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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Some unusual pests are going hog wild in some San Jose neighborhoods, leaving a trail of destruction.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/21/2017

Card Controls Let You Control Credit Card Security With Your Cellphone

A Bay Area company says the key to keeping hackers away from your credit card information may be your cellphone.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/20/2017

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Tech Investor Ellen Pao’s Memoir Sheds Light On Silicon Valley Sexism

Tech investor Ellen Pao discusses gender and racial discrimination in Silicon Valley in her new memoir.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/19/2017

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Locals Complain About Terrible Stench In North San Jose Neighborhood

A sickening stench is hanging over a North San Jose neighborhood, despite recent sewer repairs.


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California Judge Rules Retailers Are Extorting Shoplifters

A California judge rules the practice of making shoplifters pay to avoid calling in the police “is textbook extortion under California law.”

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/16/2017

Dozens Of Female Employees Accuse Google Of Gender Discrimination

Dozens of women have come forward accusing Google of gender discrimination.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/09/2017

Inspectors Visit San Jose Apartment Complex With History Of Roaches And Rats

San Jose is going after an apartment building owner, who is accused of letting his tenants live in rat and mold infested units.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/02/2017

Tech Vet Build Himself High-Powered Hose For Fire Protection

A Silicon Valley tech veteran who relocated to deep into the heart of fire country in the Santa Cruz Mountains has taken DIY fire protection to the next level.


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Palo Alto is cracking down on churches that are trying to offest costs by subletting their space.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/27/2017



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