Tran Nguyen

Trân Nguyễn is a bilingual data journalist covering the Vietnamese community and governmental issues in San Jose. She is a Report For America Corps Member.

Nguyễn has experience covering businesses, schools, police, city and county government. She’s passionate about local news and aims to produce data-driven, solutions stories for her community.

Nguyễn previously worked as a city hall reporter for the Ashland Tidings and the Mail Tribune in Oregon. While pursuing her master’s degree in data journalism at the University of Missouri, Nguyễn worked as a K-12 education and graphics reporter for the Columbia Missourian. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. Her hometown is Saigon, Vietnam.

Silicon Valley lawyer jumps into San Jose council race

Elizabeth Chien-Hale is a lawyer, educator and president of one of the largest neighborhood associations in downtown San Jose. Now, she wants to add elected official to her resume. Chien-Hale is running for the coveted San Jose City Council District 3 seat to replace Councilmember Raul Peralez, who terms out next year and is running for...

San Jose releases Liccardo’s private emails: What we learned

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo routinely uses his private email account to discuss city matters, communicate with local nonprofits and strategize with lobbyists, a San José Spotlight analysis of his recent emails found. One email thread also shows how Liccardo potentially mixes city resources with his nonprofit Solutions San Jose— an advocacy organization formed earlier...

Santa Clara County could spend $25 million on prefab homeless shelters

Building more housing is the key to fighting the growing homelessness crisis in Santa Clara County. Two officials want to give a local nonprofit $25 million to do so. Supervisors Joe Simitian and Otto Lee announced a proposal Thursday to grant LifeMoves, the region’s largest temporary housing provider, a multi-million dollar contract to help it...