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Thanh Truong

People to Watch Class of 2015

Photographed by Jeffery Johnston

Anchor & reporter, WWL-TV

Do not believe what you see in the movies, says Thanh Truong of his work as an anchor and reporter for WWL-TV.

“Despite the depictions of broadcast journalism, the daily responsibilities go well beyond reading a teleprompter and having ‘nice’ hair,” he says, “Sorry Ron Burgundy fans.”

A former correspondent for NBC News where he filed reports for “The Today Show,” “NBC Nightly News” and MSNBC, Truong has been writing, editing and delivering the local news for WWL since August 2013.

A first generation immigrant from Vietnam, he says he feels fortunate to be writing and telling stories for a living.

“It has its pressures and pitfalls, but it’s not backbreaking work, not the sweat labor which my parents had to endure,” he says. “Their work and work ethic laid the foundation for my opportunities.

While every day brings new challenges and opportunities, Truong says he’s excited about the future.

“I’m very much looking forward to the political season,” he says. “The governor’s race and the looming presidential race should make for great stories.




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