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

Christmas tree-sized marijuana plants found in CA desert

L.A. Sheriff's Department called on the U.S. Forest Service to help take down the towering marijuana plants found on a hidden pot farm in the desert.

One suspect still at large after bank robbery, car chase, mob scene, and bizarre money-throwing mele

A bizarre scene unfolded during a chase through South L.A. as money was repeatedly thrown from a fleeing vehicle involved in a bank robbery pursuit.

Video: A saber-toothed cat struts to the La Brea Tar Pits

Pedestrians and office workers thought they saw a prehistoric cat walking along Wilshire Boulevard last week. They were mostly right.

iPhone 5: Facts, feelings and Foo Fighters from Apple's unveiling

iPhone 5 dropped from the Apple tree on Wednesday morning with all of Twitter ready to comment on the gravity of the situation.

iPhone 5 new 'features'? Top 41 snarky Twitter guesses

Following the hashtag #iPhone5features has revealed a well of wishes for the new edition, and tweets that trend toward to a few key categories.

Murder charges filed in chase-case of woman shot, shoved from car

Murder and felony evading charges stemming from an LASD pursuit last week were filed Tuesday against Juan Diego Valencia, an alleged gang member.

Salton Sea still suspected as source of Southland stink

The source of a rotten aroma that roamed more than a 150 miles across SoCal on Monday is still unconfirmed. Officials are awaiting air sample analysis results.

SNL is counting on Chicago, 3 new performers added

To take the place of departing funny people Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliott, Saturday Night Live will be adding three Chicago-types to roll call.

GoDaddy sites go down, alleged Anonymous member claims massive hack

TechCrunch reports that GoDaddy-hosted websites went down by the millions on Monday in a widespread offlining allegedly at the hands of a hacker.

Steve Wynn wins $20M in slander case against Joe Francis

A new narrative has been legally laid out in the saga of Steve Wynn, Joe Francis, Quincy Jones, and the fabled threat of being buried in the desert.

Updated: Rotten smell spreads across the Inland Empire

Reports are wafting in from the Inland Empire about a foul odor in the area.

Man sentenced to jail time in pelican choking case

A transient was sentenced Friday to 60 days in jail and a year's probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Best bathrooms: Hollywood Bowl's new loo vies for top toilet title

The search for America's Best Restroom is underway, and the Hollywood Bowl is cleaning up -- the newly remodeled facilities have earned a seat in the Top 10.

Woman fatally shot, thrown from car during LASD pursuit

After leading authorities on a high speed chase and pushing a female shooting victim out of a car, an armed suspect surrendered to authorities Friday morning.

The Native Angeleno writes 'LA For Beginners' guide

The Native Angeleno has moved into the internet with an "LA For Beginners" guide of short, subjective, non-statistically specific neighborhood identities.