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
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From prison to the pros: Aaron 'Showtime' Taylor has his Warriors moment
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8-year-old Kaiya Mack using music to raise $15k for Ronald McDonald House Charities
WAY TO GO, KAIYA! An 8-year-old girl is using her amazing voice to help raise money for charity. Kaiya Mack is paying it forward to thank those that helped her after she was born with a life-threatening condition and treated in the Bay Area.
'With Authority' podcast kicks off 2021 with San Jose Sharks legend Patrick Marleau
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CA natural resources secretary says federal government 'needs to do its part' to prevent wildfires
"The federal government needs to do its part to maintain about 57% of the state's forest that federal agencies own and manage."
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A judge on Friday turned down a defense request to return personal property to Hillsborough heiress Tiffany Li who had been found not guilty of murder last fall.
Will Nancy Pelosi's SF hair salon visit impact upcoming election? ABC7's political insider weighs in
"You should know the rules in your own district. Chances are you (Nancy Pelosi) helped make them one way or the other," ABC7 News contributor Phil Matier said.