Kiet Do

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Kiet Do is a general assignment reporter and joined KPIX 5 in January 2008, and is proud to be back home covering the South Bay for the 10pm and 11pm newscasts.

Before joining KPIX 5, the San Jose native was a reporter for WAGA-TV in Atlanta. While at the Fox affiliate, Kiet’s tornado coverage and stories on urban expansion earned him an Emmy for general assignment reporting.

In 2000, Kiet got his start as a “one-man-band” reporter, writing, shooting, and editing his own stories for KOAT-TV based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During his four and a half-years at the ABC affiliate, he covered several major wildfires, dozens of snowstorms and bear chases. In 2004, the New Mexico Broadcaster’s Association named him “Best Reporter.”

While a student at San Jose State, a near-death experience off the coast of Monterey, almost cost the Bay Area native his life. Kiet was on board a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter when it caught fire shortly after lifting off from the deck of an aircraft carrier. The chopper made a hard landing back on the carrier, and everyone evacuated safely with only minor injuries. Kiet captured the entire incident on tape and it helped him win first place overall in the prestigious Hearst Journalism Awards. It also helped him land his first on-air job, and instilled a healthy skepticism of helicopters.

Kiet got his start in TV news as a production assistant at KNTV in San Jose, and as an intern at KCBA/KION in Salinas.

Kiet is a former co-president of the Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) Atlanta Chapter. He is married to his junior high sweetheart and has 3 children. Kiet is also a professional wedding photographer.

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Thanksgiving Day Is The New Black Friday: Deep Discounts Starting Earlier This Year

The traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season may be tomorrow, but retailers are doing things a bit differently this time around.

11/27/2014

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Vulgar San Jose License Plate Overlooked By DMV’s Rigid Research Process

A driver spotted recently in San Jose is going to have to get a new license plate after caught sporting one of the foulest, most vulgar phrases in the Vietnamese language.

11/24/2014

San Jose Police Car (CBS)

With Few Recruits, San Jose Police Ranks Could Dip To 1985 Levels

San Jose could see its lowest number of police officers in three decades if the department continues to lose officers at a steady rate, according to a new report.

11/18/2014

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Iconic San Jose Church In Danger Of Collapsing After 4-Alarm Fire

Firefighters spent the night on fire-watch at an iconic church that burned following Sunday services.

11/17/2014

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South Bay High School Mourns Death Of Student Who Died In Gilroy Plane Crash

A South Bay high school is mourning the death of a popular student after the plane she was in crashed in a remote area of Santa Clara County.

11/11/2014

Photo of a drone hovering outside the window of a resident of a San Jose high-rise. (CBS)

Downtown San Jose Condo Residents Unnerved By Peeping Drones, City May Crack Down

Elsvette Buenaventura just moved into her 10th floor condo in Downtown San Jose. But lately, the million-dollar view is as beautiful as it is unnerving.

11/07/2014

People wait in line at a fast food restaurant. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Data Shows Unemployment Down, Growth Robust After San Jose Adopts $10 Minimum Wage

It’s been two years since San Jose voted to increase its minimum wage to $10 an hour. San Jose State University professor Scott Myers-Lipton, whose students came up with the idea, is not one to rub it in.

11/04/2014

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Would Raising Water Rates Make People Use Less In A Drought?

A group of researchers, that include some Stanford professors, have a theory that seems to be a no-brainer when it comes to making people use less water: increase the price.

10/24/2014

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Harley Davidson Adds Futuristic Jet Sounds To New Electric Motorcycle To Lure Younger Riders

Harley Davidson is touring the country with a stop in San Jose this week to gauge interest in a prototype electric bike called LiveWire, which is designed to look like a tank and sound like a jet.

10/14/2014

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San Jose City Leaders Call Police Quitting Threats A ‘Scare Tactic’ During Mayoral Race

A story KPIX 5 broke last week has people in San Jose talking about next month’s mayoral election.

10/10/2014

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