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 apartment fire early Tuesday morning left one person dead, according to fire officials. That victim has not yet been identified, but a neighbor said that it was an elderly woman who mostly kept to herself.
Changes are in the works for the Fort Worth ISD. For the first time, parents will get to decide when their kids are in classes. School calendar changes are topping a board meeting agenda on Tuesday night.
Football fans in Denver are celebrating after the Broncos toppled the Panthers to win Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night. But some folks in North Texas are celebrating too, as they honor a hometown hero.
Police are searching for a Peeping Tom who was caught by a woman as he recorded her taking a shower at the Planet Fitness on Camp Wisdom Road in Dallas on Monday morning.
A proposed development in Addison has many residents protesting the project, angry about what it could bring to their community. The city council could make a decision on this development plan during a meeting on Tuesday night.
A police chase that began at a hotel in Forney early Tuesday morning ended with the suspect being shot and killed by authorities, and two other people taken into custody for questioning.
Police in Irving arrested a young man early Monday who allegedly broke into a school building. Authorities were called to Farine Elementary School at around 1:30 a.m.
What is the plan for Syrian refugees who are heading to the United States right now? Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott went public with their proposals on Tuesday morning.
Police in Lewisville are searching for an armed robber Wednesday after the suspect shot and injured a young man inside of his car. This case might be connected to two other recent armed robberies.
As many people prepare to travel for Thanksgiving, the U.S. State Department has issued a worldwide travel warning for Americans. Officials are urging everyone to “exercise particular caution during the holiday season.”
North Texans took time Wednesday to salute our nation’s veterans. Many people went to one of several events planned across the Metroplex, including a big parade in downtown Dallas.
The Dallas Police Department released a video showing a suspected burglar using a stolen debit card at the West End DART station.