Rosie Nguyen joined ABC13 in December 2021 as their Race & Culture Journalist. She is one of eight who are working at ABC-Owned TV stations across the country, expanding coverage of underrepresented communities. In addition to focusing on local reports about Houston’s communities of color, she works in collaboration with the national team to produce episodes for their Hulu docuseries called “Our America.”
Rosie comes to Texas from KTVX in her hometown of Salt Lake City, where she helped launch the market’s first live nightly news discussion show during the 7 p.m. hour. As the anchor and host of “In Focus,” she explored various topics of community interest such as racial equity, LGBTQ+ issues, disability rights, restorative justice, intergenerational poverty, mental health, and more.
During her time in Utah, she won multiple awards including a 2021 Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy in the Breaking News category as an anchor during the destructive George Floyd riots. She’s also won several first-place awards with the Utah Society of Professional Journalists in the categories of Criminal Justice, Minority Issues, and General News reporting.
She graduated from the University of Utah (Go Utes!) and began her news career as the weekend morning anchor for KEZI in Eugene, Oregon. Rosie is the daughter of two Vietnam War refugees and speaks Vietnamese fluently. She and her boyfriend Jason are excited to live in a city with one of the largest Vietnamese populations in the country. They have a Labrador Retriever, Dug, who loves to venture the outdoors with them. If you have any recommendations for good places to eat or places to explore, please send them her way!