Kristen Lepore Digital Producer, Social Media
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
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.
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 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.
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.
Spring is back! And we're planning your three-day weekend — on a budget. Here's everything you need, with a beach party, the Strawberry Festival and outdoor "Say Anything."
Other bands slated to play at the two-day event include Haim, Interpol Caribou, Tycho, Blood Orange and Jamie XX.
Psychologists say cursing can make us feel stronger and more resilient. But when and where is it really OK to swear?
It's expected to cool down this weekend, so you can explore cultural events (including magical ones) without leaving the comfort of SoCal.
If you're looking to spend quality time with mom, how about an outdoor movie date or a day of shopping at a local craft fair? Here's everything you need to know.
With super hot temps come a gaggle of air-conditioned events. Watch the Kentucky Derby from a local bar, celebrate Union Station's 75th birthday or view Mike Kelley's remarkable art.
Our agenda includes sprucing up the apartment for spring and taking photos in fields of poppy flowers. Did we mention we'll also be bowling with Jeff Bridges?
We're starting the weekend with a date night at The Grove followed by LA Times' Festival of Books and then a festival of avocados. What more can an Angeleno ask for?
The online video streaming service crashed because of an overload of traffic, leading some to speculate that users were accessing the show by sharing passwords.
The National Weather Service is also reporting a 30 to 50 percent chance of rain Wednesday in Los Angeles with temps dropping to 55 at night.
Several stations have posted video, photos and messages to their social media accounts in a bid to boost their votes as the competition heats up.