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

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.

Search comments regarding state efforts to reduce water use

State water officials have received more than 200 letters and emails about a proposal requiring cities to cut consumption anywhere from 10 to 35 percent depending on recent use rates and conservation efforts. We've made these comments searchable here.

Metrolink train crash: Truck driver charged with felony hit-and-run (updated)

The driver of the truck involved in a Tuesday morning collision with a Metrolink train has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run with injury.

2014-15 SoCal kindergarten immunization rates: Check any school

This database shows 2014-15 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.

Is California water use increasing?

See which urban water suppliers had daily water use per resident rise and fall.

Motorcycle crashes, deaths spike 23 pct. in SoCal: Gas prices, economy blamed

The stats reverse an earlier trend as more inexperienced or rusty riders hit the road, enticed by years of rising gas prices and a better economy.

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.