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.
Students at San Jose State University are mourning the loss of 22-year-old San Jose State student Chi Lam, who was killed by a suspected drunk-driver.
The Bridge's Board of Directors voted to explore the idea of charging people who bike or walk on the span.
The author of Prop 46 received a serious death threat over a hotly debated topic on this year's November ballot.
Not one, but two cars were stolen from a South Bay family in the same day, all while the mom is being treated for MS.
Bay Area nurses gathered at a hospital in Oakland to voice their concerns over Ebola on Sunday. They are calling on all US hospitals to implement a full emergency preparedness plan for the virus immediately.