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.
Santa Clara County prosecutors say former San Francisco 49ers star Dana Stubblefield is being charged with raping a disabled woman inside his home in Morgan Hill, where she had been asked to come to interview for a babysitter job.
California Republicans are likely to play a critical role in the upcoming presidential primary, especially here in the Bay Area.
A well-liked Gilroy High School teacher is accused tonight of catfishing, using a fake online persona to lure someone into a relationship.
Police are investigating after friends found Golam and Shamima Rabbi dead inside their San Jose home along with a disturbing message Sunday.
High winds toppled trees and prompted a partial closure of San Francisco's Great Highway on Sunday. A high wind advisory is in effect until midnight.