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

Be a sport: Photos from the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live

Relive the glory of the game and the rug burn of the red carpet with a sampling of winning photos from the 2012 Espy Awards in downtown Los Angeles.

Homeless kids get a snow day in DTLA: Christmas in July

Photo of the day -- More than 20 tons of snow was brought to the Union Rescue Mission in Downtown Los Angeles for "Christmas in July."

19-year-old hiker found dead of possible heat stroke

A young woman was found dead of possible heat stroke on a San Diego County hiking trail. Heat Warnings remain in effect for areas of SoCal through Thursday.

LASD recalling 200 official-looking badges and identification cards

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is recalling about 200 official-looking badges and ID cards that were distributed to local politicians.

Pluto's tiny fifth moon is half the length of Malibu

The discovery will help navigate NASA's New Horizons spacecraft safely past the dwarf planet when it flys by at 30,000 mph in July 2015.

San Fernando scandal continues with surprise resignation

Mario Hernandez, a San Fernando City Councilman facing a recall vote, resigned just hours before Tuesday night's council meeting.

ACLU lawsuit: Deputy-on-inmate violence evidence suppressed

The suit claims policies adopted by D.A. Steve Cooley and Sheriff Lee Baca have served to suppress evidence, a violation of constitutional due process rights.

Appetite for induction: Slash gets a Hollywood star

Star No. 2473 was issued to the Guns N' Roses refugee and Velvet Revolver bandmate who plays with his own band these days (when he's not making LA ZOO commercials).

CicLAvia releases route map for October ride

The next multi-mile, road-closing, traffic thwarting/causing, traveling block party is scheduled for Oct. 7, 2012.

Backpack of 'volatile' explosives found under OC bridge

The bag, found by county workers in a drainage ditch, contained six grenades, blasting caps, canisters, fuse ignitors, black powder, white powder and other items.

Disney did not authorize characters for Kim Jong Un concert

Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and other members of Disney's dynasty performed in a concert in Pyongyang, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in attendance.

EPA says 160,000 discarded tires pose dangerous fire risk

Originally estimated at 70,000 tires, the dangerous hazard has now more than doubled in size with operators removing only 10,000 tires since April.

Rickie Lee Fowler murder/arson trial begins in San Bernardino

91,000-acres burned, 1,000 homes were destroyed, and five residents suffered fatal heart attacks in the 2003 wildfire that Fowler is accused of lighting.

Frightened elderly passenger forces L.A. flight down in Houston

86-years-old and partially-blind, the disruptive man aboard Spirit Airlines Flight 310 spoke only French and was traveling alone.

Dennis Zine doesn't want publicity for Bieber freeway 'chase'

The witness who called 911: L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine, but "I never called TMZ," he told KPCC. "I never called anyone ... Harvey Levin called me personally."