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Thursday, May 15, 2008

On the Road Again

CNN News Room anchor Betty Nguyen will be awarded the Young Texas Ex Award this weekend. The following is the press release from the University of Texas Alumni Association. Congratulations to Betty on the fantastic achievement.

CNN Anchor Nguyen to Receive Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award
Austin, TX- Betty Nguyen, a news anchor for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia, will be recognized by the Texas Exes, The University of Texas Alumni Association, at the 2008 Outstanding Young Texas Exes award ceremony, Saturday, May 17. The award, inaugurated in 1980 by the Texas Exes, annually recognizes four young alumni who are distinguished in their fields and have demonstrated a continuing interest in The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Exes.
Nguyen was born in Saigon, Vietnam, but her family migrated to the United States at the end of the Vietnam War. She grew up in Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.
Nguyen currently co-anchors the weekend morning edition of CNN Newsroom with T. J. Holmes. She has covered numerous major news events, including Pope Benedict XVI’s historic trip to New York , the presidential elections in Sierra Leone , the shooting at Virginia Tech, Hurricane Katrina, the South Asian Tsunami, the London bombing attacks, the death of Pope John Paul II, and the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster. In 2003 Nguyen won a regional Emmy for her work at KTVT in Dallas, and in 2007, the Smithsonian Institute recognized Betty Nguyen as the first Vietnamese-American to anchor a national television news broadcast in the United States. There will be three Outstanding Young Texas Exes honored at the event in addition to Nguyen, including: Christina Joy Allen, Coordina to r for Grant Development and Research for La Marque Independent School District; Michael Appleman, a partner at Cantey & Hanger Law Firm in Fort Worth; and Timothy Price Crain, an aerospace engineer for NASA Johnson Space Center. The Texas Exes was founded in 1885 to praise, promote, and protect the university. Today there are nearly 85,000 members whom the association strives to connect to each other and to the past, present, and future of the university through career counseling, travel, reunions, continuing education, fellowship, and The Alcalde magazine.

The Morning Express with Robin Meade crew are heading out on the road this weekend. According to Robin’s daily newsletter, Morning Express crew will be in Washington D.C. this weekend. The following is from Robin’s newsletter.

"SALUTE TO TROOPS" hits the road this weekend!!!Staffers with the 'morning express w/Robin Meade' will be in Washington dc on Saturday --- to get your "SALUTE TO THE TROOPS" on tape.We’ve made it easy for you: • you locate us at the reflecting pool on the national mall.• We tape you giving a shout out to a specific person you know in the military...or just the troops in general.• We help you file it right away to (our computers and techies will be there on site!)• We make it part of our special Memorial Day 'SALUTE TO TROOPS'.-SO IF YOU'RE IN DC ON SATURDAY -- WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR YOU!

If you are in the D.C. area you should check it out. If you do let us know how it went .

Also in the vein of hitting the road, John Zarrella has been travelling around Florida checking out some alternative options for summer holidays due to the state of the economy. Today John checked out a great place with mermaids all around. The mermaids had a message for John Roberts delivered by John and Kyra Phillips.

All Things CNN sends our warmest wishes to Chad Myers who is celebrating his birthday today.

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