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.
A violent car crash in Dallas claimed the lives of six people late Sunday night. All of the victims were in the same vehicle.
College football fans — and ESPN — will descend on North Texas this weekend as the Cowboys Classic kicks off at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Saturday evening.
Parents are descending on the Midlothian ISD on Thursday for a peaceful protest over the district’s decision to remove religious plaques from two elementary campuses.
A water main break in Dallas early Tuesday morning ripped up the roadways and sidewalks just a few blocks away from an Oak Cliff landmark.
It’s out with the old and in with the new this year in the Fort Worth Independent School District, as schools welcome a new interim superintendent this year.
Hundreds of young athletes had the opportunity to play at Globe Life Park on Monday morning in the RBI World Series.
A hit-and-run driver plowed into a moped in Fort Worth early Thursday morning, killing the rider, who was hit multiple times as his vehicle was dragged down the freeway for more than half of a mile.
Thousands of Tarrant County students are attending the Back To School Roundup on Wednesday morning, to receive some supplies and get excited about heading back to class.
Tuesday marked the first time that Dallas County commissioners have met since John Wiley Price’s arrest nearly two weeks ago, and, so far, it has been business as usual.
A car crash late Monday in Arlington cut a vehicle in half, left the driver in critical condition, and caused a power outage that plunged thousands of people into the dark.
Monday is the first day of practice for high school football players, and the Dallas ISD will start the year with 22 new athletic trainers to ensure that student athletes are safe.
Hundreds of low-income families in Dallas woke up early on Friday morning for the Mayor’s Back to School Fair, where they get school supplies and health screenings weeks before classes begins.