Michelle Lanz Assoc. Digital Producer, Talk Shows
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
The dangers of distracted driving have been well documented and laws have been enacted to discourage it, but why is it still an increasing problem?
Seattle pot smokers were greeted with an unusual gift at the city's Hempfest this weekend: The Seattle Police Department handed out bags of Doritos to hungry revelers.
Magazine writers Joshuah Bearman and Josh Davis recently started a new project called Epic to help other magazine writers get their pieces translated to the big screen.
An underground website, The Silk Road, reportedly traffics between $30-45 million in drugs from pot to LSD each year. Given the nature of the business, the guy in charge is pretty hard to pin down.
The LA-based auction house Julien's has announced that it's selling one of Banky's works - a piece called Flower Girl - which once graced the wall of a gas station on the corner of Beverly Boulevard and La Brea.
As AMC's hit series returns this Sunday, KPCC's Take Two pulls back the curtain on the real-life chemistry professor who provides the science behind Walter White's blue meth
Jacqueline Dugas has been winding the Huntington Library's 18th century clocks since 1989. It turns out this week she's handing over the keys and retiring.
The Gamble House is opening the doors to its servants' hall and rooms for the first time in its history, as other rooms undergo renovation. The "Upstairs Downstairs Tour" runs through most of August.
Designer Peter Dunn makes clean and stylish improvements to L.A.'s tangle of roadways by applying a familiar logic and aesthetic: the subway map.
Edmunds.com has listed the “Top 10 Automotive Failures of the Last Decade,” which include Honda’s Insight, the relaunched Ford Thunderbird and Cadillac XLR.
A mysterious gold and diamond ring thought to have belonged to Catherine the Great was donated to the Natural History Museum of LA in the 1970s. Now, museum staff have traced the real origin of the ring.
As a dialect coach, it's Claudette Roche's job to make sure actors master their characters' accents with such precision that audiences won't know the difference.
Great strides have recently been made when it comes to gay rights, but there are still plenty of situations in which homosexuals are treated differently from their heterosexual counterparts.
Former San Diego City councilwoman Donna Frye held a press conference earlier this hour calling for his resignation over allegations that he sexually harassed several women.
Rallies against digital government surveillance programs are planned this Fourth of July in about 100 cities across the U.S. including Los Angeles.