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
  • Spring styles just in time for Easter

    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 […]

  • Patti Davis makes peace with her past

    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 […]

  • Miss America 2019 sings for a cause

    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!

  • Facts about pancreatic cancer, the third deadliest cancer across the U.S.

    “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 […]

  • R. Kelly fallout: Psychologist analyzes singer’s interview

    Not even 24 hours following his explosive interview with CBS anchor Gayle King, singer R. Kelly was taken into custody for unpaid child support payments. Dr. Jeff Gardere, a psychologist at Touro College, talks about the R&B star’s downward spiral and what his interview reveals about his mental health as well as the young women who continue to defend him.

  • Story Pirates help children’s stories come to life

    NEW YORK — The mission of Story Pirates is to show kids that their voices matter and to encourage them to share, explore and create. The organization works in Title 1 schools’ creative writing workshops in classrooms and brings shows with professional actors to these schools to act out the stories. Story Pirates is all about amplifying kids’ voices. The Story Pirates Changemakers is a nationally respected education and media organization, dually based in New York and Los Angeles. They turn […]

  • Fun and relaxing getaways to escape the winter blues

    If you’re looking to start 2019 off with a quick getaway, you’re in luck! There are plenty of great vacation deals out there to help cure your winter blues and PIX11’s Betty Nguyen found some of the best. The best part? You don’t always have to go very far for fun, relaxing break from reality. Full list of resorts and vacation spots below: Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos, PA Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL Marenas Beach Resort in […]

  • Inside Toy Fair New York: The hottest toys, games and trends

    What’s going to be the must-have toy for kids this summer and next holiday season? It’s all getting decided this week at Toy Fair New York 2019 at the Javits Center, where thousands of toy manufacturers are showing off their latest and greatest gadgets and games. While the convention isn’t open to the public, PIX11’s Betty Nguyen got an inside-look at some of this year’s hottest toy trends from Laurie Schacht, CEO of The Toy Insider. Watch above and check […]

  • Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Creative, affordable gifts for women and men

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Stop wasting your money on expensive gifts that are lame or predictable. From innovative jewelry to cool technology, PIX11’s Betty Nguyen found some cool, creative gifts that women (and men) really want, and don’t cost a fortune. It might seem stereotypical, but lifestyle expert Carey Riley says you can never go wrong getting your valentine a beautiful bouquet. “ is super simple… They have a lot of different selections, from wild flower bouquets […]

  • New Year, New You: A beauty boost for your skin

    NEW YORK — Are you ready to say goodbye to that cold, winter skin? From wrinkles to age spots, dry skin to hair, beauty expert Milly Almodovar has some of the latest products that can help you put you best face forward. Here’ a list of several beauty solutions: Juice Beauty: PREBIOTIX Hydrating Gel Moisturizer: $52. It protects your skin against acne, and boosts the appearance of health and vitality while locking in moisture. A cheaper alternative is Neutrogena’s Hydro […]

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