Kristen Lepore Associate Editor, Digital News Engagement

Kristen Lepore
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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

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.

SoCal expected to get winter weather for Christmas

SoCal could see a cold and rainy couple of days on Christmas and Christmas Eve. Snow is expected to fall in the mountains.

Free weekend? 7 fun and almost-free things to do

This weekend is all about last-minute shopping, wintery workshops... and Seinfeld. Here's everything you need to know.

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

'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.

Free weekend? 9 fun and almost-free things to do in LA

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.