Independence, Class of 1985 — Inducted in 2012
Thuy Vu is a three–time Emmy award winning journalist, anchor and program host who’s covered everything from presidential debates to culinary creations. Her most recent assignment was co-host of CBS 5’s “Eye on the Bay”, the only nightly magazine program celebrating life in the Bay Area — from its diverse personalities and businesses to the wonderful destinations and restaurants.
Prior to joining “Eye on the Bay”, she was a news anchor and reporter for various bay area stations, including ABC 7, CBS 5 and KTVU. Her commitment to excellence has earned many honors. Last year, Thuy’s special series on the devastating legacy of Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War won nine regional and national awards, including a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award. In 2010, she was named Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent by the National Alliance for Women in Media. Other honorees that year included The Evening News with Katie Couric, Barbara Walters and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell. Her passion for journalism has provided her many opportunities and rewards.
Thuy received four national awards from the Asian American Journalists Association, as well as honors from American Women in Radio and Television and the Peninsula Press Club. In 2004, readers of “AsianWeek” selected her as their favorite broadcaster. 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.