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

LA Unified students still trail state in proficiency

Results of the California Standards Test are about the same as 2012: about half of students are proficient in English and Math - and L.A. Unified trails the state.

Map: Gauging the health of Southern California's bridges

Explore the area's bridges to learn more about how federal and state ratings work — and how they can sometimes lead to confusion.

KPCC launches searchable database of California health care costs

Compare the costs of the 100 most frequently billed procedures paid under Medicare in 2011, which you can view by hospital or as a statewide average.

How much does medical care cost?

How much does your hospital bill for different procedures? Check it out, and compare it with what other hospitals charge, in our searchable database.

Exploring California statehouse gun legislation

California has some of the most stringent gun laws in the country, but this session of the Legislature has seen the introduction of numerous gun-related bills. Use this application to explore this bills by topic and more.

Where do you find peace and quiet in LA?

Los Angeles can be busy and loud, and finding a quiet space to think can be tough. That's why KPCC wants to know: Where do you go to get away from it all?

Telling details from LMU's election exit poll

Loyola Marymount University's Center for the Study of Los Angeles details how Eric Garcetti won the race to become LA's next mayor.

Map: 2013 L.A. Mayor voting turnout by precinct

The overwhelming majority of Eric Garcetti's nearly 182,000 votes came in precincts where voter turnout exceed 20 percent.

Exit polls shows Garcetti to be all things to -- almost -- all people

Explore some of the exit polling data from the mayor's runoff election that Loyola Marymount University's Center for the Study of Los Angeles gathered.

Map: 2013 L.A. Mayor voting patterns by precinct

How did Tuesday's mayoral vote break down geographically? This map shows how each precinct voted, based on unofficial results from the Los Angeles City Clerk's office. Cursor over each precinct for the precise vote tally.

Map: Tell us about your voting experience

KPCC wants to know about your voting experience. Was there a wait? Were you prevented from voting? Let us know via this form and see responses from fellow voters on a map.

100 most popular baby names show California has more Camilas, fewer Masons

Jacob and Sophia are the kings and queens of babies both nationally and in California, but number 7 name Jayden moves up to number 2 for boys in California.

Where does your US congressman stand on immigration reform?

KPCC surveyed the entire California delegation to assess where members stand on key elements that are expected to be considered in both versions of the bill.

What to call people here illegally? We asked, you answered (Map)

‘Illegal alien’? ‘Undocumented immigrant’? You told us what term you use, and we mapped the responses. What term do you typically use in everyday conversations?

Explore KPCC's databases, maps and more

We've collected our interactive maps, databases and charts so you can explore past projects by topic.