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

Apparent murder-suicide at Beverly Hilton Hotel, say police

Two people were found shot to death at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday night in what appeared to be a murder-suicide, Beverly Hills police confirmed.

Communication breakdown: The Black Keys sue Pizza Hut, Home Depot

The song remain the same, says the "I never listen to Led Zeppelin" blues-rockers who filed lawsuits Thursday in Los Angeles federal court regarding two tracks off the group's most recent record, "El Camino."

GM recalls Chevy Cruzes over engine fire risk

GM announced a recall of more than 400,000 Chevrolet Cruzes -- the auto maker will be making safety modifications aimed at preventing engine fires.

I-15 closed near state line after tanker spill

A crash and chemical spill near the California-Nevada border forced the closure.

Three Cudahy officials indicted on bribery charges

Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, confirmed the men had been indicted, saying details were to follow as "law enforcement operations continue."

Flashes in the sky: Lawyer pleads guilty to lewd acts on LA flight

The 33-year old lawyer exposed himself to a flight attendant, saying, "can't a guy have his fly undone?," when told his behavior was inappropriate.

Climate study: Heat waves to triple downtown by mid-century

And now, with a look at the extended forecast for 2041 to 2060, is UCLA with a report that may have some Southland residents sweating...

Rocket launcher seized, children and puppies removed in LASD raids

A rocket launcher, body armor, ammunition, suspected meth, pit bull puppies and two children were discovered in a series of SoCal raids.

Man's body found at scene of early morning brushfire

A man's body was discovered by LAFD responders at the scene of a small brushfire early Thursday morning in the San Fernando Valley.

2 more Metro stations open, Expo Line phase one is done

Phase One of Metro's Expo Line is complete Wednesday with the opening of two new the light rail stops along the Downtown LA-Westside corridor.

Zoning out: Will Hollywood embrace a destiny of density?

L.A. City Council voted unanimously to approve revised guidelines that could allow development of larger, taller buildings near subway stations and bus routes.

Pier 29 in San Francisco suffers roof collapse in four-alarm fire

The Mercury News is reporting that firefighters are at the scene of a four-alarm blaze at Pier 29 in San Francisco.

Ashton Kutcher co. sues DMV for backing out of TV contract

With a lawsuit filed this week, dreams of an Ashton Kutcher-produced DMV show have crashed headfirst into the tent-pole of reality television programming.

'Tower Records Project' wants your rock and roll memories

Be on the lookout, rockers. Tower Records founder Russ Solomon has issued a call to arms (and/or sleeves) to all former employees and customers of the famous chain.

Landslide report: The price tag for rebuilding Paseo del Mar

Rebuilding the 170-foot section of San Pedro's Paseo del Mar could cost anywhere from $4 million for regrading to $62 million if a bridge is built.