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Producer and Reporter, Take Two
Leo Duran is a producer and reporter for KPCC’s Take Two. Leo works to find regular people with extraordinary takes on the day’s news.
Leo came to KPCC in October 2012 from the nationally-syndicated program "The Takeaway," where he performed nearly every single job since its launch except host. Leo helped to develop the show’s fast-paced conversational style and the innovative use of listener-interaction — while not getting a lot of sleep.
Leo got his start in public media as a listener to Wisconsin Public Radio, eventually leading its morning drive-time program, "The Joy Cardin Show."
He’s a University of Wisconsin graduate, an avid biker and baker, and plans to avoid buying a car for as long as he can in L.A.
Stories by Leo Duran
Snapchat is a social media behemoth in Venice, where it grew so much that it frustrated some locals. Now the company is moving part of its staff to Santa Monica.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and United Way's Elise Buik say fighting homelessness takes communities opening up their hearts to those near them.
From a fest that mixes music, skateboards and snowboards to several colorful Holi celebrations, there's tons to do this weekend.
Tulips should be just inches high right now, but warm temperatures in the region have led them to grow to nearly a foot at Descanso Gardens.
Sometimes talking to your mom is more important than rubber necking.
It's good to go to a place where everybody knows your name.
Spring St. in downtown L.A. will get a makeover as part of Vision Zero, the city's plan to make streets safer for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.
Falling in love with LA can sometimes start with falling in love while visiting LA.
If you can show off the city to a native, then you might be home.
You can play retro video games, see the bright lights of the winter night sky and even have a slice of birthday cake with Benjamin Franklin himself. (Or a close facsimile thereof.)
Stores and restaurants near the areas ravaged by fires and mudslides are struggling to stay open with traffic cut off.
People from Northern California really like to look down on SoCal. Until they come to live here.
It was once named Santa Barbara Ave. But Celes King III saw an opportunity to rename it ahead of the 1984 Summer Olympics.
No Place Like L.A. is our new series that asks L.A. transplants and immigrants: "When was the moment you felt that Los Angeles was truly home?"
Some Southern California franchises won't offer the deal because of rising rents, wages and operating costs. Others say it's worth it to get customers in the door.