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 Pasco family who lost mom, wife is coping this holiday season Pasco family who lost mom, wife is coping this holiday season
We first brought you this story in April. So many of you were touched by it, it went viral. A Pasco family lost their wife and mom unexpectedly as she was giving birth to her fifth child. Ana Gutierrez-Ramirez was a few days shy of 38. KEPR checked back in with the family to see how they are doing this holiday season.
Local Victim's son describes seeing his mom get murdered by Larry Miller Victim's son describes seeing his mom get murdered by Larry Miller (Video)
It was a rare and heartbreaking moment in court. A young boy describing his mother's lifeless body to a Richland detective after she'd be relentlessly stabbed and choked by her ex-boyfriend. Larry Miller was sentenced for his crimes Tuesday. And the family of his victim got to send him off to prison with their parting words.
Local Eight homicides didn't slow Pasco Police down Eight homicides didn't slow Pasco Police down (Video)
When Pasco got through all of last year without a single homicide, the city was able to talk optimistically about focusing on combating property crimes instead of the violent ones. And then this year brought eight homicides. Many that involved police officers. But KEPR learned, that same goal on property crimes didn't move away from focus.
Home I-594 in effect and causing confusion I-594 in effect and causing confusion (Video)
KEPR is checking in on the new law regarding background checks on firearms. Initiative 594 went into effect last week but local gun shops told us they aren't following the new rules just yet. KEPR looked into why buyers and sellers are confused.
Home KSD says phasing out "zero-tolerance" policy is a success KSD says phasing out "zero-tolerance" policy is a success (Video)
KEPR is following up on a big change for the Kennewick School District. There's no longer a "zero-tolerance" for certain bad behaviors. The goal was a more realistic approach. KEPR checked in to see how it's working in Kennewick, and if the the other districts plan to jump on board any time soon.
Local Will local police agencies get body cameras? Will local police agencies get body cameras? (Video)
The Ferguson shooting has included a call for officers to wear body cameras so that no one is relying on witness accounts to say what really happened. The President is pushing for these on all of the nation's police officers. Right now, Hermiston is the only agency in our area using them. KEPR found out how the technology has worked for the department, and whether body cameras could come to officers in the Tri-Cities.