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

Car vs Pedestrian Sentencing

Michael Johnson

A Benton County Superior Court Judge sentences a Kennewick man to nearly two years in prison for hitting and killing a woman with his car.
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Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Has Arrived

Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler

The Portland Spirit Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler has arrived.
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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day and in honor of that, Chief Joseph Middle School students in Richland sat in on a special speech.
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Tax Deadline

Taxes

If you haven't filed your taxes by now, you may want to get on it.
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Local Photographer Pleads Guilty to Child Rape

Challe

A local photographer pleads guilty to child rape and molestation in Benton County Superior Court.
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Papa John's & TC Fever Help Rascal Rodeo

Fever

A major pizza chain is teaming up with the Tri-Cites Fever to raise money for the Rascal Rodeo.
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Protesters Arrested Out On Bail

Antonio Zambrano-Montes.

The three people arrested during the Zambrano-Montes rally Saturday are out on bail.
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Several Protesters Arrested While Marching for Antonio Zambrano-Montes

Pasco Protesters

Several protesters were arrested while marching the streets of downtown Pasco for blocking traffic.
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Kadlec New Addition

Kadlec Addition

Kadlec Regional Medical Center kicks off a four-story addition to its River Pavilion Tower.
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Exchange for Change

Prom Dresses

Prom season is coming up and teenagers all over the area are starting to shop, which can get pretty expensive.
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More Food Vendors Could Be Coming to Richland

Food Trucks

The Richland City Planning Commission is discussing ideas that will benefit food vendors, in order to attract more people to local parks.
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2nd Time: Inslee Will Not Appoint Different Prosecutor in Zambrano-Montes Case

Gov. Inslee

Governor Jay Inslee will not appoint another proescutor to replace Franklin Co. Prosecutor Shawn Sant in the officer involved shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes.
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Washington State University Tri-Cities Offers New Degree

WSU Tri Cities

Washington State University Tri-Cities is offering a new Bachelor of Arts degree.
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New Restaurant Coming to Richland

New Restaurant

The Richland City Council will vote on a zoning change tonight that would allow for a new waterfront restaurant.
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Students Write to Fortune 500 CEO Demanding New Sharpeners

Franklin STEM Elem.

Second grade students at Franklin STEM Elementary School in Pasco wanted one very simple thing this year, a sharpened #2 pencil.
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Recreational Marijuana Sales Tax Could Go Up

Marijuana legalized in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Senate has passed a bill that removes the excise tax on producers and processors of recreational marijuana and instead imposes the tax only on retail sales.
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Study: No Link Between Deployment & Suicide Among Vets

Veterans Day

According to a new study, there is no link between military veteran suicides and deployment.
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Death Benefits for Killer?

Carol & Robert Selland

A Kennewick man said his stepfather stabbed his mother to death and could benefit financially from it.
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Domestic Violence Services Smartphone Recycling Campaign

Domestic Violece Center

You can help victims of domestic violence by giving away your old cell phone.
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One Year Since Gas Plant Explosion

Plymouth natural gas explosion

It's been one year since an explosion at a liquid natural gas plant in Plymouth damaged one of the tanks there.
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