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 National Park Service is searching for a long-term home for the Alcatraz ferry and it's come down to three options, and one of them is receiving a lot of public opposition.
Thousands came to SAP Center in San Jose for "WWE Monday Night Raw," the last in a series of WWE events in the South Bay that began late last week.
A Marin County mother has renewed hope surrounding her daughter's murder case. Detectives in Nevada are reopening the investigation into the death of Julia Woodward.
The Golden Apple bookstore in Pleasanton announced it is closing its doors Saturday and that's prompted local children to raise money in hopes of keeping it open.
The Palo Alto City Council debated one of its most divisive issues Monday night on whether or not to cap the development of new offices.