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 Take Two and AirTalk.

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

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.

Trader Joe's sues Canadian 'Pirate' reselling items in Vancouver

Michael Hallatt runs Pirate Joe's, a store offering Trader Joe's products he's smuggled across the US-Canada border. Now Trader Joe's is suing Hallatt.

Riverside teacher's show-stopping duet with Kristin Chenoweth goes viral

If you were lucky enough to be at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, night you probably thought Kristin Chenoweth would be the highlight of the evening.

Summer Food: Cooling down naeng-myun style in Koreatown

As part of our summer food series, where we introduce you to meals best served on sizzling hot summer days, Meghan McCarty brings us a hot weather specialty from Korea.

Why people just can't resist the urge to text while driving

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 cops hand out munchies to Hempfest revelers

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.

Epic aims to help magazine writers turn articles into films

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.

Meeting Dread Pirate Roberts, the head of the Silk Road illicit drug website

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.

Banksy's 2008 mural 'Flower Girl' goes up for auction in LA

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.