Lisa Brenner

Associate Editor, LAist

Contact Lisa Brenner

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

Pasadena prepares for the second 626 Night Market

The crush of the 626 Night Market will return to Pasadena on July 28 for another round of food feasting and wares for sale.

LAPD detective attempts world record on Santa Monica Pier

LAPD Detective Gus Martine is attempting a motion sickness-inducing, 25-hour ferris wheel ride. Unexpectedly, the live stream is quite soothing.

Pill bill would extend birth control prescribing privileges to nurses

Under a bill approved by the California state Assembly on Thursday, nurses would be able to prescribe birth control pills.

Spell 'Angeleno': No locals advance in National Spelling Bee

Sad news today from the hive of letters, no L.A. kids will be advancing at this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee.

'Pretty sure I'm going down for it,' says Bryan Stow beating suspect

"Hey, I got arrested for that Dodger Stadium thing...I was involved," defendant Norwood tells his mother in a video presented at the preliminary hearing.

SpaceX 'Dragon' wings back to Earth, splashes down in the Pacific

Six hours after departing the ISS, the now legendary SpaceX "Dragon" parachuted back to its home planet and splashed into the Pacific Ocean.

Beverly Hills school district sues Metro

In a very expected progression of events, BHUSD has sued Metro officials to stop the route of the Westside subway from cruising under Beverly Hills High.

Police release videos of Echo Park knifing

In an effort to identify the suspect, authorities have released video footage of two men being stabbed last week in Echo Park.

Proposal to outlaw pot shops fires up LA City Council

A proposal to oust an existing ordinance and outright outlaw L.A.'s pot shops has moved forward with a committee recommendation.

Show biz sanctuary: $150 million restoration of 83-year-old synagogue

Non-Westside worshippers at the iconic Wilshire Boulevard Temple are financing a Hollywood-heavy project of biblical proportions -- a $150 million restoration.

Hardcore porn was filmed at the Coliseum

The Coliseum has been blitzed by a not-so-sexy new scandal. A hardcore pornographic movie was discovered to have been filmed there.

Bob Dylan awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House

Bob Dylan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on Tuesday, making him one of only a few dozen musicians to ever make the list.

Donald Trump thinks Hawaii is a liar and Obama isn't American

Donald Trump showed some teeth to CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday while defending the discredited claims of "birtherism."

Health officials set cat traps at two Santa Ana schools

OC officials are trapping feral cats at two Santa Ana schools in an attempt to reduce the flea population and halt the possibile spread of typhus.

Reasonable No Doubt? Activision 'Band Hero' lawsuit may rock a jury

Ska-sparkled OC pop rockers No Doubt sued the gaming giant in 2009, claiming misuse of the band's likeness.