Benignant STEM Innovation Foundation presents:
First Inaugural Event
At National Press Club in Washington DC
Richard Lui anchors MSNBC News on weekdays from 10 a.m. until noon, breaking down the nation’s most compelling issues of the day. He joined MSNBC’s dayside team in September 2010.
Before joining MSNBC, Lui spent five years at CNN Worldwide, most recently with CNN Headline News as the solo anchor of the 10 a.m. hour of “Morning Express.” He also led the network’s morning political reporting throughout the 2008 presidential election. Lui anchored and reported on all of CNN Worldwide’s English-language networks including CNN US, CNN International, and HLN.
Lui’s field work includes reporting in Africa and Asia on global issues such as defense systems, terrorism, human trafficking, SARS, and Bird Flu. In 2010, he traveled to the Gulf to report extensively on the oil spill cleanup, an industry in which he spent five years working professionally. In addition, Lui brings a 15-year career in international business that spans five industries including consulting, manufacturing, food and beverage, environmental, and technology fields, spending the 90s in Silicon Valley.
He has spent 25 years in community service, volunteering in Africa, Asia, and the United States for organizations like Habitat for Humanity and the YMCA. He serves as a pro bono strategy consultant and board member for non-profits involved with homeless and affordable housing.
Lui graduated with a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric from UC Berkeley and holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He currently is enrolled at Stanford University pursuing a Graduate Certificate in International Security.