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 director of the Melissa High School band has been arrested on sexual assault charges.
Parents in the HEB Independent School District are concerned after a teacher has been accused of inappropriate conduct with his students.
The State Fair of Texas is almost here, which means it is time to start thinking about delicious deep-fried treats.
Police from Grand Prairie, Arlington and Dallas are all investigating an ATM theft that led to a chase early Friday morning.
Two people are being treated at the hospital on Thursday morning after being injured during a drive-by shooting near Fair Park.
Police in Lancaster are searching for three suspects connected to a deadly drive-by shooting at a city park. The incident left 23-year-old Sheldon Earl dead.
North Texas remains under a Heat Advisory on Monday, which could end up being one of the hottest days of the year. In such extreme heat, it is important to make sure that you remain safe.
The driver who stands accused of sexually assaulting one of his Uber passengers faced a judge in Dallas on Thursday.
The Salvation Army has set up 15 cooling stations across North Texas to help the homeless, or anyone else in need, cope with the intense heat that is expected over the next few days.
Law enforcement officers across the state are rolling out a new campaign that cracks down on drunk driving, and they are teaming up with the TxDOT for the sobering message.
Police in Dallas are searching for a killer after a woman was found dead in the Oak Cliff area.
Anyone lacing up for a run in Dallas needs to be on alert Wednesday after three joggers were targeted in armed robberies over the past 10 days.