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

If 5,500 trees fall in Pasadena: The 'Tree Failure' windstorm report

The newly released report has more damaged tree data than you can shake a stick at. Nine percent of Pasadena's urban forest was hurt in the high winds.

Credit cards cancelled in San Bernardino as bankruptcy crisis charges forward

City credit cards have been cut off in the face of a $45 million deficit. Officials say that number could grow as municipal employees flee the fiscal fiasco.

Cougar caught in OC park will live in captivity

State wildlife officials hoped to relocate the mountain lion, but decided Tuesday to keep the animal in a facility instead of releasing it back into the wild.

Airplane food, now with hidden needles: Delta's sandwich situation

Delta Air Lines Inc. and the FBI are trying to determine how sewing needles found their way into half a dozen turkey sandwiches aboard four flights from Amsterdam.

Of coyotes and cougars: What the human saw on a SoCal trail

This is the true story... of two animal strangers... who had their lives taped... to find out what happens... when lions stop being polite... and start getting real.

Give me land lots of land: Roy Rogers' ranch sells for $645K

The former SoCal ranch of the late King of the Cowboys, Roy Rogers, has been sold to the highest bidder for $645,000.

This tuba shall pass: Fundraiser to replace stolen instruments

A one-day fundraiser hopes to see private donations marching in to replace four band tubas stolen from Whittier High School in June.

Westboro church calls for protest of Sage Stallone funeral

In between the hostile commentary on bikers, homosexuals, rabbis, missing kids, dead soldiers and the media, Phelps found time to protest Sage's "adulterous" father.

Don't freak out, but the center of the sun exploded

An X1.4 class solar flare exploded from the center of the sun on Thursday, but it's unclear whether Earth will feel the effects.

Outreach operation relocates Hollywood Hills homeless

Nearly a dozen organizations collaborated and assisted on the outreach operation which resulted in the voluntary relocation of 28 people.

8,000 melted weapons get a shot at a new life

Melted at a local stell mill, more than 8000 weapons seized in L.A. County will get a shot a new life when they're turned into construction rebar rods.

Hearing delay for professor charged in lab fire death of researcher

Patrick Harran is charged in the 2008 death of 23-year-old researcher Sheri Sangji who was fatally burned in a lab fire.

John Baldessari resigns from MOCA board

Baldessari is the fifth board member, and the most high-profile one, to leave MOCA since February.

Boo boo beach: 41 stingray injuries in one day in La Jolla

Officials set up a triage area where the limping lot could soak their afflicted parts in buckets of hot water to help ease the pain.

Best video yet of San Diego's fireworks apocalypse

"Night becomes day," says You Tube user danwroy who uploaded the best yet documentation of San Diego's mega fireworks explosion on July 4th.