MSNBC and NBC News Anchor Richard Lui to Host MCCA Diversity Gala


April 15, 2015
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Journalist with Over 25 Years in Business and Communications to Emcee MCCA Diversity Gala on
June 30, 2015 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.


Washington, D.C. – Today, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) announced that MSNBC and NBC news anchor and journalist Richard Lui will host the 2015 Diversity Gala on June 30th 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.“We are honored to have Richard Lui join us in celebrating diversity and inclusion during our signature Diversity Gala,” said MCCA President and CEO Joseph K. West. “Not only is Richard an incredibly talented journalist, his commitment to diversity, inclusion and community service is an inspiration to all.”

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.

The MCCA Diversity Gala honors corporate law departments for their leadership in the industry and achievements in their diversity programs. The Gala is preceded by the Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference, which spotlights initiatives and promotes best practices for diversity and inclusion. This year’s Diversity Gala is sponsored by Microsoft, Morgan Lewis, Walmart, and Womble Carlyle. For sponsorship opportunities or more information on the MCCA’s Employer of Choice Award, Pathways Conference and Diversity Gala, or other annual programs at MCCA, please visit or contact  Aracely Muñoz Petrich, Esq. at (202) 739-5841 or

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