Richard Lui

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Journalist (1972)
Tue May 02 2023
By   Manish

American journalist, Richard Lui is well known for reporting news for MSNBC and NBC News. He is also known for contributing to publications, including USA Today, The Seattle Times. Moreover, Mediaite listed him among the top 100 in news buzz on its "Power Grid Influence Index of TV Anchors and Hosts" and ranked as one of "The 50 Sexiest in TV News."

Lui was born in 1972 in California, United States. Further, he belongs to Asian-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. Apart from this, his fans are more curious to know about his personal life. So, is he dating someone or married now?

Richard's Current Marital Status

The 47-year-old news anchor, Lui, is reportedly unmarried. Despite being a famous personality, he somehow manages to keep his personal life far away from the media.

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Picture: Richard Lui in Washington, District of Columbia, on 3rd May 2018. 
Source: Instagram @richardlui

The star is maintaining his name at the top of his career and concentrates on his important works, which might ultimately be appreciated by millions of his fans. So, this might be the reason why he isn't committed up until now.

Net Worth - $800 Thousand

Lui has a net value of $800 Thousand similar to Alison LaPlaca. He makes a sufficient sum of amount from his profession. According to Glassdoor, a highly experienced journalist earns $83 Thousand as an annual salary.

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The journalist further worked as a news anchor for the news TV series, MSNBC Live, which received outstanding ratings throughout its episodes with Lui. It also earned 3.3 ratings out of by the viewers of the show. Likewise, Jay Newton-Small and Margaret Talev also starred in the news series.

Active in Philanthropic Works

Prominent journalist, Richard is profoundly helping the underprivileged communities and need peoples who can't afford food for a whole day. He raises 10% of his income to the charitable funds as well as the social works.

Richard Lui at the Annual Charity Day
Image: Richard Lui at Cantor Fitzgerald on 11th September 2018, in New York City, New York. Source: Zimbio

On one's beam-ends, Lui is helping the homeless and needy peoples for housing space. He also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in Ghana as well as in the Golan Heights. In addition, he visited Haiti with former U.S. president, Jimmy Carter, and former First Lady, Rosalynn Carter to build houses and facilities.

Started Career As A Businessman 

Richard Lui first started his career in the field of business, serving in manufacturing, strategy, food and beverage, and technology industries for Mrs. Fields Original Cookies Inc. He was just 18-year-old when he became the youngest in the company's history to run a regional training center.

Richard Lui working as a businessman
Photo: Richard Lui at Clean Environ Equipment (QED). 
Source: Twitter @RichardLui

During his college days, Lui worked at Clean Environment Equipment (QED), where he leads its global advertising and public relations. He later served as a director, COO, and CMO for Citibank's business unit, focusing on payments and commercial activities. He also collaborated with Oliver Wyman consulting firm located in New York.

Pursued in the Field of Journalism

Richard found his true passion as a journalist while working as a reporter at KALX. At first, he got the opportunity to serve in Dianne Feinstein's first U.S. Senate campaign. He further moved to Asia to capture an awful moment in regional politics where he worked for an English language network reaching 24 territories, Channel NewsAsia, in the 2000s.

Richard Lui at the Annual Charity Day
Image: Journalist, Richard Lui in New York City, New York on 11th September 2018. 
Source: Zimbio

The handsome anchor moreover made his appearance as a news anchor for the news television series, CNN Pipeline, in 2005. Additionally, he starred in the news TV show, Morning Express with Robin Meade in 2006. He also appeared as a guest host for the talk-show, Jansing & Co., from 2011 to 2013. His other television works are Melissa Harris-Perry, Worldwide Exchange, and many more.

Once Engaged in Political Activities

Richard Lui's interest in politics was established in the 1970s, when he was in a debate of California's controversial Proposition 13 during a bus was driving to school. Later, he became a campaign manager for San Francisco College Board incumbent, Alan Wong.

Richard Lui with the Global Citizen and Windows 10 Host
Photo: Richard Lui, with Global Citizen hosts on 28th January 2016, in New York City, New York. 
Source: Zimbio

In the 2012 election campaign, Lui hosted API Votes' president debate, APA Presidential Inaugural Ball, and APA Congressional Caucus' forum at the capitol. He also organized the Asian Pacific American Institute Congressional Studies (APAICS) training sessions for elected and elected officials. He later made political contributions to publications like Politico, Huffington Post.

Honors & Achievements

NBC news anchor, Lui, won Suzanne Ahn Civil Rights and Social Justice Award, which was his first honor in the Asian American Journalists Association. He later earned a Peabody Award at the University of Georgia for reporting on the BP Oil Spill.

Richard received an NEA Human and Civil Rights Award at the National Education Association. He further won a NAAAP 100 Award at the National Association of Asian American Professionals. He is also an Emmy Award winner for reporting on Hurricane Katrina with the CNN team.

Richard Lui receiving an APAICS award
Picture: Richard Lui won an APAICS at the 21st Anniversary Awards Gala held at Grand Hyatt Hotel on 14th May 2015. 
Source: APAICS

The NBC news anchor won a Civic Engagement Award at the APA Institute of Congressional Studies in the presence of George H.W. BushJasjit Singh in 2015. He also won the American Courage Award and Outstanding 50 Asian American in Business Award in 2015.

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