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3 Questions with Betty Nguyen


NBC News and MSNBC anchor Betty Nguyen has spent her career covering breaking news around the globe, reporting on some of the most important political, environmental, and cultural events of our time--from the Boston Marathon bombings, to the 2012 presidential election, the Arab Spring, and the Gulf oil spill. Before her move to NBC, she anchored the CBS Morning News and reported for CBS This Morning, also serving as special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Nguyen previously anchored the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom, and contributed to award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the 2006 tsunami in South Asia. After returning to Vietnam for the first time since fleeing the war, Nguyen and her family were inspired to found Help the Hungry, a global nonprofit organization that distributes food, clothing, medicine, and basic essentials to those in need.
We had the opportunity to ask Betty a few questions. Don't miss her session at the Simmons Leadership Conference!
What woman do you most admire? What has she taught you?
My Mother. She taught me sacrifice, kindness, determination, perseverance, and unconditional love.
What's the best piece of career advice you've gotten along the way?
Be yourself. It's what sets you apart and what makes you great! Don't be a replica when you were created a masterpiece.
What was the last book you read?
I'm currently reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.

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