Chris L. Keller

Hi. I currently manage the day-to-day newsroom coverage for Albuquerque Business First in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I've been reporting a lot on Covid-19 related restrictions on New Mexico businesses, especially restaurants.

Most recently I blended journalism, data analysis and computer programming as a graphics and editor journalist with the Los Angeles Times' 2020 election team. I joined The Times in 2017 as a deputy graphics editor.

Prior to the Times, I worked at KPCC where my work on officer-involved shootings and California wildfires earned multiple awards.

I've worked in a variety of roles in various newsrooms since 2002.

I grew up near Madison, Wis., and studied communications and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

I'm at home diving into documents and datasets to find trends. I bring organization to data and efficiencies to process. I help place news events into proper context.

I believe newsroom tools should work with journalists, not against them. I get giddy at the prospect of building loosely-coupled applications that allow us to work efficiently. I find satisfaction in documenting a process or a workflow with the hopes that it helps others to work smarter in the future.

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