Richard Lui Biography
Richard Lui is an Asian-American journalist and news anchor for MSNBC and NBC News. Lui anchors the Western edition of Early Today on NBC News. He contributes reports for NBC News Investigations Unit. and NBC Weekend Nightly News He is based at NBC’s offices at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
Richard Lui Age
Lui was born in 1972, California, USA. He is 47 years old as of now.
Richard Lui Education
Lui graduated from UC Berkeley, earned an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and is currently enrolled at Stanford University in its postgraduate program on International Security.
Richard Lui Wife
The information about his dating and girlfriend is still kept in secret. Moreover, Richard is most likely not married nor has any record of having a wife. Regarding his age, Lui should have been a married man but he chooses to focus on his career and has kept his love life dull for his fans who would like to know about his dating life.
Richard Lui Net Worth
Richard Lui has earned a decent amount of money from his journalism career, as he has also won various awards that increased his assets basis. In the year 2014, Lui was awarded by Asian Americans Advancing, with an American CourDistinguished Service worth of $ 5,000.Before that, he was also awarded Social Justice award worth of $ 12938, and community award twice in 2012 and 2013 worth of $ 1000. he enormously has a net worth in millions.
Richard Lui Journalism
In the 1990s, Lui was exposed to a pivotal time in California politics. As a reporter at KALX, he was assigned to Dianne Feinstein’s first successful U.S. Senate campaign and the Rodney King verdict and riots. Later, in the 2000s, Lui moved to Asia to capture a heated moment in regional politics. He was at Channel NewsAsia, an English language network reaching 24 territories.
Two Muslim countries in Southeast Asia were undertaking key transformations. Indonesia’s Sukarno family was defeated after rule spanning over half a century. And Malaysia’s prime minister, after almost a quarter of a century, handed over power. Lui also covered the South Asian tsunami, and the 2003 SARS and bird flu outbreaks.
During five years at CNN Worldwide, Lui anchored and reported on all CNN English-language networks, including CNN US, CNN International, and HLN. He anchored live breaking stories such as the 2009 Gaza-Israel War, Virginia Tech Massacre, 2006 Hezbollah-Israel War, Mumbai train terrorist bombings, and Mumbai Hotels Siege.
In 2006, Lui’s undercover reporting exposed child sex slavery in Indonesia. Later, in a CNN Freedom Project report, he investigated seven-year-olds sold to Ghanaian fishermen as labor slaves. His field reporting explored political and civil rights controversies in the Asian-American community, including the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, which led to a system of illegal immigrants called paper sons.
He reported on the racially motivated killing of Vincent Chin and its association to the Muslim-American community’s post 9/11 challenges. In addition, he reported extensively from the Gulf on the BP oil spill. He received Peabody and Emmy awards for his team reporting at CNN during Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Oil Spill.
Richard Lui Business
Lui started in business in 1985, working in manufacturing, strategy consulting, food and beverage, environmental, oil, and technology industries. He has held chief roles from operations to marketing.At the start of his career, Lui skipped college and spent four years at startup Mrs. Fields Cookies. At the age of 18, Lui became the youngest in the company’s history to run a regional training center.
After Mrs. Fields, Lui entered college, followed by work at Clean Environment Equipment (QED), where he led its global advertising and public relations. According to the company’s website, its oil recovery products are on almost every major refinery with an underground oil spill. Until 2008, Lui worked for Citibank as Director, COO, and CMO of a business unit focused on payments and commerce.
His patented payment infrastructure bypassed MasterCard and Visa, enabling consumers to pay for goods and services by connecting directly to their bank. It included wireless access to checking, brokerage, and other funds. Before Citibank, Lui worked at Oliver Wyman New York.
Richard Lui NBC News
Lui joined MSNBC in 2010. Today, Lui anchors Early Today for NBC News. At MSNBC, his beat is politics. He is based at NBC’s offices at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. In addition, Lui covers sports for both NBC News and MSNBC morning shows. He also served as a news anchor for The Weather Channel’s program with Al Roker, Wake Up With Al.
Some of the events he’s anchored breaking coverage of include the Scotland independence vote, 2013 government shutdown, Boston Marathon bombing, Japanese earthquake and tsunami, NATO’s attack in Libya, and the Arab Spring and Egypt’s revolution.
Lui’s field reporting has included covering the Ferguson unrest, Hurricane Sandy, and the 2012 U.S. Presidential election. For the election, his reports have ranged from the implications of the Tea Party movement to presidential election night exit poll data. In an NBC News investigation, Lui reported on a phenomenon involving high-volume brothels in the U.S. where women are forced to have sex 100 times a day.
Richard Lui Civil Rights
Asian Americans Advancing Justice awarded Lui an American Courage Award for Distinguished Service in 2014, the year after former Representative Barney Frank received it.
The Asian American Journalists Association awarded Lui the Suzanne Ahn Civil Rights and Social Justice Award in 2013, an honor in memory of humanitarian Suzanne Ahn. Civil Rights organization OCA awarded Lui with its Community Service Award in 2012 and 2013.
Richard Lui Politics
Lui’s interest in politics started in the 1970s when he debated California’s controversial Proposition 13during bus rides to school. That interest turned into a job at 19: campaign manager for San Francisco College Board incumbent Alan Wong. After the election, Lui returned to college and planned to write on policy and the affairs of state, subscribing to The Washington Post when it had to be mailed to the West Coast.
In the 2012 election cycle, Lui hosted APIAVote’s Presidential Debate, APA Presidential Inaugural Ball, and APA Congressional Caucus’s forum at the Capitol. He also conducted the Asian Pacific American Institute on Congressional Studies (APAICS) training sessions for elected and appointed officials. Lui also contributes political opinion pieces to publications, including The Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Politico, and Huffington Post.