Eileen Frere
Eileen Frere is the Orange County bureau chief for ABC7 Eyewitness News, who joined the station in 2001. She grew up in Ontario, Canada where she studied journalism and law at Carleton University in Ottawa, graduating with high honors.

Eileen got her first broadcast job working weekends at an Ottawa radio station. She then went on to report for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for seven years, taking her across Canada and abroad. She also worked as an investigative reporter and host for a consumer show called Buyer Beware.

Eileen later spent more than four years with KOMO in Seattle, Washington. There she reported from the middle of the WTO riots and provided non-stop coverage during the 2001 Seattle earthquake. She also covered the thwarted millennium terrorist attack that involved the arrest of a suspected terrorist at the border.

Eileen has received a number of awards, including one from the Columbus Film & Video Festival for her in-depth look into the use of steroids. She also received special recognition from the U.S. Border Patrol for her coverage of issues involving the Canada-U.S. border.

Eileen is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association.

Contact:

ABC7 Broadcast Center
Attn: Eileen Frere
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201
818-863-7777

Archive
Dramatic moments inside an Orange County courtroom Friday as the family of a murdered 84-year-old woman faced their grandmother's killer.
A major transportation hub for Orange County, linking buses, trains and other modes of transportation, is scheduled to open in December.
Human trafficking is a growing problem in Orange County. Now there's a campaign to stop the crime before there's another victim.
An elderly resident was found dead after a fire was knocked down at a Costa Mesa house. A second person made it out.
A judge ruled that a man who admitted to killing eight people in a Seal Beach salon shooting is eligible for the death penalty.