Larry Beil
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.

Archive
Sirius X-M announced today that a four-CD box set by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is set to be released in September.
UC Berkeley Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Doctor Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton stopped by ABC7 news to talk about Starbucks' racial bias and inclusion training, that stemmed from the fallout of a controversial arrest at one of its Philadelphia stores.
Memorial Day weekend is almost here and the start of summer travel season as well. Chris McGinnis, editor of the Travel Skills on SFGate stopped by ABC7 News with a look at what you can expect.
A judge has overturned California's right to die law. The judge threw out the 2016 law allowing terminally ill patients the right to end their lives.
ABC7 Sports' Larry Beil grew up in Hawaii and has an extensive history covering volcanic eruptions. Here's Larry's lava lesson on Kilauea and its impact on the Big Island.