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.
Berkeley officials say strong winds caused a large tree to fall on an apartment on College Avenue Monday, but luckily no one was injured.
In the Bay Area, both Democrats and Republicans paid close attention to Wednesday's final debate.
Just when it seemed like retailers were reversing the Black Friday trend to open earlier, Macy's announced late Monday that not only will it be open on Thanksgiving, but it will let customers in an hour earlier than last year.
Two men wearing Donald Trump t-shirts said they were kicked out of a popular San Francisco bar named Zeitgeist, saying the bartender was unusually hostile.
U.S. Parks police have released a sketch of a man who they say is a person of interest in the death of a 20-year-old college student who was killed while playing Pokemon Go in San Francisco.