Lisa Brenner

Associate Editor, LAist

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Lisa Brenner is the associate editor for LAist at KPCC.

Lisa joined KPCC in December 2011. Prior to that she led content direction as co-editor of LAist, many moons before KPCC bought it.

Lisa has written and produced arts, culture and news content for 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 soundtracks. 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

Elon Musk: 'Hyperloop' could be built for one-tenth the cost of Calif. high-speed rail project

Elon Musk says his futuristic "Hyperloop" transit concept could be built for one-tenth of the cost of California's current high-speed rail project.

'Grumpy Cat' meme finally says yes to something — a Hollywood movie deal

Seems an Internet-famous feline has been scratching around L.A.'s glittering litterbox of movie stars. We've heard that Hollywood changes people. This just in, it also changes cats.

Scripps National Spelling Bee: 239 kids buzz off; 42 fly into semifinals (MAP)

This might sting a little — follow the final rounds on Thursday and watch as the dreams of young people disappear in real-time on Scripps interactive tracking map.

TSA agent touches a nerve (and a vagina, allegedly) at SoCal airport

Footage of a TSA pat-down video has gone viral after a handsy SoCal agent touches a nerve and, allegedly, a vagina, at San Diego International Airport.

Sandstorm in California desert closes 14 Freeway (Photos)

The sandstorm has caused several wrecks, according to the California Highway Patrol. Locals have posting pictures and reactions via Instagram and Twitter.

Chocolate zoetrope triggers Hollywood history lesson, possible seizure (VIDEO)

In a world of futuristic filmmaking acronyms, one brave chocolate zoetrope will embark on the flashback joyride of a lifetime.

Memorial Day in LA: Observances, services, ceremonies and events

Areas in and around Los Angeles will observe Memorial Day with services, ceremonies, parades and other events throughout the weekend.

How 'Arrested Development's' editor solved the 'Season 4' puzzle (Q&A)

"Arrested Development" will be unmaking a huge mistake on May 26 when the years-cancelled, once-network television series debuts a brand new Season 4 on Netflix on Sunday.

16 Vintage Travel Posters for summer vacation inspiration (photos)

What are your summer vacation plans? From the Hoover Dam to Japan, LA Public Library has some beautifully designed bait to tempt your inner adventurer.

Point Mugu State Park to reopen Friday following Springs Fire devastation (photos)

Point Mugu State Park will reopen after a number of nearby wildfires including the Springs Fire that burned through the canyons of the western Santa Monica Mountains all the way down to the Pacific Ocean.

FAQ: What patients need to know about UCLA medical centers strike

Have an appointment? Need surgery? Have an emergency? Here's what you need to know and how hospitals are coping with the labor action.

Elephant meat for Fresno, protected reptile handbags and one dead primate at LAX

Officials at LAX seized a dead primate; 387 snake, lizard and crocodile skin handbags; and nearly half a pound of elephant meat over the course of a few days in May.

Coachella 2014 dates, tickets: Advance sale, 'payment plan' start Friday

Coachella announced Monday that advance tickets go will go on sale Friday for next year's double, three-day festival held over two consecutive weekends in Indio.

Taco Bell 'Doritos Locos Tacos': Invented in Irvine or by federal prison inmate Gary Cole?

Claiming Taco Bell stole his idea, a federal inmate wrote the FBI, the IRS, requested documents via the Freedom of Information Act and then sued, filing a 35-page handwritten complaint this week.

Swimming poo(l)s: Fecal findings prompt CDC call for 'improved swimmer hygiene'

This week's CDC Morbidity and Mortality report reveals a revolting truth about swimming pools — more than half of the locations tested in 2012 showed traces of Escherichia coli, indicating that "swimmers introduced fecal material into pool water.