Kristen Lepore Elections Project Manager

Kristen Lepore
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Kristen Lepore is KPCC's Elections Project Manager.

Kristen serves as the liaison in a new collaboration with KPCC in L.A., KQED in San Francisco, KPBS in San Diego and Capital Public Radio in Sacramento. She helps coordinate elections coverage across stations on all platforms including social media, radio and live events. In this new role, she's excited to engage new communities and find out what's driving them to (and away from) the polls.

Prior to this gig, Kristen served as KPCC's Associate Editor of Digital News Engagement. She oversaw the station's social media strategy for breaking news and editorial projects including coverage on the California drought, affordable housing and elections.

Kristen studied at the Imperial College London and has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri. One her first jobs included reporting on entertainment news for Chicago's free daily newspaper, RedEye.

Send Kristen a tweet @kristenlepore to talk voter engagement, the Windy City or tips on brewing kombucha.


Stories by Kristen Lepore

Repeal the death penalty? 6 quotes from 'yes' and 'no' campaigns

We gathered a panel of six guests from all sides of the argument. They fielded questions from the audience on topics that ranged from fiscal to racial implications.

5 things to know about legalizing recreational pot in California

We traveled to Sacramento to host a live event about the pros and cons of Proposition 64, which would legalize adult use of cannabis.

What it takes to bring people to the polls

We traveled to San Francisco Tuesday night to chat with community members and political analysts about what's top of mind in the weeks leading up to the state primary June 7.

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

If you see a gaggle of pantless people running through the streets of downtown L.A. this weekend, don't be alarmed. Here's everything you need to know.

Free weekend? 10 things to do — even if you don't have a date

Can you feel the love? Maybe. Maybe not. Either way, here are some fun events happening around SoCal this weekend. Think books, trivia and comedy.

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

Cheers to the weekend! Here's everything you need to know to have an awesome couple of days off, from L.A. Cookie Con to where to watch the Super Bowl.

10 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Let the countdown begin. We're just a handful of hours away from the weekend. Start planning — here are 10 almost-free things to do, from Bowie to a pizza crawl.

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

While we wait for El Niño to get its act together, we'll keep enjoying the sunshine. This weekend, we celebrate SoCal's awesome art and food. Here's everything you need to know to join in.

Free weekend? 8 events to celebrate David Bowie

This weekend, we eat, drink and dance in David Bowie's honor. Here's everything you need to know.

#NFLtoLA: The Internet reacts to the Rams coming to Los Angeles

The St. Louis Rams are now the L.A. Rams. This is how Twitter feels about it — make sure to let us know how you feel too.

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

How about a night of improv, followed by wine and a liberating Metro ride? Here's everything you need to know.

Staying in town? 11 things to do NYE weekend

This is going to be the best year yet. We can feel it. Here's everything you need to know to ring in New Year's like a pro.

What it takes to decorate a Rose Parade float in GIFS

Rose Parade float decoration is a time-honored art form. Sierra Madre's float is among six remaining self-built ones that will roll down the streets of Pasadena on New Year's Day at the 127th Rose Parade.

Christmas 2015: Don't celebrate? 6 things to do in SoCal

From Jewish comedy to some of the best Chinese food in town, these six activities that will keep you busy if you don't celebrate Christmas or just want something different.

2 venomous sea snakes wash ashore in SoCal this year

The snakes are highly venomous, but their small mouths and fangs make it difficult for them to bite humans.