MCCA announced that MSNBC and NBC News anchor and journalist Richard Lui will return to host the 2016 Diversity Gala on July 19th at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The Diversity Gala honors corporate law departments for leadership in their diversity programs.
Prior to anchoring for MSNBC and NBC News, Richard Lui worked at CNN Worldwide, where he was the first Asian American male to anchor a daily, national cable news show in the U.S. Lui has covered every national election since 2004, and is a contributing columnist for USA Today, Politico, and Huffington Post, among others. Before becoming a journalist, Lui spent 15 years working at Fortune® 500 and technology companies including Citibank and Mercer Strategy. Business Insider has recognized Lui as one of the 21 dynamic careers to watch alongside Mark Cuban and Warren Buffett.
Richard Lui’s community work spans 30 years and six continents. He serves as a UN Spokesperson and ambassador for Plan International USA with actress Freida Pinto, working on gender equality solutions. He also serves as ambassador for an anti-human trafficking NGO, Not For Sale. For his commitment and service, he received civil rights awards from national organizations including the National Education Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), Who’s Who in Asian American Communities (WWAAC), and the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA).
“I am excited to emcee the MCCA Diversity Gala, the premier national awards program that honors leading corporate law departments and individuals who champion diversity and inclusion. MCCA is a leading advocate for an inclusive legal workforce, which includes diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generational differences. It is an honor to be a part of the event,” said Richard Lui, MSNBC and NBC News anchor.