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.

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

Archive
A homicide investigation was underway Wednesday after a man with a baby told police that he had killed his wife, according to authorities, and a deceased woman was discovered a few miles away.
The first of three storms to sweep through Southern California flooded parks and created dangerous driving conditions Thursday morning, but the second round heading to the region on Friday is expected to be even more powerful.
A homicide investigation was sparked after a man's body was found in a commercial area of Anaheim on Monday.
A Tarzana woman vanished from a parking lot without a trace and her family and friends pleaded for help finding her.
A portion of a concrete retaining wall at a Hollywood Hills home partially collapsed on Wednesday, closing off the road below due to the risk of it tumbling down the hillside.