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Kiet Do

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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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This bridge near 13th Street and Highway 101 in San Jose has been prone to vandalism. (CBS)

Caltrain Eyes Razor Wire, Fences To Prevent Future Tagging Of SJ Bridge Known For Vandalism

One of the Bay Area’s ugliest bridges just received a facelift. It has a fresh coat of paint, and it looks decent for now. But graffiti is already creeping in, and soon taggers will be back with a vengeance.

05/23/2014

A CHP aircraft caught motorcyclist Corey McDonah riding at speeds up to 120 miles per hour on April 2, 2014. (CBS)

CHP Aircraft Catches East Bay Motorcyclist Going 120 MPH On The Highway

The story of how Corey McDonah ended up in the Hayward Hall of Justice is a high-tech tale that is equal parts dumb luck, bad choices, and good police work.

05/06/2014

Volunteers stand next to piles of recovered trash pulled from San Jose homeless camps. (CBS)

San Jose Volunteers Backstop City In Massive Trash Cleanup Effort

Student volunteers recently lined up at 9 a.m. to help clean out a homeless encampment in the wealthy Willow Glen neighborhood. It was an in-your-face lesson on how governments can’t do it alone.

04/22/2014

A skater keeps her balance at San Jose Skate. (CBS)

San Jose Roller Skating Rink Slated To Close, Marking End Of An Era

San Jose Skate, the South Bay’s last remaining roller skating rink will close at the end of May.

04/02/2014

The Century 21 Dome Theater in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose Moviegoers Make Case To Save Domed Theaters

Just when it looked like the Century Theater domes in San Jose were riding off into the sunset, here come the cavalry.

03/21/2014

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Streetlights Go From Yellow To White, But Green Option Hurts Bay Area Astronomers

The dim, yellow bulbs that have lit up the city’s streets for years are being replaced with cheaper, brighter LED lights. Astronomers say that change is making their work harder.

03/05/2014

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Detective Reveals What Child Molesters Look For In Social Media Profiles

Mountain View police say the arrest of a former San Francisco high school teacher earlier this month revealed just how effective an online profile can be at driving a child predator straight into the hands of police.

02/17/2014

FBI agents conduct a drug raid in the Kinto Sol tattoo parlor in San Jose. (CBS)

Raid On San Jose Tattoo Parlor Nets More Than A Dozen Drug Arrests

A raid on a San Jose tattoo parlor that federal agents say was the front for drug operation has resulted in the arrest of about 20 suspects Thursday, according to authorities.

01/30/2014

Mary Guercio shows off her Anybody bu the Seahawks shirt (CBS)

South Bay Mom’s ‘Anybody But The Seahawks’ Shirts Selling Fast Ahead Of Super Bowl

It’s a question 49er fans will have to answer come Sunday, what to wear to the Super Bowl Party. For business owner Mary Guercio, the answer came after watching Richard Sherman’s now famous postgame interview after the NFC Championship Game.

01/29/2014

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South Bay Water District Provides Free Audit, Fixes For Home Water Waste

South Bay water customers are now able to find ways to cut water consumption and save money with a free house call.

01/28/2014

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