Gina won the award for her story on how babies’ ashes were dumped in a mass unmarked grave at a crematorium, without the knowledge of their parents.
She also picked up the Scoop of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards.
Her investigation of the scandal at Mortonhall crematorium in Edinburgh went national with questions raised in Parliament and an independent commission set up to investigate.
Gina, an associate editor at the Edinburgh Evening News –also saw her paper receive the Team of the Year prize for the investigation.
The judges described her work as “an excellent example of investigative journalism in Scotland.”
In her career she has worked across the media – PA, national newspapers, Sundays, TV.
Gina says: “It was 15 years ago when I was last up for an award. So you know, journalism’s a marathon not a sprint”.
Gina can be followed on twitter @wornoutmumhack