Rosie Nguyen
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!

Rosie's Stories
Career exploration event introduces female students in Katy ISD to the construction industry
"Jobs don't have genders. Every job is available to each of us," the Construction Career Collaborative C3 executive director said, noting only 14% of the people working in construction are women.
Assistance available for 13 Texas counties impacted hard by weather disasters
Federal assistance is arriving for Pasadena and east Harris County residents impacted by the Jan. 24 tornado. We have a breakdown of the three types of loans available.
Elderly couple scammed out of $3K gets fooled again for another $3K on same day, son-in-law says
Only on 13: The son-in-law of the couple in their 90s said the scammers called from a spoofed number, claiming to be their grandson who had just hit a pregnant lady, and needed cash for a lawyer.
Miss Universe R'Bonney Gabriel returns home to Houston for the 1st time since she was crowned
Welcome home, R'Bonney! For the first time since she was crowned Miss Universe in January, R'Bonney Gabriel is coming back for a sold-out homecoming party.
State decision on HISD takeover brings mixed reaction among board of trustees
Many are concerned that the representatives elected by parents will no longer be able to advocate for what they want for their children. On the other end, supporters said it's time for HISD to undergo a major overhaul.
Looming HISD state takeover raises concerns about impact on communities of color
If a state takeover happens, the entire HISD board and superintendent will be replaced, so people elected by communities of color can no longer represent them.
How likely charges will be filed after 4-year-old unintentionally shot, killed by younger sister
The DA says that if the gun owner in a child's death was one of the parents, it's rare they'll be charged since the jury will most likely say that losing a child is already the worst form of punishment.
Man may have been living with corpse for months in northwest Harris County home, deputies say
The gruesome discovery started with a welfare check that led deputies to believe a man may have lived with a corpse for months before taking his own life.
Women in welding: Alvin Community College program aims to bridge gender gap
Right now, women make up only 5% of the welding industry. But that's something Alvin Community College is hoping to change.
Animal shelters in Baytown see high demand for free microchipping as ordinance set to begin July 1
An ordinance passed in Baytown will require all pets to have a microchip, which animal advocates say will increase the chances of reuniting lost pets with their families.