Elizabeth Dinh

You’ll see Elizabeth Dinh anchoring weeknights at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on KOIN 6, and the 10 p.m. news on Portland’s CW. Each Thursday she also reports about the area’s food, farms, restaurants, chefs and much more in her weekly Northwest Grown stories. She joined KOIN in the Fall of 2020.

She also goes by Liz, and if she’s a familiar face in the Pacific Northwest, it’s because she’s been Portland since 2016, when she started anchoring at KPTV FOX 12.

Before moving to the Portland, Liz spent three years back in her hometown area of Dallas-Fort Worth as an anchor and morning reporter for KTVT CBS 11.

Liz first experienced the region’s rainy weather and beautiful scenery as a reporter at Seattle’s KOMO-TV. She also anchored and reported in Tampa, Florida at WFTS. Her career began in the Texas Panhandle – in Amarillo, at the duopoly station KAMR NBC 4/KCIT FOX 14 as weekend anchor and evening reporter.

Liz says she owes her life to an amazing love story, and with good reason. While in Seattle, in June 2012, her husband Kevin donated one of his kidneys to her when a condition called IgA Nephropathy caused both of hers to fail. The selfless gift of life from him has renewed her health and her spirit after living with failing kidneys for nearly two years.

The youngest of seven children, Liz is the only daughter. Her brothers are all married, and among them, have 18 children — and counting! She loves her big family and her Vietnamese heritage.

During the Fall of Saigon in 1975, her mom and dad fled South Vietnam before settling in Irving, Texas, which is also where Liz was born. Thanks to the influence of her parents, Liz learned Vietnamese at an early age and still speaks it. She also enjoys making Vietnamese dishes at home and trying them at local restaurants.

Liz is proud to be a former Miss Asian American Texas and recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award (the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve). She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington.

Liz and Kevin love exploring the area by checking out different restaurants and coffee shops. They also love spending time with their pug, Coco Chanel.

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