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 Where does the heat sneak into your home? Where does the heat sneak into your home? (Video)
The thermostat has pushed back up over 100. Your electric meter many be spinning pretty quickly. KEPR looked at ways you can keep this heat out of your house. We learned the likely culprits that drive up your bill in tonight's big story.
Local Pot stores in Tri-Cities, or no? Pot stores in Tri-Cities, or no? (Video)
Tri-Cities leaders are still making decisions about pot stores, now that the first one in our area opened in Prosser. Each city has a moratoriums in place which means no stores can open. But this is only temporary. So each city is weighing the idea of making that ban permanent, or reversing it altogether. KEPR looked at where all three cities currently stand.
Local Gun offender registry off to slow start Gun offender registry off to slow start (Video)
Washington was the first to create a gun offender registry. But no one seems to have heard of it. It functions sort of like the sex offender registry, but keeps track of firearm offenders. KEPR found out why it's off to a slow start.
Local Where should you buy school supplies? Where should you buy school supplies? (Video)
Kids go back to school in about a month and school supplies are already flying off the shelves. Just try finding a backpack from Frozen! But where should you shop to get the best prices? KEPR compared your most popular choices.
Home What crimes will make you a sex offender? What crimes will make you a sex offender? (Video)
KEPR took a closer look at the broad list of crimes that can force someone to register as a sex offender. We learned there are thousands. There might be some that surprise you. KEPR also spoke with a young woman about what got her on on the list and how it's change her life.
Local Sex offenders face-to-face mandatory check-ins Sex offenders face-to-face mandatory check-ins (Video)
KEPR is getting a closer look at how law enforcement tracks sex offenders. Keeping tabs on the registered sex offenders includes monthly face-to-face check-ins. KEPR met some of those who are required to report their whereabouts in tonight's big story.
Local Local inventor gives back to veterans Local inventor gives back to veterans (Video)
One local inventor has found a way to give back to Veteran's with his very own patented products. His name is Kurt Schneider and Action News first met him a few months ago at a start-up competition for people with business ideas. His creativity has led him to want to change the game of golf while giving vets jobs.
Local 29 sick children on Make-A-Wish waiting list 29 sick children on Make-A-Wish waiting list (Video)
The Make-A-Wish Foundation has been granting wishes to sick children for almost 35 years. The non-profit is ran mainly by energetic, creative, and loving volunteers. But KEPR discovered some sad news. The Tri-Cities and Yakima chapters are desperate for volunteers. Dozens of ill kids are on the waiting list.
Local DNA answering more unsolved crimes DNA answering more unsolved crimes (Video)
KEPR is always working to keep you safe. We looked into how many local convicts are now being linked to other crimes across the country. It's being done with DNA. And the effort to collect your cells is broadening. KEPR looked at how likely you'd submit for a swab.