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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