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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Not a single Atherton police officer has ever lived in Atherton, where the median home price is nearly $7 million. As a result, their commutes aren’t short.
A robot has painted a two-story tall mural on the side of a building in downtown San Jose.
The chief of police in Gilroy had some explaining to do this week after his gun, badge and work laptop were all stolen from his truck last Friday.
A Bay Area woman whose family was torn apart by the Golden State Killer almost four decades ago talked about the relief she felt from Wednesday’s news of Joseph James DeAngelo’s arrest and why she doesn’t want him on death row.
A crosswalk feature designed to help the visually-impaired is being scrutinized after a man says he needed surgery after falling down and breaking his leg because of it.
Another futuristic Silicon Valley innovation may be taking shape at an Amazon research facility in Sunnyvale were the company reportedly has a secret mission involving the development of household robots.
Thousands of criminal convictions involving old marijuana cases are just waiting to be overturned in California.
A Hollywood power couple is looking to sell their multi-million dollar mansion in Woodside.
The crown prince of Saudi Arabia came in the Bay Area Thursday only to be confronted by something he doesn’t often see back home: a crowd of angry protesters.
A Caltrain took off, but the doors were still open. When a passenger took action, a conductor told him it wasn’t an emergency.