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Born and raised in Koreatown, it’s safe to say that Iliana has evolved with her community. As part of the initiative to diversify L.A. after the 1992 riots, she attended school in the San Fernando Valley. Not wanting to take the school bus, Iliana chose to take the train and two buses instead, which opened her eyes to a world of different cultures, people, and ideas.

Iliana joins Spectrum News 1 with an impressive film background – she’s been shortlisted for an Academy Award and has won a Daytime Emmy. Iliana is now inspired by the opportunity to tell the stories of her community and hear new perspectives.

When she’s not at work, you can find Iliana at the L.A. Observatory during sunrise and sunset, meditating, or spending time with her close-knit family.