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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:34:37 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. 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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:18 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:18:02 GMT
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in search in the area of Canal Road in Harrison County this afternoon. An official at the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says a deputy pulled someoneMore >>
A witness describes him as a "Skinny Santa" and deputies say he's got white hair and a long beard, but they're not at all talking about old Saint Nick. They're describing a man, who reportedly fled from a deputy during a traffic stop Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:53:07 GMT
The newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor.More >>
Don't plan on having a bonfire in one of those new concrete fire pits any time soon. That's because the newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor. The county found out that they just couldn't take the heat.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 >>
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