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? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

In between your cookie parties, find some time to enjoy the city. The rain is supposed to clear on Saturday so you might just want to leave your house.

Poll: How do you pronounce 'Los Feliz'?

I pronounced the neighborhood as lohz-fay-LEES in a recent radio piece. Full disclosure: I am not a native Angeleno. Was I wrong?

KPCC's tips on scoring a rental in LA

Southern California has the nation's worst market for rentals, but it's not impossible to find a nice place at a reasonable rent. KPCC's Kristen Lepore talked with Take Two with tips for finding the best place, plus how to avoid a nightmare roommate.

Rent Race: 9 tips to score a great place and avoid a nightmare roommate

Renters’ resumes. Pet references. Head shots? It's hard to rent a place in the nation's worst rental market. Here's how to score a place you'll love, plus a roommate quiz!

Downtown LA fire: $10M damage estimate, update on p.m. commute

A massive fire Monday destroyed a still-under-construction apartment complex along the 110 freeway, damaged the LADWP headquarters, and shut portions of two major freeways.

Free weekend? 'Home Alone,' Hot Wheels, and CicLAvia

We hope you’ve perked up after the L.A. rain. This weekend, we're watching our favorite toys come to life and building sand snowmen in the sand.

10 fun and almost-free things to do Thanksgiving weekend

This year, we're thankful for some time off. If you're sticking around Los Angeles for the holidays, we've got you covered with cheap events through the weekend.

It's true: Valet parking at Runyon Canyon this weekend

Only in L.A. can you valet your car before hiking. No, this is not a hoax. It's part of #soLAvalet, a campaign from the on-demand valet parking app, CurbStand.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

We're hitting the streets of Los Angeles for a sidewalk sale, stouts 'n 'staches in Venice and one epic trek through North Hollywood.

It's National Unfriend Day; will you be defriended on Facebook?

Today is National Unfriend Day, an annual event started by Jimmy Kimmel and an opportunity to reevaluate the way we post. I'm 'the stalker.' Which prototype are you?

Hot Topic turns 25; remember the glory days?

So many trends were fueled by the beloved mall staple Hot Topic, which we know ruled the world at the height of '90s goth and grunge.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Good news: We’re just hours away from the weekend. How about free gourmet coffee alongside fun art and cheap comedy? Here's everything you need to know.

Rain barrels: here's how to get a cheap one

The city of Los Angeles' 1,000 free rain barrels have all been distributed. Turns out, there are other ways to get cheap ones.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Now that you've come down from your Halloween candy high, get ready to enjoy another weekend full of food, film and festivals.

Halloween 2014: 8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

It's going to be a wild one. We're celebrating Halloween and Día de los Muertos with eerie hikes, costume contests and walking altars.