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.
The men and women of the Wylie Fire Department have seen it all, including swift water rescues. Check out CBS 11 News crew Elizabeth Dinh and Jake Shannon as they venture out on the water with the hovercraft team.
Authorities in Dallas are searching for the gunman who shot two people at a gas station late Thursday night. The victims are believed to be a father and his young son.
A multi-vehicle crash along Interstate-30 in east Dallas on Thursday morning killed one person and created a traffic nightmare for commuters.
Residents in Plano could soon be facing even tighter watering restrictions. But first, the city is looking at techniques for conserving water and preventing overuse.
A man driving in the wrong direction along Loop 12 in Irving late Monday night was killed when his vehicle crashed into an 18-wheeler. Nobody else was injured during this incident.
Various amounts of money will be hiding in DFW on Monday night, just waiting to be found and taken. Dallas is the latest city to see the ‘hidden cash’ craze.
Do you LOVE food? Then you’re in luck this weekend. Come out for the first ever Taste of Irving festival. There are plenty of dishes, and other attractions, for people of all ages.
A cement truck crash shut down a portion of Interstate-30 in Arlington early Wednesday morning, after diesel fuel was spilled all over the highway’s three main lanes.
City leaders in Frisco on Tuesday will vote on the plans for the multi-use facility that is to be the new home of the Cowboys. Construction could begin as early as next month.
A group of veterans were honored at a Memorial Day ceremony in Arlington, including an 89-year-old World War II veteran who finally received the medal that he had earned.
What does it take to keep Six Flags Hurricane Harbor clean each day over the summer? CBS 11 News reporter Elizabeth Dinh decided to go find out for herself.
The summer is one of the worst times for needy families across the nation. But a North Texas group is making a huge difference, one meal at a time.