Friday, June 18 2010 7:19 PM EDT2010-06-18 23:19:21 GMT
Trang Pham-Bui and her husband, Ngoc, just returned from their first big overseas trip together...a dream vacation to Italy, Monaco and Spain. Read about their journey and their siting of the pope.More >>
Friday, July 10 2009 5:13 PM EDT2009-07-10 22:13:09 GMT
Trang Pham-Bui shares her exciting night at the Emmys. It was filled with glamour, excitement, and a few embarrassing moments.More >>
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.
WLOX reporter Trang Pham-Bui recently took an emotional journey back to her homeland, 33 years after leaving Vietnam. Watch streaming video of her special reports and see behind the scenes photos of her visit.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:17:53 GMT
A Gulfport woman has been charged with uttering forgery after she allegedly deposited more than $16,000 worth of fraudulent money orders at Coastal Credit Union.More >>
A Gulfport woman has been charged with uttering forgery after she allegedly deposited more than $16,000 worth of fraudulent money orders at Coastal Credit Union. Biloxi Police Department Investigator Steve Schlicht said Cynthia Ann Brosh, 57, turned herself in to authorities Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:38:38 GMT
The Evansville Police Department says a man is arrested after an attempted robbery early Tuesday morning. EPD says 50-year-old James Worthington is facing multiple charges after he attempted to rob aMore >>
EPD says 50-year-old James Worthington is facing multiple charges after he attempted to rob a customer at a west side gas station.