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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Sparked by the Stanford rape trial and subsequent lenient sentence that drew worldwide criticism, the Santa Clara County District Attorney made a move Wednesday to close a loophole for California sex offenders.
There are supposed to be signs at the county’s 804 polling places telling no party preference voters they could switch to Democratic, American Independent or Libertarian. One did not.
A San Jose elementary school is keeping children indoors all day Friday to stop the spread of stomach flu.
NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field was part of aviation history on Tuesday, as the agency conducted its most complex test to date of its air traffic management system for drones.
A Bay Area CrossFit coach is being called a hero after he used his herculean body to save a family following a car crash.
In the struggle to end homelessness, the City of San Jose is calling on a higher power. Church leaders, along with the mayor and advocacy groups, came together to kick off an initiative called “Housing One Hero.”
On a seemingly ordinary Tuesday in San Jose, the light pink, blue and white stripes of the Transgender Pride flag was raised over the Santa Clara County government building at City Hall for the first time.
Cleanup efforts are underway at a homeless encampment near two freeways in North San Jose.
A team from the Centers for Disease Control will be in Palo Alto starting on Tuesday as they investigate a high rate of suicides among teens.