Kristen Lepore Digital Producer, Social Media

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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

Weekend on the cheap: Fourth of July holiday hoopla

KPCC's social media producer Kristen Lepore joins us to talk fun things to do on the cheap. This weekend: Fireworks, a pool party and Romeo and Juliet remixed.

9 fun and almost-free things to do July 4 weekend

If you're staying in town (and you don't have a friend with a pool), don't worry — there is life beyond beer and burgers. Here's everything you need to know.

Weekend on the cheap: Gold Line Pub Crawl, Hotel Cafe and 'Animalia'

To help us plan our weekend, KPCC's social media producer Kristen Lepore joins Take Two with her top picks on fun things to do on the cheap.

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

We're hitting the streets for a weekend filled with flavorful beer, free music, food trucks and fireworks. Here's everything you need to know.

Weekend on the cheap: Free music, beach festivals and Father's Day

Here to help us plan our weekend is KPCC's social media producer Kristen Lepore. She joins us every Friday with fun things to do on the cheap.

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

Live jazz, a night of funk, Santa Monica's Thai Fest and a pool party at The Roosevelt round out the weekend. Here's everything you need to know.

Introducing 37 new emojis, including a taco and unicorn face

The good news: There's a taco emoji. The bad news: Support for the new emojis rely on future updates from platform vendors such as Apple, Google and Microsoft.

Jeni's Ice Creams finds more listeria, closes LA shop

Jeni's Ice Creams has stopped production after finding more listeria in its kitchen. It said it is closing all ice cream shops, including its Los Feliz location.

Weekend on the cheap: A festival for everyone!

KPCC's Kristen Lepore shares her picks for the best ways to spend your days off, from LA Pride, a craft cocktail fest and a dog fest.

Free weekend? There's a fest for that

Whether you want to celebrate your dog, your sexuality or your love of craft cocktails, Southern California is the place to be.

Free weekend? 9 fun and almost free things to do

Happy National Donut Day! How about free donuts, free music and free film? Here's everything you need to know.

As construction bounces back, skilled workers in high demand

After a long recession, California is hiring more construction workers than any other state. But in L.A., finding trained workers isn't always easy.

Tenants protest evictions in front of state housing chair's home

Protesters are upset California Housing Finance Chairman Matthew Jacobs is evicting 17 tenants to make way for taller condos.

Popularity of turf rebates brings crackdown on lawn fraud

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.

Minimum wage hike could increase LA rents, economists say

Housing prices in L.A. are rising fast because the city isn’t building enough new units.