Gina Lazara


Gina Lazara
Gina Lazara
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 Overcrowding in classrooms, a continuous problem Overcrowding in classrooms, a continuous problem(Video)
Overcrowding at our schools here in Tri-Cities has been an issue for years. As more families move in, schools have trouble keeping up with the high enrollment. KEPR looked at the student-teacher ratio here in our local classrooms and what's being done to help the overcrowding.
Local The TRAC: Should it stay or should it go? The TRAC: Should it stay or should it go?(Video)
The TRAC is always struggling to bring in more money than it spends to run the site, so its future is often up in the air. KEPR learned that, in 2013, the TRAC was nearly able to meet its record-breaking sales from the year before.
Local Is your neighbor's stuff breaking city rules? Is your neighbor's stuff breaking city rules?(Video)
We all seem to have that one neighbor on our street that has a lot going on in their yard, whether it be yard waste, furniture, trash - or even a washer and dryer. But how do you know if they are breaking the city's code enforcement policies or if their stuff is OK to be there? KEPR went yard to yard with a code enforcement officer.
Local Lewis Street Overpass moving forward Lewis Street Overpass moving forward(Video)
A project to replace the aging Pasco overpass built during the Great Depression is moving forward. The Lewis Street Overpass project has been in the works for 15 years. A demolition contractor has been decided upon and just need's the mayor's signature. The contractor would demolish the surrounding buildings first, not the actual underpass.
Home Kennewick burn victim goes on 17th surgery Kennewick burn victim goes on 17th surgery(Video)
Action News is continuing to follow the progress of the little Kennewick girl who accidentally lit herself on fire last summer. Jadin Filla was outside playing with a lighter and a piece of paper on July 4, 2012. An unforgettable scream led her older sister to open the front door and find Jadin engulfed in flames.