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
Torrance police shooting: Family, friends hold vigil 1 year after man fatally shot by officers
Family and friends held a vigil at a shopping mall parking lot where a man was killed by Torrance police one year ago.
Weather doesn't dampen holiday spirits at Pasadena City Hall Christmas tree lighting
With Santa's help, the Mayor of Pasadena flipped a switch and lit the Christmas tree at city hall.
Man killed in LA after being struck by 3 separate hit-run drivers
Surveillance video shows a man being struck by three separate hit-and-run drivers in Jefferson Park on Thanksgiving night.
LAPD union apologizes to family of deceased woman whose body was allegedly groped by officer
The union representing Los Angeles Police Department officers is apologizing to the family of a deceased woman whose body was allegedly groped by an officer assigned to her case.
LAX packed on busy travel day as thousands return after Thanksgiving
The holiday travel rush continued into Sunday evening at LAX as thousands returned home following Thanksgiving.
Officer sustains injury in officer-involved shooting in Boyle Heights, suspect in custody
Police were involved in an officer-involved shooting after responding to an incident in Boyle Heights Friday.
LAX travel nightmare: Weather conditions, holiday congestion, protests make for tough trip to airport
LAX travelers are warned to allow plenty of extra time this week as holiday congestion and bad weather are making air travel challenging.
SoCal family hit by Craigslist scam after child diagnosed with leukemia
A Southern California family is fighting for their child's life and at the same time trying to protect their credit information.
Suspect sought in fatal stabbing of taxi driver found dead in Burger King parking lot in DTLA
A search for a stabbing suspect was underway Friday night after a taxi driver was found dead in the parking lot of a Burger King in downtown Los Angeles.
Santa Clarita students, families band together after Saugus High School shooting
The Santa Clarita community banded together to support each other in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at Saugus High School.