Chris Keller News Editor, Data

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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 and News Applications Developer, where he collaborated 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

LAUSD iPads: Timeline of a troubled program

Los Angeles Unified School District has been under fire over its iPad program, which launched last school year with the aim of giving every student and teacher a personal tablet. This timeline looks back on the iPad program, it's rollout and the results.

Turnout in midterm election increases... a bit

Los Angeles officials are set to certify results from the Nov. 4 midterm election, which show 1,518,835 ballots were cast - one in three registered voters.

Election 2014 turnout: Only 1 in 4 LA voters cast ballots in Tuesday's midterm

Early analysis shows what may be a record low turnout for a midterm election in Los Angeles County and the state of California. Why didn't people vote?

Election 2014 FAQ: Prop 48 — Indian gaming compacts

Proposition 48 is a voter-initiated referendum challenging gaming compacts between the state, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the Wiyot Tribe.

Election 2014 FAQ: Prop 46 — doctor drug testing and medical negligence

Proposition 46 is an initiative statute placed on the ballot by voter petition. It is also referred to as the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act of 2014.

Election 2014 FAQ: Prop 1 — the state's big water bond

A major bond aims to make California's water supplies more resilient. Carrying a hefty price tag, it divides environmentalists, farmers, and other interest groups.

Election 2014 FAQ: Prop 47 — criminal sentencing

Proposition 47 is an initiative statute placed on the ballot by voter petition. It is also referred to as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.

Election 2014 FAQ: Prop 2 — state budget and rainy day fund

Proposition 2 is a constitutional amendment put on the ballot by the California legislature to change the rules governing the state's rainy day fund.

Election 2014 FAQ: Prop 45 — health insurance rate changes

Proposition 45 is an initiative statute placed on the ballot by voter petition. It is also referred to as the Insurance Rate Public Justification and Accountability Act.

LA schools need 100,000 fixes - including fire hazards

Since 1997, voters approved $19.5 billion to fix crumbling campuses and build new schools. But KPCC found unmet repairs are piling-up.

Map/Timeline: Man charged in series of shootings, named suspect in 4 others

Authorities say a Sylmar man is responsible for a series of shootings dating back to Aug. 20 that left four people dead. See an interactive map/timeline here.

Search selected emails related to the LA schools iPad project

Here are 18 key emails obtained by KPCC that show LAUSD Superintendent Deasy directed his staff to figure out how to incorporate Pearson software into the school system's plan.

Neighbors say they hardly saw alleged serial shooter

A man accused of going on a five-day rampage of serial shootings in the L.A. area has made his first court appearance on charges that could lead to the death penalty.

Animation: 2009's Station Fire burns the Angeles National Forest

When 2009's Station Fire began burning in the Angeles National Forest, few knew how destructive it would become. This animated image shows the growth of the Station Fire between Aug. 29 and Sept. 14 and is based on available GIS data

Does my community have water restrictions?

The state Water Resources Control Board adopted outdoor watering restrictions that apply to municipalities that didn't already have mandatory restrictions in place Here, you can find restrictions for many Southern California municipalities, links to incentives and some helpful tips to conserve water.