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