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.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's announcement that she's expecting twins has triggered congratulations and criticism. Mayer says she'll be taking only limited time off, a move some say sets the wrong example to working moms.
Residents in South San Jose say homeless encampments have been popping up in places where they've never been seen before.
A San Francisco tourist is recovering after being shot in the shoulder and the two men accused of attacking him were arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase through three cities.
A student from New Orleans is crediting Cal State East Bay for helping her following Hurricane Katrina.
After releasing surveillance video of the Lundy Avenue homicide, San Jose police hope it will generate some leads so they can find the third suspect.