Kristen Lepore Associate Editor, Digital News Engagement

Kristen Lepore
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Kristen Lepore is KPCC's Associate Editor for Digital News Engagement.

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

How to rid your house of ants

We feel bad for the ants. They desperately need water. But they're not going to find it in our beds.

Weekend on the cheap: It's so hot, we could cry

KPCC's social media producer, Kristen Lepore, is here to share a list of fun and almost-free weekend activities.

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

It's so hot, we could cry.

Hang on to your area code. We're running out of 323

The California Public Utilities Commission says we're running out of 323 area codes, and it'll start distributing 213 instead next year.

Weekend on the cheap: 5 things to do Labor Day weekend

Never a dull moment.

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

How about fried peanut butter pickles followed by pho waffles and free ice cream? Yeah, we're going all out. Here's everything you need to know.

Rebecca Plevin wants you to (successfully) navigate the health care system

Unlike most people, sharing health care costs excites her. That's why she's the host of our blog, Impatient.

New LA restaurant names sandwiches after NPR hosts

The Larry Mantle sandwich honors the host of KPCC's AirTalk. It includes hand-sliced bologna with capicola, provolone and pickled peppers.

Weekend on the cheap: 5 things to do with your free time

Brunch, anyone?

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

You know you want to eat those eggs Benedict.

Weekend on the cheap: Tacos, boy bands and a topless parade

Joining us is KPCC's social media producer Kristen Lepore, who shares a list of fun and almost-free things to do with us every Friday.

How to host a picnic like a Hollywood Bowl regular

These people have been picnicking for decades. It's a sport. We stopped by a concert to learn the tricks of their trades, which you can find right here.

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

The best weekend yet.

A few tips on avoiding stingrays as more head to LA beaches

If you're headed to the beach this weekend, L.A. County Fire Department suggests you learn how to do the stingray shuffle.

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

It's heating up, SoCal. But we've got just the thing to keep you cool: Free fun at the beach. Here's everything you need to know.