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? 7 fun and almost-free things to do

This weekend, we're listening to live jazz under urban lights; visiting Paramount, California for a dose of nostalgia; and treating our dogs to a day on the town.

Foster the People mural to stay in downtown LA

Foster the People generated local buzz in January when it put on a live show in front of its commissioned mural at 539 S. Los Angeles Street.

7 best places you said to staycation in SoCal

Griffith Park, Watts Towers, the Bradbury Building and The Getty. All across Los Angeles and beyond, there are tourist attractions and hidden gems.

World Cup: Germany wins 1-0 (and stuff they don't show on TV)

Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time. The win is Germany's first as a united country. West Germany won the World Cup in 1954, 1974 and 1990.

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?