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? 10 fun and almost-free events

Jamzilla may be closing down a six-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway, but we won't be closing our hearts to a delightful three days off.

Sochi: 5 California Olympians you should follow on Instagram

Forget the political controversy, technical glitches and subpar accommodations — our Southern California athletes are having a blast at the Sochi Olympics.

Lego movie's key audience may be AFOLs: Adult Fans of Lego

Adult Fans of Lego are part of a built-in fan base that is sure to drive ticket sales for "The Lego Movie," which opens Friday.

Free weekend? 10 fun and almost-free events

Yes, Angelenos are already celebrating Valentine's Day. But not everyone is into the mushy stuff. Here's everything you need to know.

Free weekend? 6 fun and almost-free things to do

Come down from your scattered showers high and gear up for the weekend. We've got artsy activities to keep you occupied — plus one broed-out event for the football fans.

5 ways we'd redesign the Republican State of the Union rebuttal

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers had a low bar to reach in selling a Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address. She spoke clearly but not compellingly

Free weekend? 7 fun and free things to do

See a faux cat riding a roomba, enjoy free yoga at the Sylmar Library or learn about the dark side of love at the Last Bookstore. It's all happening this weekend.

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

As the sun continues to shine and the smoke subsides, kick back and get ready to enjoy this three-day weekend. Here's everything you need to know.

Northridge: Your memories of the 'giant monster' that hit SoCal

Where were you during the Northridge earthquake? KPCC listeners share their stories

Race for LA Sheriff: 7 potential successors to Baca

Lee Baca's retirement has set the stage for the first open election for Los Angeles County Sheriff in decades.

Northridge: Follow the Northridge earthquake in real time

We'll be live tweeting the Northridge earthquake as it happened on Jan. 17, 1994 — 20 years ago Friday — as part of our anniversary coverage of the disaster.

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

Clear room in your calendar for a no pants party on the Metro (seriously), a Mary Poppins sing-a-long at El Capitan and a session of Vinyasa yoga at Angel City Brewery.

What does LA look like at 10 pm?

Why do we ask? Because we're selecting a new program for our 10 p.m. time slot. And we want your help: What's the right fit for your radio?

New Year's Eve 2013: 7 cocktail recipes to make at home

We reached out to some of our favorite boozing buddies for creative cocktail recipes. From fancy to fruity, here's a list of drinks to make at home this NYE.

Rose Parade 2014 guide: 11 best places to visit in Pasadena

Locals can expect tons of tourists to flood Pasadena during the two upcoming Rose Bowl games. Here's a collection of places to visit and traveling tips.