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

Picture This: Rarely seen portraits of country music stars

Country music legends Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris are just a few of the artists whose images are part of a new exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, called Country: Portraits of an American Sound.

Echo Park's El Batey Market closes after 48 years

After 48 years in business, the El Batey No. 2 market on the corner of Echo Park and Delta Aves. has closed its doors for good.

'The Snowy Day': The art of Ezra Jack Keats at the Skirball Center

The Skirball Center is celebrating the children's book "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keat with a complete interactive exhibit.

Mayor Garcetti unveils open data website for City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the launch of data.lacity.org, an open resource offering access to data collected by the City of L.A. at a conference hosted at City Hall called #techLA.

VIDEO: NASA's new IRIS satellite captures solar flare 7 times the size of Earth

Thanks to NASA's new Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, we can now see the violent explosions that occur on the sun.

Herb Jeffries, star of Hollywood's black cowboy films, dies at 100

Herb Jeffries, an actor and singer most famous for his work with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and his role as a singing cowboy in "The Bronze Buckaroo," has died. He was 100.

How and where to watch the Camelopardalids meteor shower

A never before seen meteor shower called the Camelopardalids is predicted to light up the sky late tonight across North America. It could rival the August Perseids and December Gemenids that we can see each year.

Who has the best burger in Los Angeles? You vote!

National Burger Day is coming up and we want to hear from you as to what your favorite burger is. If your nomination wins, we'll feature it on the show.

'Godzilla' 2014: How VFX pioneer Jim Rygiel remade Japan's most famous monster

The Oscar-winning visual effects master and director Gareth Edwards looked back to the King of the Monsters' original designs when coming up with his new form.

The Guardian: LA ranks No. 1 in survey of cities with best urban brands

Is there any other city in the world as good at branding (i.e. selling itself) as Los Angeles? According to a new survey by The Guardian, the answer is no.

The Headshot Truck aims to make actors' promo photos a breeze

The Headshot Truck is a mobile photography studio, which caters to aspiring actors. Photographer Adam Adam Hendershott and his business partner Will Harper are two of the entrepreneurs behind the project.

Why isn't Sterling's history of sexism getting more attention?

Donald Sterling's history of racism has been thrown in the spotlight since a taped conversation attributed to him came to light, ut there are many allegations that show he also has a long history of sexism.

Picture This: Inside the LAPD's rarely seen crime photo archives

One of the most striking exhibits at the Paris Photo event is a collection of rare crime scene photos unearthed from the LAPD's archives. Some of the photos date as far back as 1925.

LA's 2,043 annual bike accidents on a single map

Researchers at MIT's Media Lab plotted every single bike accident in L.A. for 2012. Which street do you think had the most bike accidents?

Blood Moon: How and where to view the lunar eclipse

We've got full details about how, when and where to view the total eclipse of the moon on Monday night, as well as a Q&A with KPCC science reporter Sanden Totten.