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
Whittier woman, 22, in desperate need of bone marrow transplant as she battles leukemia
A 22-year-old woman from Whittier who just graduated from college is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant and she battles leukemia.
SoCal mom who died after battle with leukemia remembered for her fighting spirit
Friends and family are remembering Susie Rabaca, the San Pedro mother of five whose public battle with leukemia touched thousands of lives.
Robert Fuller, man found hanging from tree in Palmdale, mourned at funeral service in Littlerock
Friends and family attended the funeral of Robert Fuller, the 24-year-old Palmdale man whose body was found hanging from a tree.
3 dead after being swept out to sea in Ventura County, fire officials say
Three people are dead after they were washed off rocks and into the ocean in Ventura County Thursday evening, fire officials say.
LA County sees increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations
L.A. County's health director warns if people and businesses don't follow safety orders, it could slow or even reverse the move to reopen the economy.
Police investigating Arcadia High School sexual assault allegations against former student
One former Arcadia High School student says she filed a police report last year and nothing was done.
LA councilman's proposal would make it illegal to make racially biased 911 calls
A Los Angeles city councilman wants to make it a crime for people to call 911 to report false, racially biased accusations.
Actor Danny Masterson charged with raping 3 women, officials say
Actor Danny Masterson has been charged with forcibly raping three women in separate incidents that occurred between 2001 and 2003, officials say.
After losing father, grandmother to COVID-19, Koreatown family seeks lung transplant for their mother
A family who lost two family members to COVID-19 is in desperate need of a lung transplant for their mother due to the virus.
All Black Lives Matter mural on Hollywood Boulevard staying in place for now
After Sunday's massive All Black Lives Matter march through Hollywood, L.A. Councilman Mitch O'Farrell is seeking a permanent installation to the art.