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

Chris Keller

Lecturer of Journalism | Loyola Marymount University







Lightning Talk Night with Chris Keller



Chris Keller joined The Associated Press in 2023 as a Data and Graphics Journalist working for its award-winning data journalism team. His particular focus is building datasets that can help provide big-picture context in breaking news situations and contribute to the overall goal of making sense of the news for the AP’s global audience. In addition, he will pursue data-driven storytelling and automated reporting projects in collaboration with reporters and editors across the country and around the globe.

Previously, Chris worked as the managing editor of Albuquerque Business First, where he helped the staff prioritize daily and long-term projects.

Chris has worked in a variety of roles in various newsrooms since 2002, including as a graphics journalist with the Los Angeles Times’ 2020 election team and at KPCC where his work on officer-involved shootings and California wildfires earned multiple awards.

Chris grew up near Madison, Wis., and studied communications and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is married and has two children and is currently studying interpersonal communication at the University of New Mexico.


Areas of Expertise (4)



Data Analysis

Python Programming

Industry Expertise (3)

Media - Broadcast

Media - Online

Media - Print

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 (4)

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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New Mexico imposes oil and gas moratorium on state land near schools

The Associated Press


An Associated Press analysis of Oil Conservation Division and State Land Office data for active and new applications for permits to drill on state trust land found nearly 100 oil or gas wells within a mile of at least one school. That’s out of more than 13,000 active and new oil and gas leases on state trust land. The Hobbs School District has one of the highest concentrations of oil or gas wells located near school buildings, according to the analysis.

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