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

It's true: Valet parking at Runyon Canyon this weekend

Only in L.A. can you valet your car before hiking. No, this is not a hoax. It's part of #soLAvalet, a campaign from the on-demand valet parking app, CurbStand.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

We're hitting the streets of Los Angeles for a sidewalk sale, stouts 'n 'staches in Venice and one epic trek through North Hollywood.

It's National Unfriend Day; will you be defriended on Facebook?

Today is National Unfriend Day, an annual event started by Jimmy Kimmel and an opportunity to reevaluate the way we post. I'm 'the stalker.' Which prototype are you?

Hot Topic turns 25; remember the glory days?

So many trends were fueled by the beloved mall staple Hot Topic, which we know ruled the world at the height of '90s goth and grunge.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Good news: We’re just hours away from the weekend. How about free gourmet coffee alongside fun art and cheap comedy? Here's everything you need to know.

Rain barrels: here's how to get a cheap one

The city of Los Angeles' 1,000 free rain barrels have all been distributed. Turns out, there are other ways to get cheap ones.

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.