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

UC Irvine violinist makes beautiful music with a $5 million Stradivarius

Iryna Krechkovsky, a concert violinist in residence at UC Irvine, has her hands on a 324-year old Stradivarius violin estimated to be worth $5 million.

Massive 1.7-mile long asteroid to sail 'close' to Earth

An asteroid the size of the one that wiped out the dinosaurs will fly somewhat close to Earth on May 31. SoCal scientists will be watching and taking measurements.

The Hitler teapot debacle and the power of suggestion

What's going on in your brain when just a mere suggestion can influence the way you see an object?

Why California's sales-tax loophole should be closed

Now, a little journey into the thrilling world of California sales tax...and sandwiches. Hot sandwiches. Cold sandwiches. One taxable, one not. What?

Cold War Kids on their 4th album 'Dear Miss Lonelyhearts'

The Long Beach, Calif. band Cold War Kids have a new album out entitled "Dear Miss Lonelyhearts," based on a black comedy set during the Great Depression. We speak with bandmembers Nathan Willett and Matt Maust.

'Liberace Extravaganza!': The man behind the flashy costumes (photos)

The book "Liberace Extravaganza!" features hundreds of photos of the performer and his stunning outfits. Co-author and costume designer Connie Furr Soloman talks about his legacy.

Colonel Meow and the Internet's obsession with cats

Facebook now boasts millions of profiles not for people, but for pets. One such star joins the show (with his owner) to offer insight on why cats rule the Internet.

Could 'Star Trek' technology ever become reality?

Adam Steltzner, an engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, offers insight into how close 'Star Trek' tech is to becoming a reality.

The etiquette and rules of taking free samples (Poll)

Just how many free samples is too many? Dan Pashman of The Sporkful podcast and blog joins the show with some tips.

Study: New York anthropologist tracks people's inner monologues

A new study by anthropologist Andrew Irving attempts to get inside the inner workings of the mind to understand the human thought process.

South African Clawed Frogs spreading deadly fungus in California

A species of frogs once used to test for signs of human life is now contributing to the spread of a fatal disease among a wide variety of California wildlife.

Fitz and the Tantrums are back with 'More Than Just A Dream'

Fitz and the Tantrums singers Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs talk to Take Two about their latest album, and their life on the road.

Test driving the office treadmill desk with writer Susan Orlean

Writer Susan Orlean recently turned in her office desk chair for a treadmill and wrote about it for the New Yorker. We thought we'd take KPCC's treadmill disk for a spin and ask Orlean what she was thinking.

'The Office' producer on remaking Scranton in LA

KPCC spoke with 'The Office' Producer Steve Burgess on what it was like turning a huge sunny city like L.A. into a small, former coal-mining community more than 2,300 miles away,

US Marines launch campaign to recruit Asian Americans

The US Marines are looking for a few more good men and women. And in particular, a few good Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders