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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Easter is just days away, and if you haven’t picked out your Sunday best, there’s still time! Between the candy and over-stuffed baskets, there’s the hunt for the perfect Easter outfit. PIX11 chats with fashion experts Karen Leano and Via Rutkowski of Maggy London about the latest Easter outfit trends. Lots of color and “less formal” looks are in this season. Pink and green will stand out in the crowd, and a pop of gold can always add a nice […]
Activist and author Patti Davis had a challenging relationship with her parents, at times, but now she’s making peace after the death of both her parents. She takes aim at President Donald Trump after he implied that he was close with her father, former President Ronald Reagan and is criticizing the Republicans for not standing up to him. Her tense relationship led Davis to write her new novel, “The Wrong Side of Night,” exploring a less-than-perfect mother-daughter relationship. The story focuses […]
NEW YORK — Nia Franklin has only been Miss America for a few months, but she’s already making a big difference. Franklin helped kick off #ChildrensHospitalsWeek with the release of her debut single. Proceeds from the sale go to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, where she was once a patient!
“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek’s shocking news about his pancreatic cancer diagnosis has put on spotlight on the deadly disease. As the 78-year-old longtime game show host remains positive amid his stage four battle with pancreatic cancer, health experts believe that’s an important trait. Dr. Mark Truty, an Oncologist at Mayo Clinic, said that despite a low survival rate of nine percent, “patients with a better attitude during therapy tend to do better.” Dr. Truty told PIX11 that early detection is […]