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 mass eviction could be the largest ever in Silicon Valley with hundreds of tenants being told they must move out of their homes.
At least one officer was injured after crashing with another police vehicle following a chase that ended at 38th Avenue and Carrington Street in Oakland Sunday afternoon.
Hundreds of men strutted in high heels to bring attention to sexual assault. The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in San Jose came on the same day that the Brock Turner case made headlines once again.
An East Bay man accused of running a modeling business to recruit women into prostitution has been arrested.
There were a couple of minor incidents outside Oracle Arena after Game 7, but for the most part Oakland was quiet.