Kristen Lepore Associate Editor, Digital News Engagement
Kristen Lepore is KPCC's Associate Editor for Digital News Engagement.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This weekend, we eat, drink and dance in David Bowie's honor. Here's everything you need to know.
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.
How about a night of improv, followed by wine and a liberating Metro ride? Here's everything you need to know.
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.
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.
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.
The snakes are highly venomous, but their small mouths and fangs make it difficult for them to bite humans.
SoCal could see a cold and rainy couple of days on Christmas and Christmas Eve. Snow is expected to fall in the mountains.
This weekend is all about last-minute shopping, wintery workshops... and Seinfeld. Here's everything you need to know.
'Tis the season for hot toddies, latkes and cats in Santa hats. Here's everything you need to know as the countdown to the new year begins.
It's been a tough week, SoCal. As we head into the weekend, here are a handful of activities to help take your mind off it all.