NBC News President Steve Capus announced today that he has hired reporter Thanh Truong to be an Atlanta-based correspondent for the network.
Mr. Truong was previously a general assignment reporter at KUSA, the NBC station in Denver, Colorado.
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Since joining KUSA in 2006, Truong has reported on a variety of breaking news stories including the 2008 Democratic National Convention. From 2004-2006, Truong was a general assignment reporter with WWL in New Orleans. He covered the initial impact and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and was part of the WWL team to earn a Peabody and Alfred I. duPont award for their Hurricane Katrina coverage. Truong also worked as a reporter for WMAZ in Macon, Georgia and WWNY in Watertown, New York.
Truong was born in Can Tho in southern Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. His family escaped the communist country on a boat to a refugee camp in Thailand. After months of waiting in poor conditions, a small church in upstate New York agreed to sponsor the family of seven. Truong grew up in Binghamton where his family later opened a Vietnamese restaurant. His daily conversations with patrons about politics and world issues started him down the path of communications.