Lisa Brenner Homepage Reporter, Breaking News
Lisa Brenner joined KPCC in December 2011. Prior to that she led content direction for a top Los Angeles city blog as Co-Editor of LAist, where she had been the Music Editor years earlier.
Brenner 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.
Brenner 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
The smallest planet ever found to be orbiting a star like our sun has been measured by NASA's Kepler telescope, the space agency announced this week.
Who will win the Oscars? KPCC offers a rundown of likely winners in the Academy Awards Big Four categories based on their awards so far this season.
A bionic eye called the Argus II was approved this week by the FDA. The Second Sight Medical Products system could give people with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare, genetic eye disease, the ability to perceive shapes and movement.
Deadline reports that The Kill Hole — an independent film about a "black ex-military sniper who targets associates ... and hides out in the wilderness" — has been given a March release date.
An interactive joint-venture mapping project is aimed at creating a more complete picture of gun-related deaths in the U.S. But obtaining data has been difficult.
Dubbed "Celestial Valentine" the infrared portrait displays generations of stars in a formation loosely shaped like a heart. In space, no one can hear it break.
The U.S. Census Bureau sent out a voluminous Valentine of divorce statistics, candy consumption and romantic-"sounding" cities. Who knew they had a sense of humor?
Suggestions, selections and favorite recipes from L.A.'s best cheese stores. Here's how to go genuinely cheesy on Valentine's Day.
Followers could track events in real time as various residents, officials and others posted their reports on Twitter throughout Tuesday afternoon.
Nothing says "I love you" quite like adhesives and farm equipment. Except maybe glitter tattoos and cards that transform into origami frogs.
Proving that even lukewarm banjo is so hot right now, Mumford & Sons "Babel" brought home a top-tier Grammy for Album of the Year at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
In some corners of the Internet, supporters are backing suspected murderer Christopher Dorner while he's still on the run from police.
The GRAMMYs are Sunday (and there's a new dress code?!). Separate the "root fors" from the "outraged abouts" with the help of these videos and playlists.
Police continued their search for ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner Thursday afternoon. Here are details about Dorner and the victims of shootings he is suspected in.
There are at least 48 locations within 50 mile radius of Los Angeles. The freebie covers one short stack of Original Buttermilk Pancakes per face.