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.
Police are searching for the person who shot and killed a man on Thursday morning at an apartment complex in far North Dallas. A witness reported hearing a single gunshot.
A pair of big rig crashes early on Thursday slowed down traffic in the northbound lanes of Interstate-35E in Dallas and Lewisville. Both happened at almost the same time.
Police in Fort Worth are investigating a shooting early Wednesday involving one of their own officers. The incident left one suspect dead, and a second suspect is in the hospital.
A man is dead after a shooting at an Oak Cliff apartment complex early Tuesday. Authorities are still investigating this case to determine what may have led up to the shooting.
A 10-week-old baby was attacked and killed by the family’s pit bull on Sunday afternoon in the Red Bird area of Dallas.
AT&T Stadium is being turned into a broadcast facility.
Investigators in Dallas are trying to determine whether or not arson is to blame for two fires that happened early Thursday morning, just a few blocks apart from each other.
A woman was able to drive herself to a Dallas convenience store after someone shot her in the head. It happened in an apartment complex and the shooter is still out there.
Sheriff Randy Meeks said that he will address the media Wednesday after a video was posted online showing a pregnant woman apparently being beaten by one of his Hunt County deputies.
Authorities in Ellis County have arrested five men and one woman in connection to a sexual assault that happened back in January at a volunteer fire department in Waxahachie.
Two residents are safe thanks to their quick-thinking neighbors. But their house in University Park is now a charred mess after a fire late Monday night.
Police in Dallas are still searching for the driver who hit and killed a man early Sunday morning in the northeastern part of the city.