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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Many elected officials from all the South Bay have expressed their support for a parcel tax for affordable housing.
BART’s Silicon Valley expansion plan is roaring forward under budget and ahead of schedule, transit officials say.
The Sacramento Municipal Utility Districts Tiny House competition this weekend is the inaugural contest challenging California college students to engineer a net-zero, miniature solar-powered house.
Caltrans is moving to clean up homeless camps around South Bay freeways after trash blamed on homeless camps has blown onto the highways creating traffic problems and eyesores.
A nationwide uptick in campus robberies and sexual assaults have one east bay university thinking outside the box to protect their students.
Free lunches have become a staple in Silicon Valley. But while it’s a feast at tech offices, it’s a famine for the restaurant industry.
Members of the LGBTQ community are calling out the San Jose city council candidate for what they call hate-filled beliefs.
Santa Cruz is taking action to clean up a portion of the San Lorenzo River that was the scene of a recent shooting.
There are concerns about security at upcoming 49ers games at Levi’s Stadium after the Santa Clara Police Union threatened to boycott working there over Colin Kaepernick’s protests.
At least a dozen officers are living in RV’s in the parking lot right near the San Jose Police Department’s headquarters.