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

7 things to do this weekend that aren't Coachella

We're starting the weekend with a date night at The Grove followed by LA Times' Festival of Books and then a festival of avocados. What more can an Angeleno ask for?

'Game of Thrones' premiere crashes HBO GO; 2nd big outage

The online video streaming service crashed because of an overload of traffic, leading some to speculate that users were accessing the show by sharing passwords.

Wind advisory in effect in SoCal, light showers expected

The National Weather Service is also reporting a 30 to 50 percent chance of rain Wednesday in Los Angeles with temps dropping to 55 at night.

#KPCCmadness: Public radio bracket contenders battle it out online

Several stations have posted video, photos and messages to their social media accounts in a bid to boost their votes as the competition heats up.

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

This time around, we're checking out an art exhibit dedicated to hot sauce, eating too much seafood and stretching the stresses away with free outdoor yoga.

Happy Birthday Twitter: #FirstTweets from 16 Angelenos

In light of Twitter's 8th birthday, it's created a "tweet tool" so we can reminisce about our baby tweets. KPCC joined Twitter in January 2008; when did you join?

Brokechella announces 2014 lineup

In its fourth year, you can attend this affordable concert party in downtown L.A. for just $10. Just don't expect the big names of Coachella.

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

Not into pub crawls with green beads, beards and brews? Cool. We really aren't either. It'll be another hot and sunny weekend, so bring out the sandals and shades.

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

Explore the city with endless art, outdoor shopping and a walk on the wild side. With no sign of rain, it'll be a sunny weekend with temps reaching 80 degrees.

13 injured after minivan collides with Blue Line train in downtown LA

At least 13 people were injured, two seriously, when a man driving a minivan collided with a Metro Blue Line train in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.

Oscars 2014: 5 places to watch the awards show

Whether you're a connoisseur of cinema or a red carpet gawker, here's a list of local parties, restaurants and bars where you can watch Sunday's showing of the 86th Academy Awards.

How California's film flight has affected Angelenos

California is a global leader in film, TV and video production jobs. But these so-called Hollywood jobs have become a battleground and the trend is undoubtedly affecting Southern Californians.

Oscars 2014: 7 must-see films that weren't nominated

At Sunday's 12th annual FilmWeek event with Larry Mantle at the Egyptian Theatre, our critics picked seven fantastic flicks that should have gotten an Oscar nod.

Free weekend? 10 fun and almost-free things to do

You've made it through the work week. Let's rage on running, books, bikes and more. What are your plans?

Presidents' Day: Post-Valentine's facts about presidential love lives

This year, the weekend is bookended by Valentine's Day on Friday and Presidents' Day on Monday. How much do we know about the presidents' romantic lives?