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

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.

Dodgers hire 6 scouts for worldwide baseball manhunt

Dodgers add Pedro Avila, Gene Grimaldi, Patrick Guerrero, Pat Kelly, Jamey Storvick and Mike Tosar to their team of international baseball scouts.

Carnivorous 'Velcro-like' sponge found in deep sea off CA coast

Candelabra-shaped and carnivorous, a newly discovered sea creature — the "harp sponge" — has been found clinging to the ocean floor off Monterey Bay.

Non-Rhotic: LA's new hipster accent? (and soon-to-be band name)

An amateur linguist studying SoCal accents says he's identified a trend in Northeast L.A. regarding the disregard for the letter "r."

'First, invent the universe' - 5 far out videos for Carl Sagan's birthday

Because of the way his atoms were put together, we celebrate Carl Sagan, the beloved scientist and Cosmos whisperer, on what would have been his 78th birthday.

MAP: 110 Freeway 'FasTrak' express toll lanes start Nov. 10

The rules of the 110 Freeway are set to change Saturday, Nov. 10 when "Metro ExpressLanes" – LA's first toll lanes – open for your carpooling and solo driving pleasure.

'Drunk Nate Silver' tweets are adding up in L.A.

Dear The Innumerate — Drunk Nate Silver is mathifying the future on Twitter. Love, Me(me)

PHOTOS: 17 saddest cutest animals to vote in the 2012 election

Newton said for every Super Bowl, there is an equal and opposite Kitty Halftime Show. We applied this law of motion to the election, and here's what happened.

Grinning at the polls: Cartoons, GIFs, graphic novels, and other election tomfoolery

Armed with satire skills, storytelling urges, and infantile tendencies, political humorists and creative thinkers offer a different way to digest election news.

Election slideshow: A government by the cats, for the cats

Welcome to Election day. Need something fuzzy to look at? Please enjoy these photographs of cats running governments around the world.

Metro bus driver attacked at wheel; passengers grab suspect

The suspect, along with a number of passengers, hit the windshield when the driver applied the brakes during the scuffle.

San Diego Zoo's new baby panda video is :56 of unbearable mirth

Like 1,000 cotton balls squished together with eyes and claws, the San Diego Zoo's new baby panda video is cuter than whatever you are doing at this moment.

No methane in 'initial sniffs' of Martian air, says NASA

"The most sensitive measurements ever to search for methane gas on Mars" did not detect methane gas on Mars, reports NASA.