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.
Experts are looking into whether Sunday's 6.0 earthquake caused water to flow in creeks near Vallejo.
After a 6.0 earthquake struck in southern Napa, the bell tower of a church in Vallejo had to be torn down before it collapsed onto Highway 29.
The property owners of San Francisco's Park Lane Apartments have filed a lawsuit against the city to avoid paying $1.1 million to the 10 remaining tenants to move out.
San Jose police responded to a hit and run accident Monday night, just one block from another hit and run that left one man dead Sunday night.
A San Francisco public school was targeted by four thieves dressed as parents and stole 18 iPads.