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.
Crews have been working around the clock since the Ghost Ship warehouse caught fire on Friday night, killing at least 36 people. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O' Malley spoke publicly, saying murder and manslaughter charges could be filed.
"They're my children. They're my friends, they're my family, they're my loves, they're my future." ABC7 News spoke exclusively to the man who rented out the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland for Friday night's concert party.
A lot of people are left not knowing what happened to their loved ones, while others are already in mourning. Some who witnessed the horrors at the Ghost Ship warehouse gathered at the Legionnaire's Saloon in Oakland to hear music and grieve together.
San Francisco is poised to spend $1 million to fix what they call a danger to the San Francisco International Airport.
Police responded to reports of a shooting near a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Union City just after 9:00 p.m. on Monday night.