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

Free weekend? DineLA, banana sushi and a selfie studio

After fun with photos, head to an interactive art show in downtown Los Angeles and finish it off with the best of Restaurant Week.

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

We're celebrating L.A. Arts Month with great film, photography and dance. Oh, and there's a new ramen shop in town. Here's everything you need to know.

First Person: Bill Brown's 32-year love affair with dance

Brown teaches everything from jazz dance to ballet. His studio also hosts fencing and Ashtanga yoga. Some of the students are octogenarians.

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

You’ve worked five full days. Congrats. Didn’t think you’d make it, did you? With everyone back in town, the city is alive. And that means lots of free stuff to do.

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

Happy New Year! This weekend, we're hitting the streets of Pasadena, reminiscing about our favorite cartoon cats and taking a trip to Tanaka Farm.

Rose Parade Guide 2015: Maps and tips for parking, avoiding traffic

The 126th Rose Parade is themed “Inspiring Stories,” and the 5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Boulevard will begin 8 a.m. Thursday.

Staying in LA this week? 9 fun and almost-free things to do (holiday edition)

Luckily for those of us staying in the L.A. area, this means fewer headaches while getting around the city. How about festive flicks and fantastic food?

Sony hack: Obama pledges proportional response; insiders speak out

Employees at Sony learned they'd been victims of a massive hacking operation and the news keeps getting worse. One employee tells KPCC, "We've been outsmarted at every move."

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Let's get out, people. How about festive fun followed by adorable dogs and kombucha on tap? Here's everything you need to know.

The alternative gift guide: 6 last-minute ideas

Since mom already has a bunch of socks and your husband does not need another bathrobe, we asked our listeners what alternative gifts they're buying this year.

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

In between your cookie parties, find some time to enjoy the city. The rain is supposed to clear on Saturday so you might just want to leave your house.

Poll: How do you pronounce 'Los Feliz'?

I pronounced the neighborhood as lohz-fay-LEES in a recent radio piece. Full disclosure: I am not a native Angeleno. Was I wrong?

KPCC's tips on scoring a rental in LA

Southern California has the nation's worst market for rentals, but it's not impossible to find a nice place at a reasonable rent. KPCC's Kristen Lepore talked with Take Two with tips for finding the best place, plus how to avoid a nightmare roommate.

Rent Race: 9 tips to score a great place and avoid a nightmare roommate

Renters’ resumes. Pet references. Head shots? It's hard to rent a place in the nation's worst rental market. Here's how to score a place you'll love, plus a roommate quiz!

Downtown LA fire: $10M damage estimate, update on p.m. commute

A massive fire Monday destroyed a still-under-construction apartment complex along the 110 freeway, damaged the LADWP headquarters, and shut portions of two major freeways.