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

Wildfire warning: A 'red flag' blows in the dry SoCal wind

Gusty winds and dry air have created a perfect storm for fire weather in the Los Angeles/Oxnard region prompting the National Weather Service to issue an urgent "red flag warning" on Monday.

Math moguls: Can Japanese physicists predict a Hollywood hit?

The science of success gets sexy with symbols in a study published by the New Journal of Physics that claims to have the answer to Hollywood's biggest question.

Parents throw punches at LA preschool graduation

A video posted Thursday to an education website shows the scene at a Los Angeles elementary school where parents began fighting at a recent preschool graduation.

Misreported Lindsay Lohan news mutates into celebrity death watch

The news of a Lindsay Lohan related 911 call prompted what is perhaps society's least sensitive display of concern, a Twitter death watch and its many variations.

Burger King royally pushes it with new 'Bacon Sundae'

Knights, maidens, outlaws and commoners post mixed reactions in the Twitter forest as news of the Burger King "Bacon Sundae" spreads like flame-broiled wildfire.

NASA's newest X-ray telescope hops a Pegasus to space

NASA's new black hole-hunting, X-ray telescope was launched into orbit Wednesday from a remote island in the Pacific. This is real life.

1,100 knives seized, 388 birds rescued in cockfighting raid

More than 1,100 cockfighting knives were seized following an investigation by the Tulare County sheriff's dept. and Humane Society of the United States.

A Kodak moment at the new Dolby Theatre

The 3,400-seat, four-level home of the Oscars reopened Monday at Hollywood and Highland with a new audio-video system and new signage.

$200 for Kings parking? Luxe Hotel dares you to park there

The most expensive parking spot for the Kings game is not what you think. The dramatic price spike is actually designed as a deterrent.

Police warn Kings fans about a flurry of forged tickets

Scalpers with fake tickets will ice your dream of seeing Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, say police, who are warning Kings fans to be careful about bogus tickets.

Frances Bean Cobain and the case of the missing cat

A $5K reward has Twitter littered with opportunists, sympathizers, and cynics on a Hollywood hunt to find Frances Bean Cobain's missing cat, "Zero."

Pair of lungs found on South L.A. street over the weekend

The coroner will be analyzing samples to determine if the discovery is in fact lungs, and if they once belonged to a human or an animal.

Mars Odyssey detects an oddity, JPL opens its doors this weekend

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena will be welcoming space watchers to its annual "open house" this weekend as mission engineers work to fix Mars Odyssey.

Finding your station: Metro's 'call to artists' for Expo Line

California artists, your train has arrived. Metro announced this week that it is seeking submissions for public art pieces along the Expo Line.

Car Talk archive can provide years of mileage for NPR

Car Talk is getting scrapped, it was announced today with Tom and Ray Magliozzi -- Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers -- changing lanes into retirement.