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 ribbon cutting ceremony and huge celebration was held to launch the new BART to Oakland Airport service.
At least 100 firefighters were called to battle a 4-alarm fire that broke out at the Holy Cross Parish church in San Jose Sunday afternoon.
Retail stores choosing to open on Thanksgiving Day are getting a backlash among their employees who want to be home with their family.
South Korea has decided to suspend Asiana Airlines flights between Incheon and San Francisco for 45 days as punishment for the crash in July of 2013.
Police are investigating after a 20-year-old man was found dead at a fraternity near UC Berkeley on Sunday.