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

PHOTOS: SoCal woman fights to save her dino statue from extinction

In San Juan Capistrano, a heated battle has been raging between city planning commission and an unlikely duo — a woman and her dinosaur.

Hollywood's Magic Castle celebrates 50 years of wonder

For 50 years, the Magic Castle in Hollywood has cast its spell on both Angelenos and visitors alike, but it wasn't always a hideaway for purveyors of prestidigitation.

UPDATED: Actors Jack Klugman and Charles Durning die on Christmas Eve

Jack Klugman, 90, of "Odd Couple" fame died Monday afternoon in Los Angeles and two-time Oscar nominee Charles Durning, 89, died in his New York City home.

One man's mission to preserve endangered avocados

While there seems to be enough avocados to go around, some breeds of the fruit are in danger. Luckily there are people working to save this precious, and delicious, resource.

Patt Morrison on the outcome of the CA Props (archived chat)

Join Patt Morrison and Bob Stern, former president of the Center for Governmental Studies, for a live chat about how the election results may affect you.

DNC quick pics: Bill Clinton, a cup of Joe & more

See the Democratic National Convention through the eyes of KPCC's Patt Morrison show producers.

Patt Morrison's political limerick contest

Now that election season is in full effect, Patt Morrison wants to hear your most hilarious bipartisan political limericks!

VID: The most famous mango milkshake in LA could be all yours

This mango-milkshake combo will not ruin your diet, but it may cause you to squee with delight.

A merry stroll through the 'new' Sherwood Forest of Northridge

The LA City Council voted unanimously last Friday to officially name a neighborhood in Northridge "Sherwood Forest." It's a great place to fry an egg on the sidewalk.

Could we have prevented the Sikh temple shooting?

The shooter who killed six people at a Wisconsin Sikh temple yesterday was a known white supremacist with financial troubles and a questionable military record.

Let's talk about Mars: Friday, Aug. 3 @ 12 p.m. PDT

Join KPCC's Sanden Totten and G. Scott Hubbard, a veteran of the NASA Mars program, for a lively chat about all things Mars!

Former teen heartthrob Ian Whitcomb's 'Ukulele Heroes'

Former rock star, author, musicologist, and radio host Ian Whitcomb talks about his life and his new book.

Fans of 'Dark Knight' react to Colorado shooting news

News of the tragic shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. during a midnight screening of "Dark Knight Rises," is rippling across the country. Reporter Josie Huang went out to the ArcLight Cinema in Pasadena today to survey the scene and find out how local moviegoers are reacting.

The roots of humor — David Misch and 'Funny, the Book'

David Misch on his book on the art and history of humor, "Funny, the Book," which he bills as "The single most popular book on comedy ever written by David Misch this year!"

Sock puppet theater connects new audiences with old TV

"Stalag 17" was a black comedy set in a German POW camp. "Hogan's Heroes" turned the Germans into bumblers. A new production goes to the next level of absurdity.