Annie Gilbertson Investigative Reporter

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Annie Gilbertson is KPCC’s Investigative Reporter. She joined the station in 2013 as an education reporter covering the nation’s second largest school district, Los Angeles Unified.

Annie was honored as a national finalist at the 2014 Investigative Reporters and Editors awards for her year-long investigation into L.A. Unified’s $1.3 billion deal to equip every student with an iPad. Her reports exposing the school district’s close ties with Apple and publisher Pearson contributed to the cancelation of the contract, the resignation of the superintendent and the launch of an FBI investigation.

Annie revealed the hidden costs of wiring L.A. schools for computers and tablets. She also discovered that California schools had misidentified bilingual kids as “English learners,” which may have boosted group test scores but kept fluent students out of mainstream classes.

Prior to joining KPCC, Annie worked at Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she produced an award-winning investigative series on how schools had purchased inaccurate sex education materials.

In her role as investigative reporter, Annie is digging into a variety of subjects including but not limited to healthcare, poverty and her first love — public schools. Got a tip? Call, email, tweet or send a carrier pigeon.


Stories by Annie Gilbertson

Can Baca’s guilty plea restore the Sheriff’s Department’s reputation?

An FBI investigation into alleged inmate abuse and a cover-up in the LA jails left the sheriff's department with a tattered reputation - is it being repaired?

Former LA Sheriff Lee Baca pleads guilty to federal charges

Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal investigators looking into abuses in county jails. More than a dozen officials and deputies have been swept up in the probe.

Rising crime causes anxiety, speculation in Long Beach

The residents of Long Beach are experiencing a double-digit boost in robberies and thefts. It’s one of many California cities posting an increase in crime in 2015.

CA schools freed from costly after-school tutoring mandate

Funds remain earmarked for struggling students from low-income families, but the new flexibility is expected to cripple the private tutoring industry.

Gun buyer in San Bernardino attack pleads not guilty

Enrique Marquez Jr., 24, faces a possible maximum sentence of 50 years. A key charge alleges he conspired to provide material support to terrorists.

California to start collecting info on people shot by police

It's a significant change to the way officer-involved shootings and other uses of force are tracked--but does not include collecting information on the officers themselves.

San Bernardino attacker visa scrutinized by fed lawmakers

The fiancé visa that allowed one of the San Bernardino attackers to live in the United States is under scrutiny by federal lawmakers.

Enrique Marquez, friend of San Bernardino shooter, arrested on federal charges

Federal authorities have arrested a man in connection with this month's mass shooting in San Bernardino. Enrique Marquez faces three federal charges.

What changes now that FBI will collect officer-involved shooting data

A Federal Bureau of Investigation official pledged Tuesday to expand data collection on officer-involved shootings. But details are up in the air.

Officer Involved: Get the data behind the stories

The data cover details on why police shot 375 people in L.A. County. It's the first publicly available dataset of its kind in Southern California.

LA police commission: Officer-involved shootings double

The new president of the Police Commission released new police shooting statistics Tuesday and asked for an analysis of how the department compares to other big cities.

Officer Involved: The black box of police shooting investigations

Law enforcement agencies aren't required to report data on police shootings, and few do.

Officer Involved: Unarmed and dangerous?

One in four people shot by officers in L.A. County between 2010 and 2015 was unarmed, and only one LAPD officer during that time was fired for violating policy.

Officer Involved: A call for help

Some of the most troubling police shootings in L.A. County involved people in mental health crisis.

Deputies shoot carjacker after restaurant standoff in Downey

LA County Sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a carjacking suspect who led authorities on a chase, then took hostages inside Chris & Pitts barbecue in Downey.