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

'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.

Artist Jay Shells brings his Rap Quotes project to Los Angeles

Artist Jay Shells has been traversing New York City, posting red and white street signs with location-specific rap quotes, in an effort to make people aware of hip-hop's influence on the cities in which we live.

Etiquette Lesson: Tips for a stress-free holiday season

Here to helps us make these holidays as stress free as possible is Slate's Emily Yoffe, best known for her Dear Prudence advice column.

Picture This: Steve Winter captures LA's elusive cougars

How do you take a photo of an animal you'll never see? That was wildlife photographer Steve Winter's conundrum when he set out to capture the cougars that roam the hills of Griffith Park.

Celebrating 50 years of film at Hollywood's Cinerama Dome

Fifty years ago today, a unique movie theater opened at 6360 Sunset Boulevard, ushering in a new era of film entertainment.

'Escape From Tomorrow' director talks filming under Disney's nose

Director Randy Moore joins the show to talk about how he managed to film a feature-length horror film right under Disney's nose.

How Susan Orlean unraveled the horse_ebooks Twitter mystery

New Yorker writer Susan Orlean talks about why the horse_ebooks Twitter account was so popular and how she revealed who was actually behind the whole thing.

What Caltech MacArthur 'genius' Colin Camerer will do with the money

Behavioral economist Colin Camerer joins Take Two to talk about receiving the MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant and the work that got him noticed.

'Breaking Bad' auction: Walter White's undies net $9,900 (photos)

Bidding has ended on the "Breaking Bad" memorabilia auction to some rather surprising results.

Picture This: The eerie auto graveyard below Mulholland Drive's 'Dead Man's Curve'

In photographer Jason Knight's series Dead Man's Curve, he risked life and limb to take shots of a car crash graveyard just below a dangerous section of Mulholland Drive.

City attorney claims former San Diego mayor acted 'without malice'

In response to a lawsuit by his former communications deputy, the city said in court documents that ousted San Diego mayor Bob Filner's acted "without malice."

What makes one pen superior to another?

Brad Dowdy has reviewed more than 700 pens on his website The Pen Addict.com. He joins the show to tell us what makes one pen better than another.

The underground online market of unwanted adopted children

Re-homing of adopted children often happens with little in the way of background checks, and adoption officials say some children wind up in abusive homes.

Juarez police investigate suspected female vengeance killer

Police in Ciudad Juarez are investigating claims that a woman with blond hair is killing bus drivers in revenge for violence against women.