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
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    NEW YORK — Misha Collins stars as ‘Castiel’ on the hit CW series “Supernatural.”  The show, now on its 15th and final season, has had a phenomenal run. Collins discusses the final season and how the cast has become a family over the past decade. Alongside his role as an angel — who isn’t always an angel — Collins is also a co-wrote “The Adventurous Eaters Club” with his wife Vicki Collins. The cookbook shares their story of how they […]

  • How to plan, shop for and prepare healthy meals on a budget

    NEW YORK — A healthy dinner for your family for under $10? It’s not impossible. Cooking Matters helps families learn how to navigate the grocery store to ensure they’re planning and shopping for healthy meals, even if they’re on a budget. Check out Cooking Matters for affordable recipes, a helpful grocery store tour and more information on how to get involved.

  • Fuel our kids: Fighting childhood hunger in our community

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  • Sparkly sensation, OMG Accessories, celebrates milestone

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  • 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

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

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  • 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

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