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.

We're in week eight of the NFL, so ABC7 News' Mike Shumann and Larry Beil gave their mid-season report card on the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers.
ABC7 News' Larry Beil caught up with Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Meyers to talk about the team and the start of the season.
ABC7 Sports Director Larry Beil gives some insight on the NFL's intentions to move the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas.
Warriors star Steph Curry's energy is so electric that some kids admire and respond well to him.
The Golden State Warriors attempt to close out their best-of-seven first round series against the Houston Rockets tonight in Game 5 at Oracle Arena, but some fans are worried how the team will do without Steph Curry.