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

Mission Impossible: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes head for divorce

With the help of a Church of Scientology minister, the maverick superstar wed the Dawson's Creek alum in 2006. Today, Suri's parents brace for a breakup.

$20,000 in marching band tubas taken from Whittier High School

Thieves left behind a hand written apology in the band room of Whittier High after lifting four marching band tubas and mouthpieces over the weekend.

Bush league psych-out? The Big Lebowski 2 is laughable, man

How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm once they've seen a story about the The Big Lebowski 2?

JPL/NASA: Underground ocean likely exists on Saturn moon

Scientists say they have strong evidence to support what they have long suspected -- that Saturn's largest moon harbors a subsurface ocean.

Reactions: Historic Supreme Court ruling on Obama's Affordable Care Act

Reactions to the landmark SCOTUS ruling on health care reform will be updated throughout the day.

Hope sinks for 2012 Lotus Festival, organizers cancel Echo Park event

Echo Park lake continues to swim toward a spring 2013 grand re-opening after the $65 million draining, cleaning, and rehabilitation effort.

Tunnel floods, lanes close north of DTLA on 110 Freeway

Two lanes of the northbound 110 Pasadena Freeway were closed Wednesdsay around 1 p.m. after a broken water pipe began to flood into a tunnel near Elysian Park.

Muse 'Survival' named official song of London 2012 Olympics

A Queen-heavy indulgence, "Survival," had its first broadcast on BBC Radio 1 Wednesday evening giving Olympic fiends some grandiose fuel for traveling fire.

Dropout numbers drop, high school graduate numbers grow

California Department of Education reports Wednesday that more high school students graduated in 2011 than the year before, and fewer students dropped out.

Get out of my Facebook: Users upset over quiet email switch

Users faced off with Facebook after a new feature roll-out defaulted displayed email addresses to a, and hid the user's previously selected choice.

Nora Ephron and the days of the week underpants, a brief tribute

In 1989, Ephron's "When Harry Met Sally" knocked pop culture on its Connick, providing 96 minutes of quotable genius for the next 20 years and counting.

Nora Ephron dead at 71

Nora Ephron, the acclaimed writer behind "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle" was 71.

Judge: Reveal officer names in UC Davis pepper spray incident

UC Davis was ordered to release the names of officers involved in last November's pepper spray incident during a campus protest of budget cuts and tuition increases.

SWAT standoff: Barricaded parolee shoots at parents, car, deputies

An eight hour standoff between sheriff's deputies and an armed, barricaded parolee ended with an arrest and a trip to the hospital for the suspect.

Does this make scents? Pheromone parties for single people

Guests wear a t-shirt, bring it to the party, put it in a ziplock bag, and pass it around to be smelled by other participants who decide if they feel the funk.