Melissa Leu

Senior Editor, Digital

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Melissa Leu is a senior digital editor at KPCC, where she leads the digital, engagement and visual strategy for L.A.'s NPR affiliate.

Prior to that, she was a digital editor at the Los Angeles Times, where she developed new approaches for engaging audiences. She pioneered the company’s first Facebook Messenger bot and was part of the digital team that produced content during the Pulitzer-Prize winning coverage of the San Bernardino shooting. She has also worked at local TV-station ABC7 and as a reporter at The Arizona Republic. She’s a proud L.A. native and graduate of the University of Southern California.

Stories by Melissa Leu

Why a controversial mural in Koreatown isn't going anywhere — for now

Community activists took issue with the rays of light used in the work, which they said is reminiscent of the Imperial Japanese Army's battle flag.

How you can help Southern California wildfire victims

Thousands of people have been displaced as several wildfires have scorched Southern California this week. Here's a list of resources on how to help them.

How well does Larry Mantle know pot?

We quizzed him in preparation for the rise of the recreational marijuana business in California.

Fort Tejon baby found after Amber Alert

Detectives safely located baby Jefferson Gomes and his father, Jeffrey Gomes, one day after the child went missing.