Larry Beil
At a fairly young age, it became clear that my dreams of playing point guard in the NBA or tailback in the NFL were a longshot. So I decided the next best thing would be talking about sports.

I started my journalism career at the University of Hawaii, working on the student newspaper and campus radio station. Through my years in the islands, I covered everything from erupting volcanoes to sumo wrestling, to play-by-play of my beloved UH Warriors.

I moved to Northern California just in time to experience the 1989 earthquake and was actually driving through the Caldecott Tunnel during the quake (it didn't move an inch, by the way).

After 5 1/2 years at KTVU, I left for ESPN and spent the next 6 years hosting SportsCenter alongside Robin Roberts, Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick to name a few.

People always ask why I would ever leave national television to return to local TV, but for me, it was all about location and lifestyle. So, in 2001, I happily returned to the Bay Area to work for ABC7 News.

When I'm not working, you can find me working out or naturally, watching sports. The P-90x DVD workout series is a favorite because it feels so good once it's over.

Follow me on Twitter for news and sports updates. If you ever have a story idea , or thoughts on what we're covering, tell me about it on Facebook.

Larry Beil co-anchors ABC7 News weekdays at 4 p.m. He also covers sports for ABC7 News weekdays at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. During basketball season, you'll see him co-host ABC7's post-game show, "After the Game." Larry has been with ABC7 News since 2001.

Archive
There was just as much fun happening on the court as in the stands as four Warriors played in the All-Star game on the court and another performed in the arena.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr might seem serious for a lot of the time on and off the court, but at the NBA All-Star Game festivities in New Orleans, he showed his silly side with "Dance Cam Mom" Robin Schreiber.
ABC7 News Sports Director Larry Beil gets a one-on-one dance tutorial from the iconic Warriors 'Dance Cam Mom' Robin Schreiber.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr learned some sweet new moves in his private lesson from the infamous "Dance Cam Mom"
Broadcasting icon Brent Musburger - the man who coined the phrase "you are looking live" will be retiring at the end of this month.