Chris Keller Data Journalist

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Chris Keller is a Data Journalist and News Applications Developer at KPCC. He collaborates with KPCC staff on data-driven projects, visualzations 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 intiatives 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.

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Stories by Chris Keller

High Rent, Few Options: Angelenos weigh their choices

There's a rule of thumb for deciding how much to pay when renting an apartment: no more than 30-percent of your gross income.

High Rent, Few Options: Angelenos weigh their choices

With rents higher than they've ever been in Southern California, the '30 percent rule' is a distant fantasy, and Southern Californian renters are having to adapt.

La Habra earthquake: KPCC's map of ongoing aftershocks

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake near La Habra Friday night continued to produce aftershocks, including a magnitude-4.1 earthquake near Rowland Heights.

Census: LA County surpassed 10M residents in 2013

New census data confirm that Los Angeles County is now the nation's most populous. The population of the state also grew from 2012 to 2013.

Does my community have water restrictions?

In Southern California, most local water districts have only asked for voluntary measures Here, you can find many Southern California municipalities, restrictions in place — if any — gathered from city and water district websites and some helpful tips to conserve water.

Oscars 2014: Predicting the winners

Who will take home the coveted Oscars for best picture, director, actor and actress and supporting actor and actress at the 2014 Academy Awards?

City receives list of buildings possibly at risk in a quake

The list does not specifically identify buildings at risk but rather the types of buildings that could be vulnerable.

Is the tour bus you're taking on California's watch list?

Look up commercial bus companies legally operating in California, beginning with those on the so-called "watch list," which are noted by the "further monitoring" designation, and whether the DOT has issued a "violation", an "alert", or both.

Is your kindergarten healthy? Look up kindergarten immunization levels by county:

n some schools in Southern California, the Personal Belief Exemptions make up a majority of incoming kindergartners. That means most kids at the school have not been vaccinated – and that worries public health experts.

Looking for a language immersion program? We made it easy, with a map of California bilingual schools:

Los Angeles County leads the state in the number of schools that offer bilingual education starting in kindergarten -- in part, advocates and others said, because of its multicultural population.

Find my Congressional representative

Enter your address or use your location to find Congressional representatives for your district, view biographical information and read past coverage from KPCC.

Veterans Day 2013: Tell everyone #wheretheyserved (map)

To pay tribute, we're collecting stories about the paths California veterans have taken. Are you a vet? Did someone in your family serve?

LAX Shooting: Timeline of incident at Terminal 3

A suspect is in custody and multiple injuries reported after a gunman opened fire at a security checkpoint in Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning.

California's 10 largest wildfires

On the anniversary of the Cedar Fire in San Diego County we look back at the 10 largest wildfires in the state's history.

Congressional district offices: Who is open for business?

The federal government is shut down. What about the office of your member of Congress?