Chris Nguyen | ABC7 KGO News Team
Many years ago, I laced up my first pair of hockey skates at the old Eastridge Ice Arena in San Jose. My family wanted to get out of the summer heat, and as a result, the mall became our go-to place to escape. The ice hockey career was short lived, but my love for the Bay Area never went away. I'm honored to be sharing the stories that matter most to our community, and even more thrilled to be doing it in a place I've long considered my second home.

As the first-born son of Vietnamese American immigrants, I was raised in Western Washington, but spent a lot of time with relatives down in the South Bay. I'm a proud graduate of the University of Washington, where I studied communication and political science. With that said, I hope you'll forgive me in advance for my allegiance to the Seattle Seahawks.

Whether it's meeting with Super Bowl MVP's or everyday superstars, I love connecting with people from all walks of life. On a professional note, I got my first on-air break as an anchor/reporter at WAND-TV (NBC) in Central Illinois. From there, it was back to my home state where I served the viewers of the Inland Northwest as an anchor/reporter for KREM-TV (CBS). Prior to joining the ABC7 News team, I worked as a weekend morning anchor and general assignment reporter at KXTV, the ABC affiliate in Sacramento.

My family and friends mean the world to me, and I'm grateful that they've been supportive of my career throughout the years. Outside of the newsroom, I enjoy trying out new restaurants, and as a result, can often be found at the gym burning off those extra calories! I've completed a handful of half marathons, and have my sights set on completing a full course in the near future.

Let's stay connected on Twitter or Facebook. I'd love to get your feedback, and look forward to seeing you the next time I'm in your neighborhood!

Chris reports weekdays from the ABC7 South Bay bureau, and anchors ABC7 Morning News on Saturdays.

Chris's Stories
Bay Area teen fashion designer organizes #StandForAsians rally
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More than 4,500 no-shows for COVID-19 vaccine appts. at Santa Clara County sites
Those who have been desperately trying to secure an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, were disappointed to hear how many people never showed up to get their scheduled shot.
Santa Clara County to offer saliva-based COVID-19 test at specific sites
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San Jose small businesses hope for Lunar New Year boost
As the community comes together to usher in the Year of the Ox, many Asian American-owned businesses in San Jose's Little Saigon neighborhood are hopeful that better days are ahead.
Santa Clara Co. officials urge public to avoid Lunar New Year gatherings
"We saw a spike after Thanksgiving, we saw a spike after Christmas, and we do not want to see a spike after Lunar New Year."
COVID-19 vaccination site opens at Levi's Stadium, to be largest in CA
Governor Newsom says the goal is simple: to have a system to get people vaccinated. Levi's Stadium will become the largest mass vaccination site in the state.
Levi's Stadium to become COVID-19 vaccination site
Amidst a national vaccine shortage, Santa Clara County has announced a new partnership with the 49ers to turn Levi's Stadium into the biggest COVID-19 vaccination site in California.
Facebook announces crack down on COVID-19, vaccine misinformation
After nearly a year of struggling to crack down on COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation, Facebook is revising its policies once again.
SJ mayor supports removal of controversial Thomas Fallon statue
Stanford history professor Albert Camarillo says the statue "reflects a history of oppression, of conflict, of the worst aspects of Manifest Destiny, of genocide against Native American people."
Santa Clara Co. hits 100,000+ COVID-19 cases; ramps up vaccination sites despite limited supply
Nearly one year after the first person in Santa Clara County was diagnosed with COVID-19, officials say the county hit 100,000 cases this week, marking a milestone that no one wanted to see.