Rosie Nguyen is an award-winning journalist who joined the ABC4 News team as a reporter in January 2018. In September 2020, she embarked on a new journey as the anchor for the CW30 News at 7 p.m. Although she’s not out in the field anymore, she is continuing her passion for social justice and community issues through the nightly “In Focus” discussions.
Rosie’s no stranger to the KTVX family. She first interned for ABC4 News in 2011 and graduated from the University of Utah’s journalism program under ABC4’s very own Craig Wirth.
After graduating, Rosie spent more than a year and a half in Oregon as the weekend anchor and reporter at KEZI, the #1 news station in Eugene. There, she reported on one of the state’s most devastating wildfire seasons, historic ice storm, and the total solar eclipse.
While at ABC4 News, Rosie has won a few awards with the Utah Society of Professional Journalists including Best Criminal Justice Reporting in 2018, Best Minority Issues Reporting in 2019, and Best General News Reporting in 2020. She was also recently nominated for a regional 2021 Rocky Mountain Emmy in Breaking/Spot News as an anchor during the destructive George Floyd riot in downtown Salt Lake City.
Rosie is the daughter of two Vietnam War immigrants. Her father was a soldier for the Southern Vietnamese army and her mother was a boat refugee. She takes pride in speaking Vietnamese fluently and preserving her heritage through cultural community involvement.
Rosie was Miss United Nations USA 2013 and spent her year of service promoting her platform about helmet safety and head trauma awareness after her best friend was killed in a motorcycle accident. After her reign, she continued volunteering for the Vietnamese Community of Utah and the Virtua Foundation, even traveling to Africa to help with building the first children’s hospital in Tanzania.
In her spare time, she loves hiking, camping, and road tripping with her boyfriend, Jason and Labrador Retriever, Dug. Rosie would love to hear from you! Feel free to send her an e-mail or a message on Facebook and Twitter.