Kiet Do

KIET DO

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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Gabriel Loreto Garate (Photo courtesy of Enoc Diaz)

Teen Killed In Car Crash After Accepting A Ride To School

A 16-year-old boy who was killed in a crash Thursday morning has been identified as Westmont High School sophomore Gabriel Loreto Garate.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–4 hours ago

SFO security breach (CBS)

Man Breaches Security At SFO, Runs Onto Tarmac

A man who appeared to be under the influence of some substance breached a secure area at San Francisco International Airport Wednesday, running onto the tarmac and leading police on a wild foot chase until he was caught.

12/07/2016

Altamont Pass

Google To Run Completely Off Renewable Energy In 2017

Google is making a 100 percent commitment to green energy in 2017, making it the number one purchaser of renewable energy in the U.S.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/06/2016

Palo Alto pigeon poop clean-up (CBS)

Crews To Close Busy Palo Alto Street For Pigeon-Poop Project

Some detours are coming to Palo Alto over the next couple of weeks as plans to clean up after local pigeons will shut down one of the busiest streets in town.

11/29/2016

Apple Entrance

Silicon Valley Showing Nerves Since Trump Election

While the Dow surged more than 200 points Thursday, the NASDAQ — where most tech stocks are traded — dropped more than 40 points, spurring concerns that Silicon Valley is worried about a Trump presidency.

11/10/2016

Virtual Reality Developers Conference (CBS)

San Francisco Virtual Reality Conference Takes Look Into Future

The city of San Francisco becomes the portal to the future this week with the sold-out Virtual Reality Developers Conference kicking off Wednesday.

11/02/2016

Palo Alto High School (CBS)

Palo Alto High Schools Grapple With Weighted GPAs, Stress Reduction

The Palo Alto Unified Schools Superintendent says a blue ribbon committee will work on developing a comprehensive GPA weighting policy to be done by April.

10/31/2016

The Atherton Police Department. (CBS)

Atherton’s Back-Up Generator That Powers Police Department, 911 Dispatch Isn’t Up To Code

One of the wealthiest towns in America has a dirty little secret.

10/27/2016

A homeless woman spoke up at a press conference for Measure A in San Jose on October 12, 2016. (CBS)

Measure A Proponents Say Parcel Tax Could End Santa Clara County Homelessness

Many elected officials from all the South Bay have expressed their support for a parcel tax for affordable housing.

10/12/2016

BART extension into Silicon Valley on Oct. 11, 2016. (CBS)

BART Silicon Valley Expansion Plan Roars Forward

BART’s Silicon Valley expansion plan is roaring forward under budget and ahead of schedule, transit officials say.

10/11/2016

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