Facts of Betty Nguyen Biography
Betty Nguyen is a famous American news anchor who works with MSNBC and NBC News. She also have worked as a news anchor for CBS This Morning Saturday. She as a correspondent worked for The Early Show. She worked for the CBS Morning News as an anchor.
Betty was born on September 1 1974 in Saigon, Vietnam. She belongs to Scottish American and Vietnamese descent. In 1975 during the Fall of Saigon she and her family moved to United States from Vietnam. She was raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She studied at the University of Texas at Austin. During her younger days she was a cheerleader. In her college days she was one of the member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She holding bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism graduated magna cum laude.
“He was an American serviceman who fell in love with a Vietnamese college student. They married and had me, a child who was given life, when so many were losing theirs in the war. We fled Vietnam, crammed into a packed C-130 cargo plane. It was stepping into the unknown. Nothing was guaranteed except that turning back was not an option. And that meant leaving behind my grandparents…As hard as it was, fleeing not only saved my life, it gave me a new one in a place called America.”
In 2013 she joined NBC. She worked for NBC’s Early Today as an anchor. She also worked on MSNBC’s First Look. She served for the Today Show as a correspondent. She also have worked at the CBS News. While she was working there she as an anchor worked for CBS This Morning Saturday. She also as a correspondent worked for Early Today. She as an anchor worked for the CBS Morning News. She also as a substitute anchor worked for the weekend edition of The CBS Evening News. She also served for Entertainment Tonight as a Special Correspondent. In 2010 she became a network anchor and correspondent for CBS News. She worked for the weekend morning edition of CNN Newsroom as an anchor. She spent her six years of career at CNN. While working there she covered some major news which includes presidential elections in Africa, the death of Pope John Paul II, the earthquake in Haiti and also hurricane Katrina. She also went on an undercover assignment in Myanmar. She also worked at the CBS affiliate, KTVT-TV in Dallas as an anchor. She while working there covered several breaking news which also includes the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. She worked at the CBS affiliate KWTX-TV in Waco, Texas and began her career as a reporter and a morning anchor. She was recognized as the first Vietnamese-American in 2007 by the Smithsonian Institution to anchor a national television news broadcast in the United States. In 2008 she was named one of the Hottest TV News Anchors by Maxim.com. According to The Huffington Post she was listed as one of The Most Stylish Anchors & Reporters in 2011. She also worked for E! Entertainment Network as a freelance correspondent. She was also seen on episodes of Walker Texas Ranger as a reporter. In her career she have hosted numerous of specials. She is also a Dallas Mavericks, Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys fan.
In 2003 she was awarded with Regional Emmy Award and Great Women of Texas Award. In the same year she also won Legacy of Women Award.