CNN anchor Betty Nguyen will be visiting the UT campus tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 28 to speak about her experiences in broadcasting and issues within the Asian American community.
Nguyen was born in Saigon, Vietnam and following the Vietnam War, her family immigrated to the United States when Nguyen was a year old. In her speech, "From Saigon to CNN," Nguyen will discuss her road from poverty to a successful career in broadcast journalism.
Nguyen currently anchors the weekend morning edition of CNN Newsroom. Since joining in 2004, Nguyen has covered stories all over the world. In 2008, she went undercover in Myanmar reporting how several villages lacked aid nearly two months after the destruction of Cyclone Nargis.
This event is sponsored by the Asian American Association (AAA) at UT, an organization which strives to spread Asian American Awareness and diversity issues to campus.
Nguyen’s speech will be held in Room 27 of the Alumni Memorial Building at 7 p.m. After the speech, there will be a Q & A session.
This event is free for students and the general public. Other co-sponsors include the Women’s Coordinating Council, Ready for the World and United Residence Halls Council (URHC).