Rich Lui became the first Asian American male to anchor a daily, national cable news program in America during his time at CNN. Today, he is a news anchor for his own MSNBC and NBC News show, where he has consistently made it a point to engage and highlight Asian American stories in a compelling and representative manner. Previously, the Renaissance man also boasted a successful business career, having founded, patented, and sold the first bank-centric payment network that was funded and incubated by Citibank. Lui has spent 25 years in community service in Africa, Asia, and the United States, volunteering for organizations like the United States Capitol Historical Society, the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, and APIA Vote. He is also deeply active in the corporate and political Asian American sectors, and a highly sought-after ambassador to several global organizations.