Thuy Vu

 Photo Credit:  Twitter @Thuy

Photo Credit:  Twitter @Thuy

Thuy Vu is the host of "KQED Newsroom" on PBS and "Scale the Wall" by NASDAQ.  Her career in broadcasting began in the early 1990's and includes roles of anchor, reporter and host on various networks such PBS, NPR, ABC, CBS and Fox.

Ms. Vu has won five Emmy awards, the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award, amongst many other.

A news director once suggested that she change her name, saying that no one with the name "Thuy Vu" will get a professional job.  She considered it for a few minutes, but decided against the advice and has had no regrets since.  In fact, she still meets Vietnamese people who are proud that she didn't choose a more American-friendly name.