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

Zimmer wants rules on charters sharing campuses, recruiting

L.A. Unified board member Steve Zimmer proposes going to the state with what he calls the burdens of Prop 39. He also wants to limit charters' student recruitment.

New California tests would be 'practice'

As schools transition to the new Common Core curriculum, the state's top education official wants tests to be practice only.

New coalition seeks to influence LA Unified's spending

More state cash is coming to the Los Angeles Unified School District. And some advocacy groups are seizing what they see as an opportunity to help shape policy.

API scores: Only about half of LA Unified charters on course

Scores out Thursday show only about half of L.A. Unified charter schools meet the state's performance goal. Some have struggled for years, but remain open.

Territory battle: LA Unified vs charters

It's a classic roommate feud: About 77 charters share space with traditional L.A. Unified schools and said they are getting short changed. The state Supreme Court is stepping in.

More money, more problems? LA Unified wrestles with influx of cash

With several new state-mandated priorities and funding streams, L.A. Unified officials are still working out how to spend millions in new cash.

LA Unified to cash in $113 million for Common Core

The district will get a cash infusion from the state to implement the new standards. Officials say most of the money will be spent on teacher training.