Lida Alikhani

Multi-Media Journalist

"Journalism has always been a passion of mine. I enjoy getting to know people and I see television as a platform to tell their stories. Tri-Cities is an entirely new environment for me, making it exciting to learn, which I hope will only make me a better reporter."

Lida Alikhani joined Your Local ABC as a Reporter in June of 2013.  

Lida grew up in Los Angeles, California where she attended Cal State University Northridge and graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism in May of 2013.   Lida worked as a Production Assistant for ABC Network News during her last year of college working on shows like Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer, 20/20 and Nightline.  

Prior to that, Lida was an intern for ABC, she also interned for CNN in Atlanta, GA and WCBS in New York City.   Lida is excited to learn more about the Tri-Cities and surrounding cities in order to tell people's stories.


53rd Annual Pasco Invite

Pasco Invite

Today is the 53rd Annual Pasco Invite.
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Sun Downs is Officially Here

Sun Downs

The first race started at 1 p.m. today with hundreds of people placing their bets and enjoying the weather as the horses race the track at the Benton County Fairgrounds.
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Day #2 in Richland Murder Trial

Young Trial

Today is day two of a murder trial of a Richland teen accused of shooting and killing 17-year-old Joshua Snapp.
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Sun Downs Horse Racing is Back

Sun Downs Racing

Sun Downs Horse Racing is back this weekend at the Benton County Fairgrounds.
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Residents Refusing to Drink Fecal Contaminated Water

Fecal Contamination

Mark Mccallun has been living at the Locust Mobile Home Park in Umatilla County for one year and said ever since he heard about fecal contamination in the water coming through his faucets, he sticks with drinking filtered water.
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Body Found in Canal is Identified


The Benton County Coroner's Officer tells Your Local ABC the body found in a canal yesterday is identified as 31-year-old Alvaro Lopez-Ivarra.
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Trial Set for Officer Facing Criminal Charges

Zach Fairley

The trial of a Pasco Police officer facing criminal charges for making false or misleading statements to a public servant is set for June 23rd.
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Sen. Patty Murray Cuts Ribbon at Walla Walla VA Outpatient Clinic

Walla Walla Outpatient Clinic

Since being scheduled for closure in 2004, Senator Patty Murray, veterans and other community leaders have been working to save the Walla Walla VA Outpatient Clinic.
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Teen Saves Grandmother from Burning Home

Pasco Fire Lewis & 7th

A morning house fire in Pasco heavily damages a home and threatens the woman who lives there; she is okay tonight thanks to the efforts of her granddaughter, who happened to be visiting at the time.
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Kennewick City Council Will Vote on Proposed Annexation


Tonight is the final public hearing for a developer and a few Benton County residents' request for annexation into the city of Kennewick.
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Jury Seated in Murder Trial

John Young Murder Trial

A jury of 10 men and 4 women has been seated in the trial of a Richland teen accused of killing 17-year-old Joshua Snapp last summer.
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DOE Discusses Hanford Clean-up

Hanford Waste

The US Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management and Office of River Protection is hosting a town hall meeting to share information on the DOE's proposal to the state to ammend the 2010 Consent Decree.
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Congressional Candidates at Local Luncheon

Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Candidates running for the 4th Congressional District seat gather at the Pasco Chamber of Commerce luncheon to tell members of the community why they are running.
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College Place City Council Will Discuss Process of Replacing Late Mayor

Mayor Rick Newby

The College Place City Council will hold an open forum in tonight's meeting to discuss the process of replacing the late mayor.
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Water Wells Deemed Health Risk Due to Fecal Contamination

ecoli bacteria

Wells providing water to a trailer park north of Milton-Freewater have been deemed a health risk due to fecal contamination.
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Kennewick Man Arrested on Suspicion of Vehicular Homicide is Released from Jail

Fatal Pedestrian Accident

A 46-year-old Kennewick man is released from his 72-hour hold at the Benton County Jail after being arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide.
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Murder Trial for Richland Teen Will Start Next Week

John Young Murder Trial

The trial for a Richland teen accused of killing 17-year-old Joshua Snapp last summer will begin next week.
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Memorial Service for Woman Struck and Killed by Car

Nina Howard

A memorial service was held for a 52-year-old Kennewick woman who was truck and killed by a car on Tuesday.
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Fire Dept: Leaking propane Tank May Have Caused House Fire

West Richland House Fire

Benton County Fire District #4 tells Your Local ABC it believes a leaking propane tank may have led to a fire that destroyed a two-story home, garage and shop in West Richland.
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Witnesses Say a Man was Street Racing When He Struck and Killed a Woman

Fatal Pedestrian Accident

A 46-year-old Kennewick man remains in the Benton County Jail tonight on a 72-hour prosecutorial hold for vehicular homicide.
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