Richard Lui has been an MSNBC dayside anchor since September 2010. He has anchored some of the network’s major breaking stories, including the 2011 debt-ceiling debate, the Arab Spring, and the deficit super committee failure. His daily reports have included the Tea Party movement, candidates’ social media strategies, and the link of unemployment to electability.
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 led the network’s morning political reporting throughout the 2008 presidential election. Lui occasionally is a guest on political talk shows The Bill Press Show and The Stephanie Miller Show.
Lui attended UC Berkeley majoring in the political economy of industrial society, later graduating with a B.A. in rhetoric. He received his M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and is enrolled at Stanford University in its program in International Security.