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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A South Bay high school is mourning the death of a popular student after the plane she was in crashed in a remote area of Santa Clara County.
Elsvette Buenaventura just moved into her 10th floor condo in Downtown San Jose. But lately, the million-dollar view is as beautiful as it is unnerving.
It’s been two years since San Jose voted to increase its minimum wage to $10 an hour. San Jose State University professor Scott Myers-Lipton, whose students came up with the idea, is not one to rub it in.
A group of researchers, that include some Stanford professors, have a theory that seems to be a no-brainer when it comes to making people use less water: increase the price.
Harley Davidson is touring the country with a stop in San Jose this week to gauge interest in a prototype electric bike called LiveWire, which is designed to look like a tank and sound like a jet.
A story KPIX 5 broke last week has people in San Jose talking about next month’s mayoral election.
Nearly 500 homeless people in Santa Clara County live in their cars. Now the city of San Jose is considering designated parking lots to give those folks a place to stay.
The San Jose Police Officer’s Union says the morning after election day could be the start of another mass exodus of police officers.
The battle is heating up between two men vying to be the next mayor of Northern California’s largest city.
Several websites, big and small, are taking a stance in the new battle over net neutrality with an Internet “slowdown” Wednesday.