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.

Articles

Chiawana HS QB Seriously Injured in Hunting Accident

Mac Graff (QB)

Chiawana High School Quarterback Mac Graff suffers a serious back injury in a hunting accident over the weekend.
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Craigen Trial Begins

George West Craigen

The trial for a 59-year-old man accused of killing his neighbor near Milton-Freewater in 2011 begins today in Umatilla County.
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Yakima Kids Awaiting Test Results for Possible Enterovirus

RESPIRATORY VIRUS

Children in our area could be at risk for a severe respiratory illness known at Enterovirus D68.
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Makin' 8 for Prostate Bull Riding Competition

Making 8 for Prostate

A 17-year-old Prosser High School student is putting together the ultimate senior project.
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WA Supreme Court Hold Legislature in Contempt

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The Washington Supreme Court is holding state legislators in contempt for failing to make progress on the way that the state pays for public education.
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Pioneer Park Aviary is Saved

Pioneer Park Aviary

Just one hour prior to a city council meeting that would determine the fate of the Pioneer Park aviary in Walla Walla, Shane Laib, chairman of Friends of Pioneer Park Aviary receives a phone call that all will be saved. 
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HAMTC Workers Picket Against Battelle

HAMTC Picketing

While PNNL celebrates it's 50th anniversary at the Toyota Center,  the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council is picketing right outside against Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
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PNNL 50th Anniversary

PNNL 50th Anniversary

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory employees are celebrating the lab's 50th anniversary today.
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Pot Businesses Could Soon Be Banned in West Richland

Marijuana legalized in Washington state

West Richland City Council votes 4-3 to have the City Planning Commission draw up an ordinance for the banning of recreational marijuana businesses within city limits.
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Wooden Planks Under Bridge; "Is that safe?"

Umatilla Bridge

One of our viewers sent us a photo from underneath the Umatilla Bridge that connects Benton County to Umatilla.
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Woman Who Ate Dog Food for 30 Days Will be on "The Doctors"

Woman Eats Dog Food

One local woman makes international headlines after she decided to eat pet food for 30 days and now, she will be featured on the daytime ABC show, The Doctors, tomorrow afternoon.
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College Place Bans Pot Businesses

Marijuana legalized in Washington state

The College Place City Council is banning all recreational marijuana businesses within city limits.
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Employees Exposed to Ammonia Will Return to Work

Pasco Processing LLC

A representative for a local frozen potato and vegetable production company says five of its employees have been released from the hospital following an ammonia leak in Pasco this morning.
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Rebranding the Tri-Cities

New Tri-Cities Brand

Live life a whole lot brighter, louder and bolder. That's the new marketing plan the entire Tri-Cities is moving towards.
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Carousel of Dreams Grand Opening

Carousel of Dreams

Ladies and gentlemen it is finally here! After more than a decade of anticipation, the Carousel of Dreams is officially open for business at the Southridge Sports Complex in Kennewick.
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Attorney: Kennewick City Council's Pot Ban Undermines Democracy

Marijuana legalized in Washington state

A potential local marijuana retailer is suing the city of Kennewick for banning pot buisiness within city limits.
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Raquel Middleton Spaghetti Feed

Middleton Spaghetti Feed

The family of a 26-year-old woman who was hit by a car and killed while walking near a round-a-bout is hosting a spaghetti feed tonight to raise money for a funeral service.
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Raquel Middleton's Family Fundraising for her Funeral

Raquel R Middleton

The family of a 26-year-old woman who was hit by a car and killed while walking near a round-a-bout is hosting a spaghetti feed to raise money for a funeral service.
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Pasco Police Looking for Domestic Violence Suspect

Pasco Police Standoff

Pasco Police officers surrounded a home on 28th St. and Bonneville at about 5PM tonight.
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Carousel of Dreams Will Finally Open This Friday

Carousel of Dreams

The long awaited, highly anticpated Carousel of Dreams is finally going to be open to the public this weekend at the Southridge Sports Complex in Kennewick.
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