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

'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.

Can we keep it? Woman finds frolicking pony in South L.A.

A South L.A. resident fenced in a frolicking pony she found in front of her home in Green Meadows, an area near the 105 no longer known as particularly verdant.

Sylvia Helen Garcia in FBI custody as 'Plain Jane Bandit' suspect

ABC News reports the FBI now has in custody the "Plain Jane Bandit" suspected in eight Southern California bank robberies and attempted robberies.

Aloha to the mystery seal found thousands of miles from home

Like many who stray from California, a lost northern fur seal has been found resting on a beach in Hawaii. It's not clear how the industrious explorer got so far south.

Milking a holiday: How to observe National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

In L.A., finding a relevant house of worship on National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is like shooting gummi fish in a chocolate chip barrel.

Defense rocket launch delayed at Vandenberg

An "uprange instrumentation issue" kept the rocket Earth-bound, however no issues were reported with the Atlas V vehicle or the NROL-36 space vehicle.

Student body builder: Schwarzenegger commandos USC think tank

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will head the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy at the University of Southern California.

Stowaway Shanghai kitten poses for new pics

The feline who survived a two-week ocean voyage from China inside a freight container is hanging in there.

Not all missions are to Mars: Defense rocket launch includes space weather study

With space-gazing eyes fixed excitedly on Mars this week, an early morning launch scheduled out of Vandenberg Air Force Base has curiosities piqued a little closer to home.

FBI's unidentified bank robber swings into another branch

FBI's "Plain Jane Bandit" has targeted an eighth Southern California location with a Tuesday morning heist at a Chase Bank in Cerritos.

Rick Ross, Joss Stone, Ice Choir, Blur - KPCC's New Music Cheatsheet

This week's releases include Swans, Phish, Toadies, two Stones and an anniversary Diamond. Enjoy the new sounds, or at least enjoy sounding like you know what's new.

Ex-Bell police chief chimes in with a lawsuit, suing for severance pay

Randy Adams, ex-Bell police chief, is suing the city claiming he wasn't paid severance after being forced from his job amid a storied corruption scandal.

Hiding in plain sight: 'Plain Jane Bandit' hits another SoCal bank

The FBI calls her "Plain Jane," but with ties to seven bank robberies since mid-July, the unidentified bandit's file is becoming heavily decorated.

Teen boxer dies after sparring, autopsy inconclusive

Raul Alvarez Jr. was wearing protective gear and a helmet, and was partnered with someone about his age and build, according to officials.