Wed, September 29, 2021
Vicky Nguyen is an NBC News Investigative and Consumer Correspondent based in New York. She reports for all platforms of NBC News, including NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, TODAY, NBC News NOW and MSNBC.
Vicky has been leading the way in covering the anti-Asian violence across the country. In March she hosted the one-hour primetime special, entitled The Racism Virus, featuring a mix of community leaders including: Nobel Prize nominee Amanda Nguyen, basketball player Jeremy Lin, as well as actors Olivia Munn and Margaret Cho.
During the pandemic, she helped viewers navigate everyday life from the importance of masking to getting covid-19 tests and vaccinations. She walked parents through getting their kids to summer camp safely as well as returning to the classroom.
In 2020, her investigation into the dangers of foul balls during MLB games earned her and her team a prestigious National Press Club Award.
Prior to joining NBC News in 2019, Nguyen was a reporter at NBC Bay Area station KNTV, where her investigative reporting has led to multiple state and federal investigations and to changes in national policies.
In 2018, Nguyen’s expose of food safety violations by Sysco, the biggest food distributor in the country, led to the largest consumer protection settlement in California history to improve food safety. She also investigated the U.S. Postal Service’s refusal to allow employees to call 9-1-1, a policy that led to dangerous delays in treating injured workers, prompting a change to that policy. And, following her report on OSHA’s systemic failure to investigate whistleblower claims across 22 industries, the federal agency revamped its whistleblower program to ensure proper review of claims.
Nguyen has received numerous awards for her reporting, including a National Emmy, the Gerald Loeb Award for Business and Financial Journalism, and the duPont Columbia Award for Broadcast Journalism.
She graduated from the University of San Francisco, where she majored in communications and minored in biology. She’s based in New York and when she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their three daughters. She loves spending time outdoors and trying new foods.