Bao Vang is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, where she studied Broadcast Journalism and Spanish. Since then, she worked as a morning anchor and multimedia journalist at WSAW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, and as a reporter and weekend evening news anchor at WBAY-TV in Green Bay. Bao is one of the first mainstream journalists of Hmong ethnicity in the country.
Bao was born and raised near St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood. She spent her teen years on the city’s east side, where she discovered her passion for storytelling while attending Harding High School. Bao and her husband, Noah, and their daughter, Nina, moved back to the Twin Cities in July 2014 to be closer to family. Bao and Noah welcomed a son, Sean, in February 2015.