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

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.

California continues count of more than 2.5 million unprocessed ballots

Some 2.5 million ballots still need to be counted from Tuesday's election, the majority of which are are vote-by-mail ballots.

Turnout improves in LA County, with half a million ballots left to process

Semi-final official returns show an L.A. County turnout of 29.9 percent, up from the presidential primary four years ago, but far below the 55.2 percent of eligible voters who turned out in 2008.

Before you pitch 'em: Share campaign mail with KPCC

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

Seismic retrofit orders to start reaching mailboxes

Owners of buildings with 16 or more dwelling units that are at least three stories tall will soon start to receive notices to complete a seismic retrofit.

FAQ: The California assault weapons ban

Rifles used in a mass shooting at a Dec. 2 holiday party at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino were legal to purchase in the state of California. However both had been modified to make them illegal under the state's assault weapons ban. Here's a primer on that ban.

Rifles used in San Bernardino attack were modified to be illegal

The original sales of the rifles used in the San Bernardino shooting were legal but the weapons were then modified to make them illegal to possess under California's assault weapons ban.

Officer Involved: Get the data behind the stories

The data cover details on why police shot 375 people in L.A. County. It's the first publicly available dataset of its kind in Southern California.

Officer Involved: Unarmed and dangerous?

One in four people shot by officers in L.A. County between 2010 and 2015 was unarmed, and only one LAPD officer during that time was fired for violating policy.

Officer Involved: A call for help

Some of the most troubling police shootings in L.A. County involved people in mental health crisis.

Officer Involved: How we did it

KPCC reviewed documents from the L.A. district attorney, medical examiner, the sheriff's department and others to examine officer-involved shootings.

Future of Water: How hot, dry and crowded will CA get?

Over the next 25 years, California will add about 8 million people while getting warmer and drier due to climate change. What will this mean for the future of water?

Charting Niño 3.4 sea surface temperature anomalies

An El Niño occurs when water in a large swath of the Pacific Ocean along the equator heats up more than average. This is measured by looking at sea surface temperature anomalies, or fluctuations in ocean temperature, in key parts of the ocean. This chart displays sea surface temperature fluctuations in the Niño 3.4 region during strong El Niños dating back to 1992.