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

Famous California sea otter dies after shark bite

Olive first made headlines in February 2009, when she was found covered in oil on Sunset State Beach.

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

The heat wave is back, just in time for the weekend. That's why we're keeping you cool with indoor events. Here's everything you need to know.

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

Can you feel that breeze? It's the cool temps calling your name. The heat wave is over just in time for a weekend of outdoor activities.

Airbnb driving up rents in LA, critics say

The city has rules around switching rent-controlled buildings. But these conversions are happening so fast, advocates say it’s hard for city officials to keep up.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

It’s going to be a hot one, Angelenos. Slap on your sunscreen and let's hit the town. Here's everything you need to know.

Pro-labor group, Airbnb argue over impact on rental housing

A report from Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy says the commercialization of short-term rentals is exacerbating LA's housing crisis. Airbnb says: nonsense.

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

Angelenos, our sunny SoCal weather is back. Close those laptops and turn off the tablets because there’s plenty to do in real life.

Free rain barrels are back; here's how to get one

In order to get one, you'll have to sign up for a water conservation workshop. The first one is already sold out. But another in Northridge still has openings.

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

Feel like channeling your inner foodie or artsy side this weekend? We've got 7 fun things for you to do that feature several tasty and crafty events around LA.

Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home

The teams announced plans for a $1.7 billion stadium in Carson on Thursday night, adding yet another proposal to the existing ones for Inglewood and downtown L.A.

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

We're starting the weekend with New Belgium beer followed by a celebration in Chinatown and the best coffee in the world, topped off by a sweet Oscars viewing party.

#KPCClove: To our listeners, thanks for keepin' it real

It's cool. We know those passionate comments come from the heart.

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

Love is in the air. And whether or not you're into it, we've got a list of ways to get you through. Here's everything you need to know to enjoy your time off.

Free weekend? 1 cent beers, arcade games and food trucks at LA Zoo

The sun is shining. Time for another weekend of fun and almost free things to do.

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

This weekend, we're mingling with authors at the L.A. Art Book Fair, cycling a bowling alley bike crawl and brunching on Super Bowl Sunday.