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

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.

Bacon bites back: No shortage, it's a weather and corn problem

A platter of this week's "bacon shortage" pandemonium.

Nobody's bringing home the bacon? Pork shortage possible

The price of European pork could double next year according to Britain's National Pig Assn., an industry trade group predicting "a world shortage of pork and bacon."

'Full House' turns 25: Twins do not tune in for LA celebration

"Full House" the family sitcom that spoon fed audiences (and tiny Olsen twins) eight innocuous seasons of primetime formula gold, had a 25-year reunion last weekend.

Drug disposal: Pop over to prescription pill 'Take-Back Day'

The DEA is asking the public to dispose of potentially dangerous medications through the DEA's "National Prescription Drug Take Back Day" on Saturday, Sept. 29.

LAPD releases composite sketches of Los Feliz predator

LAPD released composite sketches of the suspect they believe is responsible for a wave of burglaries and sexual assualts in Los Feliz that began in March.

76 products: Peanut butter recall spreads beyond Trader Joe's

76 types of peanut and almond butter have been folded into a recall that sent one Sunland, Inc. product flying off the shelves at Trader Joe's on Saturday.

Green Day frontman to rehab after guitar-smashing meltdown

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstong performed a profanity-heavy, guitar deconstruction during an on-stage meltdown at the iHeart Radio Festival.

Emmy thing you need: A recap for the drinkers

It was the Emmys vs. the NFL in the World Series of televison on Sunday night, as bars across the land were forced to face their true identity.

Endeavour in California and LA : Your photos

After multiple delays and a whirlwind trip around California, the retiring space shuttle Endeavour has made it to Los Angeles.

Silver Lake wins Best Hipster Neighborhood in US

If you listen carefully, you can hear a lone, enthusiastic voice shout from beneath the malaise, "In your face, Williamsburg."

Smithsonian wants LA to know they're 'Seriously Amazing'

Smithsonian unveiled a new motto, new ad strategy, and new set of socially enabled questions like, "Was Dr. Seuss a wartime propagandist?" A: Yes, against mosquitos.