Trang Pham Bui - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Trang Pham Bui

Trang Pham-Bui has worked at WLOX since 1989. Believe it or not, during her high school years, she rarely watched the news, and had never even considered a career in television. Her life story is worthy of a "Top Story." 

Trang was born in Vietnam in 1967. Her family fled Vietnam, during the war in 1975. The refugees lived in Rockford, IL, for four years, then moved to New Orleans, LA. She attended O. Perry Walker High School, and worked odd jobs to help support her parents and six brothers and sisters.

Her most interesting job was as an interpreter for the Border Patrol Division at the Immigration and Naturalization Office. Her worst job was Assistant Janitor, cleaning school bathrooms, scrubbing baseboards, and scraping gum from under the chairs and desks.

During her senior year in high school, Trang considered majoring in Psychology. But a friend encouraged her to consider TV news.  She received a Jaycees scholarship in Communications, and she enrolled at Loyola University in New Orleans. Three and half years later, Trang graduated Summa Cum Laude. Trang applied for a reporter's position at WLOX, but was hired as a Promotions Assistant. A few months later, she became a News Producer.

Trang also worked at WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge for nearly a year, then moved back to Biloxi after she married her husband, Andrew Bui, in 1993. Years later, Trang finally reached her goal of being a News Reporter. She took over the Assignment Education beat, because she has children in school and understands many of the issues related to kids and academics.

Since Trang speaks Vietnamese fluently, she also covers stories concering the Asian community.

Trang loves to shop, and every sale, discount, and bargain is reason to celebrate. Her weakness is in the kitchen. Trang has been known to burn cookies, undercook meat, and toss too much salt into soup. Amazingly, her husband and kids are still alive.

Trang is the mother of two boys and two girls. The Bui family lives in Jackson County.

You can contact Trang at tbui@wlox.com.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Hebert Family speaks out about deadly explosion at Omega Protein

    Hebert Family speaks out about deadly explosion at Omega Protein

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:55:14 GMT
    Christopher Hebert was killed in an accident at Omega Protein's Moss Point plant in 2012. Hebert's loved ones said they are heartbroken to hear of another life lost.More >>
    In 2012, Christopher Hebert was killed when he was caught in a rotating screw conveyor at Omega Protein's Moss Point plant. Hebert's loved ones said they are heartbroken to hear another family is having to deal with losing a loved one because of something that happened at the plant.
    More >>
  • Woman, 2 children killed in Leake County ATV accident

    Toddler involved in fatal Leake County ATV accident expected to recover

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:08:07 GMT
    Two-year-old Alicia Hernandez is currently at Blair E. Batson hospital in Jackson recovering from an ATV accident that killed her mother, brother and a cousin. "My Aunt Lucy Hernandez, her second oldestMore >>
    Sarah Eichelberger, of Baton Rouge, was driving her 2009 Acura car when she collided with Lucy Hernandez's Honda ATV.
    More >>
  • Suspect's death takes a toll on authorities

    Suspect's death takes a toll on authorities

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:53:12 GMT
    The D'Iberville man who was pulled from the Tchoutacabouffa River this weekend drowned, according to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove. Monday, an autopsy was completed on James King. Authorities sayMore >>
    The D'Iberville man who was pulled from the Tchoutacabouffa River this weekend drowned, according to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove. Monday, an autopsy was completed on James King. Authorities say the 21-year-old jumped into the river Saturday while running away from police. It's the kind of tragedy first responders admit always takes a toll on them.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.