NCC16 Keynote: Richard Lui


NCC16 Keynote: Richard Lui


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. (Please note: We had a technical difficulty with the video during Richard's keynote. And, yes, I was freaking out. I edited the video so you didn't have to watch us try to get the video working. We finally did! You also can watch the video, below.)

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.

Save the date! Join us for the Second Annual National Caregiving Conference on November 10 and 11 at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare, 8535 W. Higgins in Chicago. Want to stay up-to-date on announcements about contests, our call for presentations and when registration opens? Subscribe to our email list, below, to receive regular updates.

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Lillie Fuller

I get the warm fuzzy feeling all over just thinking about what he shared with us!