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

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Now that you've come down from your Halloween candy high, get ready to enjoy another weekend full of food, film and festivals.

Halloween 2014: 8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

It's going to be a wild one. We're celebrating Halloween and Día de los Muertos with eerie hikes, costume contests and walking altars.

'The Walking Dead' makeup artist Greg Nicotero on how to win at Halloween

It's not that easy being dead. "The Walking Dead" hosts "Zombie School" every season for wannabe walkers. Here are some insider tips.

Weekend on the cheap: Halloween food fest in K-Town, the Brewery Art Walk, and more

This week, put a science carnival, an art walk in a converted brewery and vegan wellness food in downtown LA all into your planner.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

We're checking out The Theatre at Ace Hotel, decompressing at the Getty Center's garden and eating deep-fried Oreos in Koreatown.

#DearCandidate: Let's gentrify, but not too much

We spoke to more than 30 Angelenos in Venice Wednesday. Gentrification, Santa Monica Airport, campaign funding and public education are among the topics they care about.

Weekend on the cheap: Zombies and carbs and Sriracha, oh my!

Need a cheat day for your diet? This weekend there's the Pancakes and Booze in DTLA, the Monterey Night Market with a zombie twist, and the 2nd Annual LA Sriracha Festival in Chinatown.

7 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

It finally feels like fall in L.A. In our time off, we're chilling with zombies, seeing a live Quantic show and eating too many carbs.

Which KPCC host are you? Take our quiz

You've been listening to our pledge-drive banter all week (did we say THANK YOU!?). Now it's time to learn more about the people behind the voices.

Weekend on the cheap: ArtNight, 7 days of garbage, Hollywood costumes

TGIF, but when there's so much going on this weekend (and it's not even Halloween, yet), how do you decide? KPCC's social media producer shares her picks for weekend events.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

We're here to help you plan your weekend — on a budget, of course. On the docket: Cool art, rowdy roller derby, flavorful food and a stroll through space.

What you will (and won't) see at JPL's open house this weekend

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena will open its doors to the public Saturday and Sunday. KPCC staffers got a tour ahead of time. Check out our photos and video.

Free weekend? 10 fun and almost-free things to do

We know, with the heat wave back you probably don't feel like doing much of anything. But hey, it’s the weekend and you deserve a night out.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Put down your computer and close that tablet. We're making the most of our precious time off with free art, amazing food and delicious beer.

Autumn in Los Angeles: 7 ways to make it feel like fall

Whether it feels like fall or not, the autumnal equinox occurs around 7:30 p.m. Monday. And this, Angelenos, is the official start of a new season.