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

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

You made it. Reward yourself for those five days of hard work with a weekend of free music, film and art in the park. Here's everything you need to know.

Hidden Cash's Pez tour headed to LA

Hidden Cash filled 25 Pez dispensers with money and hid them on Pacific Beach in San Diego this weekend. Now the Pez tour is headed for Los Angeles.

July 4th Flag etiquette: 6 ways to properly display the US flag

To demonstrate your national pride this Fourth of July, you may want to fly the U.S. Flag. But take note, as there are plenty of rules and regulations to follow.

5 things to do July 4th weekend

KPCC’s social media editor Kristen Lepore joins us to share her picks for fun and cheap events happening around SoCal this weekend.

7 last-minute things to do July 4th weekend

Rarely do we get a three-day weekend, so let's take advantage. Here are seven fun and almost-free things to do with your time off.

7 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Forget Mercury retrograde. We're surviving with free music from The Internet, World Cup screenings and a trip to the La Brea Tar Pits.

America's snobby cities: Pasadena tops the list. But you disagree!

Tthe cities that made real estate blog Movot's snobbiest cities list and how it was determined left some KPCC readers perturbed. Here's what you had to say about it.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Let's rage on sun. With the summer solstice comes a World Cup BBQ, endless Asian cuisine and a 100th birthday party for Huntington Beach.

Garcetti drops F-bomb at Kings rally, becomes 'coolest mayor'

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti earned some real street cred when he intentionally dropped an F-bomb at the L.A. Kings victory rally Monday.

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

Sunday is Father's Day, and he's a lucky guy, because we've got a list of ways for you to hang — from a manly burger to a screening of "Pulp Fiction," all the way to the moon.

World Cup in LA: Video of Garcetti bouncing a brazuca, talking soccer

As KPCC looks at Los Angeles' diverse neighborhoods through the lens of the World Cup, we start with superfan L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. Who are YOU rooting for?

7 fun and almost-free things to do

A list of fun events, including a day with 100 indie bands, a California Chrome party and contemporary dance in DTLA. And if you want to splurge, there's a horror camping trip.

Election 2014: Despite tough fights, primary drawing few voters

Voter turnout has been trending downward in California primaries for 20 years. By midday, that trend didn't appear to be changing, despite the state's new top-two system.

Election Day 2014: What our listeners are doing June 3

Election day is Tuesday. Of California's 178 races, which races matter to you — if any? Some of our listeners are enthusiastic about voting; others could not care less.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

We're sailing into June with free outdoor music, good food and epic art. Oh, and we're walking off those Memorial Day treats with 100 public staircases.