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.
The iconic Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco is looking for a long-term tenant to take the place of where the Exploratorium used to be.
Parents, who are upset the district is forcing all of the teachers at West Valley Elementary School transfer out, gathered for a rally.
Sunday night, a crowd gathered at Lake Merritt to honor the men and women killed in the Charleston church shooting. It was a call to white people to come together in hopes of ending what they call "white silence."
An officer fatally shot a family dog after it bit him several times outside a home in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood Sunday evening.
Monday night, parents were told why all of the teachers at a Sunnyvale school had to reapply for their jobs and many were not happy with the answer.