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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ABC7 Broadcast Center
Attn: Eileen Frere
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201

Recently released video shows an Orange County sheriff's deputy punching an intoxicated man while trying to arrest him earlier this year.
A Newport Beach surgeon and his girlfriend who are accused of sexual assault and rape pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday.
A woman was found dead in a motel in Santa Ana, and a person of interest was detained in Fresno as detectives investigated the case as an apparent homicide.
A woman was killed while in a car that was crushed by a falling tree in Tustin. It happened amid strong winds that slammed many parts of SoCal Monday.
An 18-year-old Costa Mesa man has been arrested and charged in connection to two incidents in which he allegedly exposed his penis to women.