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

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.

Your responses: What should LA's new mayor work on first?

We've put together your responses and broken them down by issue and location. What should the next mayor focus on? According to our responses this far, public transportation and education are at the top of the list.

Monrovia brush fire 85 percent contained, evacuations lifted

Fire crews were able to gain on a brush fire that broke out close to the 210 Freeway. As of Sunday at 4 p.m., all evacuation orders had been lifted. The fire was at 85 percent containment.

Search your school district's dropout rates: How do they compare?

See how your child's school district fared among all California districts in our searchable database.

Need help using unused food as ingredients in a meal? There's an app for that

Wondering what to do with those strange ingredients lurking in the back of the pantry? With its 'Cook Your Cupboard' app, NPR can help aspiring chefs use them as ingredients in a meal.

Oscars 2013: Predicting Sunday's winners at the Oscars

Who will win the Oscars? KPCC offers a rundown of likely winners in the Academy Awards Big Four categories based on their awards so far this season.

LAPD manhunt: An interactive timeline of events in the search for Christopher Dorner

KPCC's live interactive timeline highlights the key events in the ongoing story of the manhunt for murder suspect and ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.

Graphic: Gov. Brown's 2013 State of the State key words and themes

This presentation highlights words and themes that Gov. Jerry Brown stressed in his third annual State of the State address.

TIMELINE: The 6 best and 7 worst presidential inaugurations

From a riot in the White House to 36 people ending up dead, here's a look at some of the worst presidential inaugurations, and some of the best.

Race for LA Mayor: Who's raised the most money (chart)

See a chart showing contributions as reported by the candidates in the Los Angeles mayor's race.

Map: Where to get a flu vaccine in Los Angeles and Orange counties

Find clinics in Los Angeles County or Orange County offering flu vaccinations. Call in advance to confirm that flu vaccinations are offered, eligibility, cost of vaccination and clinic hours.

Elvis birthday guide: 10 locales in LA 'pelvis history' (MAP/VIDEO)

In honor of what would have been Elvis Presley's 78th birthday, KPCC compiled a list of L.A. spots once graced graced by the presence of The King’s swinging pelvis.

'Most interesting' new laws? List says California has 27

Of the 81 state laws for 2013 deemed "most interesting" by the National Conference of State Legislatures, the California state legislature passed 27 of them.