[MEDIA] Betty Nguyen - News Anchor for CNN
- Betty Nguyen
Betty Nguyen is a news anchor for CNN/U.S. Based in the network's
world headquarters in Atlanta, Nguyen joined the network in April
Before joining CNN, Nguyen was an anchor for KTVT in Dallas. During
her six-year tenure with the CBS affiliate, she covered numerous
breaking news events including the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
and the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers
in New York.
Nguyen began her career as a morning anchor and reporter at KWTX in
Waco, Texas. During her tenure with the CBS affiliate, she received
an Associated Press Award for spot news coverage. In 2003, she won
the Legacy of Women Award and was named a Great Women of Texas
Honoree and also won a regional Emmy award for "Outstanding Noon
Newscast," while anchoring for KTVT in Dallas.
Nguyen also served as a freelance correspondent for E! Entertainment
Television during the 2003 California gubernatorial election.
While conducting several humanitarian aid trips to her birth country
of Vietnam, Nguyen provided extensive coverage of the deadly
flooding along the Mekong Delta.
Nguyen is the co-founder of Help the Hungry, an organization that
strives to alleviate global hunger as well as provide humanitarian
relief to needy families around the world. Her philanthropic work
also earned her a spot in the Philanthropy in Texas Hall of Fame.
She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
Nguyen graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at
Austin with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.