Elizabeth joined CBS 11 News from Seattle’s KOMO-TV in December 2012. She is thrilled to have traveled around the country for her career, but couldn’t be happier that she’s now returned to her native North Texas.
Born in Irving, Elizabeth was raised in Grand Prairie and Arlington. She graduated from Sam Houston High School and UT Arlington. During college, she anchored and reported for the City of Fort Worth’s cable channel and later became weekend anchor/reporter at KAMR-TV in Amarillo. Her next move, with husband Kevin, was to Tampa and WFTS-TV. Three years later, they, along with their two pugs (“Tiny” and “Coco Chanel”), traveled to the Pacific Northwest, where Elizabeth joined the KOMO-TV news team.
Elizabeth says she owes her life to an amazing love story, and with good reason. In June 2012, Kevin donated one of his kidneys to her when a condition called IgA Nephropathy caused both of hers to fail. The selfless gift of life from him has renewed her health and her spirit after living with failing kidneys for nearly two years.
The youngest of seven children, Elizabeth is the only daughter. Her brothers are all married and between them have 17 children — and counting! She loves her big family and her Vietnamese heritage. During the Fall of Saigon in 1975, her mom and dad fled Vietnam before settling in Texas. Thanks to the influence of her parents, Elizabeth learned Vietnamese at an early age and still speaks it. She also enjoys making Vietnamese dishes at home and trying them at local restaurants.
Elizabeth is proud to be a former Miss Asian American Texas and recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award (the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve). She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and recently joined the Board of Directors for Against the Grain, of a locally-based non-profit organization that promotes awareness and unity of Asian American culture, artistry and identity.
From breaking news to showing viewers fun upcoming events, Elizabeth loves that her job as a reporter for CBS 11 News This Morning takes her to interesting places, allows her to meet intriguing people and constantly offers something new to learn.
An elderly woman was found dead after a Dallas apartment fire late Thursday night. The fire set off the building’s sprinkler system, and that doused most of the flames.
Police in Dallas are investigating yet another attempted ATM heist at a gas station. The criminals left behind a lot of damage, but were not able to get away with anything.
Are you looking for a new ride? Check out dream cars — while taking notes on the ones that you might actually buy next — at the DFW Auto Show, which has now rolled into town.
Local chefs will be participating in demonstrations and meet-and-greet events beginning Thursday night, when the second annual Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival kicks off.
There were about 50 people protesting outside of Tidwell Middle School in Roanoke on Monday. This comes after a boy wrote a graphic book about killing his own classmates.
The battle over police video from an officer-involved shooting continues to brew in Grapevine with new calls to boycott a popular shopping center.
Two crashes involving 18-wheelers — one in McKinney and another in Dallas — created traffic headaches throughout North Texas late Monday night and into early Tuesday morning.
Students and staff members at Westcliff Elementary School in Fort Worth had a difficult time returning from Spring Break on Monday after the death of a classmate this weekend.
Larry Brown is back in the NCAA tournament. The head coach who led Kansas to the 1988 national title has now guided the Mustangs to the No. 6 seed in the South Region.
In a seven-hour stretch Thursday morning, Dallas County Deputy Reade Denny assisted in about 20 stuck driver incidents.
Lakewood Elementary in Dallas will be open to students and staff on Wednesday after a carbon monoxide scare forced evacuations on Tuesday.
Firefighters and Atmos Energy crews are still working to determine what caused a home to suddenly explode on Monday evening in southeast Dallas.