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 former CIA contractor who helped fight off terrorists in Benghazi four years ago was in the Bay Area on Sunday.
The Pittsburg City Council have voted to approve $100,000 for new cameras along Highway 4.
San Mateo police arrested a PetSmart groomer accused of animal cruelty after a 1-year-old dachshund died in his care.
Shootings are a problem throughout the East Bay, so the Pittsburg City Council will vote Monday whether to install cameras along Highway 4 to help keep the community safe.
Bernie Sanders is headed to Sacramento Monday the first day some voters will be able to cast their ballots in the California primaries.