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.
There are new allegations against Wells Fargo -- according to sworn declarations submitted in court Wednesday, employees say they were pressured to target undocumented immigrants to open accountants.
A man is under arrest after police say Pacific Heights residents helped a woman break free from him during an attempted kidnapping.
A Utah man is recovering from a lung transplant in Pennsylvania after a Utah hospital refused to put him on the transplant list. The reason -- marijuana use.
Alleged comments made by Snapchat's CEO Evan Spiegel has many calling for a boycott of the messaging app.
A UPS truck plunged 40 feet off a Bay Area road Wednesday. Search and rescue crews recovered the truck in the afternoon, but the driver remained missing until late Wednesday night.