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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 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 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
UCLA researchers have genetically engineered tomatoes that mimic the action of "good" cholesterol when you eat them.
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.
Turns out the reason Disneyland sometimes feels like the most crowded daycare on Earth is because it has operated for almost six decades without an age policy requiring adult supervision.
The Iraq War — which started 10 years ago Tuesday — generated a river of data describing its cost, casualties and impact. We've collected some of the best visual reports for you here.
An independent investigator is looking into the death of a white tip shark that showed signs of distress while filming a commercial in Los Angeles on Mar. 6.
Kreation Juicery has debuted a 24-hour fresh juice-dispensing ATM at their new Beverly Hills location.
Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park 4" has been given a director — Spoiler alert: It's not Steven Spielberg.
Pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, is the mathematical constant celebrated every year on Mar. 14 by Greek letter geeks and the people who love them.
Veronica Mars, the Kristen Bell fan-favorite teen detective TV series, exceeded its goal in the first day of its planned 30-day Kickstarter campaign.
"Where in America can a low-wage worker afford a two bedroom apartment? Nowhere."
Freddy Krueger continues to gouge with the news that 1428 Genessee Avenue – the "Nightmare on Elm Street" house – has sold in Hollywood for the chilling price of $2.1 million.
USC's been named by The Princeton Review as the best graduate school in North America for video game design.
In the past two months there have been at least three significant explosions in Southern California stemming from home lab production of hash oil.
James Franco stars in everything. Even the sidewalk. Related, here's a nightmarish sentence: The new "Wizard of Oz" movie opens this weekend.
Kelly Osbourne was taken to an L.A. hospital after collapsing on the set of "Fashion Police," which she co-hosts with Joan Rivers, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos.