Larry Beil | ABC7 KGO News Team
At a fairly young age, it became clear that my dreams of playing point guard in the NBA or tailback in the NFL were a longshot. So I decided the next best thing would be talking about sports.

I started my journalism career at the University of Hawaii, working on the student newspaper and campus radio station. Through my years in the islands, I covered everything from erupting volcanoes to sumo wrestling, to play-by-play of my beloved UH Warriors.

I moved to Northern California just in time to experience the 1989 earthquake and was actually driving through the Caldecott Tunnel during the quake (it didn't move an inch, by the way).

After 5 1/2 years at KTVU, I left for ESPN and spent the next 6 years hosting SportsCenter alongside Robin Roberts, Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick to name a few.

People always ask why I would ever leave national television to return to local TV, but for me, it was all about location and lifestyle. So, in 2001, I happily returned to the Bay Area to work for ABC7 News.

When I'm not working, you can find me working out or naturally, watching sports. The P-90x DVD workout series is a favorite because it feels so good once it's over.

Follow me on Twitter for news and sports updates. If you ever have a story idea , or thoughts on what we're covering, tell me about it on Facebook.

Larry Beil co-anchors ABC7 News weekdays at 4 p.m. He also covers sports for ABC7 News weekdays at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. During basketball season, you'll see him co-host ABC7's post-game show, "After the Game." Larry has been with ABC7 News since 2001.

Larry's Stories
Hey Larry, Call My Play! Zorro the English springer spaniel just wants to relax
In this edition of "Hey Larry, Call My Play!" Zorro the English springer spaniel has great coordination in the water. Now, if he could only figure out how to get on the couch. Use #abc7CallMyPlay to be featured!
Hey Larry, Call My Play! This is why mom says 'no soccer in the house!'
In this edition of "Hey Larry, Call My Play!" Jazzy J has incredible ball control on the field, but this is what happens when you practice your moves inside... Use #abc7CallMyPlay to be featured!
Hey Larry, Call My Play! Twins Marissa and Mikaela perfect the Stephen Curry dribble drill... blindfolded!
In this edition of "Hey Larry, Call My Play!" twins Marissa and Mikaela perfect the Stephen Curry dribble drill... blindfolded. Use #abc7callmyplay to be featured!
Hey Larry, Call My Play! It's alley-oop perfection at sunset
In this edition of "Hey Larry, Call My Play!" Colin in San Mateo is Dunk Contest-ready - And he's got the perfect background. Use #abc7callmyplay to be featured!
Hey Larry, Call My Play! 9-year-old Davion Berry buries the no-look shot
In this edition of "Hey Larry, Call My Play!" behind-the-back shots are no problem for Davion. The kid from Hayward's got swag! Use #abc7callmyplay to be featured!
Hey Larry, Call My Play! Little Niko is on the money
In this edition of "Hey Larry, Call My Play!" - Ever heard of disc golf? Let Young Niko show you how it's done. Use #abc7callmyplay to be featured!
Hey Larry, Call My Play! 9-year-old Alyssa is a triple threat
In this edition of "Hey Larry, Call My Play!" Is there a sport Alyssa can't play? This girl brings the heat! Use #abc7callmyplay to be featured!
Hey Larry, Call My Play! 8-year-old Oliver is a line drive machine
In this edition of "Hey Larry, Call My Play!" Oliver's skills at the plate are out of this world! (Even if he almost hits dad in the face). Use #abc7CallMyPlay to be featured!
Hey Larry, Call My Play! 10-year-old Ryder-King rules the courts in Brentwood
In this edition of "Hey Larry, Call My Play!" Ryder-King rules the basketball courts of Brentwood. Use #abc7CallMyPlay to be featured!
Hey Larry, Call My Play! Meet baby Hunter, the lean, mean, scoring machine!
In this edition of "Hey Larry, Call My Play!" Baby Hunter AKA the 6-month-old "Tank," is already a baller. Use #abc7CallMyPlay to be featured!