Michelle Lanz Assoc. Digital Producer, Talk Shows

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Michelle Lanz is KPCC's Associate Digital Producer for Talk Shows, where she produces content for AirTalk, Patt Morrison, Take Two and Off-Ramp.

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

Why are most NFL cheerleaders paid less than minimum wage? (Poll)

Cheerleaders are synonymous with football games, whether its high school, college or the NFL. But the work of NFL cheerleaders, in particular, doesn't end on the field.

SXSW Crash: 2 dead, 23 injured, but the show will go on

A car suspected of fleeing police plowed into a group of people gathered outside nightclubs at the South by Southwest festival in Austin.

'True Detective': We unpack the secrets of the title sequence

As HBO's hit show wraps tonight, Patrick Clair — who created the memorable sequence — tells Take Two how the haunting images came together and what's behind them.

'True Detective': The Handsome Family performs the theme song live on KPCC

"True Detective" marks yet another success for HBO, but it has also helped introduce a wider audience to a particularly dark Americana band from New Mexico.

Oscars 2014: 14 interviews with this year's nominees

To help you prepare your ballots and refresh your memory of this year's great films, we've compiled all the interviews we've done with this year's Oscar contenders.

Picture This: Newly found photos detail one of Shackleton's last polar expeditions

Antarctic researchers have uncovered old film negatives left behind by one of Shackleton's teams 100 years ago.

World Cup 2014: Where to watch the South Korea vs. US game Saturday

Saturday, the U.S. national men’s soccer team plays South Korea in an exhibition game. The match is a friendly, but a lot is at stake ahead of the World Cup.

Super Bowl XLVIII: A game day potluck recipe with a twist

Don't be that guy or gal who brings a boring old bag of chips. Why not take a little time and show up with something unexpected and delicious?

RIP Colonel Meow: 'Minions' mourn death of Internet-famous sourpuss

Get your tissues ready, celebrity cat lovers. Beloved Internet-famous sourpuss, Colonel Meow, has died.

Why has figure skating's popularity declined among US audiences?

The 2014 Winter Olympics kick off in Sochi next week. Viewers across the country will be tuning into watch luging, snowboarding and curling. But will they be watching figure skating? Maybe not.

Shepard Fairey among artists featured in LA's Cat Art Show

Thanks to a new exhibit in L.A's Gallery 101 on Santa Monica Boulevard, cats have risen to the status of muses like Mona Lisa...kind of.

Colby Fire: How to keep yourself safe from wildfire smoke, an air quality FAQ

Even if your home is not in the path of a wildfire, you can still be affected by smoke particles released into the air. Here are some tips to keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.

Northridge: Debunking 8 common earthquake myths

To help us debunk some common misconceptions about earthquakes, we brought in Margaret Vinci, manager of Earthquake Programs at Caltech

'Khaleesi' slug: When scientists name species after pop culture

The news that scientists in Brazil recently discovered a new species of sea slug is catching headlines because of its peculiar "Game of Thrones"-inspired name.

'Migrant Mother' and Beyond: Dorothea Lange's lifetime in photography

Photographer Dorothea Lange is best known for her intimate portraits of Depression-era migrant farmworkers, but a new book shows how her life's work spans decades and continents.