Aaron Mendelson Associate Digital Producer, Data
Aaron Mendelson is KPCC's Associate Digital Producer for data and interactive projects.
At KPCC, he has used data to shine a light on the avalanche of outside money in local politics, spiking firearms sales, Los Angeles' bicycle infrastructure, and police militarization. He helped build a unique database on officer-involved shootings in Los Angeles County for KPCC's Officer Involved project.
Aaron holds a master's degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to joining KPCC, he worked as a freelancer for Reuters, Marketplace, KQED and Mother Jones. He got his start in journalism at KFAI in Minneapolis.
Aaron grew up in Iowa. An avid music fan, he is the author of the 2012 book "American R&B: Gospel Grooves, Funky Drummers & Soul Power."
Stories by Aaron Mendelson
The Defense Logistics Agency's surplus military supplies program can get complicated. Here's our guide to the data, and what it does — and doesn't — tell us.
The Department of Defense has released new data indicating just how much military equipment has made its way to Southern California law enforcement.
Nearly 58 percent of millennials in metropolitan L.A. speak a language other than English, latest Census numbers show.