Kristen Lepore Digital Producer, Social Media

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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

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.

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.