Kristen Lepore Associate Editor, Digital News Engagement

Kristen Lepore
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Kristen Lepore is KPCC's Associate Editor for Digital News Engagement.

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? 8 fun and almost-free things to do in LA

Let's celebrate our week of hard work with beer, pancakes and more beer. Here's everything you need to know.

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

Did someone say Friday? We don't know about you, but we sure are ready to kick back and relax.

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

Astronomy, cat-themed ceramics and the most extravagant grocery store ever. The festivities start now. Here's everything you need to know.

Halloween 2015: 7 fun and almost-free things to do

Whether you're dressing up or dressing down this weekend, we've got a list of local events to keep you busy. How about a murder mystery show followed by vegan food and Dia de los Muertos art? Here's everything you need to know.

14 last-minute Halloween costumes to impress your news junkie friends

What are you going to be for Halloween? The dreaded question that gets more irritating every year.

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

We've curated a list of cheapish events to get you out of the house. Here's everything you need to know.

The Key Master: Meet LADWP's keeper of 11,000 keys

Her small corner of the LADWP’s downtown office is lined with filing cabinets. Each drawer is packed with hundreds of coded keys for people's homes.

Free weekend? 9 fun and almost free things to do

So much to do. So little time. Go on and get out there before the next heat wave strikes.

When will it end? SoCal temps to rise again next week

Angelenos are freaking out. Guess what? There's no fall, and even though we'll see some rain in the next few days, it's back to 91 next Wednesday.

Photo Quiz: California or Mars — can you tell them apart?

California is dry, but not as dry as Mars. Sometimes though, the two places look eerily similar. Take our quiz to see if you can tell them apart.

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

Because exploring the city is much more fun than watching Netflix. We're drinking tart beer, going on a NASA field trip and hitting up a secret art party.

Mexico vs. USA Soccer: Show us your game face pics

An estimated 90,000 fans will crowd the stadium for the sold-out CONCACAF soccer game between the United States and Mexico.

7 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Halloween starts now. We know it's only Oct. 2, but the festivities have already begun. (Don't know what to dress up as? How about El Niño? Just throwing out ideas...)

#PodcastDay: The podcasts that have the KPCC staff glued to their earbuds

Let's celebrate the shows that make us listen harder. We've put together a list of some of our favorite podcasts here at KPCC, but we'd love for you to tell us your favorites too.

Future of water: How to make a drought-friendly taco (and a call for your recipes)

Are you a drought-friendly foodie? Send us your best recipes using the hashtag #CAwater2040.