Aaron Drawhorn joined 8 News Now in December 2006 as a general assignment reporter. He is excited about covering news in a vibrant and growing city like Las Vegas and brings experience from around the world to the 8 News Now team.
Before coming to Nevada, Aaron served as weekend anchor and reporter at KRIS-TV, the NBC affiliate in Corpus Christi, Texas. Aaron often covered immigration and border issues with Mexico, including first reporting the Minuteman Project was coming to Texas. Other notable stories Aaron reported included Hurricane Rita and Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shooting a man while hunting on a South Texas ranch.
Aaron previously held the weekend anchor position at KBTX-TV, the CBS affiliate in Bryan, Texas, for three years. He was known for his reports from Texas death row. Aaron frequently covered former President George Bush and world leaders visiting the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station. Aaron also anchored breaking news coverage of the crash of the Space Shuttle Columbia on February 1, 2003.
In 1999, Aaron was a public radio foreign correspondent based in London, filing reports on the Kurdish siege of the Greek Embassy in London, the detainment of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and Monica Lewinsky's book tour in Britain.
He also moderated public affairs programs on San Antonio television, holding roundtable discussions with New York Times columnist William Safire, former White House press secretary Mike McCurry, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Aaron also led a panel discussion with Washington Post editor Bob Woodward on the effect of Watergate, broadcast on KRTU-FM. On the international front, Aaron has interviewed many distinguished foreign dignitaries including former British prime minister John Major, former Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres, and former South African president F.W. deKlerk.
Aaron interned in the business news division of CNN International in London, as well as KENS-TV in San Antonio. He also held a coveted internship with the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC in 1998.
Aaron is a 2000 graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio and Boston University International Programs. He lives in Henderson.