News Anchor, MSNBC and NBC News
Richard Lui is a journalist and dayside anchor on MSNBC. Lui is also a rotating news anchor for NBC's weekendToday show and contributes reports for NBC News Investigative Unit and NBC Weekend Nightly News.
Lui was previously with CNN Headline News as the solo anchor of the 10 a.m. hour of Morning Express. He led the morning political reporting during the 2008 Presidential election. Lui also anchored and reported for CNN Domestic and CNN International. When he joined CNN Headline News in 2007, Lui became the first Asian American male to anchor a daily, national cable news show in the U.S. Mediaite has ranked Lui #101 in News Buzz on its Power Grid Influence Index of TV Anchors/Hosts.
In addition to his political and journalism work, Lui spent 15 years in business with Fortune 500 and technology companies. This included work at Oliver Wyman as well as patenting and launching the first bank-centric payment system in a Citibank carve-out he founded with fellow University of Michigan MBA alumni.
Lui has been active in community leadership for 25 years in Africa, Asia, and the U.S. He leads pro bono strategy consulting teams and is a board member for non-profits in homeless and affordable housing. He also speaks at events for the U.S. Department of State, Harvard, and the Aspen Institute.
Lui graduated from UC Berkeley, earned his MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and is enrolled at Stanford University in its International Security program.