Betty Nguyen Biography

Updated On Jul 26, 2017 Published On Jan 20, 2016
Facts of Betty Nguyen
Date of Birth: 1974 , September-1
Birth Nation: Vietnam
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Betty Nguyen
Birth Name Mike Galanos
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Ho Chi Minh City
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession News anchor
Net Worth N/A
Eye Color Brown Dark
Hair Color Brown-Dark
Weight in KG 54 kg
Famous for Journalist
Education University of Texas at Austin
Siblings Melissa Gilbert, Jonathan Gilbert, Claudia Cowan
Nick Name Mike
Father Robert E. Donnelly
Mother Ellen Cahill Donnelly
Waist size 24 in
Chest Size 35 in
Bicep Size 12.5 in
Shoe Size 8
Affair with Margaret Hoover
Girlfriend Margaret Hoover
Awards Legacy of Women Award
Salary $ 200,000
Married Yes
Married to N/A
Children David Galanos and Daniel Galanos
Divorce Not Yet
Online Presence Wiki,Facebook,Twitter
TV Show 10 Hottest News
Movies At the Devil's Door
Body Measurements 34C-24-33 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Working For NBC News and MSNBC
Face Color White
Music Group Bell Biv DeVoe
Albums Laughter's Good
Boyfriend Jonathan Safran Foer (2015-Present)
Books Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations
Died 23 May 2017
Breast Size 34
Hip Size 39"
Religion Christian
Sisters Sally-Ann Roberts
Neck Size 8
View moreless Facts of Betty Nguyen

Betty is a married woman. She has been married since a long time but the name of her husband is not revealed in the media. In the mid 2015, she revealed that she is about to welcome her first child but later it was confirmed that she suffered a miscarriage. Despite going through a miscarriage, Betty later gave birth to a son and the family of three are living happily together.

Though Betty was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, she moved to United States when she was just one during the Fall of Saigon. She completed her high school graduation from Fort Worth, Texas and then she joined University of Texas at Austin where she majored in broadcast journalism.

She began her professional career from 1996. During the late 1980s, she joined KWTX-TV where she worked as a morning anchor and reporter. She then joined KTVT-TV as an anchor. She is known for covering the news about the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster during her time in KTVT-TV. She also worked in CNN for more than half a decade. She then joined CBS News in 2010. She has been working at NBC since 2013.

Betty Nguyen facts on timeline

Born in Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, Vietnam

September 1 , 1974

Cute and lovely, Betty was born as Betty Nguyen in Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, Vietnam to parents of diverse descent. She is an American and is of Vietnamese and Scottish American descent. She is five feet and four inches tall. 

Moved to United States

1975

Though Betty was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, she moved to United States when she was just one during the Fall of Saigon. She completed her high school graduation from Fort Worth, Texas and then she joined University of Texas at Austin where she majored in broadcast journalism. 

Began her professional career

1996

She began her professional career from 1996. During the late 1980s, she joined KWTX-TV where she worked as a morning anchor and reporter. She then joined KTVT-TV as an anchor. She is known for covering the news about the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster during her time in KTVT-TV. 

Won Regional Emmy award

2003

Regional Emmy award is also one of the prestigious awards in the television world. She got her one and only nomination in this award in 2003. She was also honored with this award that year for Outstanding Noon Newscast.

Won Legacy of Women Award

2003

She also got nominated in another major award in 2003 and that was in Legacy of Women Award. She was also honored with this award that year. Beside this, she also won Great Women of Texas for Women of Influence Honoree.

Was recognized by Smithsonian Institution

2007

She made a record in 2007 for being the first Vietnamese-American to appear in the national TV news broadcast as an anchor in US. Her success was well appreciated by the Smithsonian Institution that year.

Joined CBS News

2010

She worked in CNN for more than half a decade. During her six year tenure in CNN, she covered the news about the earthquake in Haiti, hurricane Katrina and assignment in Myanmar. She then joined CBS News in 2010. She then began working as a network anchor and correspondent.

Joined NBC

2013

After spending some years in CBS News, she finally joined NBC in 2013. In NBC, she is known for being an anchor of the show Early Today. She is also working as an anchor of First Look on MSNBC. She is also popular for being the news correspondent for The Early Show.

Was honored by Huffington Post

2011

In 2011, Huffington Post honored her by listing her in their lists of The 10 Most Stylish Anchors & Reporters. She has also once been honored by the Maxim.com. They honored her by giving the title of one of the TV´s 10 Hottest News Anchors of 2008.

Suffered a miscarriage

2015

Betty is a married woman. She has been married since a long time but the name of her husband is not revealed in the media. In the mid 2015, she revealed that she is about to welcome her first child but later it was confirmed that she suffered a miscarriage.