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

Rare argonaut octopus hatches 6,500 babies in SoCal (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

An ancient, mythical argonaut octopus found earlier this month near L.A. Harbor has become a mother, thousands of times over, at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

This Mustang thinks it's a DeLorean: Border drug busts top $5M

With a bumper of cocaine, and aspirations of DeLorean infamy, a 2004 Mustang kicked off a series of weekend border busts by CBP officials.

Don't forget to stop and yell at the trees

A look at the bizarre incident of verbal abuse against a tree in America's Best Hipster Neighborhood.

LISTEN: First audio evidence of a whale mimicking human-talk

Meet "NOC" the kibbitzing cetacean! How does he sound? Listen to the first ever audio evidence of a whale mimicking human speech.

Videos: Russell Means' 4 best and 3 worst acting roles

Russell Means, the Oglala Sioux activist for Native American rights turned Andy Warhol portrait subject turned Hollywood actor, died Monday from cancer. He was 72.

LAPPL joins the spray of 'bath salts' warnings

The LAPPL is in a lather over the growing use of bath salts, and has joined a wash of warnings in the wake of newly released audio in an LAPD brutality claim.

Video: Giant cockroach runs amok on reporter Robert Kovacik

What's scarier than Charles Manson? Almost this cockroach.

LAPD: 12 unsolved homicides may be linked to Manson family

Los Angeles police are probing the cases because they were committed in areas the "family" was known to operate. Audio tapes being held in Texas may hold clues.

STUDY: Defining sexual addiction

Researchers at UCLA say they have scientific evidence to support "hypersexual disorder," or sexual addiction, as a classifiable mental health condition.

Flamin' Hot Cheetos banned: Snack attack in Pasadena schools

The "cheese that goes crunch" may be banned from school lunch.

Toys, drugs and money: guilty pleas in LA toy co. laundering scheme

Execs from Woody Toys — exporters of products like "Farm Frenz" and "Sea Cuddles" — pleaded guilty Friday to a drug money laundering scheme.

Probation report: 'Sons of Anarchy' actor 'out of control'

Probation officers considered former "Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis a danger to others and were worried about his mental health.

Teen convicted in Silver Lake road rage murder

A jury on Thursday found Jose Beltran guilty of second-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder and weapons allegations.

Axl Rose and the case of the $24,000 photograph

An art gallery received a cease and desist letter from Axl Rose's lawyer days before opening a new art show called "Once Upon A Time...Axl Rose Was My Neighbor."

Martian gravel reveals evidence of ancient, flowing stream

Curiosity has seen evidence of an ancient, flowing stream on Mars. The secret is in the Martian gravel.