|Residence||Silicon Valley, California|
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley (B.S., Rhetoric, 1992) |
|Home town||Duluth, Minnesota|
|Awards||three Emmy awards
Edward R. Murrow award
Early life and education
Vu was born in Vietnam and fled Vietnam by boat with her family as Saigon fell to the Communists at the end of the Vietnam War where she endured living in two refugee camps before resettling with her family in Duluth, Minnesota.
Vu began her journalism career in public radio at KQED-FM in San Francisco and National Public Radio where she first covered Congress and national politics in Washington, D.C. before returning to their San Francisco bureau.
Vu was at KPIX for four years as a reporter and fill-in anchor in the 1990s. She also reported at KTVU. Vu joined ABC7 News in August 2000 as co-anchor of the ABC7 Sunday Morning News at 7 a.m and 9 a.m. She's also a reporter based in the South Bay Bureau.
She joined CBS in December 2005, working out of the San Jose bureau, and remained with CBS in various capacities until 2012. She was an Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter for CBS-5 "Eyewitness News" in San Francisco. She co-hosted the final year of KPIX's "Eye on the Bay" until original production ceased in May 2012.
Awards and honors
Vu has received numerous awards from both regional and national organizations for her reporting. American Women in Radio and Television honored her as Best Reporter in the Bay Area. She won two national awards from the Asian American Journalists Association; one was for a multi-part series on post-war life in her homeland of Vietnam. She has also won honors from the Public Radio News Directors Association. She also earned Emmy and Associated Press awards for a feature on the 30th anniversary of the Operation Babylift flights at the end of the Vietnam war and co-anchored live coverage of the fatal tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo in December 2007 and for her investigation of safety problems at California's amusement parks.
She’s a member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
She lives in Silicon Valley.
- UC Berkeley Google+ site
- "Profile: Thuy Vu", Asian Pacific Fund
- "Thuy Vu: Independence, Class of 1985 — Inducted in 2012", ESUHSD (East Side Union High School District) Education Foundation
- Bio at CBS
- "Board Member Bio: Thuy Vu", Asian Pacific Fund
- LinkAsia website
- Wiegand, David, "'KQED Newsroom' with Thuy Vu replacing 'This Week'", San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, July 11, 2013