Kristen Lepore Digital Producer, Social Media

Kristen Lepore
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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: ArtNight, 7 days of garbage, Hollywood costumes

TGIF, but when there's so much going on this weekend (and it's not even Halloween, yet), how do you decide? KPCC's social media producer shares her picks for weekend events.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

We're here to help you plan your weekend — on a budget, of course. On the docket: Cool art, rowdy roller derby, flavorful food and a stroll through space.

What you will (and won't) see at JPL's open house this weekend

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena will open its doors to the public Saturday and Sunday. KPCC staffers got a tour ahead of time. Check out our photos and video.

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

We know, with the heat wave back you probably don't feel like doing much of anything. But hey, it’s the weekend and you deserve a night out.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Put down your computer and close that tablet. We're making the most of our precious time off with free art, amazing food and delicious beer.

Autumn in Los Angeles: 7 ways to make it feel like fall

Whether it feels like fall or not, the autumnal equinox occurs around 7:30 p.m. Monday. And this, Angelenos, is the official start of a new season.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

We all deserve a break after sweating ourselves through this near-awful workweek. Gear up for cat videos, seasonal craft beer and sushi burritos.

7 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Brace yourselves, people. It's going to be hot, again. Lucky for us, we can take our minds of the brutal temps with free music and film.

7 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Don't you love four-day work weeks? All those free concerts and outdoor movies will be coming to a close soon, so let's take advantage before it's too late.

9 fun and almost-free things to do on Labor Day weekend

Forget the Made in America music festival. Our weekend lineup includes an L.A. River Race, free comedy at UCB and selfies with one big duck.

Quiz: Which of the proposed 6 Californias should you live in?

Let's pretend venture capitalist Tim Draper's plan to split California into six states is approved. Why live in flashy West California versus techie Silicon Valley? Take our quiz to find where you belong.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

The '90s are back! Grab your crop tops and carpenter jeans and get ready for a walk down nostalgia lane. Here's everything you need to know.

South Pasadena shooting plot: Students 'wanted to kill as many people as possible'

Police said Tuesday that two students, one 17 and one 16, “confirmed very cold-heartedly in the investigation” that they were planning a shooting at the school.

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

Angelenos, brace yourselves for a serious food coma. Guacamole pie, chocolate fried chicken, spicy miso ramen and the list goes on. This weekend is all about the FOOD.

Find out how affordable rent is in your neighborhood

In May, we launched a series on renting in Los Angeles. Overall, we heard from more than 150 Angelenos who shared their experiences.