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

LA voted 6th 'most superficial' city by 1st most ridiculous dating auction site

By tracking visitor behavior, the not-pimps of the world’s only online-dating auction have determined how fast men and women are judging prospective love connections.

Echo Park Lake is alive! Fountains spring into action for the first time in 2 years

Echo Park Lake — set to reopen next month after a two-year, multi-million dollar rehab — is showing signs of life after a prolonged dry spell.

UCI Asian-American fraternity's blackface video surfaces, sparks outrage (video/poll)

Cries of racism surround a video by a fraternity at UC Irvine. The fraternity has apologized, but it may not be enough to mollify critics.

Harry Potter's 'Wizarding World' approved for Universal Studios; Gibson to disappear (poll)

Construction will begin this summer on the Potter-themed addition to the theme park. Given a choice, would you go to a Harry Potter land or a Star Wars land?

VIDEO/POLL: Honesty is the 2nd best policy for Coachella fans asked about fake bands

Jimmy Kimmel Live's "Lie Witness News" went to the desert and what they found was a collection of Coachella kids going gaga over fake bands.

Boston Marathon bombings Rumor Control 2: FBI knew bomber, 9/11 citizenship, more

News of last week's horrific bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon broke rapidly. As in all such fluid situations, a lot of bad information was mixed in with the good.

'Cinnamon Challenge': Dangerous fad you didn't know about that's hopefully over

Learn more about putting cinnamon in your lungs and why that's bad.

Reason #22 not to eat your pet's food: Salmonella scare expands 'Natura' recall (Product list)

They're serious. Dry food and treats. All sizes. All products. All varieties. All UPCs. All lot codes. Click to see the complete list.

Boston Marathon explosions: Where to watch live video of the news online

Authorities are instructing people in the residential neighborhood of Watertown, Massachusetts to stay inside amidst a continuing manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Chinese TV casts actors to join Marky Mark and the clunky bunch in 'Transformers 4'

Ability to turn into a laser-fighting robot race car is neither required, nor encouraged.

Zoo babies! LA Zoo welcomes the tiny endangered faces (and giant eyes) of 5 Peninsular pronghorns

The Los Angeles Zoo has been visited by some very fancy storks this year, and officials have announced a few of the collection's most notable births so far.

How Twitter's new music platform works. And how it can humiliate you

Twitter's it-took-so-long-we-almost-gave-up-on-it music service arrived Thursday in a shiny, boxy layout that allows people to easily find music and share via iTunes, Spotify and Rdio.

More can, less beer? LA brewery among 1st to package Budweiser 'bowtie' cans

Despite a hole in the "bowtie camera" market, Anheuser-Busch has put their money behind developing a "bowtie beer can" and will soon be introducing the new shape of Budweiser to the public.

Boston Marathon bombings: FBI denies arrest made; CNN, AP walk back earlier reports

Despite reports on CNN and by the AP saying otherwise, no arrests were made in the Boston Marathon bombings when CNN and AP reported there were, according to the FBI and the Boston Police Department.

Public Radio Tattoos: 'This American Life' as a bulldog soldier or anchor-riding mermaid

NPR, WNYC, WHYY and This American Life collaborated on a tough and temporary vintage-inspired tattoo collection designed by real tattoo artists.