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 things to do

Can't stand the humidity? We're going to get through this together, SoCal. Whether you want a weekend at the beach or indoors with air conditioning, we've got you covered.

#LArain: Show us your SoCal storm pics!

Tropical storm Dolores is hitting Mexico, and bringing Southern California thunderstorms and high surf. What are you seeing? Send us your pictures of the #LArain.

Weekend on the cheap: Long Beach Love Fest, dineLA and more

Southern California Public Radio's social media producer Kristen Lepore joins Take Two every Friday with fun things to do on the cheap.

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

'Tis the season to crash every pool party you can find. And we'll do just that before those unusual thunderstorms hit SoCal beaches Saturday. (Be careful out there!)

Got a drought-friendly yard? Show us a pic

We're asking you to forget about #droughtshaming for just a second. Instead, let's brag about our water-saving yards!

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

It's going to be a sweet and spicy weekend. Whether you want film, food or fashion, we've curated a stellar list of things to do in SoCal.

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.