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

Twitter suspends LA journalist for tweeting NBC exec's email address

Many originally believed it was Guy Adams' critical commentary that got the LA-based reporter's account yanked by Twitter, but it was the allegation that he violated a term of service that got him in hot water.

J.C. Penney letters plucked in latest San Fernando fast one

A company was filmed over the weekend attempting a late-night signage grab from a building awaiting decision on its possible future as a historic site.

Rawesome milk man roughed up, 'arrested' by bounty hunters

James Stewart's capture was captured on video and shows the Rawesome Foods founder being handled by bounty hunters.

Mountain Lion King: New OS X is the pride of Apple

Apple's emailed announcement of the new Mountain Lion OS X this week has been met with a mix of roaring applause and sharpened claws.

Late-Night Metro begins this weekend

Hook up to the night train this weekend as Metro's 2 a.m. late service goes into effect Friday and Saturday.

Amid backlash, Chick-Fil-A's Public Relations VP dies

A CBS affiliate in Georgia says Perry died Friday morning of a heart attack, according to Ross Cathy, a relative of Chick-Fil-A's CEO.

Sea weed: 50 smuggled tons of marijuana seized

The quantity of incoming sea weed -- four times the amount seized in the entire previous fiscal year -- has an estimated street value of $90.7 million.

LAX tops list of airports likely to spread a simulated pandemic

Some U.S. airports have yoga rooms, live music, or free ping pong. Some U.S. airports are known for their likeliness to spread global pandemic. Welcome to LAX.

PBS 'Remixed': Everyday's a good day when Bob Ross paints

With his hypno-afro ways and happy little everythings, Bob Ross soothes in autotune while painting life lessons onto the blank canvas of your afternoon.

Rite Aid workers begin statewide strike vote

Nearly 3,000 Rite Aid workers across CA are set to begin voting Thursday on whether or not to authorize union leaders to call a strike if contract negotiations stay stalled.

Belieb it: Paparazzo faces charges in Bieber freeway chase

A paparazzo faces reckless driving and other charges in the Justin Bieber freeway chase chaos of early July.

'Plain Jane' wanted by FBI in a bundle of bank robberies

FBI agents are on the ho-hum trail of a "Plain Jane" bandit they believe is responsible for six boring ol' bank heists in Southern California.

Tito's son TJ appointed temporary guardian of MJ's children

Michael Jackson's nephew Tito Joe Jackson (TJ) has been appointed guardianship of the late superstar's children -- Prince Jackson, Blanket Jackson and Paris Jackson.

Santa Monica smoking ban loses fire until further notice

In Santa Monica, some new renters can still smoke if they got em'. The seaside city has shelved a smoking ban until further discussion with the public.

In-N-Out sells out Singapore in minutes

An In-N-Out pop-up shop in Singapore on Tuesday gave new meaning to the term "fast food" by selling out its inventory of 300 burgers in under 15 minutes.