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

More US teens smoking marijuana than smoking cigarettes, says CDC

A government survey shows more teens are smoking marijuana than are smoking cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

Dozens of traffic signals go dark in Pasadena

A bird tripped a piece of equipment causing traffic signals to go out on three major roads and creating service interruptions for hundreds in Pasadena.

Another Obama visit, another three violations of restricted airspace

NORAD dispacted F-16 fighter jets to intercept three aircraft this week during President Barack Obama's short fundraising trip to Los Angeles.

$50,000 reward offered in Venice slaying of Oscar Duncan

A $50,000 reward for information about the fatal shooting of 23-year-old youth pastor Oscar Duncan was announced Thursday at a press conference.

Obama-related traffic brings out 'The Californians' in us

Obama is scheduled to attend fundraisers this week in Los Angeles, bringing out The Californians in all of us. Translation: Let's talk about traffic.

Bird is the word: Twitter logo gets a haircut

Evolution is for the birds. As such, Twitter on Wednesday kicked its latest avian development out of the nest for all the world to tweet about.

Press your space face into this David Bowie anniversary celebration

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of David Bowie's 1972 album, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture, will screen at the GRAMMY Museum.

Venice youth mentor Oscar Duncan fatally shot near Abbot Kinney

Duncan -- known in the community for his work as a youth minister, mentor, and musician -- was fatally shot in the head Monday night at around 10:30 p.m.

Surfin' LAX: Free Wi-Fi lands at the airport

Until now, the LAX jet-set have been riding the Wi-Fi pay wave at $9.99 per session. The new, free wireless internet service could begin as early as this summer.

Rats, needles and other piles of Skid Row health violations

Hazardous and unhygienic conditions were detailed in a May 21 health department report following an inspection of the densely populated area.

Puck traffic: Many will 'Go Metro' to Stanley Cup Finals

Los Angeles, a hockey town with a movie star problem, prepares for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals at the Staples Center on Monday night.

Why your peanut butter won't ignite: Flame retardant found in food

No wonder it's so difficult to burn calories. The flame retardant HBCD has been detected in a sampling of fatty foods, according to a new study.

Ferris wheel feat: World-record victory on Santa Monica pier

Detective Gus Martinez reached his goal this morning in Santa Monica of enduring the longest Ferris wheel ride ever recorded -- 25 hours.

Caltech professor who killed Pluto wins $1M Astrophysics prize

The prestigious Kavli Prize has been co-awarded to Mike Brown, the Caltech professor and astronomer known across the galaxy as the man who killed Pluto.

City of Beverly Hills files separate lawsuit against Metro

The city of Beverly Hills filed a separate lawsuit against Metro this week to block its plans for the Westside subway extension.