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

7 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Brace yourselves, people. It's going to be hot, again. Lucky for us, we can take our minds of the brutal temps with free music and film.

7 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Don't you love four-day work weeks? All those free concerts and outdoor movies will be coming to a close soon, so let's take advantage before it's too late.

9 fun and almost-free things to do on Labor Day weekend

Forget the Made in America music festival. Our weekend lineup includes an L.A. River Race, free comedy at UCB and selfies with one big duck.

Quiz: Which of the proposed 6 Californias should you live in?

Let's pretend venture capitalist Tim Draper's plan to split California into six states is approved. Why live in flashy West California versus techie Silicon Valley? Take our quiz to find where you belong.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

The '90s are back! Grab your crop tops and carpenter jeans and get ready for a walk down nostalgia lane. Here's everything you need to know.

South Pasadena shooting plot: Students 'wanted to kill as many people as possible'

Police said Tuesday that two students, one 17 and one 16, “confirmed very cold-heartedly in the investigation” that they were planning a shooting at the school.

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

Angelenos, brace yourselves for a serious food coma. Guacamole pie, chocolate fried chicken, spicy miso ramen and the list goes on. This weekend is all about the FOOD.

Find out how affordable rent is in your neighborhood

In May, we launched a series on renting in Los Angeles. Overall, we heard from more than 150 Angelenos who shared their experiences.

Angelenos petition to stop ginormous slip 'n slide

The proposed event includes a 1,000 foot slip 'n slide. It's planned for downtown L.A. this fall and Angelenos aren't happy about it happening amid a drought.

#rubberduckLA: Have you spotted this big duck?

Is it art or is it just a big yellow duck? A Dutch artist's giant "Rubber Duck" is being teased ahead of a planned appearance at the Tall Ships Festival LA.

6 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Put a bird on it because it's going to be a good one. Did we mention? Sunday is Duran Duran Day. Here's everything you need to know.

FAQ: What you should know about the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history

The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak has surpassed 900 deaths across West Africa, but the risk of it spreading to the U.S. remains very low. Here's what you should know about the disease.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

As you tackle your last few hours of work, start thinking about how much fun you're going to have drinking beer, creating a tiny museum and eating endless bacon.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

We're planning your weekend — on a budget. From a party in the garden to a free Shakespeare Festival, here's everything you need to know.

10 cheap places to take the kids this summer

Swim lessons are coming to a close. Arts camp is over. Now what? From free museum days to summer reading programs, here's a list of ways to power through August.