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

Local RHS Senior teaches classmates how to do open heart surgery RHS Senior teaches classmates how to do open heart surgery (Video)
Open heart surgeries are usually left to surgeons with 10-plus years of education....you'd think. But we found someone in our community capable of the skill, who's still in high school. KEPR's Gina Lazara got a lesson from the wunderkind.... and we want to warn you, if you have a weak stomach, this video is not for you.
Local KEPR finds when local lawmakers voted against their own party KEPR finds when local lawmakers voted against their own party (Video)
In a partisan climate, KEPR is tallying the votes to see how often our local lawmakers voted against party lines. The regular session finished a couple weeks ago and now our local legislators are onto a special session as they debate spending. We found which lawmaker bucked the trend the most, and what for.
Home Convicted rapist testifies to judge for a third trial Convicted rapist testifies to judge for a third trial (Video)
A man convicted of multiple sex crimes now has a shot at another trial. Richard Cain has already been tried twice. The first trial resulted in a hung jury. The second time, he was convicted. But Cain and his newest attorney claim he never had the chance to testify. We heard from the convicted rapist himself about why he deserves a third trial.
Local Record year for employment in Tri-Cities Record year for employment in Tri-Cities (Video)
If you don't have a job, experts say you shouldn't be too worried. 2014 was a record year for the amount of people employed in the Tri-Cities. And 2015 is on pace to do even better. KEPR found out what industries are considered the "hot spots" for jobs.
Local Ben Carson announces his run for President Ben Carson announces his run for President (Video)
The Republican field of candidates continues to widen. Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is expected to make a major announcement at an event tomorrow in his hometown of Detroit. But in an exclusive interview tonight, Dr. Carson tells our National Correspondent Jeff Barnd he is in the race for the White House in 2016.