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 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.

LAUSD opening shuttered elementary school libraries

The Great Recession led to library closings across Los Angeles Unified. But now, most elementary students can check out books at their school libraries.

LAUSD says deficit prevents larger offer to teachers

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortines says the district has made its best offer, but the teachers say they are paid less than neighboring districts.

Election 2015: iPad controversy focus of LAUSD school board race

Los Angeles Unified's school board incumbents are taking campaign heat for the controversial iPad program, which has become a central issue for voters.

Miramonte students seek more compensation from LAUSD

Last fall's $139 million settlement of a Miramonte sex abuse lawsuit has lawyers for students who settled in 2013 saying his clients are owed more.

LAUSD school board election stakes are high

The next Los Angeles Unified School District board faces big decisions, the selection of the new superintendent top among them.

Should LAUSD lawyers aid students facing deportation?

Los Angeles Unified School District attorneys will take on 10 to 15 cases of students who have cases in immigration court, providing the legal services for free.

Parent versus LAUSD: a fight over $1,761 and more

Roberto Fonseca wasn’t happy with how things were going at his sons’ schools. So he joined a committee, and tried to improve conditions. It doesn’t end well.

Controversial iPad emails make LAUSD rethink when to delete

As FBI scrutinizes emails between top staff and executives who landed a $500 million iPad deal, superintendent wants to save emails longer. Is two years enough?

LAUSD's fundraising prospects — without John Deasy

Contributors paid for ex-LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy's expenses and the salaries of his deputies, and helped expand the breakfast program. What happens now?

LAUSD attorneys may help students facing deportation

About 5,000 children face deportation in Los Angeles immigration court. Sixty percent lack representation. LAUSD may assign attorneys to help fill the gap.

Feds review LAUSD tech rollouts, finds them deficient

The U.S. Department of Education recommends LAUSD follow basic management practices, including planning and evaluation, to resolve its iPad and MiSiS project issues.