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
1 injured, mail scattered onto roadway after postal truck careens off 110 Freeway in Exposition Park
A driver was injured after a big rig hauling mail careened off the side of the 110 Freeway in Exposition Park and crashed onto the roadway below, sending hundreds of packages onto the street Monday evening.
Temescal Valley crash: Survivor speaks about horrifying hit-run that killed brother, 2 friends
A 13-year-old survivor of a horrifying Temescal Valley hit-and-run crash that killed his brother and two friends is speaking out as he returns home from the hospital.
Family, activists demand criminal charges against officer who fatally shot man in Gardena
Nearly two years after Kenneth Ross was killed in a police shooting, family members and activists are demanding action against the Gardena officer who fired his weapon.
LAX screening passengers from China as coronavirus reaches US
LAX and other American airports are on high alert following the first confirmed travel-related case of the coronavirus in the U.S.
2 firefighters rescued by colleagues, hospitalized after being trapped in burning apartment building in Glendale
Two firefighters were transported to a hospital after being trapped in a burning apartment building in Glendale and rescued by fellow firefighters, authorities said.
5-year-old child shot in South LA, rushed to hospital
A 5-year-old child was shot in South Los Angeles and immediately rushed to a hospital Wednesday evening, officials said.
1 in custody after RV hits school bus, parked cars in Studio City
One person was detained after a motorhome struck a school bus and several parked vehicles on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, police say.
Vigil held for Timothy Dean as family prepares to file civil suit against Ed Buck
Family and friends renewed their call for justice at a vigil for Timothy Dean, who was found dead in Democratic donor Ed Buck's apartment in West Hollywood last year.
LAPD starts foot patrols in Highland Park's North Figueroa Corridor
The LAPD is deploying uniformed officers to conduct foot patrols on the highly trafficked North Figueroa Corridor in Highland Park.
West Hills residents concerned about patients from nearby hospital following string of incidents
Concern among residents of a West Hills neighborhood has been reignited after a patient from a nearby hospital left the facility and broke several car windows with a shovel. They claim this isn't the first time something like that has happened.