Vicky Nguyen Biography, Age, Image, Husband, Net Worth, Interview

Vicky Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American investigative reporter currently with NBC Bay Area, KNTV, in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a senior investigative reporter for the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit and anchor of the Sunday evening news on NBC Bay Area…

Vicky Nguyen Biography

Vicky Nguyen (born circa 1979) is a Vietnamese-American investigative reporter currently with NBC Bay Area, KNTV, in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a senior investigative reporter for the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit and anchor of the Sunday evening news on NBC Bay Area. Before joining NBC Bay Area, Vicky worked at various television stations in Florida, Nevada, and Arizona.

Vicky Nguyen Age

Vicky Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American investigative reporter currently with NBC Bay Area, KNTV, in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a senior investigative reporter for the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit and anchor of the Sunday evening news on NBC Bay Area. She was born in 1979, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She is 40 years old of the year

Vicky Nguyen Early life

Nguyen was born in Saigon, Vietnam. Nguyen and her parents fled Vietnam as refugees and they lived in a Malaysian refugee camp. At age 2, Nguyen immigrated into the United States. Nguyen grew up in San Jose and Santa Rosa and became a U.S. citizen at age 10.

Education
In 2000, Nguyen graduated with a degree in communications and a minor in biology from the University of San Francisco. Nguyen attended the University on an academic scholarship and she was a valedictorian.

Vicky Nguyen Professional career

According to her official NBC Bay Area bio,

Vicky’s favorite part of her job is meeting people from diverse backgrounds and having the opportunity to tell stories that make a difference in how people view the world. Her most memorable interviews are with everyday people who share their inspirational stories.

While in Phoenix, Arizona with KSAZ, Nguyen covered the Baseline Killer and Serial Shooter investigations, which was the first instance in which two separate serial killers attacked the same city at the same time.

While with Central Florida News 13 in Orlando, Florida, she shot, wrote and edited her stories before delivering live reports. As Vicky wrote on her blog, “I was a ‘one man band.’ I shot my own video on a 20 pound DVC Pro camera (and) carried my own 15-pound tripod.”

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Vicky Nguyen Career history

Nguyen came home to the Bay Area in January 2007 and started with NBC Bay Area as a freelance reporter. Shortly thereafter she was hired full-time and worked as a special assignment reporter for KNTV. She is now part of the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit.

Before returning to California, Vicky worked with KSAZ in Phoenix, Arizona, and “became the Biggest Little Reporter in the World” while with KOLO in Reno, Nevada.

She began her career in Orlando, Florida with Central Florida News 13, shortly after graduating from college.

Vicky Nguyen Awards

Vicky is a national Emmy award-winning reporter, recognized for outstanding investigative reporting for her series exposing Sysco Corporation’s widespread practice of storing perishable food in unrefrigerated outdoor public storage sheds.

She was honored with the 2019 duPont-Columbia award for “Drivers Under Siege” about the rise in violent attacks on Bay Area bus operators.

Her work has also been recognized with the Dupont-Columbia Award, Scripps Howard award, Gerald Loeb Award, National Press Club award, Society of Professionals Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award, 3 Gracie awards, 2 Clarion awards, 12 regional Emmy awards, and 3 regional Murrow awards.

In addition, she has earned several awards from the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and the Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA).

2015 Scripps Howard Award – Jack R. Howard Award for Television/Cable In-Depth Local Coverage.
2015 Gerald Loeb Award – Video/Audio Winner.
2019 Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Award.

Bay Area journalist Vicky Nguyen leaving KNTV

KNTV (NBC Bay Area) anchor and senior investigative reporter Vicky Nguyen is leaving the station for a network job with NBC News in New York.

Nguyen, an award-winning journalist who has been at KNTV since 2007, will join NBC’s Investigative Unit as an investigative and consumer correspondent. Her last day at the San Jose station is Thursday. She begins her new job on April 22.

Nguyen became familiar to local viewers as an anchor on Sunday evening editions of “NBC Bay Area News” and for her many in-depth investigative reports.

Nguyen has been a Bay Area resident since her school days at Santee Elementary in San Jose. She and her family were sponsored to the U.S. from Vietnam when she was 2 years old. She grew up in San Jose and Santa Rosa and graduated as valedictorian from the University of San Francisco where she majored in communications and minored in biology.

In a Facebook post, Nguyen reflected on the personal journey that has taken her to a national post:

” … A Nguyen at the National Broadcasting Company? Who would have thought this was even possible,” she wrote. “My parents risked everything, left Vietnam with a baby on a boat, and stayed in a refugee camp for more than a year, hoping to come to the United States and give their daughter a shot at the American Dream.

“It’s still sinking in that in a few weeks, I’ll be walking into 30 Rockefeller Plaza to join another amazing team of journalists who bring light to issues that serve the public.”

During her career, Nguyen has covered numerous high-profile stories including the controversial 2000 Bush-Gore presidential election, the serial shooters and Baseline Killer in Phoenix, the PG&E pipe explosion in San Bruno and subsequent NTSB safety hearings in Washington, D.C., as well as the protests in Oakland over the BART police shooting of Oscar Grant.

Per NBC, Nguyen’s expose of food safety violations by Sysco, the biggest food distributor in the country, led to the largest consumer protection settlement in California history. She also investigated the U.S. Postal Service’s refusal to allow employees to call 9-1-1, a policy that led to dangerous delays in treating injured workers, prompting a change to that policy.

And, following her report on OSHA’s systemic failure to investigate whistleblower claims across 22 industries, the federal agency revamped its whistleblower program to ensure proper review of claims.

Before joining KNTV, Nguyen worked at television stations in Florida, Nevada, and Arizona.

Vicky Nguyen Husband

Who’s been the biggest influence in your life? Vicky said:
I’ve been influenced in so many ways by so many people that I’ve been fortunate to meet thanks to my career path. Most certainly my parents set the foundation for my life, and they were extremely un-Tiger about my upbringing. They allowed me a great deal of freedom, decision-making, and independence that imbued in me a strong work ethic and inner drive.

My husband, who I met when I was 14 and started dating when I was 16, has also been an unwavering influence in my life. He steadies the ship and counterbalances the unpredictability that comes with a wife who works in broadcast journalism. He’s been called a “saint” from time to time by people who know me, and I can’t disagree.

Vicky is a national Emmy award-winning reporter, recognized for outstanding investigative reporting for her series exposing Sysco Corporation’s widespread practice of storing perishable food in unrefrigerated outdoor public storage sheds. Her pieces of information about the marriage are very private to the public but are ready for the soon updates

Vicky Nguyen Net Worth

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Vicky Nguyen Interview

Meet Vicky Nguyen, Senior Investigative, Reporter & Anchor NBC Bay Area News

Q: Can you share a little history how it all began, starting with the experience of May 4, 1979?
VN: My parents fled Vietnam as boat people when I was an infant. They wanted to escape Communism and provide opportunities for me, their only daughter, in the United States of America.

After a harrowing journey to Malaysia, my family stayed in a refugee camp for more than a year, then we were sponsored to America by a family and church community in Eugene, Oregon.

Q: What was your attraction to journalism?
VN: I loved the idea I would be able to learn something new every day and share that with viewers/readers. Journalism requires curiosity, critical thinking, skepticism, and a desire to tell stories that matter and make a difference.

Broadcast journalism also calls for a creative thought process, how to best marry your writing with the images you’ve captured, how to ask questions to encapsulate a moment, how to bring the immediacy of a breaking news event and its significance to people watching at home. It is always a challenge and there are no do-overs. The field is exciting, it is important, and it is rewarding.

Q: For your first Television position, you made a sacrifice leaving your family … did you have any doubts about relocating to Florida?
VN: No. About three weeks after my phone interview with the news director of Central Florida News 13 in Orlando, Robin Smythe, I was on my way from the Golden State to the Sunshine State. I knew I wanted to start reporting ASAP and Orlando was an incredible opportunity. I was thrilled, but I’m sure my family had some trepidation about me, at 21, living and working on my own three-time zones away.

Q: Tell us about your career after you left News 13 in Orlando.
VN: I spent a year and nine months as a one-woman-band in Orlando, shooting, writing, editing and reporting my own stories and delivering live reports for the morning show.

Then I accepted a job at the ABC station KOLO-TV in Reno, Nevada. My friends used to joke I was the Biggest Little Reporter in the Biggest Little City in the World. I spent a year and a half in Reno learning how to cover fires and snowstorms and Hells Angels and doing nightly live shots before the news director at KSAZ FOX 10 called me and asked if I’d ever considered working in Phoenix.

I looked at a map and checked out flight times from Phoenix to the Bay Area and accepted a three-year deal to work nights and weekends there. It was an excellent breaking news market and I had the chance to also hone my special projects and feature reporting skills.

I moved back to the Bay Area to work at NBC Bay Area in 2007 and I’ve been promoted from general assignment reporter to special projects reporter to my current job as a senior investigative reporter/anchor.

Q: Can you share with our audience one of your most memorable events you’ve covered?
VN: Most recently, the North Bay wildfires in October 2017. Not only was I covering these deadly and devastating fires as a journalist, but I was also experiencing the shock and sadness of the community where I grew up.

I lived in Santa Rosa from grade school through high school and many of my friends and my own mother and father in law lost their homes in the fires. I will never forget the experience of reporting on the front lines, asking questions about the emergency alert system, and telling stories about the strength of the community as it rebuilds.

Q: How did you get into “investigative” reporting?
VN: I had been a special projects reporter for about a year and a half at NBC Bay Area before the station launched its investigative unit in 2012. My bosses believed I could make the transition into investigative reporting and I tackled it as I have with every new opportunity: I asked questions, I learned quickly, and I tried not to make the same mistakes twice.

Fortunately for me, I worked with some of the most talented reporters and producers in the country, we had great leadership, and we made an impact almost immediately with wide-ranging and impactful reports about food safety, child abuse, immigration, government waste and corruption that changed local and national policies and laws.

Q: What are some of the challenges you feel women face today?
VN: This #metoo era is an invigorating time to be a woman, a mother of daughters, and a journalist. I think the challenges facing women now are, unfortunately, the same that have plagued us for years.

Equal pay, representation in leadership and executive roles, harassment in the workforce, finding a way to succeed at home and at work. We have to recognize awareness alone won’t change how things operate, we also have to be our own allies and support each other.

Q: What advice would you give to young women who want to succeed in the workplace?
VN: Work smart. Be open to challenges. Keep a positive attitude. Welcome, change. Identify what you want and don’t be shy about pursuing it.

Be kind. Ask questions and be open to criticism. Don’t be afraid to disrupt and experiment and speak up but know that you have to deliver. And accept that you will fail, more than once. Let that motivate, not defeat you.

Q: What do you like the most about living in the Bay Area?
VN: The diversity, the incredible food, the accessibility to oceans and mountains and forests, and summer.

Five Things About Vicky Nguyen

1. What book are you currently reading?
How to Raise an Adult, The Drop, and I want to read Brotopia when it comes out.

2. What’s your favorite Movie?
Kill Bill

3. Where’s your dream vacation?
Any and all tropical places. Blue skies, clear water, palm trees, flip flops, and tank tops.

4. Who’s been the biggest influence in your life?
I’ve been influenced in so many ways by so many people that I’ve been fortunate to meet thanks to my career path. Most certainly my parents set the foundation for my life, and they were extremely un-Tiger about my upbringing. They allowed me a great deal of freedom, decision-making, and independence that imbued in me a strong work ethic and inner drive.

My husband, who I met when I was 14 and started dating when I was 16, has also been an unwavering influence in my life. He steadies the ship and counterbalances the unpredictability that comes with a wife who works in broadcast journalism. He’s been called a “saint” from time to time by people who know me, and I can’t disagree.

5. Do you enjoy cooking? If so, can you share some of your favorite meals you enjoy making?
I love to cook, and wish I had more time to do it. Favorite meals to make: Sushi and Poke Bowls, Nachos, slow cooker Chicken Verde Tacos, Lasagna, Grilled Seafood, Prime Rib Roasts. My parents do a ton of cooking so, lucky for me, they have all the Vietnamese dishes covered and they spoil us with amazing dishes.

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