Leo Duran Producer and Reporter, Take Two

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Leo Duran is a producer and reporter for KPCC’s Take Two. Leo works to find regular people with extraordinary takes on the day’s news.

Leo came to KPCC in October 2012 from the nationally-syndicated program "The Takeaway," where he performed nearly every single job since its launch except host. Leo helped to develop the show’s fast-paced conversational style and the innovative use of listener-interaction — while not getting a lot of sleep.

Leo got his start in public media as a listener to Wisconsin Public Radio, eventually leading its morning drive-time program, "The Joy Cardin Show."

He’s a University of Wisconsin graduate, an avid biker and baker, and plans to avoid buying a car for as long as he can in L.A.


Stories by Leo Duran

Oh Snap! School makes $24M off investment in Snapchat

St. Francis High School in Mountain View gave $15,000 in seed money to the company in 2012 when it first started.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

The weekend is looking sunny and warm, so throw your sunglasses on and thaw out! Choose from a whale festival, cherry blossom festival, or an open streets event for a much needed outdoor excursion.

Los fey-LEESE or Los FEE-lez?

How do you pronounce the L.A. neighborhood?

Worried about over-development in LA? It has to do with zoning

Los Angeles has green-lit hundreds of big-scale projects in areas that aren't zoned for it. But some of those zoning maps are decades old.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

There's a whole lot going on besides the Oscars in Hollywood, from a coffee convention to a flashy Mardi Gras celebration. So seize the weekend!

He's got a green card — politics drove him to seek citizenship

KPCC listener Everardo Landero was content to be a legal permanent resident to the U.S. But politics and family convinced him to apply for American citizenship.

Here are the steps it takes to become a US citizen

Some green card holders are choosing to become U.S. citizens. The process can be done in under a year. These are the steps involved.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

The area might be in for a huge rain storm this weekend, but that shouldn't stop you from living it up— who can resist free chocolate or a Scottish festival?

One of nation's 1st organized LGBT protests was 50 years ago in LA

It happened at The Black Cat Tavern in Silver Lake, two years before NYC's Stonewall riots.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

If you're still scrambling to fill out your early Valentine's Day weekend, we've rounded up some options for everybody on the romance spectrum.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

Choose from an extravagant Lunar New Year Festival or an art show with free pancakes and more for an epic weekend — despite the rain.

LA's housing market has made West Adams hot

Five years ago, bungalows might have gone for $300,000. Now, they're at least $650,000.

Where is the political will to tackle California's housing crisis?

Governor Brown tried to introduce two measures last year tackling the issue. In this year's budget, he might be putting the onus on local lawmakers.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

Another three-day weekend is here, so put it to good use! Fill up on yummy noodles, head over to a photography exhibit for a creative jolt and more.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

The new year is in full swing (so is the weekend!) and it's time to attempt something new — whether it's trying your hand at standup comedy or braving a Metro ride in your underwear. Your choice.