Candice Nguyen

Candice Nguyen is an investigative reporter for NBC Bay Area. As a proud Chinese/Vietnamese American and Bay Area native, investigative journalism is Candice's way of fighting for her community. Her reporting uncovers unjust government practices and holds powerful officials accountable.

This year, Candice was awarded the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for leading a 10-month-long investigation revealing why a growing number of single fathers are denied access to emergency services, rental housing and child care.

The five-part series NO MAN'S LAND led to police and housing policy reform in multiple Bay Area cities.

Candice has earned nine Emmy and Murrow awards for her work exposing police misconduct, military and charity fraud and, more recently, housing, racial and education inequity issues.

Candice joined the Investigative Unit in February 2020. Her journalism career has come full circle with NBC Bay Area. More than a decade ago, Candice worked at this same news station as an intern and writer. The same reporters and photographers who helped her land her first reporter job all those years ago, she now calls friends and colleagues. Shortly after her first on-air job in Salinas, Calif. Candice spent several years in San Diego as a reporter for XETV and NBC San Diego. Before joining NBC Bay Area, Candice was an investigative reporter for KTVU based in Oakland.

Candice was born in Oakland and raised in Union City by her single mother and extended family. She graduated from New York University and lived in China and West Africa where her passion for writing and video production began.

In her free time, Candice loves discovering hole-in-the-wall restaurants and hanging out with her husband and dog Lola. Fun fact: Candice is obsessed with spicy food.

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