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

CAO report: Short-term rentals are not violating rent stabilization

The report, which council members will use to formulate future policies regarding sites like Airbnb and VRBO, found that there are about 4,500 short-term rentals throughout the city.

Santa Monica City Council says no to higher-rise buildings

This was a small victory for the 50 protesters who gathered outside City Hall prior to the meeting. They were all a part of the advocacy group Residocracy.

Downtown's Ace Hotel sells for $103M

Back in 2011 when Greenfield Partners bought the Ace Hotel, they paid just $11 million for it. It now has a trendy restaurant, rooftop bar and restored theater.

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

How about free music, bird watching over beer and a little help with your spring cleaning? Here's everything you need to know.

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

How about a '90s movie marathon followed by roller skating in Glendale and free art?

8 ways to conserve water, according to KPCC staff

Here at KPCC, we're excited to talk about ways we conserve water. As we anxiously await rain, we're honoring Earth Day with a few conservation tips.

Do you like South LA's proposed new nickname? Vote here

Councilmember Bernard C. Parks says the nickname will reinvigorate South Los Angeles. Residents will weigh in on the name change at Tuesday night's council meeting.

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

We hope you like to jam because this weekend is all about the music — and you don't even need to travel to Coachella Valley.

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

Forget Coachella. We're staying in L.A. where the roads will be less traveled and the beaches a little less crowded.

Where to watch Dodger games in SoCal this season

About 70 percent of fans won't be able to catch a game on their TV this season, so some are tuning in at sports bars or restaurants.

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

Spring is officially upon us, and we're hoping April brings us some real showers. How about some mint juleps in the sunshine followed by fine art at Rodeo Drive?

'Real Time with Bill Maher' guests take KPCC's drought quiz

Are you smarter than actor Zachary Quinto and JPL's water scientist Jay Famiglietti? To find out, you'll have to take KPCC's drought quiz.

Famous California sea otter dies after shark bite

Olive first made headlines in February 2009, when she was found covered in oil on Sunset State Beach.

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

The heat wave is back, just in time for the weekend. That's why we're keeping you cool with indoor events. Here's everything you need to know.

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

Can you feel that breeze? It's the cool temps calling your name. The heat wave is over just in time for a weekend of outdoor activities.