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Elizabeth Dinh

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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.

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The Circus Returns To North Texas

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is in North Texas this month, and CBS 11 News reporter Elizabeth Dinh takes a peek at what audiences can expect to see.

07/31/2014

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Toddler Hurt In Fall During Circus At AAC

A child was rushed to the hospital after a fall at the American Airlines Center. The incident happened Wednesday night and interrupted the opening of the circus in Dallas.

07/31/2014

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2 Baylor Students Killed In Car Crash

Four students from Baylor University were heading to Louisiana on Tuesday when they were involved in a car crash. Two of the students died. The other two students were injured.

07/30/2014

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Wife Hurt When Husband Crashes Into Home

A woman in Cedar Hill was injured early Tuesday morning when, authorities said, her husband repeatedly crashed his vehicle into their home during an argument.

07/29/2014

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Dallas Police Hunt For Fatal Robbery Suspects

Law enforcement officials are on the hunt for two suspects after a deadly robbery. It happened Monday night in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood of south Dallas.

07/29/2014

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Protecting Your Family From Measles, Cyclosporiasis

North Texas health officials are navigating three different major illnesses. Here are some tips to protect your family.

07/24/2014

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One Injured In Overnight Dallas Road Rage Shooting

A man was shot early Wednesday morning on the Dallas North Tollway in what police are calling a road rage incident. His current condition is not known.

07/23/2014

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DISD Board Votes To Give Superintendent Miles Extension

After a 10-hour meeting, the DISD Board of Trustees voted 7-2 to give Superintendent Mike Miles a two-year extension.

07/22/2014

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Student Solar Car Challenge Gets Underway At TMS

A group of students from across the country are set to compete in a solar car race at Texas Motor Speedway on Monday.

07/21/2014

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‘Open Carry’ Group To Gather In Arlington

Fresh off of their victory in federal court, a group known for demonstrating while carrying guns will gather again, this time in Arlington.

07/17/2014

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Crews Battle Fort Worth Apartment Fire

Five people were hurt while escaping from a burning apartment complex in Fort Worth early Wednesday morning.

07/16/2014

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Denton Leaders Could Vote To Ban Fracking

One area in North Texas could make history on Tuesday night. Members of the Denton City Council could vote to ban fracking within city limits. The move would likely have a statewide impact.

07/15/2014

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