Candice Nguyen joined NBC 7 in October 2013. Within her first two years in San Diego, she was nominated for an Emmy and won a Society of Professional Journalists award for her breaking news coverage of the Colorado theater shooting suspect's San Diego connection.
Originally from the Bay Area, Candice began her career as a local newspaper writer. She wrote a weekly column documenting her travels throughout Beijing, Shanghai, the United Kingdom and West Africa. In Ghana, she produced a documentary on Liberian ex-child soldiers coming to terms with their pasts.
When Candice returned to the United States, she became a news writer for NBC Bay Area. In 2010, she landed her first on-air reporting job at KION/KCBA in Salinas, California. In 2011, she made the jump to San Diego reporting at San Diego 6 News. She now feels lucky to live and work in a place that is not only beautiful but rich in history and culture.
Candice graduated from New York University with degrees in Communication and East Asian Studies. She is a member of the Asian American Journalist Association. Candice is a strong supporter of the organization's mentoring program which helped launch her broadcast career. She is also a member of IRE, Investigative Reporters and Editors.
Candice enjoys eating adventurously and is always excited to try new restaurants and cuisines. She lives in North Park with her adorable and, at times, mischievous white Shepherd/Corgi mix, Marshmallow.