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

Possible avian botulism outbreak at Laguna Niguel lake

More than 20 ducks and other water birds are being taken to a wildlife center in Huntington Beach suffering from what appears to be an outbreak of avian botulism.

'Jeffersons' actor Sherman Hemsley dies in El Paso

Beans don't burn on the grill forever more. Actor Sherman Hemsley, best known for his role as George Jefferson, has died, according to El Paso police.

Paris Jackson wants to talk to her grandmother

Sheriff's deputies respond to a disturbance at Katherine Jackson's house. The late singer's daughter says she hasn't talked to spoken to her grandmother in over a week.

Hacker Inn: Millions of hotel locks may have security flaw

Countless hotel rooms could be tracelessly accessed by anyone with a few hacker tricks and low cost hardware up their sleeve.

James Holmes mugshot booking photo released by authorities

Police have released the mugshot booking photo for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater massacre, James Holmes.

Turn on the sun: New LADWP solar plant to power 3,300 homes

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is 46,000 panels closer to its green goals on Monday with the debut of a new solar plant in the Mojave Desert.

Anaheim investigates police shootings, weekend conflicts

Police are tangled in tumultuous rallies after accusations of a wrongful shooting.

Scandal grows in parks system: $54M found, director resigns

State Parks Director Ruth Coleman resigned after officials learned the department had been sitting on a $54 million surplus for as long as 12 years.

600-year-old bra raises heavy questions

In a vault of fabric scraps hidden inside an Austrian castle, archeologists discovered what women have known for centuries -- bras are medieval torture devices.

Warped record store nostalgia is 'Resurrected' in Rhino documentary

The wild world of the record store species is "Resurrected" in a new film about Westwood's extinct Rhino Records shop, and the reissue label born of its horn.

'Cougar' billboard gets catty response from your mom

Cougars have clawed their way to the top of online dating food chain. Or at least to the top of a traffic-stopping billboard in West Hollywood.

Carmageddon 2: The end of the world returns Sept. 29-30

Mark your doomsday datebooks, the I-405 Freeway will be closed in both directions, between the 10 and the 101, over the weekend of Sept. 29-30.

Truck tumbles over canyon in Malibu, driver killed

The vehicle went over the edge near 2710 Las Flores Canyon Rd, approximately one mile from PCH.

Coliseum scandal fugitive gives masked interview to LA Times

Ex-Coliseum contractor Tony Estrada tells the L.A. Times in Skype interviews that he's a whistleblower.

Weeds in the wild: Marijuana boat sentencing, nature sanctuary arrest

A 51-year-old man was arrested for living in a wildlife sanctuary and growing marijuana. A 29-year-man was sentenced for smuggling half a ton into the U.S.