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 secret Google project to reportedly develop a censored version of the Internet search engine for China has left from more than a thousand employees of the company outraged.
Former Santa Clara City Councilman Dominic Caserta will not face any criminal charges after being accused of sexual misconduct.
The Mayor of Palo Alto was still doing damage control Tuesday, two weeks after she made the mistake of dismissing the traffic gridlock many local residents suffer through.
A spike in crime has neighbors on edge in an upscale area of San Jose. Since last Thursday, Willow Glen has been seeing a wave of auto thefts, carjackings, home invasions and burglaries.
Penthouses that have just hit the market in Palo Alto are pricey, even by Silicon Valley standards. In one case, the monthly rent is more than some people pay in a year.
A surfer’s family on Monday talked to KPIX 5 about his recovery from a scary accident in Santa Cruz and thanked supporters for their generous donations.
Dozens of young athletes on their way to a basketball tournament got the surprise of a lifetime when Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant rolled up on a show-stopping plane in Oakland.
An East Bay firefighter mauled by a pit bull is still in the hospital and is facing a lengthy recovery.
The dispute over a gate in Opal Cliffs Park near Santa Cruz that leads to a sandy cove is one of many waged in California over the public’s right to access the coastline.
A pristine coastline in Santa Barbara County is largely inaccessible to the public after a settlement between wealthy homeowners and state coastal officials. However, the settlement is not setting well with coastal access advocates.
After years of trying to crack down on illegal fireworks in the city, San Jose city has come up with a new plan: an app where people can report fireworks scofflaws.
A brand new roller coaster that is opening for business in the South Bay this week is the first-of-its-kind on the West Coast.
Environmentalists are blaming a decrease in native burrowing owls near Google’s Mountain View headquarters on feral cats being cared for and fed regularly by Google employees.
A woman who accused a 49ers linebacker of domestic violence – and then said she lied about it – could avoid facing any charges.
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.
Artificial intelligence will soon be put to work at Walmart stores around the country.
East San Jose students took to the streets in protest following allegations of corruption in their school district.
Details have emerged on a secret relationship between the FBI and one of the country’s biggest computer retailers.
Testing is underway in the Bay Area to see if the ground can handle high-speed trains.
Obscure rules that cost patients money when they’re buying prescription drugs have been a pharmaceutical industry standard for years, and now a bill in the state Assembly is targeting the practice.
Californians could be seeing empty cars driving themselves on public roads in about a month.
A new report shows the number of rapes reported in San Jose has gone up an alarming amount, rising 263 percent in the past decade.
Scientists are getting close to providing us with an earthquake warning system, but they aren’t getting any help from the White House.
One South Bay city is taking energy efficiency to the next level and beyond as San Jose’s mayor on Thursday announced an ambitious renewable energy program.
When students at Stanford gather for a traditional on-campus make-out session Wednesday evening, the event will have a different mood with the raised awareness about sexual harassment.
Alleged cheating at the Cal Fire academy wasn’t doing anyone any favors, as it may have lead to under-prepared firefighters.
Digital voice assistants and smart home speakers are not only become more prevalent in U.S. households, but it’s expected they will also become more human-like.
Masked inmates armed with soap, books and mattresses booby-trapped an entire cell block at the Santa Cruz County Jail.
The forecast called for lots of big waves, and Mother Nature did not disappoint the surfers who gathered in Santa Cruz Tuesday.
A crew working on a home in Menlo Park got quite a surprise Tuesday morning when the removed a mural from the side of the house.
After 50 years, the roar of motorcycles will soon fall silent at a South Bay motocross institution.