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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KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–4 hours ago

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KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/21/2017

Rent-Controlled Tenants Evicted To Make Room For U.S. Veterans

Veteran Affairs will pay market-rate prices to house U.S. veterans. And at least one South Bay landlord may be evicting rent-controlled tenants out to make room for vets.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/12/2017

San Jose Provides Free Cars To Coyote Creek Flood Victims

People whose cars were ruined by Coyote Creek flood water are getting some help as they try to rebuild their lives.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/04/2017

San Jose, San Francisco Look To Speed Cameras To Slow Down Drivers

One by one, various government bodies are giving their blessing to speed cameras in California cities.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/22/2017

San Francisco Parking Shortage Prompts SFMTA To Propose Pilot Program

As part of the proposed pilot program, the number of permits would be capped at two per household.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/21/2017

Crews Make Progress With Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Demolition

It could take crews until the end of the week to finish tearing down the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge near Big Sur.


WWII Vet Faces Eviction, Puts Spotlight On San Jose Tenant Protections

A World War II veteran in San Jose is fighting to keep his home.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/14/2017

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Former President Barack Obama spent the day in Silicon Valley reportedly meeting with tech leaders Monday.



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