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.
Republicans in the South Bay gathered Tuesday night to watch the debate at the Corinthian Grand Ballroom in San Jose.
Authorities say the suspect and hostage involved in a standoff situation at a San Jose residence have been killed.
The California Department of Public Health has issued a major warning for people to not eat crab caught along the California coast and the reason could put the entire crab season in jeopardy.
Monday evening crews worked to clear and reopen three roads that were closed due to mudslides.
Many Afghans in Fremont have been trying to connect with family members after the deadly 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan, killing over 300 people and injuring hundreds.