Kristen Lepore Digital Producer, Social Media
Kristen Lepore is KPCC's Digital Producer, Social Media.
Before joining KPCC, Kristen worked as a freelance reporter covering both local and global topics for the L.A. Times Community News and elsewhere. In 2012, she traveled to Northern Peru to cover sustainable health care for trade publications.
A Chicago native, Kristen spearheaded a social media department at a boutique PR firm in the Midwest before moving to L.A. in 2011 and working as a digital editor for the AOL start-up, South Pasadena Patch.
Kristen studied at the Imperial College London and has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri. Some of her first jobs included covering entertainment news for the Chicago's free daily newspaper, RedEye, and reporting local news for GateHouse Media.
Among other things, Kristen curates KPCC's weekend events roundup and is always eager to learn about new things to do around Southern California. Don't hesitate to drop her a line via email or Twitter with suggestions.
Stories by Kristen Lepore
You may be able to earn money from your water district for replacing your lawn with a drought-friendly yard. But first, you'll need to get that lawn approved.
Housing prices in L.A. are rising fast because the city isn’t building enough new units.
A week after the Santa Monica City Council passed tough regulations on short-term rentals, one business that works with these properties says it's preparing to take a hit.
City officials will hire three new employees to scan websites like Airbnb and drive neighborhoods to find unlawful short-term rentals. Fines will reach $500.
The city is seeing a boom in downtown high-rise projects and thousands of residential remodels. Construction is expected to grow through 2017.
Residents who rent out their homes through sites like Airbnb protested the new ordinance, which prohibits them from sharing their place when they're not present.
It’s the spring home buying season, and a seller's market. But California homeowners aren't putting their homes up for sale.
The report, which council members will use to formulate future policies regarding sites like Airbnb and VRBO, found that there are about 4,500 short-term rentals throughout the city.
This was a small victory for the 50 protesters who gathered outside City Hall prior to the meeting. They were all a part of the advocacy group Residocracy.
Back in 2011 when Greenfield Partners bought the Ace Hotel, they paid just $11 million for it. It now has a trendy restaurant, rooftop bar and restored theater.
How about free music, bird watching over beer and a little help with your spring cleaning? Here's everything you need to know.
How about a '90s movie marathon followed by roller skating in Glendale and free art?
Here at KPCC, we're excited to talk about ways we conserve water. As we anxiously await rain, we're honoring Earth Day with a few conservation tips.
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks says the nickname will reinvigorate South Los Angeles. Residents will weigh in on the name change at Tuesday night's council meeting.
We hope you like to jam because this weekend is all about the music — and you don't even need to travel to Coachella Valley.