Aaron Mendelson Associate Digital Producer, Data

Aaron Mendelson
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Aaron Mendelson is KPCC's Associate Digital Producer for data and interactive projects.

Prior to joining KPCC, Aaron worked as a freelancer for Marketplace, KQED and The California Report. He's also written for Reuters and Mother Jones, among others. He got his start in journalism at KFAI in Minneapolis.

He holds a master's degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where he studied audio storytelling and data reporting.

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

SoCal law enforcement biggest spenders of Californians' seized assets, data show

California law enforcement agencies spent more than $400 million in proceeds from property and cash seized through the program.

28,000 seek driver's licenses in first days of new immigrant law

Preliminary statistics show that the California Department of Motor Vehicles received 17,200 applications on Friday and another 11,100 on Saturday.

Motorcycle crashes, deaths spike 23 pct. in SoCal: Gas prices, economy blamed

The stats reverse an earlier trend as more inexperienced or rusty riders hit the road, enticed by years of rising gas prices and a better economy.

Militarized police? An FAQ on the Pentagon's surplus program

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.

Pentagon releases new details of weapons program in SoCal

The Department of Defense has released new data indicating just how much military equipment has made its way to Southern California law enforcement.

LA millennials: Bilingual, for the most part

Nearly 58 percent of millennials in metropolitan L.A. speak a language other than English, latest Census numbers show.