Everything You Need to Know About Leyna Nguyen

Leyna Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, former television anchor and reporter based in Los Angeles. She is a woman of many talents who has made quite a name for herself. She is the first newscaster to anchor the news on two stations in the same market.

Moreover, she was named  “YMCA Woman of the Year” in 1996. In addition, she was chosen as “Miss Asia” in 1987. 

Who is Leyna Nguyen?

Leyna was born on December 13, 1969, in Dong Ha, Vietnam. Her family escaped from the country in 1975 and resettled in Minnesota. 

She always dreamed of becoming a news reporter. With all the odds against her, she eventually became an award-winning journalist in the second-largest television market in the country. 

Nguyen completed her high school studies in her hometown. Then, she graduated with a degree in Mass Communications from Webster University in St. Louis.

Leyna is Also an Actress

Hot Leyna Nguyen taking a mirror selfie

Anchor and Reporter

Nguyen was a successful television anchor and reporter who anchored the nightly 4pm and 9pm newscasts on KCAL-TV in Los Angeles. She also hosts podcasts called “Consenting Adults” and “Leyna Nguyen Unscripted”. 

Her podcast, consulting adults is a series for mature audiences that explores the intimate relationships of people 40 and older. It also helps them to share how they are enjoying sex and life more than ever.


Despite acting not being her career, she has appeared in more than 35 television shows and movies. Nguyen’s most notable works include Austin Powers, NCIS, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Leyna Nguyen with her husband, Michael Muriano

Leyna is a Married Woman

Nguyen was previously married to a man named Michael Muriano. The couple married on 11 April 2005. However, after more than eight years of marriage, the couple got a divorce. They divorced in December 2013. 

In late 2013, there were also some rumors that Nguyen was dating Kato Kaelin, an American actor known for his work on BASEketball (1998). 

At present, she is married to a man named Denny Hooten. Denny is a healthcare executive, financial advisor and a USC Professor. Although there isn’t much information regarding the date of their marriage, Nguyen posted a picture of herself with Hooten and a wedding ring in October 2019. 

Leyna has Two Children

Nguyen has two children, a son named Dylan and a daughter named Kaylan with her ex-husband, Michael Muriano.

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Leyna Nguyen Net Worth

Leyna has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. She earns between $33,774 and $112,519, which is the average salary of a news anchor and newscaster. She also has other sources of income that are not publicly available. Similarly, she owns a beautiful white Mercedes. 

Leyna Owns a Media Training Company

Nguyen established a media training company while she was just 26. She named the company after herself. In LeynaNguyen.net, she offers the expertise and experience of a 4-time Emmy Award-winning journalist. 

She also founded a non-profit, Love Across the Ocean (LATO). The organization aims to build schools in VN, provide humanitarian relief, & to help bridge the gap between the young and older Vietnamese generations in The U-S. 

Body Measurements

Nguyen has a slim body figure with a height of 5 feet 4 inches and a weight of around 45 kg. Her body measurements are 33-22-33.

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