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 How safe are portable fair rides? How safe are portable fair rides? (Video)
It's a beautiful evening at the Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo but some people say they wouldn't set foot on the rides. They question just how safe it is to ride a ferris wheel that's here today and gone next week. KEPR looked into safety inspections on these portable rides.
Home Two parties claim the same dog is theirs (Video)
A strange situation has left the Tri-City Animal Shelter in a bind. Two parties claiming a missing dog is theirs. The exact same description was given by both parties, down to a small little shave mark, the only thing different was the name they gave. KEPR talked with the animal shelter director about the sticky situation and what could have been done to avoid this altogether.
Home Do you feel safe in the Tri-Cities? Do you feel safe in the Tri-Cities? (Video)
Local law enforcement has used the word insane to describe the summer of crime we've seen so far. So now, KEPR wants to know, how does our crime compare on a state and national level? KEPR found out how our numbers stack up on a larger scale.
Local Triple Homicide: Cause of death revealed, 1 in custody Triple Homicide: Cause of death revealed, 1 in custody (Video)
KEPR is continuing to follow the triple homicide investigation our of Benton County. Today we learned all three victims were shot to death. We also learned a possible suspect is in custody -- though we don't know who that is or where they are. KEPR shares the newest information -- including whether it's possible the suspect could face charges for a fourth murder.
Local 'Crime tax' passing in Benton County 'Crime tax' passing in Benton County (Video)
New ballots still keep a higher sales tax approved by voters in Benton County. Franklin County passed a similar crime tax a couple years ago. It put more boots on the street and built a new jail. KEPR looked at how the boost in cash made a difference there, and how quickly you'll see changes in Benton County.
Local Smaller class sizes for your kids could be coming Smaller class sizes for your kids could be coming (Video)
Smaller class sizes would be the goal of every parent. But paying for it is another issue. A new ballot measure hopes to shrink class sizes across the state. KEPR looked at how close our districts are to meeting the guideline and what would need to be done to hit it.
Home Will you vote to add 32 police officers in Benton County? Will you vote to add 32 police officers in Benton County? (Video)
The August Primary Elections are Tuesday. And a lot of the focus has been on the race to replace Doc Hastings in Congress. But there are some initiatives you'll be voting on as well. KEPR broke down the Benton County Criminal Justice Sales Tax Proposition. We talked to those for and against it.