Candice Nguyen joined NBC 7 in October 2013. Prior to that she spent more than two years at XETV. In April 2014 Candice was honored with an Edward R. Murrow Award for the News Series - ‘Missing for Decades’ following the story of David Amaya, the man who was kidnapped and taken to Mexico decades ago and in 2013 tried to come back to America not knowing he was a U.S. citizen. Candice broke the story and continued covering it as developments unfolded. Her reporting helped reunite Amaya with his mother. That year she was also nominated for an Emmy and won an SPJ San Diego award for her breaking news coverage of the Colorado theater 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 through Beijing, Shanghai, the United Kingdom and West Africa. In Ghana, she produced a documentary on Liberian ex-child soldiers coming to terms with their war-torn pasts.
When Candice returned from her travels, 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.
Candice graduated from New York University with degrees in Communication and East Asian Studies. She is part of the Asian American Journalist Association and a big advocate of the organization's mentoring program. It helped launch her broadcast career which is why she is an active member of its Mentor Search Committee. 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/Terrier mix, Marshmallow.