Eileen Frere
Eileen Frere joined ABC7 Eyewitness News in 2001.

She considers herself a farm gal at heart after growing up in rural Ontario, Canada, where her grandparents ran a strawberry farm and where she worked every summer. She graduated with high honors from Carleton University in Ottawa with a Combined Degree in Journalism and Law.

Eileen got her first broadcast job working weekends at an Ottawa radio station, while attending university. She then went on to report for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in radio and TV, taking her across Canada and abroad. She also worked as an investigative reporter and host for a consumer show called Buyer Beware, before moving to the U.S. to report for KOMO-TV in Seattle, Washington. There she reported from the middle of the WTO riots and provided non-stop coverage during the 6.8-magnitude earthquake, initially reporting from the tallest building in Seattle where she was stuck near the top when the quake hit.

Eileen has been on many adventures as a reporter, from landing by helicopter on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, to learning close quarters combat training to covering presidential visits. She 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 National Border Patrol Council for her coverage of issues involving the Canada-U.S. border.

Eileen is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. She has also emceed and volunteered for a number of nonprofits, including Crime Survivors, Komen Race for the Cure, Alzheimer's Association OC, and Goodwill.

She also loves being a mom, a wife, trail runner and enjoys gardening in her spare time.

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Eileen's Stories
OC community leaders take stand against recent rise in anti-Asian American hate crimes
Advocates say Orange County has seen a tenfold increase in reported hate crimes against Asian Americans since the start of the pandemic.
As COVID-19 rates decline, could fans return to Dodger Stadium in time for opener?
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday expressed confidence that if COVID-19 trends continue downward, fans will be back in the seats of outdoor stadiums when baseball season begins.
LA teachers union pushes back on plan for reopening schools
Leadership for the union representing teachers of the Los Angeles Unified School District are opposing the latest plan for reopening schools announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday.
Tiger Woods suffers leg injuries following car crash in Rancho Palos Verdes area
Tiger Woods suffered multiple leg injuries and underwent surgery following a vehicle rollover crash in the Rancho Palos Verdes area Tuesday morning, his manager confirmed.
Azusa Pacific University evacuation order lifted after bomb threat
Officials determined there is no danger posed to Azusa Pacific University and its regional campuses following a bomb threat that prompted an hours-long evacuation,
LAPD chief vows disciplinary action if employees involved in alleged photo mocking George Floyd
LAPD Chief Michel Moore said disciplinary action will be taken if a member of the department is found to be behind the reported image of George Floyd.
OC restaurant giving away hundreds of meals to seniors in need for Tet, Vietnamese Lunar New Year
Tet, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, falls on the same day as the Chinese Lunar New Year. COVID-19 has changed celebration plans, but that's not stopping one local restaurant from reaching out to its community with a helping hand to brighten the holiday.
Unexpected additional vaccine first doses available in Los Angeles
While Los Angeles County officials had cautioned that most vaccine sites this week would be focused on administering second doses, Dodger Stadium had extra first doses available on Tuesday.
Los Angeles seeing spike in homicides in 2021 so far
The number of homicides in the city of L.A. in 2021 now stands at 51, a jump from 32 reported during the same period last year, according to the LAPD.
Frustrated Pasadena residents, parents push City Council to reopen schools for in-person instruction
"This is no longer about COVID. It's about mismanagement. Get your act together and do your jobs." A group of Pasadena parents and residents shared a common message with Pasadena City Council: Reopen schools now to in-person instruction.