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

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.

Michael Brown: Congressman wants to curb military surplus program

Prompted by images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis, Congress is floating draft legislation to curb the program.

Cash for Grass: How well is it working?

Metropolitan Water District offers $2 for each square foot of ditched grass. Interest in the program has grown, but adoption has not.

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.