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

Plastic thieves accidentally demonstrate LA's imagination life cycle

L.A. floats its future on the Soylent buoyancy of recycled imagination, but did you know the plastic fantasy of yesterday's Tomorrowland actually sells today for $.15 cents a pound?

7 Black Friday alternatives to shopping in Los Angeles

For those about to shop, we salute you. For those about to nap, here are a few alternatives to fill the hours of festive, digestive distress known as Black Friday.

Fiona Apple stops tour, posts heartbreaking letter about her dying dog

Fiona Apple wrote an open letter to explain that she's stopping her tour to care for her dying dog Janet, a pitbull she rescued almost 14 years ago in Echo Park.

All the Twitter, Instagram photos of Romney at Disneyland (almost)

Every camera in Disneyland was focused on Mitt Romney when he stopped into Orange County's Magic Kingdom on Tuesday.

The Supreme Court will consider California raisin concerns

California raisin concerns are headed to the Supreme Court by way of Horne v. U.S. Department of Agriculture, justices said Tuesday.

19 most impressive hand turkeys of Thanksgiving 2012

The amazing trace is underway! With Thanksgiving on the brain and markers in hand, 'hand turkey' artists everywhere are getting competitive.

Beckham to leave LA Galaxy after MLS cup

L.A. Galaxy heads to the MLS Cup for the second year in a row as Snoop Dogg tells a Scottish newspaper he'd like a stake in Celtic F.C. and to sign pal David Beckham.

Airship Ventures goes down, Eureka Zeppelin to be dismantled

A world helium shortage and lack of consistent sponsorship has taken the lift out of California-based Airship Ventures. The Eureka Zeppelin has been grounded.

Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2: Insults vs. Tattoos

Twilight body art battles Breaking Dawn-induced jokes in a war between zingers and ink slingers. Who's winning?

Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2: LA says bye to Bella, Edward (video)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opens in movie theaters starting Thursday, Nov. 15 at 10 p.m. Here's where to go/what to avoid as events unfold in L.A.

Coachella 2013 fake posters appear with first fantasy lineup

Like a terrible mirage, fake Coachella lineup posters have started to appear, bringing with them years of thirsty pleas for the same bands to play our local desert.

Police crash MTV's Santa Monica Airport party

It wasn't the 400 MTV secret show attendees inside a Santa Monica Airport hangar that prompted police to shut it down, it was the 2,000 people in line.

San Diego Zoo's giant panda cub named 'Little Gift'

The San Diego Zoo's giant panda cub has an official name — Xiao Liwu or "Little Gift."

Hurricane Sandy-damaged cars may be flooding into auto auctions

"Tens of thousands" of flood-compromised cars are changing hands and potentially entering the auto auction market, warn consumer groups.

Ruling: Joe Francis defamed Steve Wynn, now only owes $19M

The $40 million award in the Wynn versus Francis defamation lawsuit was scaled back by roughly half on Friday.