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.
Former 49er Ray McDonald was arrested Monday morning, his third arrest since August, on charges of assaulting a woman who was holding a baby.
Short shorts, spaghetti straps and crop tops, such clothing is banned at Pleasanton's Foothill High School. An effort is underway to change that, calling the current dress code sexist.
Officials say a paraglider died after colliding into a cliffside on Westline Drive near Mussel Rock Park Beach in Daly City on Sunday.
Police were able to quickly apprehend an intruder thanks to a brave 4-year-old Antioch girl who saw a man break into her home.
New England Patriots quarterback and Bay Area native, Tom Brady, was slapped with a stiff penalty his hometown was shocked by.