Lisa Brenner Katz Producer, Mobile Content

Lisa Brenner
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Lisa Brenner Katz is a Mobile Content Producer at KPCC.

Lisa joined KPCC in December 2011. Prior to that she led content direction as co-editor of LAist, where she had been the music editor years earlier.

Lisa has written and produced arts, culture and news content for a number of print and online publications, including MTV, Glamour and, where she previously served as Music Editor and Managing Editor of the entertainment and lifestyle website.

She worked on the 20th Century Fox studio lot in creative licensing for Fox Music publishing, where she co-created the department's first online store and mined the musical catalogue of film scores, TV themes and soundtrack assets for promotional samplers, boxed sets and placement packages. Prior to Fox, she coordinated large-scale film, commercial and music video productions.

Lisa earned a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in Media Studies with an emphasis in film and television. Her dad says she majored in watching TV. He's not wrong.

Stories by Lisa Brenner Katz

Sea Otter Awareness Week: They are not sea lions

If you hate puns and adorable marine mammals you should probably look the otter way.

Go Olympic time-traveling with LA Metro

Forget DeLorean. For the next few weeks you can time-travel by Metro — or, at least, you can meet gold-medal heroes of L.A. Olympics past. See our interactive map for the full schedule of who, where, and when.

The air is brown — should I wear a mask?

We asked air quality specialists, health officials, agencies, medical professionals and mask companies. Follow us down the dusty rabbit hole.

Heat hacks: How to stay cool without air conditioning

Excessive heat warnings have been issued for large portions of Southern California. Find a cooling center near you and get tips for the air-conditionally challenged.

How to rid your house of ants

We feel bad for the ants. They desperately need water. But they're not going to find it in our beds.

Perseids: Pro tips for shooting Wednesday's meteor shower

The annual shower of meteors takes place starting Wednesday. We have advice for how to view them and how to take your best photos, which you can share with us!

Oscars 2015: Printable Oscar ballots and bingo cards

We've got printable Oscars ballots and the bingo cards you need to prove your superiority over your movie-loving friends during your viewing party.

Hanukkah 2014: Making a perfect potato latke (FAQ/recipe)

You only need six ingredients but don't let that fool you. These are the hand shredded, no food processor version for people who like doing things the hard way. It's tradition.

Thanksgiving — The boldest hand turkeys of 2014

The amazing trace is on. Do you have one? Share it with us! And have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Halloween 2014: Best places to trick or treat in LA (...and beyond)

From toddler-friendly blocks to teen-tolerant neighborhoods, KPCC has compiled a map of trick-or-treating hotspots. Did we miss one? Let us know your favorite neighborhood!

'Twin Peaks' is back! Here's what you need to know

Laura Palmer said she'd see us in 25 years, and a quarter century after "Twin Peaks" fire-walked away from TV and theaters, Showtime is resurrecting the David Lynch cult classic with a nine new episodes.

New gastropub may bring Union Station's 'Fred Harvey' room back to life

The well-preserved Art Deco jewel box of a restaurant closed in 1967, and except for appearances in films and TV, has remained locked up. Until now?

Emmys 2014: Everything you need for your viewing party

The Emmys are airing on a Monday this year — Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. on NBC — but don't be discouraged by a weekday party. Here's everything you need to make yours a hit.

When the cheese hits the 'ban' — FDA backtracks on wooden boards

A developing story had the aroma of a robust scandal. In reality, the taste profile of the problem is closer to an old-fashioned miscommunication and backpedaling.

Irwindale drops Sriracha opposition

The Irwindale City Council on Wednesday night unanimously dismissed a lawsuit and public nuisance declaration against manufacturer Huy Fong Foods.