Posted Mar 24 2017 02:16PM PDT
Updated Mar 27 2017 06:13PM PDT
A proud Chinese/Vietnamese-American, Candice Nguyen joined the 2 Investigates team at KTVU FOX 2 as its investigative reporter in February 2017.
She has a passion for writing, uncovering stories and holding the corrupt accountable.
Her reporting has exposed criminal business practices, sparked action by the U.S. Navy and inspired a State Assembly bill to clean up California's security industry.
Candice is a Bay Area native who was raised in Oakland and Union City.
Her career in journalism started as a travel columnist. She got her first news job at KION-TV in Salinas, CA then spent six year reporting in San Diego, CA at San Diego 6 News and NBC 7 San Diego.
Candice is a five-time Emmy award-winner recognized in categories such as Journalistic Enterprise and Investigative Report. She has also received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for her news series "Missing for Decades."
Candice’s investigations have earned the Neil Morgan Community Impact Award and several Society of Professional Journalists recognitions. One report exposed a jewelry business using a Marine insider to steal financial identities of active-duty military members. The investigation resulted in criminal charges and store closures.
Candice has always gravitated towards stories helping the afflicted, something that resulted from being raised by a single mother who worked two jobs to raise her and her brother.
She found investigative reporting as a way to not only voice concern but prompt positive change.
When she’s not working, Candice enjoys circuit training and obstacle course racing. She loves exploring different foods and new neighborhoods.