Gina Lazara

Reporter

Gina Lazara
Gina Lazara
Reporter
Gina Lazara has wanted to be a television news reporter for as long as she can remember. She has always been passionate about storytelling and loves being the first one to know the news!

Gina graduated from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She earned her degree in broadcast journalism with two minors in political science and child & family studies. She was born and raised up the road from Syracuse making her a lifelong 'Cuse fan! Go Orange!

During her time in college, Gina interned twice with Syracuse's ABC station, WSYR-TV. When she was a junior, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy. There, she interned with an Italian online news station, FlorenceTV, where she was their English reporter. The summer before her senior year, she interned with FOX 5 New York/WNYW-TV. She loved being able to experience the really fast-paced news life in NYC!

If you see Gina around, feel free to say hi or shoot her an email if you have a story idea you want covered.

Recent stories by Gina Lazara

Home 19 surgeries later, little burn victim has a new thumb 19 surgeries later, little burn victim has a new thumb (Video)
KEPR is continuing to follow the progress of a little Kennewick girl who almost burned herself to death two years ago. 6-year old Jadin Filla was playing with a lighter and a piece of paper on July 4th, 2012. A mishap had her engulfed in flames. Jadin let out a blaring scream, and was found by her older sister. KEPR caught up with Jadin and her family as she's recovering from her 19th surgery; another painful step to improving the little girl's quality of life.
Local Dust Storm: Keep driving slowly or pull over? Dust Storm: Keep driving slowly or pull over? (Video)
Everyone's still talking about the crazy dust storm yesterday that left over 50 cars in a pile up and dozens of injuries. Many of you commented our Facebook page with your opinions on the best way to handle a storm like this if you get caught in one. KEPR talked with a Washington State Patrol Trooper who was one of the primary responders yesterday about what you should do.
Local Triple Homicide: Three wanted men on the run Triple Homicide: Three wanted men on the run (Video)
A big new update in the triple homicide out of Benton County. Deputies announced the names of three people who may be connected to the crime. It's likely they've left the area, and possibly fled the country. This, as the families of three victims are still grieving.
Local Three wanted in triple homicide Three wanted in triple homicide
Benton County Sheriff’s Office has identified the following three subjects as persons of interest in the August 9th triple homicides in south Benton County.
Local Demand for special needs teachers higher than ever Demand for special needs teachers higher than ever (Video)
The start of school required the hire of hundreds of new employees to fill all the open positions across local districts. Enrollment numbers aren't official just yet, but schools are expected to have even more kids than last year. KEPR learned special needs programs are in even higher demand than ever.
Local New safety upgrades on our buses New safety upgrades on our buses (Video)
It may not be Labor Day, but summer is officially over for students. Most Tri-Cities kids go back to school tomorrow. And the districts have been working down to the wire to improve safety on school buses.
Local Little Prosser girl needs 3rd open heart surgery Little Prosser girl needs 3rd open heart surgery (Video)
A little girl in Prosser will soon undergo her third open heart surgery at just four years old. Her family and friends say it's been miracle after miracle since the day she was born. Doctors predicted the worst but she has overcame every obstacle and can now eat, walk, and speak three languages. But now the family is faced with yet another battle.
Local How safe are portable fair rides? How safe are portable fair rides? (Video)
It's a beautiful evening at the Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo but some people say they wouldn't set foot on the rides. They question just how safe it is to ride a ferris wheel that's here today and gone next week. KEPR looked into safety inspections on these portable rides.
Home Two parties claim the same dog is theirs (Video)
A strange situation has left the Tri-City Animal Shelter in a bind. Two parties claiming a missing dog is theirs. The exact same description was given by both parties, down to a small little shave mark, the only thing different was the name they gave. KEPR talked with the animal shelter director about the sticky situation and what could have been done to avoid this altogether.