Vinita Nair is a special projects and investigative reporter at NBC 5. She is a Texas native, who grew up in Colleyville, attended Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, and got her undergraduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
After working almost a decade as a network anchor in several high profile positions at ABC, NBC and CBS – and as a reporter in newsrooms across the country – Vinita returned home to Texas. She has won multiple prestigious awards for her work, including contributions toward a national news Emmy for Outstanding Morning News Program, a James Beard award, and a Gracie Award.
Before joining KXAS, Vinita was the anchor of "CBS This Morning: Saturday" and the primary fill-in with Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell for "CBS This Morning." Vinita also worked as a New York-based correspondent for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including the "CBS Evening News," "CBS This Morning" and "CBS Sunday Morning." At CBS News, Vinita reported on numerous breaking news stories that had national and international importance. She led coverage for all CBS affiliates across the nation during events like the Boston Marathon bombings; the papal transition in Rome; and the discovery of three enslaved women in Cleveland, Ohio. Vinita was also the first network news journalist to report on the rising cost of EpiPens in 2016. Other news organizations, both on the local and national level, picked up her reporting, prompting a congressional investigation. She also regularly interviewed high-profile chefs like Wolfgang Puck, Iron Chef Morimoto, Alton Brown and Alice Waters for a long-form feature series at CBS.
Prior to CBS News, Vinita worked at “Early Today” at NBC News and was a newsreader for “Primetime,” “Hardball” and “First Look” on MSNBC.
Before that, Vinita was the anchor of the overnight and early morning news broadcasts “World News Now” and “America This Morning” at ABC News. She also regularly contributed to "Good Morning America" and the "World News" webcast.
Vinita began her career as a reporter and anchor at KWGN in Denver and KOLN/KGIN in Lincoln, Nebraska. The first TV station to put her on the air was WGEM in Quincy, Illinois.
Vinita is married with two sons. She is also the daughter of proud immigrants from South India, who have finally come to terms with the fact that she will never be a doctor or lawyer.