Enough About Me
On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Richard Lui about Enough About Me, the power of selflessness, championing civil rights and dealing with the negativities in the world as a journalist.
We also dive deeper into the world of journalism, the importance of putting in hard work and advocating for mental health through filmmaking.
Richard Lui – Enough About Me
Richard Lui is the first Asian American male to anchor a daily national news broadcast in the United States. His illustrious 25-year career spans major networks such as MSNBC, NBC News, and CNN Worldwide, solidifying his position as a respected figure in the media landscape. Throughout this remarkable journey, he has been a tireless champion for civil rights and a dedicated advocate for the Asian American community.
Over the course of his career, Richard has covered pivotal moments in history, ranging from the Rodney King incident to the tragic events surrounding George Floyd. On the flip side, he has also anchored Emmy and Peabody award-winning live coverage on CNN, showcasing his versatility as a journalist. Among his numerous accolades, Lui has received the Champion in Media Award at the Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner, the National Education Association’s Human and Civil Rights Award, and the Asian Americans Advancing Justice Courage Award. In addition to his impactful media work, Lui is a sought-after diversity, equity, and inclusion speaker, the author of the Amazon Bestseller “Enough About Me,” and a filmmaker behind projects like “Unconditional”, “SKY Blossom”, and “Hidden Wounds.”
Richard talks about:
- Almost flunking school twice & getting kicked out of his first high school
- Going against the flow
- Brushing with death as a young person because of a heart condition
- Dealing with multiple rejections
- Going into journalism
- Facts versus own opinions in the newsroom
- Enough about me
- Breaking news on issues he had no prior knowledge about and learning the ropes
- Learning to ask the right questions and to listen
- Switching careers and going from business to journalism
- Being the first Asian American male to anchor a daily national news broadcast in the United States
- Dealing with reporting on difficult and negative cases
- Making a movie about mental health issues and caregiving and writing a book on the power of selflessness
“Nothing comes easy without and learning that the good things do come with a little bit of elbow grease and a little bit of fight and a little bit of pushing back.” Richard Lui talks about the importance of doing hard work on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.
“So long as it is factual, regardless of my own opinion, it’s the facts. This is my job. My job is to get out the facts, give context and so I don’t need to agree with the statement if it’s factual.” Facts versus personal opinion in the newsroom with Richard Lui on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.
“Patience is so important. As we go through mental health challenges in the field, knowing that we that we can do the good part of the story, despite these knuckleheads, as I call them, that are doing these horrible things. The good the good stuff will have its day, but you have to sometimes wait.” Reporting on and dealing with negativity as a journalist with Richard Lui on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.
Resources Mentioned in this show:
Richard Lui www.richardlui.com
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