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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
  • Hottest toys for kids of all ages this holiday season

    From ‘Hatchimals’ for kids and retro throwbacks for teens, we take a look at some of the most sought-after toys this holiday season. Toy links: Portable North Pole  Madame Alexander Furreal Rockatoo Show Bird  Hatchimals Armitron A Watch Croove Karaoke  Sky Viper Journey Drone 

  • Travel made cheap with deep holiday discounts

    From hotels and resorts to the latest travel gear, PIX11’s Betty Nguyen gets expert advice on what’s on sale as the holiday season kicks off. Check out these links for discounts: https://www.chicos.com/store/product/noiron+cotton+contrasttrim+tunic/570249566?color=177&catId=search https://theredbury.com/ https://www.atlantisbahamas.com/ https://www.marigotbayresort.com/ https://www.oceanhouseri.com/ https://thedominickhotel.com/ https://www.awaytravel.com/ https://andiamoluggage.com/ https://vesselbags.com/collections/luggages/products/signature-2-luggage?variant=7824882761788&utm_source=WPIX&utm_medium=Website https://sinkboss.com/ – 25% Off Code: SINKB25 https://www.swiglife.com/ https://www.buddyphones.com/ https://www.cozyphones.com/ https://pedipocketblanket.com/ https://velveteyewear.com/ https://www.olukai.com/ https://www.vionicshoes.com/ https://slatecollection.com/ https://italeau.com/ https://www.burlington.com/b/Mickey-Mouse-Blanket-with-Travel-Pillow-Sleep-Masks-311528128.aspx?h=61567 https://www.jcpenney.com/ https://cinemood.com/ https://www.nicolemiller.com/collections/denim https://www.woombie.com/product/pacimitts/ https://k-carroll.com/ Watch a live conversation below:

  • ‘Toytopia’ lets kids test out holiday toys at Manhattan’s Chelsea Market

    Not sure what to get the little ones for the holidays? Well you`re in luck. “Toytopia” brings an interactive winter wonderland to life, allowing kids can actually play with some of the most popular toys available this season. And guess what? The event is free. Click here for more information.

  • Empire State Building to honor World Preemie Day

    NEW YORK — The Empire State Building is turning purple on Saturday to celebrate World Preemie Day. Betty talks to one mom about giving birth to a preemie, and the organization she set up to help other preemie families.

  • Polling places in schools cause ‘serious threat to safety,’ concerned LI officials say

    LONG ISLAND — Schools across the country have beefed up security in the wake of recent shootings, but did you know school-safety protocols don’t apply on Election Day? Now concerned parents and administrators on Long Island are calling for polling places to be taken out of schools. On a typical school day, anyone accessing the Manor Oaks-Williams R. Bowie School, where grades K-6 are taught, faces a slew of security protocols: Ringing a doorbell before being physically buzzed in; showing identification […]

  • Family success story: How Delta Children became the largest children’s furniture company

    NEW YORK — One family took a small business and made it into a one of the biggest toddler furniture brands in the world. Delta Children is the largest crib, bassinet and toddler furniture brand in the world. President Joseph Shamie says it all started when his father, Louis Shamie, opened a small store in Brooklyn about 50 years ago. Since then, the business has earned more than $300 million in annual revenue. The company focuses on quality and safety, […]

  • Summer Travel Tips

    Summer travel season is about to kick into high gear.  Many of you are planning trips to enjoy the great outdoors. It’s also the most dangerous time of year on the nation’s roads, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. So before you hit the highways or book your trip, here are some tips and products to make traveling with the little ones a bit easier and safer. Product Links: Delta Children ​Austlen Baby Co. Diono DockATot CALPAK COOLA […]

  • Skin-cancer diagnosis inspires New Yorker to create clothing line meant to save lives

    At 26, Melissa Papock was your typical fashion-conscious New Yorker. That didn’t change when she was diagnosed with melanoma, but her perspective did. Now she’s free of cancer and the woman behind Cabana Life — a fashionable clothing line that promises to help protect wearers from up to 98 percent of sun’s harmful rays. That’s not all — this entire month, you can save $20 at CabanaLife.com by using the code spreadsunshine.

  • How to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift

    Finding the perfect Mother’s Day can be difficult. New and expectant moms often want practical gifts, like versatile dresses, or a baby monitor, while other moms might want something more sentimental. Good news: you can merge the practical with pampering in a gift basket and companies are in fierce competition for your Mother’s Day dollars. So whether you have time to fill your gift basket with personalized items, like a machine washable rug and cusion from Lorena Canals, or a […]

  • Maternity shoots are on the rise, from pro to DIY

    NEW YORK — Thanks to actress Demi Moore’s groundbreaking 1991 “Vanity Fair” cover, and other expectant celebrity mothers, like singer Beyonce, whose pregnancy announcement broke records on Instagram last year, maternity photo shoots continue to be on the rise. PIX11’s Betty Nguyen teamed up with NYC’s Glow Portraits to shoot her own personal history, but she also took away some tips and tricks for at-home shoots anyone can do. I admit, I never took a maternity photoshoot while pregnant with Thomas. […]