Chris Keller Data Editor/News Applications Developer

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Chris Keller is a KPCC News Editor with a focus on data. Prior to that, he served as KPCC's Data Journalist where he collaborated with KPCC staff on data-driven projects, visualizations and applications.

Chris joined KPCC in 2012 after spending more than 15 years in various print and digital roles at newspapers of various sizes in the Midwest.

Most recently, Chris coordinated digital audience development efforts for Madison.com, creating systems and workflows to bring structure to news and advertising data, and learning how to write FOR loops in javascript and Python in order to organize and package local datasets for digital news products.

Prior to working in Madison, Keller led online news efforts for Nwi.com and contributed to several digital products and initiatives that were honored Lee Enterprises’ 2010 President’s Award for Innovation and earned Lee’s Enterprise of the Year award for The Times Media Company.

Keller is a life-long Packers fan, plays drums and guitar and is a member of the Online News Association, Investigative Reporters & Editors and Hacks/Hackers.


Stories by Chris Keller

Fatal officer shooting inquiry unresolved as DA Lacey sworn in

Activists criticize Jackie Lacey for not concluding an investigation into the 2015 case of an LAPD officer fatally shooting an unarmed homeless man in Venice.

LA agrees to $4M settlement in fatal Venice police shooting

The city of Los Angeles has agreed to a $4 million settlement of a federal lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed homeless man shot and killed by police in May 2015 in Venice, court records show. The settlement is conditional on approval by the Los Angeles City Council, according to court records.

Family of Ezell Ford reaches conditional settlement in wrongful death suit

Ezell Ford was fatally shot by police in August 2014. The District Attorney's office has not yet said whether it plans to bring charges against the officers.

#WhoMailedIt: Fact-checking political mailers

With glossy mailers stacking up in mailboxes across the state, KPCC decided to fact-check a handful of pieces collected through our #WhoMailedIt effort.

Data on police shootings is improving but challenges remain

For decades, there hasn't been consistent and comprehensive tracking of officer-involved shootings in the US. But that's starting to change.

#WhoMailedIt: Share your campaign mail with KPCC

Vote-by-mail ballots for the November election also bring pitches from the candidates. KPCC wants campaign mailers for a project we're calling "Who Mailed It."

Blue Cut Fire: 105 homes destroyed; authorities try to determine cause

Crews continue to make progress in fighting the massive wildfire. The blaze has destroyed 105 homes and 216 outbuildings. By Sunday afternoon, all mandatory evacuations had been lifted.

2 years later, shooting of Ezell Ford still mired in controversy

Ezell Ford's family says justice has stalled two years after the 25-year-old's death. Meanwhile, the LAPD officers who shot Ford say they're in limbo, too.

Sand Fire: Inside the pop-up city wildland firefighters call home

The camp at the incident command center situated behind Golden Valley High School outside Santa Clarita provides a home away from home for those called to battle the Sand Fire.

Animation: Smoke from the Sand Fire

The Sand Fire ignited on the afternoon of July 22 and smoke from the fire quickly spread across the Los Angeles Basin and into Orange County. Since then, winds have shifted.

Police killed in surprise attacks in the U.S. and its territories

Authorities said Monday that police officers were clearly targeted and ambushed in this weekend's shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which killed three officers and wounded three others. It's the latest such ambush in the United States, and happened just 10 days after five police officers in Dallas were gunned down.

Brown approves new restrictions on guns, ammunition

In all Democratic Governor Jerry Brown on Friday approved six bills and vetoed five. Here's a rundown.

Huntington to alert more patients about dirty medical scopes

Following recommendations from health officials, the Pasadena hospital is offering screenings to patients since 2013 who may have been infected by Olympus scopes.

San Gabriel Complex: Firefighters brace to protect homes; Residents prep to evacuate

Firefighters have been hampered by extremely dry and rocky terrain, sporadic wind gusts and thin staffing, as nearby crews work to extinguish wildfires throughout SoCal.

Fires near Azusa, Duarte prompt evacuations, outages

Firefighters are battling two brush fires. Some residents have been forced to evacuate, while others were told to prepare for possible evacuation as the fires continued to burn.