Richard Lui

MSNBC, NBC News Journalist and News Anchor
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Richard Lui is a journalist and news anchor for MSNBC, NBC News, and formerly CNN Worldwide, where he became the first Asian American male to anchor a daily, national cable news show in 2007. Lui has reported on almost every seminal international event in the last decade, including conflict and political upheaval in the Middle East and Asia, and socioeconomic challenges in an evolving global economy. More recently he reported live from the field at the Paris and San Bernardino terror attacks and in Ferguson and Baltimore during heightened racial unrest.

Richard Lui with his father

Outside of work, Richard travels each week from New York City to San Francisco to care for his father, an Alzheimer’s patient. To highlight and raise awareness of the importance of family caregiving and health care education, Richard serves as an AARP Caregiving Champion and an Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Champion.

Richard is also a spokesperson for UN Women, ambassador for Plan International’s “Because I Am A Girl Campaign” and for anti-human trafficking group Not for Sale, and Board Advisor for Annie Cannons, an NGO teaching trafficking survivors to become software coders.

A former businessman and patent holder, Lui often addresses Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley tech firms as a thought leader in media, race and storytelling. He is ranked in the top 1% of social media users by Twitter Counter and was named  one of 21 dynamic careers to watch alongside Jay-Z and Sheryl Sandberg by Business Insider.