen Winder is the Assignment Editor and a Reporter for NBC Nebraska News 2. Tristen joined the KNOP team in December 2022 after serving as a news director at a North Platte radio station since 2016.
The Nebraska Broadcasters Association has recognized Tristen for three consecutive years at their annual award ceremony. Most recently, Tristen received his second gold award for his in-depth, continuing coverage of state water rights. In 2021 Tristen received a gold award in the same category for a story on Sustainable Beef, LLC and their potential North Plate location.
Tristen is a graduate of North Platte Catholic Schools and a native of North Platte who has a passion for the community he grew up in. He previously served on the City of North Platte Planning Commission and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Lincoln County Crimestoppers, the Community Connections Advisory Council, and the North Platte Optimists.
Tristen enjoys covering local news, politics, sports, and more.
And yes, that last name is no coincidence. He is related to evening anchor Kent Winder. Tristen is Ken's nephew!
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