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

Why is there a humongous red ball in downtown LA?

Whimsically making the rounds in California is artist Kurt Perschke’s RedBall Project, a traveling sculptural installation promoting Powerball coming to the Golden State.

The Facebook phone is not a phone; it's an app that's not an app

Facebook is moving to the home screens of Android phones — cue the media event.

Instagram photos of the real North Korea, plus a new threat of nuclear war?

The latest in a series of escalating warnings, North Korea now says its military has been authorized to wage a nuclear attack on the U.S.

Jimmy Fallon to replace Jay Leno as 'Tonight Show' moves to NYC (Videos)

The former SNL giggle champion and current late-night host will replace top-rated Leno as "The Tonight Show" leaves Burbank, where it has been since 1972.

Treyf hits the fan in LA kosher meat scandal

A high-end kosher meat market in Pico-Robertson is accused of picking up empty glatt kosher boxes and using fraudulent stickers to repack them with non-kosher meat.

Pixar's 'Nemo' sequel 'Finding Dory' is box office bait

Disney and Pixar Animation announced Tuesday that a sequel to "Finding Nemo" will be released into the wild on Nov. 25, 2015. See who's signed on for another swim.

Cheese wiz: How to do grate during National Grilled Cheese Month

Clementine's cozy and popular neighborhood cafe has been offering grilled cheese menus that are possibly the greatest thing since sliced bread. Their 12th Annual Celebration of National Grilled Cheese Month is no exception.

POLL: Millennium Falcon, the ride? Disneyland is asking questions

The idea still lives in Hypothetical Land, but If Disneyland were to open a "Star Wars" section of the park, what MUST they include?

Michael Nesmith live: Evolved Monkee makes rare solo appearance in LA

Michael Nesmith — the former Monkee who fathered MTV and whose mother invented Liquid Paper — is making a rare, live appearance in L.A. this week.

How would you describe 'Lebowski Fest' to a bunch of amateurs? Give us notes

Lebowski Fest returns to LA, but how do we explain it to those out of their element? Help us blather a description in one marvelous sentence. It'll really tie this story together.

'Games For Cats': How a Venice Beach 'hackathon' will give rise to the cat revolution

The 2-day competition heads to Venice Beach. Best cat game or app struts home with $15,000. Let's not find out what two billion frustrated pussycats are capable of.

Will 3 million kids eat broccoli for lunch?

Six U.S. school districts, serving a combined total of nearly 3 million lunches every school day, have formed an alliance to keep costs down and the quality of food up.

Someone paid $220K for a Lamborghini in OC, crashed it hours later, fled

Authorities are searching for a couple seen fleeing the scene of the crash in La Jolla, leaving behind the luxury sports car hours after it was purchased.

Attack of the genetically engineered 'good cholesterol' tomatoes

UCLA researchers have genetically engineered tomatoes that mimic the action of "good" cholesterol when you eat them.

PBR Twinkies, Champagne Hot Pockets: One of these just got closer to reality

A judge has approved the sale of Twinkies to a pair of firms, one of which owns L.A.-headquartered Pabst beer. The dream of a beer-soaked snack sponge is closer than ever.