Thuy is a five-time Emmy award winning journalist, anchor and program host who’s covered a wide range of topics from presidential debates to Silicon Valley’s tech industry…and just about everything else in between. She currently hosts “KQED Newsroom,” where she moderates panel discussions on current events and interviews newsmakers. The program airs on KQED television and radio, and is available online at www.kqed.org.
In addition, Thuy hosts “Scale the Wall” – a series of interviews with founders and CEO’s of prominent startups and private companies. They talk openly about why they started their business, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them. Sponsored by Nasdaq, the series is part of the Business Rockstars daily program devoted to entrepreneurship. It airs nationally in 40 million television households on BizTV, 150 radio markets and is available on the CBS Play.It podcast platform.
Prior to KQED and Nasdaq/Business Rockstars, Thuy was the host of LinkAsia, which combined news from Asia’s top television networks and conversations on Asia’s social media into a unique look at one of the most fast-paced regions of the globe. LinkAsia aired on Link TV, PBS World Stations and KCET in Los Angeles.
Perhaps one of her favorite gigs, though, was her stint as co-host of CBS5’s Eye on the Bay, the only nightly magazine program celebrating life in the San Francisco Bay Area—from its diverse personalities and businesses to the wonderful destinations and restaurants. She got to sample food and hang out with fun, interesting people all day long. What’s not to love?
Thuy has long been a familiar face and voice to Bay Area residents. She was a news anchor and reporter for various Bay Area stations, including ABC7, CBS5, KTVU, KQED-FM and National Public Radio. In 2011, Thuy’s special series on the devastating legacy of Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War won nine regional and national awards, including National Headliner, Society of Professional Journalists and a prestigious Edward R. Murrow award.
Thuy immigrated from Vietnam in 1975, fleeing the country with her family as Saigon fell to the communists. She lived in two refugee camps before resettling with her family in Duluth, Minnesota. She currently lives in Silicon Valley.