Michelle Lanz Associate Producer, The Frame

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Michelle Lanz is the Associate Producer for The Frame, KPCC's arts, entertainment and culture show. Prior to joining The Frame she worked as the digital producer for KPCC's Take Two and AirTalk shows.

Before coming to KPCC, Michelle worked at KCET as the Associate Producer for New Media, where she developed web content for KCET's programming and steered social media efforts for the station. She was first bitten by the public radio bug as an intern for NPR's Day to Day program in 2008.

She has also worked as an editor for MSN's Wonderwall entertainment site, as a web producer for Marketplace and as a contributing editor to the L.A. Times’ Metromix publication.

Lanz earned her master's degree in journalism in 2009 from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School.

Stories by Michelle Lanz

HBO's 'Insecure' shows 'black people's humanity,' Prentice Penny says

"This show was just talking about what life was like on a Thursday for people of color. ... We don't get to tell slice of life stories," said Penny.

Dawn Porter's journey from corporate litigator to documentary filmmaker

Her latest film, "Trapped," follows abortion providers in the South struggling to comply with new state laws essentially trying to force them out of business.

How likely is a Donald Trump TV network?

After the election, could Donald Trump turn his contempt for the mainstream media into a network of his very own?

For 'The Accountant' director Gavin O'Connor, 'Family is so much more important than a movie'

O’Connor talks about how he and Ben Affleck approached a character on the autism spectrum. He gets emotional as his film hits theaters.

'A Nation Engaged': As power shifts, things get ugly, but 'it makes me feel hopeful'

NPR and KPCC are looking at critical issues facing the nation before the presidential election. The Frame asked creators who work in arts and entertainment to weigh in on our nation's state of affairs.

Improvisos Peligrosos improv troupe brings bilingual comedy to the UCB stage

In a city where 40 percent of the population speaks Spanish, the group is trying to show people who didn't grow up speaking English that improv could be for them.

The 'Get Lit' school program helps young poets find a voice — and self-confidence

Get Lit started ten years ago as an effort to use poetry as a way to increase teen literacy — and it’s working.

Google gets into the VR game with new Daydream headset

There’s a new Google phone called the Pixel, a virtual reality headset called Daydream, updated Chromecast and Google Home speakers and a new, portable wifi device.

Poet Claudia Rankine named a MacArthur 'genius grant' honoree

Her book, “Citizen: An American Lyric,” is a provocative meditation on race that has a new resonance in the wake of more killings of black men by police officers.

How the 1960s TV series 'Adam-12' helped the LAPD sell the 'good cop' image

Our "Cops on TV" series continues with actor Kent McCord talking about his role on one of the first police procedurals — a show produced in cooperation with the LAPD.

'Audrie & Daisy' shows aftermath of sexual assault, cyberbullying

Even though the teenagers never met, their stories are terrifyingly similar: after they were assaulted, their alleged perpetrators used social media to circulate photos of their victims.

Fall film season kicks off with 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

Some of the the films showing in Toronto include, Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation,” Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” Werner Herzog’s “Into The Inferno” and Denis Villaneuve’s sci-fi thriller, “Arrival.

Music of 'Lady Dynamite' was inspired by 1970s Charlie perfume ads

Composer David Schwartz also wrote the music for "Lady Dynamite" co-creator Mitchell Hurwitz’s hit show, "Arrested Development."

'Southside' star Tika Sumpter: Michelle Obama 'walked out of the house with a voice'

In “Southside With You,” the actress plays the future First Lady as an accomplished and confident young attorney from a supportive family.

Study shows impact TV crime dramas have on perception of police use of force

A recent study shows that fictional TV crime dramas have a significant impact on our attitudes about police, specifically when it comes to use their use of force.