My passion for news developed during middle school. I would watch the 4 p.m. news every day when I got home from school. I admired the reporters and envied how they were always close to the action. I later joined the newspaper staff in high school and became the news editor. I was actually pretty good and won first place in a regional journalism competition. At that point, there was never really a question of what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I've been in the TV news business for 17 years now and throughout my career, I've been given the opportunity to cover some major national stories, including the 2000 Florida election recount, the Virginia Tech massacre, the September 11th attacks in New York City, and the tenth anniversary in Shanksville, PA. In 2006, I was honored to receive a Kudos award for best reporter from the American Women in Radio and Television, Golden Gate Chapter.
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Lilian currently works as a general assignment reporter is usually seen on ABC7 News at 11 p.m.
A Stanford University swimmer withdrew from the university Tuesday in disgrace amid sexual assault charges.
The major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has parents in the Bay Area taking precautions, such as avoiding enclosed public places.
BART ridership was down 24,000 passengers Friday morning due to the protest. BART officials warned passengers in advance to consider alternative ways to get to work ahead of the planned demonstrations at downtown San Francisco BART stations.
The Golden Gate Bridge shut down to private vehicles for 52 hours starting at Friday at 11:59 p.m. so workers can install a movable median barrier designed to prevent head-on collisions.
Arson investigators at the San Francisco home known as the "Mrs. Doubtfire House" say someone tried to set it on fire.