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Richard Lui

Journalist and News Anchor, MSNBC and NBC News

Richard Lui is an American journalist and news anchor for MSNBC and NBC News. Lui anchors Early Today on NBC and is a dayside anchor for MSNBC broadcasting from 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Formerly at CNN Worldwide, Lui became the first Asian American male to anchor a daily, national cable news show. Lui is also a columnist, contributing to publications including USA Today, Politico, The Seattle Times, Detroit Free Press, and San Francisco Chronicle. Lui’s charity work in the same spaces led him to work with Plan International USA as a global ambassador for its Because I am a Girl campaign. He also is ambassador for the Epilepsy Foundation and sits on the president’s council for America’s largest food source to the poor, Food Bank for New York City. Lui has received civil rights awards from organizations including AAJA, WWAAC, and OCA.

Before journalism, Lui spent 15 years in business with Fortune 500 and tech companies. He is patent holder and co-founder of the first bank-centric payment system, which was seed-funded and incubated by Citibank.

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