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

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.

LA has some of the country's best urban hikes

Los Angeles is best known for Hollywood, but it also has some of the best trails in the whole country for hikers of all levels.

Who killed LA's streetcars, according to 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'

L.A.'s streetcar system was the envy of the world in the early 20th century. But who really killed off the network so that cars could rule the roads?

LGBT youths are calling this LA-based crisis hotline. And they're afraid of Trump.

In the week after the election, The Trevor Project heard from a record number of LGBT youths worried about how Trump's administration will affect them.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

As we dive into the last weekend before Christmas and you frantically check things off your to-do list, don't forget to take a break. Choose from a holiday sing-along or some Christmas alternatives.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

Other than picking out the perfect tree and hanging endless strings of lights, there's plenty to do this weekend — whether or not you're looking for an extra boost of holiday cheer.

What to do Thanksgiving weekend in SoCal

Whether you're hosting family or flying solo, there's plenty to do this Thanksgiving weekend — including ways to walk off all those extra calories afterward.

This LA museum has a crazy cat lady exhibit

Cats rule the Internet, but they also rule the "Crazy Cat Ladies" exhibit at the new Animal Museum in downtown L.A. You can catch the exhibit through Nov. 27.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

A free mariachi festival, a fiesta of fake snow, a mobile photo show, a cruffin nosh — wallet-friendly weekend events.

LA development measure passes, while Santa Monica's fails

LA voters approved Measure JJJ, paving the way for more affordable housing. Santa Monica voters rejected a separate measure restricting larger buildings.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

From beer fests and poke bowls to DIY holiday crafting and temporary tattoos, here are ways to unwind.

Explaining Measure JJJ and its vision for LA housing

It promises affordable housing, local union jobs and transit-oriented developments. Opponents say it would slow the pace of building in the city.