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 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

Ron Jeremy has emergency surgery in LA; Twitter overflows with NSFW reaction

Ron Jeremy, one of the biggest names in pornography, has undergone surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering a near-heart aneurysm.

The dog ate my productivity: 'Puppy Bowl IX' locker room cam is streaming joy

Streaming from the locker room every pregame frolick, nibble, nap, and prance, Animal Planet's answer to the Super Bowl has all the tiny canine action. Meet the pups.

Coachella 2013 sells out 'weekend 1' passes

The first weekend of Coachella 2013 has SOLD OUT out faster than you can say "who the $#&% are The Stone Roses?"

Groundhog Day is 20! History repeats at the Aero on Feb 2

The Bill Murray time-trap classic turns 20. What's your favorite line?

Watch teen Jennifer Lawrence covered in cake in old MTV promo video

At the Screen Actors Guild awards, Lawrence's reveals her dark, blond past — she earned her SAG card as the birthday girl in MTV promos for "My Super Sweet 16."

Robert Mawhinney arrested for rock and roll fraud — $6 million of it

Federal prosecutors say he falsely claimed $8 million assets to fraudulently obtain more than $6 million in loans to support his career and luxury lifestyle.

Force of nature J.J. Abrams goes from Star Trek to Star Wars, fans fight in cyberspace

Extreme fans collides - It's Starfleet on Skywalker, Empire against Enterprise, and no shortage of phaser fire for the newest captain of the proverbial ship.

New LA music fest 'The Ranch' heads into Santa Monica Mountains

Festival grounds will be accessible only by shuttle, and there are camping options for rockers who want a full woodland experience. 18 artists and counting.

SLC airport runways reopen amid ice storm, SoCal flights affected

Salt Lake City International Airport brought boarded planes to their gates Thursday after a Frontier flight from Denver slid on the runway in a rare freezing rain storm.

Original voice of Charlie Brown arrested for threatening ex

Voice actor Peter Robbins — heard in "Peanuts" classics like "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" — was arrested for allegedly threatening an ex and her breast surgeon.

Annie's frozen pizzas recalled; there might be metal in the dough

Annie's learned that a fine metal mesh screen failed at a third-party flour mill and fragments of flexible metal mesh were found in the flour and pizza dough."

Videos: Beyoncé lip synced the national anthem; here's why you don't have to love it less

Beyoncé's national anthem at President Obama's inauguration was a pre-recorded track. See how far lip syncing has come since 1984. She deserves a medal.

PHOTOS: 'Superpod' of dolphins, endangered whales spotted off Long Beach

A rare "superpod" of dolphins formed off the SoCal coast not far from the shipping lanes, a dangerous, aquatic crossroads where ocean life collides with port traffic.

MLK Day of Service: Where to volunteer around Los Angeles

MLK Day of Service is Jan. 19. Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by answering one of his most enduring questions: What are you doing for others?

FAA grounds all U.S.-based Boeing 787 Dreamliners for fire risk (Updated)

FAA officials ordered all U.S.-based airlines to temporarily ground their Boeing 787 Dreamliners until a "fire risk linked to batteries" can be fixed.