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 two-alarm electrical fire gutted a San Leandro hair salon and sent a firefighter to the hospital Sunday morning.
Women bloggers are gathering in San Jose for the 10th annual BlogHer conference.
With summer in high gear, authorities in Santa Cruz are trying to get the word out about a rental scam that's duped many vacationers.
Stockton police are still looking for a fourth suspect involved in a bank robbery where one woman was killed on Wednesday.
Law enforcement officials arrested three suspects and confiscated over 2,500 pounds of illegal fireworks in Pittsburg on Thursday.