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.

After VTA shooting, San Jose library workers worry they’re next

Stopping fights, finding bloody clothes and calling the police: All in a day’s work for San Jose Public Library employees. Library workers are concerned for their safety following the May 26 mass shooting at a VTA light rail yard that left 10 dead including the gunman. One employee started a petition demanding library leaders and...

San Jose sees sharpest population decline in 10 years

The nation’s 10th largest city lost residents at its highest rate last year and is among the slowest-growing South Bay cities in the past decade, according to population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. San Jose, the most populous city in Santa Clara County with 1.01 million residents, lost almost 13,000 people between 2019 and 2020. That’s roughly...

Who tops the list of highest-paid San Jose employees?

As San Jose braces for unprecedented financial deficits caused by the pandemic, the city broke its record in employee compensation, with 34 officials netting more than $400,000 in pay and benefits last year. Seven of the 10 top-paid city employees worked at the San Jose Police Department, many of whom earned more in overtime than their salary....