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circa 1979 (age 38–39)|
|Education||Degree in Communications (Minor in Biology)|
|Alma mater||University of San Francisco|
|Home town||San Jose, California|
KNTV NBC Bay Area|
Investigative Reporter: NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit
KSAZ Fox 10 News Phoenix
KOLO ABC Reno affiliate
Central Florida News 13
|Children||Emmy and Dessy|
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 member of the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit and anchor of the Sunday morning news on NBC Bay Area. Before joining NBC Bay Area, Vicky worked at various television stations in Florida, Nevada and Arizona.
Vicky was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and moved to the United States when she was two years old. She grew up in San Jose and Santa Rosa, and became a U.S. citizen at age 10. She attended the University of San Francisco on an academic scholarship, and graduated in 2000 as valedictorian with a major in communications and a minor in biology.
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."
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.
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 work has also been recognized with the Scripps Howard award, Gerald Loeb award, National Press Club award, 8 regional Emmy awards and 2 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).