National Caregiving Advocacy Award: Richard Lui

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National Caregiving Advocacy Award: Richard Lui

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Richard Lui, MSNBC news anchor and reporter, began the First Annual National Caregiving Conference on December 3 with a special keynote about caring for his dad.

After his keynote, we honored Richard by presenting him with our very first National Caregiving Advocacy Award. I'm pictured presenting the National Caregiving Advocacy Award to Richard Lui on December 3 at the First Annual National Caregiving Conference. (Photo credit: Lillie Fuller, @lillie.)

Richard flew in to be with us on Saturday morning, arriving at the conference hotel at about 7:40 a.m. He began his speech at 8 a.m., ended his remarks at 8:40 a.m. and then grabbed a cab to head back to New York to be on the air later that afternoon. He received the award for his service, dedication and compassionate to help family caregivers. His tireless advocacy brings awareness to the needs of family caregivers. We are grateful for and inspired by his efforts. You can watch the award presentation at the bottom of this post.

Prior to joining MSNBC, Richard became the first Asian American male to anchor a daily, national cable news show in 2007 while at CNN Worldwide. Lui has reported on conflict in the Middle East and Asia, and military veterans and terrorism starting in the first Iraq War, among other seminal events. More recently he reported live from the field at the Paris and San Bernardino attacks and in Ferguson and Baltimore during heightened racial unrest.

Outside of work, Richard travels each week from New York City to San Francisco to care for his father, an Alzheimer’s patient. To highlight and raise awareness of the importance of family caregiving, Richard is an AARP Caregiving Champion and an Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Champion.

Richard is also a spokesperson for UN Women, ambassador for Plan International’s “Because I Am A Girl Campaign” and for anti-human trafficking group Not for Sale, and Board Advisor for Annie Cannons, an NGO teaching trafficking survivors to become coders.

A former businessman and patent holder, Lui often addresses Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley tech firms as a thought leader in media, race and storytelling. He is ranked in the top 1% of social media users by Twitter Counter and was named one of 21 dynamic careers to watch alongside Jay-Z and Sheryl Sandberg by Business Insider.