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

LAUSD classrooms play catchup after iPad troubles

Los Angeles Unified's iPad issues leave students "under-prepared" for new Common Core state exams, according to a district report.

SEC scrutinizes LAUSD bond-financed iPad program

Did Los Angeles Unified properly disclose its plans to purchase iPads with bond funds? The Securities and Exchange Commission is asking questions.

LAUSD dumps Apple iPad software, demands millions in refunds

LA Unified says it is "extremely dissatisfied" with software publisher Pearson's work for the iPad program. If a deal isn't reached, LAUSD could take Apple to court.

LAUSD's multibillion-dollar health care deal wins approval

A majority of LAUSD's school board approved a $1 billion employee health care agreement, but turned down a call to look into the district's mounting financial obligations.

LAUSD board to vote on $1B in health care costs sans budget

The school board has discussed cuts to preschool, counselors and the arts, but still hasn't laid eyes on a draft budget for next year.

Court ruling may open more school space to charters

The California Supreme Court issues a ruling in a feud between charter schools and Los Angeles Unified over sharing school space.

Kindergarten parents line up for few spots in choice schools

Parents are pitching tents to secure a seat in L.A. Unified’s advanced kindergarten program at Mar Vista Elementary. Some pay others to line up for them.

Libraries still lacking in South LAUSD elementary schools

L.A. Unified shuttered hundreds of libraries after the recession. Many have reopened, but in poorer parts of L.A., hiring is lagging.

Common Core testing renews debate over standards

Creators of the Common Core say it emphasizes critical thinking, collaboration and creativity. Some parents aren’t convinced.

Should LAUSD students start the school year in August?

Parents are debating whether LAUSD's new school calendar starting the year on Aug. 18 is a good idea. Some like it, some don't. Tell us what you think.

LAUSD school board approves layoff notices

Counselors, art teachers and other staff could be laid off or reassigned next school year. The teachers union says the warnings are a bargaining scare tactic.

LAUSD expected to end in the black for at least this year

Los Angeles Unified expects to finish this year in the black. But next year, it predicts costs will soar and the district will face a $160 million deficit.

Voters not yet ready to decide in LAUSD board race

In the Los Angeles Unified school board race, incumbents in contested elections are facing runoffs. Are voters ready for change?

LAUSD District 7 board race draws rivals to the same side

President Richard Vladovic led LAUSD's board through a year marked by troubled projects, but is widely supported by unions and charter school advocates.

LAUSD election financing pits charter schools, teacher union

Los Angeles Unified's school board races have drawn $2 million so far. Charter school advocates and teacher union contributions dominate the interests represented.