Elizabeth Dinh anchors the weeknight 5, 8, 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts on FOX 12 Oregon.
She’s been calling Portland her home since February of 2016. Before that, she was a reporter and anchor in Dallas, Seattle, Tampa and Amarillo.
Here in the Rose City, you’ll probably notice from her social media posts – whether it’s exploring local restaurants, food carts, or cooking up something herself, she loves all kinds of food!
When not at work, Elizabeth is usually out and about with her husband Kevin. They’ve got a special bond too. She says she owes her life to an amazing love story, and with good reason. While in Seattle, in June 2012, Kevin donated one of his kidneys to her when a condition called IgA Nephropathy caused both of hers to fail. The selfless gift of life from him renewed her health and her spirit after living with failing kidneys for nearly two years.
The youngest of seven children, Elizabeth is the only daughter. Her brothers are all married and between them have 18 children — and counting! She loves her big family and her Vietnamese heritage.
During the Fall of Saigon in 1975, her mom and dad fled South Vietnam before settling in Irving, Texas, which is also where Elizabeth was born. Thanks to the influence of her parents, Elizabeth learned Vietnamese at an early age and still speaks it. She also enjoys making Vietnamese dishes at home when she’s not trying them at local restaurants (Probably not a surprise - her favorite type of food is Vietnamese!)
Elizabeth is proud to be a former Miss Asian American Texas and recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award (the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve). She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington (Go Mavericks!). She’s also a proud “pug mom” to Tiny and Coco.