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.
In San Jose Monday night, two men hoping to become the city's next mayor faced off in a forum.
A Virgin America flight from Boston to Los Angeles had to make an emergency landing in Omaha after a man tried to open a plane door mid-flight.
Oakland-based California Waste Solutions $700 million dollar garbage collection contract reduced to picking up city's recycling.
A mental health care patient is dead after eating a poisonous mushroom and now his family is demanding answers.
The Niners' Levi's Stadium makes its regular season debut on Sunday and the 49ers have an elaborate opening ceremony planned.