Annie Gilbertson

Investigative Reporter

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Annie Gilbertson is an investigative reporter and host of KPCC’s podcast “Repeat.” She covers the justice system and has committed more than two years to in-depth reporting on police shootings.

Annie co-created “Repeat,” which traces a string of deputy shootings in South Los Angeles and asks how officers with multiple shootings are held accountable. The podcast reached more than 1 million downloads and sparked an inspector general investigation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the largest sheriff’s department in the nation. After her reporting on officer shootings for KPCC’s investigative series Officer Involved, the department tightened its use of force policy.

Annie joined KPCC in 2013 as an education reporter covering Los Angeles Unified, the nation’s second-largest school district. Annie was a national finalist for a 2014 Investigative Reporters and Editors award for her year-long investigation into L.A. Unified’s problem-plagued effort to equip every student with an iPad. Her reports contributed to the cancellation of the contract, the resignation of the superintendent and the launch of an FBI investigation.

Annie is a Southern California native; she grew up in Huntington Beach.

Stories by Annie Gilbertson

Mexican American studies increased achievement, report says

As LAUSD prepares to require ethnic studies, University of Arizona researchers found students taking Mexican American studies bettered their chances of graduating.

California school budgets lack transparency, researchers say

A year into California's major school funding reform, researchers say it's hard to tell if schools are investing in high-need students.

LA 'Interview' screening gets surprise Seth Rogen intro

"It was kind of like a second premiere or something. It was a total blast. It was somewhere between Cannes, a Christmas Party, a protest and a wedding. It was really wonderful."

Be warned: TSA will take your gifts if you're not careful

No guns, knives, explosives or liquids are allowed on flights, most passengers know. But what about that pecan pie that mom baked?

LAUSD outside monitor: MiSiS scheduling system improving

The bill for LAUSD's new student data system is expected to surpass $60 million as developers fix issues with class scheduling, grades and attendance.

Parents battle for special ed services as the tab rises

Frustrated parents often have to fight to get their special education student more help. Their struggle may get worse as the cost of special ed increases.

LAUSD superintendent seeks state testing relief

Superintendent Ramon Cortines said students need more practice with iPads and Chromebooks before high-stakes testing hits schools.

Amid safety concerns, some LAUSD students taking home iPads

Los Angeles school police are tracking students, and $700 tablets, as part of a district pilot program to increase security.

LAUSD board approves $34 million for MiSiS fixes, computers

LAUSD is investing another $12 million over the next six weeks to fix the flawed MISIS data system and spending $22 million for iPads and laptops.

LAUSD iPad program focus of grand jury probe

A federal grand jury will meet Friday to investigate whether criminal laws were violated in connection with the district's iPad program.

Ex-LAUSD superintendent flew 100k miles

Former LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy averaged three out-of-town excursions a month last year, racking up the equivalent of four trips around the world.

LAUSD expanding iPad tablet tech program once again

Under new leadership, the Los Angeles Unified school district moves full-steam ahead with its iPad program, expanding it to 27 schools.

LAUSD inspector general: Data system 'grossly inadequate'

LAUSD new student data system failed to schedule student classes, track attendance and record grades. The inspector general says it's time for outside monitoring.

New LAUSD superintendent resurrects iPad contract

Former superintendent John Deasy canceled the iPad contract after KPCC reported he met with vendors before bids. Ramon Cortines wants to use it buy more devices.

Ethnic studies requirement added for LAUSD graduation

LAUSD is the second district in the state to require students to take classes in ethnic studies, the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity and culture.