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

Parking in LA: Where is it worst?

Hunting for—and failing to find—a parking spot is one of the things we Angelenos share. And it's one of the things we hate about living here: We know to allow an extra 15 minutes if we don't have a designated spot and want to come close to being on time. Where do you think parking is the worst in L.A.?

Map: Track the OJ Simpson chase 20 years later

It's been 20 years since O.J. Simpson, suspected of killing his ex-wife, led police on a low-speed chase in a white Bronco. View a map and timeline of that day in 1994.

How is your school spending its budget? Search KPCC's database

You can look up how much money L.A. Unified is sending to your school and how it will be spent. Counselors? Librarians? Nurses? It's all here.

World Cup 2014: Where to watch your country’s team

World Cup matches start up this week, we've curated a list of a few key places to catch your favorite team and the international flavor of the 2014 World Cup in Southern California, the nation's most diverse region. Is your favorite spot missing?

Inland Empire population shows gains since 2010 census

Cities in Riverside County showed some of the largest population growth in the state, according to new estimates released Wednesday.

Fire Tracker: KPCC's tool for following wildfires in California

Check KPCC's Fire Tracker for live updated details about ongoing wildfires in Southern California.

Where NBA teams, owners stand on Donald Sterling

The fate of Clippers owner Donald Sterling – banned for life by the NBA on Tuesday and fined $2.5 million – now rests with the NBA's Board of Governors, who will decide whether to force him to sell the L.A. team. Here's where they stand.

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.

2013-14 SoCal Kindergarten Immunization Rates: Check Any School

This user-friendly database shows 2013-14 vaccination exemption rates for incoming kindergartners at schools in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, based on data from the California Department of Public Health.

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.

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.