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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:58 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:58:44 GMT
Ten hospitals in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, including Biloxi Regional Medical Center.More >>
Ten hospitals in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, including Biloxi Regional Medical Center. The hospitals say the insurance company wrongfully reduced inpatient payments it was obligated to make for medical services provided to patients.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:11 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:11:57 GMT
(RNN) – Rapper Lil' Wayne is attempting to stomp his way out of controversy after a clip of him walking on the American flag went viral over the weekend. A behind-the-scenes clip of the music video GodMore >>
Rapper Lil' Wayne is getting attention for a viral video some are calling unpatriotic.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 >>
Be the first to find out about breaking news! To sign up for email alerts from the WLOX Newsroom, just enter your email address below.
Your email address will never be shared with a third party and youMore >>