Betty Nguyen joins PIX11 from NBC and MSNBC where she anchored Early Today and First Look. She was also a correspondent for the Today Show and fill-in news anchor for Weekend Today as well as a contributor to the Today Parenting Team, NBC’s multiplatform community for working moms.

Prior to that, Nguyen was news anchor for CBS This Morning Saturday, anchored the CBS Morning News and was an anchor and correspondent for The Early Show. Before joining CBS News, Nguyen anchored the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom.

Nguyen’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami in South Asia earned her Peabody and Alfred I. DuPont awards. In 2015, Nguyen was inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame. The Smithsonian Institute honored Nguyen in 2007 for her work as the first Vietnamese-American to anchor a national television news program in the United States.

Nguyen graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. The Betty Nguyen Scholarship in Journalism was created in 2007 at her alma mater to assist students pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. Active in charity work, she is the co-founder of Help the Hungry, a non-profit organization providing humanitarian aid to poverty-stricken families.


Recent Articles
  • Fuel our kids: Fighting childhood hunger in our community

    NEW YORK — No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. Two years ago, the New York City Department of Education took on food insecurity in the area, announcing it would provide free lunch and breakfast to the city’s 1.1 million public school children. PIX11 and “No Kid Hungry” teamed up and launched the “Fuel Our Kids” campaign to raise awareness and help children in the NYC children in need get […]

  • Sparkly sensation, OMG Accessories, celebrates milestone

    OMG Accessories founder, Anne Harper, is celebrating her company’s 10 year anniversary. OMG Accessories is a chic, lifestyle brand for fashion-forward children, teens and beyond. The company stays up to date with the latest trends and combines it with timeless imagination and inspiration. She started out as a waitress and didn’t give up on her dreams. Now, her collection can be found in Nordstrom, Saks and Target, to name a few. “It’s been a lifelong journey.” “It started when I […]

  • Get fit for summer with celebrity trainer Jorge Cruise

    With the first day of summer here, the urge to get fit may have many of us hitting the gym and dieting.  Jorge Cruise, celebrity trainer and bestselling author, offers up advice in his new book “The Cruise Control Diet.”  …And for those looking to keep carbs on the menu, he has the answer.  He will be demonstrating a few dishes and signing copies of his book on Sunday, June 23rd from 2 – 4pm at the Barnes & Noble […]

  • Summer food-safety tips ahead of the summer BBQ season

    PIX11’s Betty Nguyen dishes out some food-safety tips when preparing for your picnic or BBQ.

  • North Shore Animal League America celebrates 75 years of saving animals

    The North Shore Animal League America is celebrating 75 years of work helping animals find forever homes in the area. The organization is hosting its annual Lewitt Luncheon, hosted by PIX11’s Dan Mannarino, Wednesday, June 12 at Noon at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck. Several animals will be up for adoption. Tickets are available at AnimalLeague.org. North Shore in Port Washington is currently holding an offer that all those who adopt a cat will receive 20 percent off of all […]

  • Mommy makeover: Alternatives to plastic surgery just in time for swimsuit season

    NEW YORK — Summer’s just around the corner, and for new moms, snapping back into that swimsuit can be hard after having a baby. But there is a way to get beach-ready that’s cheaper and a whole lot easier than plastic surgery. It’s called Emsculpt, and it’s the perfect solution for Susy Glick, a mother of two who can’t shed that last layer of stubborn baby fat. “I really don’t want to have anything invasive and painful, and the recovery […]

  • Hunter McGrady talks breaking barriers in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

    Hunter McGrady talks about her third appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with Betty Nguyen.

  • 💐Mother’s Day gift ideas for every mom

    Mother’s Day is almost here! Are you still scrambling to find mom that perfect gift? Not to worry. Our experts have affordable gift ideas for every type of mother. Taking mom out to a nice dinner is ofter high on the list. At Lefkes, a modern mediterranean restaurant in Englewood, New Jersey, they are preparing to wine and dine the Mother’s Day crowd. Along with a delicious meal, our lifestyle experts say it will not cost much to show your […]

  • How one New Yorker ditched corporate America to help kids find their creative spark

    It takes a lot of courage to ditch a successful career to pursue a dream, but one New Yorker did just that. Artist Sebastian Alappat gave up his corporate America art director job a few years ago to serve a greater purpose. Now, some of his biggest clients aren’t even out of elementary school yet. Alappat founded the Spark after-school program in 2015. The program combines art, yoga and meditation, as a teaching tool for young kids in the city. […]

  • Easter gift ideas for everyone

    NEW YORK — Whether you’re creating a gift basket for Easter or another occasion, everyone should think outside the basket! We caught up with Lifestyle expert, Susana Franco, at Cesca restaurant on the Upper West Side for suggestions on how children and adults can enjoy their Easter gifts. Franco says it’s all about customizing to the age group by adding in their favorite characters and candy or trends of the moment. For children, Modarri has the ultimate toy car, where […]

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