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

#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.

Free weekend? DineLA, banana sushi and a selfie studio

After fun with photos, head to an interactive art show in downtown Los Angeles and finish it off with the best of Restaurant Week.

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

We're celebrating L.A. Arts Month with great film, photography and dance. Oh, and there's a new ramen shop in town. Here's everything you need to know.

First Person: Bill Brown's 32-year love affair with dance

Brown teaches everything from jazz dance to ballet. His studio also hosts fencing and Ashtanga yoga. Some of the students are octogenarians.

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

You’ve worked five full days. Congrats. Didn’t think you’d make it, did you? With everyone back in town, the city is alive. And that means lots of free stuff to do.

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

Happy New Year! This weekend, we're hitting the streets of Pasadena, reminiscing about our favorite cartoon cats and taking a trip to Tanaka Farm.

Rose Parade Guide 2015: Maps and tips for parking, avoiding traffic

The 126th Rose Parade is themed “Inspiring Stories,” and the 5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Boulevard will begin 8 a.m. Thursday.

Staying in LA this week? 9 fun and almost-free things to do (holiday edition)

Luckily for those of us staying in the L.A. area, this means fewer headaches while getting around the city. How about festive flicks and fantastic food?

Sony hack: Obama pledges proportional response; insiders speak out

Employees at Sony learned they'd been victims of a massive hacking operation and the news keeps getting worse. One employee tells KPCC, "We've been outsmarted at every move."

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Let's get out, people. How about festive fun followed by adorable dogs and kombucha on tap? Here's everything you need to know.

The alternative gift guide: 6 last-minute ideas

Since mom already has a bunch of socks and your husband does not need another bathrobe, we asked our listeners what alternative gifts they're buying this year.

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

In between your cookie parties, find some time to enjoy the city. The rain is supposed to clear on Saturday so you might just want to leave your house.