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
'We're feeling blind': Misreported data makes COVID-19 situation look better than it is, Santa Clara Co. health officer says
"We just don't know. We don't know if our cases are rising, plateauing or decreasing," Dr. Sara Cody said.
San Jose to provide high speed internet access to thousands of students ahead of upcoming school year
"In these challenging times, we are prioritizing getting 8,000 students rapidly connected to the internet -- which will enable them to successfully participate in online learning this coming fall," said Mayor Sam Liccardo.
Local officials perplexed why San Jose was named as city being monitored on federal COVID-19 watch list
"I can't speak to why the White House picked particular cities. It seems the common theme is none of these mayors had communication with the White House. But regardless, our mission remains the same, to reduce our transmission rate," said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.
Coronavirus Impact: Central Coast Section fall sports can start practicing in December
The CIF Central Coast Section has announced that high school sports like football and volleyball can start practicing Dec. 14.
Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses resurgence in COVID-19 cases at Stanford event
Fauci spoke candidly about the importance of gradually reopening the economy, but doing so wisely, saying in part, "We need to drop back a few yards and say 'okay, we can't stay shutdown forever.'"
No cardio? Santa Clara County gyms hit with major limitation as they prepare to reopen
Gyms in Santa Clara County are preparing to reopen, but with one major limitation. No cardio allowed.
Nail salons, gyms, restaurants confused after Santa Clara County's expanded reopening plans denied by state
"We need help": South Bay nail salons, gyms and restaurants expressed their mounting frustrations after California denied Santa Clara County's expanded reopening plan over the weekend.
Santa Clara County hair salons, nail salons and gyms will soon be allowed to reopen under new health order
Santa Clara County's new health order will allow hair salons, nail salons and gyms to reopen soon.
Santa Clara County previews new COVID-19 plan despite recent surge in cases
"The root cause of this pandemic in the US is a collective national failure to invest in public health preparedness." Dr. Cody says the county is seeing more than 100 confirmed coronavirus cases a day, a rate higher than the pandemic's peak in March and April.
'Despicable': District officials respond after teacher allegedly coughs on baby in SJ Yogurtland
District officials released an updated statement, which reads in part, "The incident that occurred at Yogurtland is despicable."