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 New burger joint coming to Tri-Cities New burger joint coming to Tri-Cities
Richland will soon see another burger joint. A burger chain called "HopJacks" is coming to town. Locations are mostly on the westside right now. But two are planned for the Tri-Cities, including one at Queensgate and the other at Southridge in Kennewick.
Local Drivers ignoring the rules, putting students at risk Drivers ignoring the rules, putting students at risk (Video)
It's a threat affecting local students every day. Drivers are rolling the dice and hoping to avoid tragedy by ignoring a stopped bus that has its red lights flashing. Despite the lights and the stop sign that extends off the bus, many drivers speed right by. The state looked at how often it's happening right here in the Tri-Cities.
Home Vandalism incidents aren't slowing down Vandalism incidents aren't slowing down (Video)
You don't have to look very hard to find graffiti somewhere in the Tri-Cities. In fact, the numbers show it's happening even more frequently than usual. KEPR pulled the numbers and found out what police are doing to prevent tagging from occurring on one of the most troublesome nights of the year - Halloween.
Home Third Start-Up Weekend a success Third Start-Up Weekend a success (Video)
Sunday was the third Tri-Cities Start-Up Weekend. Think Shark Tank. But it took place right here at CBC. KEPR was there today for the final day of the competition as groups prepared to present their ideas.
Local Common Core Standards up and running Common Core Standards up and running (Video)
46 states have implemented the Common Core Standards. And students in our public schools will have to take standardized tests based on common core standards for the first time. KEPR talked to parents about the "new way" and educators who are adjusting to the change.
Local First EDM festival coming to Tri-Cities First EDM festival coming to Tri-Cities (Video)
The Tri-Cities hosts its first EDM Festival this week. If you don't know what that is, think of a rave, but an organized one. You buy tickets and it goes on for hours. But EDM can still be synonymous with drug use for many people. KEPR found out how they plan to keep the crowd safe in tonight's big story.
Local Husband and father left to support three kids on his own Husband and father left to support three kids on his own (Video)
KEPR is continuing to follow the fatal accident out of Burbank that happened yesterday morning. A young woman was driving on Highway 124 just before sunrise when she crossed the center line, hit a semi, and died. Jenna Morton's husband is left to raise their three kids by himself. The grieving family spoke to KEPR.