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, 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 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

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.

LA Sheriff's Dept. to publish data from deputy-involved shootings

In a move towards greater transparency, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department will release more information about officer-involved shootings this fall on its website.

Judge: Gardena must release fatal police shooting video

Dashcam video captured the 2013 police shooting of 34-year-old Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino, who was trying to find the men who stole his brother's bicycle in Gardena.

Map: Where are the most dangerous intersections in LA?

This map shows which intersections the city considers dangerous. But are they the same as the intersections that YOU have designated as hazardous? Let us know!

13 seconds from stop to shots: The events that led to Ezell Ford's death

Documents prepared by the LAPD and the Inspector General detail the events that led to the LAPD shooting of Ezell Ford. We reconstruct them step by step.

Women's World Cup 2015: Where to watch your country’s team

World Cup matches started this week, and we've curated a list of a few key places to catch your favorite team and the international flavor of the 2015 Women's World Cup in Southern California, the nation's most diverse region. Is your favorite spot missing?

LA water fines already four times the number issued in 2014

The agency issued 27 financial penalties in the first four months of the year. It only gave out seven in all of 2014. Still, most enforcement against water waste is handled through warnings.

How your LAUSD school fares in college prep graduation requirements

The Los Angeles Unified School District requires students, starting with the Class of 2017, to successfully complete a slate of college preparation courses before they graduate. The course load called "A-G” may prevent half of students from graduating unless the policy is changed.

Compare cutbacks called for in state water conservation proposals

The state has updated its plan to achieve a 25 percent reduction in water use, shrinking required cuts on some communities while demanding even larger cuts from the heaviest users. This chart compares the latest proposed cuts to water use for South Coast agencies with the first draft.