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Richard Lui

News Anchor, MSNBC and NBC News

Richard Lui is a thought leader in media and digital-social storytelling with 30 years in television, technology, and business. Currently, he is a journalist and news anchor for MSNBC and NBC News. Before that in 2007 at CNN Worldwide, he became the first Asian American male to anchor a daily national news broadcast in the United States. Lui’s more recent field reporting includes Paris and San Bernardino terror attacks and Ferguson and Baltimore during heightened racial unrest. He is ranked in the top 1% of social media users by Twitter Counter. Lui has launched five technology brands over three technology cycles, most recently an artificial intelligence company in Silicon Valley in 2016.  While at Citibank, he co-founded and patented a Visa-like payments backbone and was a management consultant at Mercer for an IBM joint venture. He sits on five boards of directors / advisers and is a Policy Fellow at the University of California Riverside, where he explores the cross of public policy and media. Richard is a UN Spokesperson for the HeForShe Campaign and ambassador for NGOs focusing on gender equality and human trafficking. He holds a B.A. in rhetoric from UC Berkeley and MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.