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 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.
Home DOT has a plan for bottleneck traffic on 395 DOT has a plan for bottleneck traffic on 395 (Video)
The Department of Transportation has a plan to improve congestion and travel time along Highway 395. It's been studying the stretch between I-82 and 182 for years now and finally have some results. There are two points blamed for the most bottlenecks. KEPR found out how soon we could be seeing the improvements on Highway 395.
Local Why your neighborhood won't get speed humps Why your neighborhood won't get speed humps (Video)
Most people would say no one drives slow enough on streets where kids could be playing. A handful of Richland neighborhoods have been vocal in their demands for change, even paying for their own signs to show how fast you're going. If your neighborhood has dreams of adding speed humps to slow people down, KEPR learned why the city won't put them in.
Home CBC student from Yemen tells KEPR what his family is going through CBC student from Yemen tells KEPR what his family is going through (Video)
Tuesday marks 12 straight days of air strikes in Yemen. The UN is estimating the bombings have killed more than 500 people. It's suspected more than 70 of those killed are children. Officials say numbers are expected to grow. Right now about three-quarters of the population are without electricity. The Indian government was given half an hour to fly in and rescue as many survivors as they could.