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

7 fun and almost-free things to do

A list of fun events, including a day with 100 indie bands, a California Chrome party and contemporary dance in DTLA. And if you want to splurge, there's a horror camping trip.

Election 2014: Despite tough fights, primary drawing few voters

Voter turnout has been trending downward in California primaries for 20 years. By midday, that trend didn't appear to be changing, despite the state's new top-two system.

Election Day 2014: What our listeners are doing June 3

Election day is Tuesday. Of California's 178 races, which races matter to you — if any? Some of our listeners are enthusiastic about voting; others could not care less.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

We're sailing into June with free outdoor music, good food and epic art. Oh, and we're walking off those Memorial Day treats with 100 public staircases.

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

Spring is back! And we're planning your three-day weekend — on a budget. Here's everything you need, with a beach party, the Strawberry Festival and outdoor "Say Anything."

Phoenix, The Strokes coming to Los Angeles for FYF Fest

Other bands slated to play at the two-day event include Haim, Interpol Caribou, Tycho, Blood Orange and Jamie XX.

Is it socially acceptable to swear at your workplace?

Psychologists say cursing can make us feel stronger and more resilient. But when and where is it really OK to swear?

7 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

It's expected to cool down this weekend, so you can explore cultural events (including magical ones) without leaving the comfort of SoCal.

Free weekend? 6 fun and almost-free things to do

If you're looking to spend quality time with mom, how about an outdoor movie date or a day of shopping at a local craft fair? Here's everything you need to know.

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

With super hot temps come a gaggle of air-conditioned events. Watch the Kentucky Derby from a local bar, celebrate Union Station's 75th birthday or view Mike Kelley's remarkable art.

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

Our agenda includes sprucing up the apartment for spring and taking photos in fields of poppy flowers. Did we mention we'll also be bowling with Jeff Bridges?

7 things to do this weekend that aren't Coachella

We're starting the weekend with a date night at The Grove followed by LA Times' Festival of Books and then a festival of avocados. What more can an Angeleno ask for?

'Game of Thrones' premiere crashes HBO GO; 2nd big outage

The online video streaming service crashed because of an overload of traffic, leading some to speculate that users were accessing the show by sharing passwords.

Wind advisory in effect in SoCal, light showers expected

The National Weather Service is also reporting a 30 to 50 percent chance of rain Wednesday in Los Angeles with temps dropping to 55 at night.

#KPCCmadness: Public radio bracket contenders battle it out online

Several stations have posted video, photos and messages to their social media accounts in a bid to boost their votes as the competition heats up.