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

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Dialect coach

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.

National gay blood drive to raise awareness of FDA restrictions

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.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner urged to resign amid harassment claims

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.

LA among 100 cities to hold 'Restore the Fourth' rallies against NSA spying

Rallies against digital government surveillance programs are planned this Fourth of July in about 100 cities across the U.S. including Los Angeles.

California reduces landfill waste to record low in 2012

According to a new report by CalRecycle, state residents and businesses together discarded an average of 4.3 pounds of garbage per day, down from 4.4 pounds in 2011.

Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room turns 50 (Photos)

Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Designer and tiki aficionado Kevin Kidney tells us about the history of this Adventureland attraction.

#MyName: The importance of names and what they say about you

We asked listeners to tell us how they got their names. Dalton Conley, a sociology professor at New York University joins the show to tell us how important names can be and what they say about you.

San Diego teacher fired for being a “liability” after incident involving her ex-husband

Carie Charlesworth, a second grade teacher at Holy Trinity Catholic School, was fired from her job because she was deemed a "liability" after her ex-husband Martin Charlesworth violated restraining orders by driving next to the school’s campus.

What goes into a $14 bottle of sommelier-crafted water?

Water sommelier Martin Riese, creator of 9OH2O, demonstrates why the taste of water you're drinking is as important as even the finest wines.

Is Soylent the food of the future?

Soylent is pitched as an all-in one nutritional drink that has all of the nutrients that your body needs. But can it really do what it claims?

Timeline: June 7th shooting in Santa Monica

Scroll down for a timeline of Friday's shooting at and around Santa Monica College, based on official information released during Saturday's press conference and in police and fire dept. call logs.

Californians may soon have an easier time crossing the Mexico border

San Diego Senator Ben Hueso's SB 397 aims to offer voluntary enhanced driver's licenses to speed up border crossing between California and Mexico.

Igor Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring' gets a 'ReRite' on its 100th anniversary

Starting tomorrow the Pacific Symphony in Santa Ana will commemorate the landmark anniversary with a series of orchestral performances. Recently, the symphony asked the public to submit their own interpretations of Stravinsky's work for a project they're calling the "ReRite of Spring."

California farmers struggle to keep up with demand for rabbit meat

Restauranteurs and farmers market shoppers in Northern California are turning to a different meat to satisfy their protein needs: Rabbit.

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.