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.
Emergency crews responded to a two-alarm fire at a Dallas print shop late Wednesday night.
A pedestrian took matters into his own hands early Thursday when he was confronted by an armed robber. The victim had a gun of his own, and started firing shots at the suspect.
Another book that was under fire in the Highland Park ISD will remain on the class syllabus, at least for now.
Authorities in Dallas are investigating a pair of attempted ATM thefts early Wednesday morning that may be related.
A truck smashed into a home and narrowly missed a grandmother and her grandson in the Pleasant Grove area of Dallas late Thursday night.
Authorities in DeSoto are investigating the death of an unidentified man who was discovered with a gunshot wound at an apartment complex on Thursday morning.
A crash involving a big rig shut down a major freeway in Dallas on Thursday morning, and resulted in a fire and a fuel spill.
A woman was kidnapped and thrown into the back of her car at an Arlington bank early Wednesday morning. She managed to escape from the vehicle in Euless.
Officials in the Keller ISD have confirmed that another child came face-to-face with a stranger on Monday morning while walking to his bus stop, and was forced to run to safety.
More than 85,000 fans packed into AT&T Stadium on Monday for the College Football Playoff national championship game. But now, many of those fans are returning home.
The Dallas City Council’s Public Safety Committee will meet Monday for a briefing on how to properly prepare for earthquakes.
The countdown to kickoff is on, as the Dallas Cowboys head to Lambeau Field for their first playoff trip to Green Bay since the famed ‘Ice Bowl’ back in December 1967.