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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
  • 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. […]

  • Hottest baby trends that won’t break the bank

    Whether you’re a new or expecting parent, it’s hard to keep up with the latest baby products. There’s so many, from multifunctional breastfeeding pillows to fashionable teething scarves. Not to worry — PIX11 has done the work for you. Watch the video above, and for more information, follow the links below. Boppy Luxe Pillow Covered Goods Tranquilo Mat Abiie Huggs Carrier Hugaboo Boppy Comfy Fit Carrier Boppy Teething Scarf Keenz Stroller Wagon Woombie Grow With Me Swaddle

  • Power Players: Balsam Hill founder on creating the best-looking artificial Christmas trees around

    Thomas Harman launched the first true artificial Christmas tree brand, Balsam Hill, after graduating from Stanford Business School. He had witnessed the terrible faux tree that his in-laws displayed because of his brother-in-law’s pine tree allergy and believed that people would buy something better if someone would offer it. Harman previously had some experience managing his family business after his father passed away, as well as an undergraduate degree in environmental studies, when he set out to design a real-looking […]

  • Power Players: How a health scare led to the creation of Jennifer Fisher Jewelry

    A personal health scare led to the creation of one of the most sought-after jewelry lines today. Meet the woman behind Jennifer Fisher Jewelry.

  • Betty shares her recipe for a Broccoli Cheese dip

    BETTY’S BROCCOLI CHEESE DIP Ingredients:  1 pkg. (8 oz.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese (Softened) 1 cup Breakstone’s or Knudsen’s Sour Cream 1 envelope (0.7 oz.) Good Seasons’ Italian Dressing Mix 1 pkg. (10 oz.) Frozen Chopped Broccoli (Thawed & Well Drained) 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Kraft Shredded Cheddar Cheese) Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat cream cheese, sour cream and dressing mix in large bowl with mixer until blended.  Add broccoli and 1 ½ cups of cheddar; mix well. […]

  • Power Players: How Jon Steinberg is turning ‘Cheddar’ into the ‘CNBC for millennials’

    “Cheddar” is the brainchild of Jon Steinberg, the former president of Buzzfeed and CEO of the Daily Mail`s North American operations. Now, it`s being hailed as the “CNBC for millennials.”