Richard Lu is an American journalist who is currently working as an anchor for NBC’s Early Today and is a dayside anchor for MSNBC broadcasting from 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown Manhattan. He also went on to become the very first Asian American male to anchor a national daily cable news show in 2007 by appearing the CNN Headline News.
Richard Lu was born in the year 1972 in California, the US as the son of a Presbyterian minister.
His real surname is Wong as his ancestry is from Southern China. His grandfather illegally immigrated to America and used a false name which is why he now uses Lu as his last name.
While talking about education, he did major in the political economy of industrial society from the University of California, Berkeley. After this, he also graduated with a BA in rhetoric. For his Master's degree, he joined the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business from where he completed an MBA degree.
The 48 years old Richard Lu is a very secretive person when it comes to sharing his personal life information. Whether he is married or dating someone is still unknown.
To this date, he has not officiated a single word on his relationship status. Also, he has not given a single hint in his social media profile about his personal life.
Richard Lu has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2020 which he has collected from his longtime journalism career. A journalist in the USA is getting paid around $40747 per year as salary, so he also might be receiving his salary in the same range.
While talking about his career journey, he worked at CNN Worldwide for around 5 years and became the first Asian American male to anchor a daily, national cable news show. After this, he worked for news radio KALX as a reporter. Later on, he served on Channel NewsAsia.
In 2010, he joined MSNBC and as of now, he is working as an anchor for NBC’s Early Today and is a dayside anchor for MSNBC broadcasting from 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown Manhattan. Also, he works as a sports anchor for MSNBC morning shows and NBC News.
Apart from his journalism career, he also worked in manufacturing, consulting, and environmental industries. He is an ambassador for the Epilepsy Foundation.