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.
Bay Area police are searching for a car burglary suspect that lead police on a wild chase that prompted a sheriffs vehicle to crash on Interstate 80 Friday.
Roads in Contra Costa County are taking a beating from this week's storm and Alhambra Valley Road near Pinole has been closed indefinitely after a 70 foot wide hole was ripped in it.
Berkeley police are bringing 22-year-old Pablo Gomez Jr. back to the Bay Area after he was arrested in Burbank the night after he allegedly stabbed UC Santa Cruz graduate Emilie Inman to death and injured one other.
The crumbling cliff beneath a red-tagged apartment building in Pacifica is getting worse. City council gave the go head to use city money Wednesday to demolish the building before it collapses into the ocean.
A 17-year-old from Los Altos is confronting the sensitive topic of teen suicide and mental health.