Lisa Brenner

Associate Editor, LAist

Contact Lisa Brenner

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

Quincy Jones likens Joe Francis' allegation to 'Scarface'

Quincy Jones testified Thursday, denying Joe Francis' claim that Jones told him about a Steve Wynn threat to bury the porn producer in the desert. What?

School locked down because of bear

A local school was put on security alert Thursday afternoon in Altadena when a bear was spotted on the north side of campus.

Stowaway kitty Ni Hao finds new home in Redondo Beach

Ni Hao, the stowaway kitten from Shanghai found trapped in a shipping container after weeks without food or water, is being adopted.

Charles Manson music from the '80s gets local record release

A Hollywood boutique owner is receiving hate mail for producing and releasing a new record of Charles Manson's music.

E. Hollywood burglary suspect reaches in windows, enters while victims sleep

East Hollywood is on alert -- LAPD Rampart Division issued an advisory Wednesday about a rampant rise in residential and vehicle burglaries.

Organic food study finds no nutritional superiority

The hot potato issue cooked up a small bounty of backlash with some organic advocates speaking up for the scientifically scandalized vegetables of the world.

Williams Fire gets help from rain, risk of lightning

Despite the forecast packing a possible lightning risk, raindrops from the remainder of a tropical storm could help the firefight in Angeles National Forest.

Steve Wynn, Joe Francis, Quincy Jones, and the alleged threat of being buried in the desert

The one about Steve Wynn, Joe Francis, Quincy Jones, the mob, a gambling debt, a shovel, and the threat of being buried in the desert, was heard in court on Tuesday.

Los Angeles is a 231-year-old Virgo, maybe

The city of L.A. celebrates its 231st birthday on September 4 -- the commonly accepted anniversary of the 1781 founding of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles.

Voyager 1 skirts solar system edge with an 8-track and 68K of memory

With an 8-track recorder and 100,000 times less memory than an iPod, Voyager 1 is celebrating its 35th birthday at the edge of the solar system.

Hundreds of trees will fall to make space for Endeavour

It's trees versus flying machines on the streets of L.A. as crews make space for shuttle Endeavor's upcoming commute from LAX to the California Science Center.

Kepler-47: Solar system found with 'Tatooine'-like twin suns

NASA made the announcement Tuesday of Kepler-47, a twin-suns solar system located 4,900 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.

New bill would prohibit shackling pregnant inmates in labor

Unanimously approved by the CA Assembly, a bill to keep officials from using leg and wrist shackles on pregnant inmates in labor is being delivered to Gov. Brown.

CA Senate approves bill inspired by Penn State scandal

A bill crafted in response to the Penn State sex abuse scandal was unanimously approved by the California state Senate on Tuesday.

FTC not sure that 'Your Baby Can Read,' calls ads deceptive

Robert Titzer, the man behind the 'Your Baby Can Read' program, is in t-r-o-u-b-l-e with the Federal Trade Commission.