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.
There's been another shark sighting in Pacifica, this time the fish got really close to swimmers and surfers.
Extreme heat is blanketing much of the Bay Area and country, with temperatures reaching up to 100 degrees in some areas.
Crews have contained a brush fire burning near Highway 4 in Contra Costa County that prompted lane closures Sunday afternoon.
East Palo Alto is short on water, so much so that the city council has officially put a stop to all new development.
The parents of a young boy who got knocked down and run over by a security robot at Stanford Shopping Center want to get the word out to prevent others from getting hurt.