Lisa Brenner Katz Producer, Mobile Content

Lisa Brenner
Contact Lisa Brenner Katz

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 LA.com, 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

Unfazed by taser, officers shoot and kill pole-wielding man

A witness video of a fatal shooting in a Carl's Jr. parking lot on Monday appears to show the third time in three days that Los Angeles County authorites used lethal force on a suspect.

A beard is a wish your face makes: Disney v. facial hair

Disney, for the first time in its fixed and fastidious history, is allowing theme park workers in California and Florida to grow beards and goatees beginning Feb. 3. Princesses, beware of stubble burn.

Westfield at LAX - $331M for restaurants and shopping

While some union workers at Los Angeles International Airport were busy today protesting a contractor’s plan to terminate their healthcare benefits, the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners was busy approving a $331 million contract for the management of restaurants and shopping in two terminals, and the Theme Building.

CHP officer convicted of killing husband, collapses in court

Paramedics were called to a Los Angeles courtroom today when ex-CHP officer, Tomiekia Johnson, collapsed after being found guilty of murdering her husband.

MundoFox and Ruperteazer: News Corp. slinks into Spanish-language broadcast network

Say hola to MundoFox, a new News Corp. endeavor launching this fall as Rupert Murdoch's first Fox-flavored foray into a Spanish-language broadcast network.

Supreme Court on GPS tracking: Police now need a warrant

The Su­preme Court ruled un­an­im­ously that authorities must obtain a search war­rant be­fore employing GPS tech­no­logy in pursuit of crim­in­al sus­pects.

Dr. Seuss' 'Oh, The Places You'll Go' revealed as 2013 Rose Parade theme

The inspirational book by former La Jolla resident Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, has been chosen as the theme for next year's Tournament of Roses

Staph bacteria, benzocaine found in feminine products

Two highly questionable feminine products are being recalled by a Los Angeles-based company following the Federal Drug Administration discovery of Staphylococcus bacteria and other pathogens in one product, and the anesthetic benzocaine, in the other.

Neil Young 'LincVolt' sued after '59 hybrid goes up in smoke

LincVolt, a company founded by folk-rock icon Neil Young during the fuel-effiiency conversion of his 1959 Lincoln Continental, is being sued over a fire that authorities say began in the modified vehicle.

McCriminal: LAPD seeks violent fast food robber, 7 businesses hit

It's Unhappy Meals all around for six restaurants and one Radio Shack recently robbed in Northeast Los Angeles.

Halle Berry accused stalker will not serve additional jail time

Halle Berry's accused stalker pleaded no contest before a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge on Thursday, and will not serve any additional jail time.

Ocean Tetris: Port of Los Angeles breaks yearly export record

The Port of Los Angeles is breaking export records again, topping last year's all-time-high by 14.5 percent with more than two million cargo containers loaded and shipped from the port in 2010.

Cadaver dog 'Indiana Bones' found severed hand in Hollywood

LAPD says whoever is shopping a photo of the severed head isn't doing anything illegal but it's 'maybe immoral and terribly unfortunate'.

High fives for 'Hand Jive' composer Johnny Otis, dead at 90

Johnny Otis, the "godfather of rhythm and blues," actual father of Shuggie Otis, composer of "Willie and the Hand Jive," producer of Big Mama Thornton's original "Hound Dog" recording, and the fellow who suggested the Creolettes' lead singer Jamesetta change her name to Etta James, died Tuesday at his home in Altadena, CA.

Catalina Island Fox outsmarts extinction

The Catalina Island Fox, an omnivorous fox subspecies found only on Santa Catalina Island, has outwitted extinction in an unprecedented creature comeback.