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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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Police Looking For Girl Seen Smiling On Surveillance Video While Using Dead Gilroy Man’s Credit Card

Police say a teenager is still at large and two suspects are behind bars in the deadly beating of a Gilroy man at his home last month.

03/04/2015

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Should Fireworks Be Legal During Lunar New Year Celebrations?

Fireworks are a big part of Tet celebrations and other Lunar New Year events, but in most of the Bay Area, they’re illegal.

02/20/2015

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How Much Will Gas Prices Rise After The Torrance Refinery Explosion?

Bay Area drivers can anticipate a spike in gas prices after an explosion and fire at a major refinery in Southern California.

02/19/2015

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Firefighters Dealing With Spike In Mud Rescues On Bay

Rescue teams on the peninsula are dealing with a spike in the number of people getting stuck on the Bay.

02/11/2015

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Tesla Of The Truck World? Silicon Valley Company Turns Commercial Vehicles Into Electric Green Machines

A Silicon Valley company could become the Tesla of the commercial truck world. The company called Wrightspeed is converting dirty trucks into clean, electric machines.

01/30/2015

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New ‘Jungle’ Homeless Camp Along San Jose Railroad Tracks Surprises Local Recycling Company

Silicon Valley’s fastest growing homeless encampment nestled along the railroad tracks near downtown San Jose off Phelan Ave. has grown to about 30 tents.

01/07/2015

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Thanksgiving Day Is The New Black Friday: Deep Discounts Starting Earlier This Year

The traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season may be tomorrow, but retailers are doing things a bit differently this time around.

11/27/2014

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Vulgar San Jose License Plate Overlooked By DMV’s Rigid Research Process

A driver spotted recently in San Jose is going to have to get a new license plate after caught sporting one of the foulest, most vulgar phrases in the Vietnamese language.

11/24/2014

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With Few Recruits, San Jose Police Ranks Could Dip To 1985 Levels

San Jose could see its lowest number of police officers in three decades if the department continues to lose officers at a steady rate, according to a new report.

11/18/2014

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Iconic San Jose Church In Danger Of Collapsing After 4-Alarm Fire

Firefighters spent the night on fire-watch at an iconic church that burned following Sunday services.

11/17/2014

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