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 cheese stores add culture to the cheesiest day of the year (recipes)

Suggestions, selections and favorite recipes from L.A.'s best cheese stores. Here's how to go genuinely cheesy on Valentine's Day.

LAPD manhunt: Twitter chronicles the Christopher Dorner chase in Big Bear in real time Tuesday

Followers could track events in real time as various residents, officials and others posted their reports on Twitter throughout Tuesday afternoon.

Valentine's Day 2013: The bizarre state of LA drugstore cards (photos)

Nothing says "I love you" quite like adhesives and farm equipment. Except maybe glitter tattoos and cards that transform into origami frogs.

Grammys 2013: Complete list of winners, disregard for dress code (Photos)

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.

LAPD manhunt: Some cheer on fugitive Christopher Dorner with own agendas

In some corners of the Internet, supporters are backing suspected murderer Christopher Dorner while he's still on the run from police.

Ultimate Grammys 2013 cheatsheet: Let's be appalled together (updated)

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.

LAPD manhunt: Profiles of Christopher Dorner, shooting victims

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.

IHOP free pancake day is a nighttime affair

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.

Chris Brown: Threat to shoot Frank Ocean follows fishy community service

Deputy DA Mary Murray called the paperwork tracking Brown's community labor hours "at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting."

Beyoncé halftime show followed by blackout, Super Bowl 47 delayed (photos)

A bizarre post-Beyoncé blackout delayed Super Bowl 47 in New Orleans.

Lizard makes SoCal comeback, may shed 'threatened' status

Wildlife officials say a unique, slow-growing, long-living lizard found only on the Channel Islands may get a change in status under the Endangered Species Act.

Archbishop letter on sex abuse read in LA churches on Sunday

A letter from Archbishop Gomez describing the newly-released clergy sex abuse files as "terribly sad and evil," was read at Catholic churches around L.A. on Sunday.

Whale sushi: Santa Monica restaurant, 2 chefs indicted

The indictment accuses the now-closed restaurant "The Hump" and sushi chefs Kiyoshiro Yamamoto and Susumu Ueda of conspiring to import and sell whale meat.

UPDATED: Priest abuse files: LA reacts to revelations; Mahony issues statement

Southern California residents had various reactions to revelations contained in the release of thousands of pages of Catholic archdiocese files relating to allegations of sexual abuse by priests.

Super Bowl 2013: 8 things you need to throw the ultimate LA party

How to throw an awesome, memorable Super Bowl party the easy, SoCal way.