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

Fiona Apple arrested for alleged hashish possession in Texas

The drug-sniffing dogs of Sierra Blanca have added Largo-darling Fiona Apple to their Willie Nelson / Snoop Dogg hall of fame. The artist was arrested Wednesday.

Pawn shop owners arrested for alleged ties to 300 burglaries

More than a dozen DTLA pawn shop owners were arrested Wednesday -- they're accused of doing business with possible gang members tied to an estimated 300 burglaries.

Firearm charge, arraignment delay for man who allegedly posted about killing kids

The man arrested for allegedly posting threats against children on an ESPN website, was charged with possessing an illegal firearm. His arraignment is postponed.

American Airlines' bad week: Cancellations, layoffs, absentee pilots

Layoffs, absent pilots, labor issues, schedule cutbacks and a slew of cancelled flights have come crashing down on the troubled American Airlines this week.

Judge: DNA test for tennis umpire accused in coffee cup killing

The professional tennis umpire accused of killing her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup will have to submit to a DNA test. Her lawyers lost a bid to block.

CHP: Drivers, don't space out during Endeavour flyover

Keep it together, L.A. You're acting like you've never seen a 747/space shuttle sandwich before.

Benetton asks young people if they have what it takes to NOT find a job

Do you have what it takes to not find a job? If so, you might be the United Colors of Benetton "UnEmployee of the Year." That honor comes with €5,000.

NFL Films President Steve Sabol dies at 69 (Videos)

"It starts with a whistle and ends with a gun," NFL Films revolutionary Steve Sabol died Tuesday at the age of 69.

Mango alert - Salmonella in 15 states prompts FDA import halt

An import alert was announced Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) against Agricola Daniella after the company's mangos were linked to salmonella illnesses in 15 states.

Experts: World's hottest spot is Death Valley, not in Libya

A long-standing Libyan weather record deemed invalid by the World Meteorological Organization has lifted Death Valley into the top spot for the hottest place on Earth.

The first CA sea otter to survive an oil spill has given birth

Olive and her baby are especially interesting to marine biologists since not much is known about long-term effects of health impacts of oil on wildlife.

Video: Baby panda gets tickle treatment at San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo released a video of its new baby panda's fourth exam. Included: a fluffy head tape-measuring, and belly tickles. It's technical, you guys.

Colorado sanctuary files lawsuit, wants to import Meatball the bear

A Colorado sanctuary is now challenging state law that says no animal taken from the wild can be kept at a refuge, and has filed a lawsuit.

Elephant weevil in the room: Wine crop foe makes U.S. debut in L.A.

A bug with the ability to mangle grapevines and fruit trees made its U.S. debut at the Port of Los Angeles in August, according to CBP officials.

Cannon fires real ammo during Tall Ships parade, two women shot

A high-seas battle reenactment left two women injured Saturday when they were hit with real ammunition -- buckshot was loaded into the ship cannon instead of blanks.