In his career he has reported on several events of national significance, including the abduction and murder of Amber Haggerman, which later resulted in the development of the nationwide "Amber Alert" system. He has covered deadly tornadoes in Texas, wildfires in California and Hurricane Katrina from the Gulf Coast. Gerard has 3-times been awarded an Emmy for excellence in journalism.
In 2008, and again in 2012 Gerard was voted "Best Anchor" in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review-Journal Staff. He has also received Electronic Media Awards for Best Anchor and Best Reporter.
And most recently Gerard was added to Nevada's list of Distinguished Women and Men for professional and civic achievements.
Gerard studied Broadcast Journalism at San Diego State University. Before arriving in Las Vegas, he worked as a reporter in Dallas, Texas, as well as in San Diego and Bakersfield, Calif.
Gerard is also an honorary board member for the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras and a former musician for Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.
Gerard can be found on Facebook and Twitter @GerardNews3LV.