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Chris Keller - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Chris Keller Chris Keller

Lecturer of Journalism | Loyola Marymount University



For the last 12 or so years of his journalism career, Chris Keller has blended journalism, data analysis, Python and JavaScript to help an audience understand their world. He has done this by working to understand complex information and convey it in an easy-to-understand way. In essence, he tries to understand the entire iceberg so the audience doesn't.

This includes diving into documents and datasets to find trends. It includes improving access to background and reference data. It means placing news events into proper context and building tools to make gathering information and surfacing stories more efficient.

In his current role as managing editor of Albuquerque Business First, he prioritizes daily and long-term projects and coach the young staff on everything from interviewing techniques to surfacing information through data and public records to improving their narrative writing. As time permits and news warrants, he finds time to pursue data-driven storytelling and automated reporting projects.


Areas of Expertise (4)



Data Analysis

Python Programming

Accomplishments (4)

Finalist, Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award, Online News Association


Member of KBCC Staff Honored by the Radio, Television Digital News Association

2016 and 2014

Award of Excellence, Society of News Design


Member of Winning Team, President’s Award, Lee Enterprises’


Articles (3)

2020: Democratic primaries and key presidential election dates

Los Angeles Times

2020 Here are key dates and events on the the 2020 presidential election calendar, including dates of debates, caucuses, primaries and conventions.

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Digging into the support for Democratic candidates in the latest USC/Times poll

Los Angeles Times

2019 As he has in three USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times polls conducted in April, July and August, former Vice President Joe Biden leads the field of contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Flurry of new polls shows Biden continues to lead in Democratic race

Los Angeles Times

2019 Recent Democratic primary polls show Joe Biden leading the 2020 race, with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren next behind him.

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