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

Space rocks: How to see the Perseid meteor shower

The "shooting star"-studded Perseid meteor shower is expected to wow earthlings on Saturday night, and will be available to anyone with a clear, dark sky.

Hot enough for ya? Show us your #heatwaveLA photos

KPCC wants to see what you're seeing and doing as you try to beat the heat. Send us your #heatwaveLA photos and show us what hot looks like.

Pony express: Why you may see a horse riding Metrolink

A Metrolink train car has been saddled with a vinyl display of six thoroughbred horses, in a race to get the word out about the Breeders’ Cup return to Santa Anita.

Power rangers: 'Flex Alert' declared to plug CA energy drain

California Independent System Operator declared the call for conservation to go into effect Friday through Sunday as the revenge of summer continues.

Revenge of summer: Cooling centers open late, conservation urged

August continues its heat assault with temperatures registering monstrous numbers like 118 degrees in some of the region's valley and inland areas.

Map: Endeavour's final frontier will be a road trip across LA

Not to be outdone by something as low-tech as LACMA's big rock, this space shuttle's final frontier will be a road trip across Los Angeles.

London via SoCal: Olympic women's beach volleyball finals

Wednesday's women's volleyball final sees Californians April Ross/Jennifer Kessy and Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh Jennings in the Olympic sandbox.

4.5 magnitude earthquake hits near last night's shake

USGS shows responses from people who felt the quake more than a 100 miles away in Santa Barbara and Oxnard.

Golden sands: Olympic women's beach volleyball final is all-American

It's going to be the United States versus America for Olympic gold in and all-Southern California women's beach volleyball. Can you dig it?

The function of Sunset Junction's peculiar sidewalk curtain

A Silver Lake bar owner who erected a controversial six-foot wall, has now hoisted a curtain over the sidewalk to block lights and signs.

Red hot record temps across the Southland

Punishing high pressure over the region is exepected to push through Thursday before a weekend of monsoonal moisture and humidity moves in.

'Oppressive conditions' as LA basin boils in 100+ temps

With triple-digit temperatures forecast through Friday across the region, public health officials have issued a heat advisory for parts of Los Angeles County.

Mars from Curiosity: First photos

With its Google Android shadow and Gabby Douglas landing, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity began sending images of itself in its surroundings within seconds of safely arriving on the red planet.

'National Same Sex Kiss Day' a picture-perfect protest at Chick-Fil-A

In the cluck of controversy, a new-style love-in encouraged couples to kiss last night at Chick-Fil-A.

Cab to the cosmos: NASA awards $1.1B to 'space taxi' program

Two of the new ships are capsule-like in appearance ala Apollo era, with a third sticking closer in design to the space shuttle.