National Correspondent for CNN Newsource
Chris Nguyen is a national correspondent for CNN Newsource based in Washington, D.C.
Chris Nguyen is a national correspondent for CNN Newsource based in Washington, D.C. He delivers live reports and digital content for the network's 1,000+ local news partners.
Prior to joining CNN, Nguyen served as an anchor and reporter at KGO-TV (ABC) in San Francisco, where he led the station's COVID-19 coverage out of Santa Clara County, which was among the first in the country to implement a shelter-in-place order at the start of the pandemic. In addition, he was responsible for covering Silicon Valley and the role that Big Tech plays in our society, as well as the region's homelessness crisis. Nguyen also has extensive experience anchoring hours of continuous breaking news during devastating wildfires and severe weather events. He was the first Vietnamese American man to regularly anchor in a major U.S. television market.
Nguyen's first anchoring role was with WAND-TV (NBC) in Central Illinois, where he led the weekday morning program. After that, he spent time in the Inland Northwest as a weekend evening anchor for KREM-TV (CBS). Before moving to the Bay Area, Nguyen was a weekend morning anchor at KXTV (ABC) in Sacramento.
Nguyen serves on the board of directors for Washington DECA, the Pacific Northwest's largest student leadership development organization. He graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.