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

Home Zambrano-Montes' mother tells KEPR her thoughts on police shooting Zambrano-Montes' mother tells KEPR her thoughts on police shooting (Video)
The mother of the man shot by Pasco police spoke to KEPR on her first trip to the United States. The visit came a day after it was announced the family would be represented by a high-profile civil rights attorney. KEPR spoke with Antonio Zambrano-Montes' mother through a translator. She wants the men who shot her son to go to prison.
Local Razo sentenced to one year in jail Razo sentenced to one year in jail (Video)
A young man will spend six-months behind bars for causing a wreck that killed his two friends. The crash in Grandview was over two years ago. Jovannie Razo was sentenced today, but didn't exactly take ownership for his crimes. KEPR brings you what was said before a judge handed down the decision.
Home POLICE SHOOTING: Looking back at other coroner inquests POLICE SHOOTING: Looking back at other coroner inquests (Video)
KEPR is taking a deeper dive into what a coroner's inquest involves.

We told you the Franklin County Coroner was calling for only the third one of his career. It would be run like a trial and a jury would decide if the shooting was justified.

The inquest won't begin until the Special Investigation Unit finishes its report. We looked back at some of the past coroner's inquests to see how they ultimately affected an investigation.
Local POLICE SHOOTING: Close to a thousand gather at rally to support Montes family POLICE SHOOTING: Close to a thousand gather at rally to support Montes family (Video)
The street was filled with more than a thousand people, chanting, singing, and coming together for Antonio Zambrano-Montes. It started down at the park across from the courthouse where speakers addressed the crowd before marching here...the spot where Antonio was killed. KEPR was there for it all.
Local POLICE SHOOTING: Investigators say Montes unarmed when shot POLICE SHOOTING: Investigators say Montes unarmed when shot (Video)
We learned today Antonio Zambrano-Montes was unarmed when he was shot. He had been throwing rocks earlier, but did not have a gun or knife on him when he was killed by police. The fact came out during a news conference by the unit investigating Montes' death. KEPR was there to continue our team coverage.
Local POLICE SHOOTING: Witnesses recount the fatal shooting POLICE SHOOTING: Witnesses recount the fatal shooting (Video)
This shooting was different from past ones in our community, not just because it was recorded on video, but because dozens of people were around to see it. Cell phones and cameras were pointed in the direction of the trouble. We spoke to some of the people who were there last night, one was fighting back tears.
Local Duportail Bridge: It's going to be a while Duportail Bridge: It's going to be a while (Video)
A bridge connecting South Richland with the rest of town has been a priority for years. And Richland keeps promising the project is moving forward. But now we've learned work on the Duportail Bridge is at least two-to-three years away.
Local Gas prices going up slowly but surely Gas prices going up slowly but surely (Video)
This year's gas prices have seemed too good to be true. And all good things must come to an end. We've wondered how low they can go. But gas prices are beginning to creep at some stations around the Tri-Cities. KEPR learned how quickly this could happen.