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 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.
A San Jose startup appears to be on the cutting edge of “credit card control” to customize your security preferences with the tap of a smartphone.
Levi’s Stadium is the new “it” spot in the Bay Area and it turns out the thousands of people who’ve been flocking to the games are all being watched with a new cutting edge camera system.
The alley is a two-block stretch of dirt, potholes and forgotten history — all of it owned by the City of San Jose.
New technology could make it easier to find a parking space in Palo Alto with an idea to give drivers information about open spaces in city garages.
San Jose plans to clean-up a homeless encampment known as “The Jungle” located in the heart of Silicon Valley.