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 dispute in Dallas ended with one person being shot and a gunman on the loose. The incident centered around a skateboard sale gone wrong.
The Irving ISD is praising a teacher for her actions when taking away Ahmed Mohamed’s homemade clock earlier this week, thinking that it could have been a hoax bomb.
Convenience store chain 7-Eleven is pushing back against pushy panhandlers and doing more to protect customers from aggressive confrontations.
Now, Hinojosa must wait for 21 days before starting the job. But, since he is the interim superintendent, he will just keep working.
The American Red Cross is helping 20 people find a place to stay after a two-alarm fire forced them from their homes late Thursday night.
Church leaders at First Baptist church of Bedford are aware of the allegations against Kyle Adcock, but they believe his story, that he is not guilty.
Community members in Bedford are angry after learning that an employee at First Baptist Church of Bedford was recently indicted on sex abuse charges in Alabama.
The drive heading east into Dallas could look very different Tuesday morning because of some changes along Interstate-30, part of the Dallas Horseshoe Project.
Investigators in northeast Dallas are trying to figure out what led up to a shooting late Sunday night that left two people dead.
A driver was killed and his passenger was injured late Thursday night in a violent crash which may have started as a street race.
Police in Dallas are searching for a killer after a woman’s body was found in a parking garage in the uptown area on Wednesday night.
Police in Dallas have located a 20-year-old woman who went missing early Wednesday after a home invasion robbery.