Betty Nguyen to Join WFOR in Miami as Morning Co-Anchor

By Kevin Eck 

Betty Nguyen has been named morning news co-anchor for Miami CBS owned station WFOR and the CBS News Miami streaming channel.

Nguyen will join co-anchor Keith Jones, meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez, and breaking news and traffic anchor Austin Carter weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m. beginning March 13.

Nguyen is returning to CBS News and Stations, where she served as a network morning news anchor and correspondent from 2010 to 2013, and as a news anchor for KTVT in Dallas-Fort Worth from 1998 to 2004. She also previously held anchor roles at NBC News, CNN and, most recently, WPIX in New York.


“We are honored to be able to welcome Betty Nguyen back to CBS,” said Darryll Green, president and general manager of CBS News and Stations’ local businesses in Miami. “It’s not every day that you get an opportunity to recruit someone who has been honored by the Smithsonian as a pioneer in television news, and had her reporting recognized with major industry awards on so many occasions. We are excited to have her join our CBS Miami team and partner with Keith, Lissette and Austin on our morning newscasts.”

“I am so excited to be coming ‘home’ to CBS,” Nguyen said. “I made dear friends and was proud to be a part of so many monumental moments during my years with CBS in New York and Dallas-Fort Worth. And now I look forward to adding several wonderful new chapters to my history with this company as I work alongside my colleagues at CBS Miami and embrace this opportunity to report on the vibrant and diverse communities here in South Florida.”

Nguyen began her career as a reporter and morning news anchor at KWTX in Waco, Texas.

Veteran news anchor Marybel Rodriguez remains with CBS Miami and will appear on CBS Miami and the CBS News Miami streaming channel’s weekday 9 a.m. and Noon newscasts.