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

Gravel truck crushes Burbank man in 'unclear' accident

Police say the victim, who was trapped just before 10 a.m. on Monday, was freed by a truck driver before paramedics arrived at the scene and pronounced him dead.

Manson family recordings may hold clues to unsolved killings

A judge is set to rule today on whether a collection of Manson family member recordings will be turned over to Los Angeles authorities.

Metro, the FBI and why Carmageddon 2 is running late

Carmageddon 2 is going to be a little late, says Metro, referring to plans to completely shut down a section of the 405 for a whole weekend, just like last summer.

Put a tow in the water: Battleship USS Iowa to leave for LA

The USS Iowa is scheduled to begin a four-day tow Saturday heading to its new home, provided the weather cooperates.

Jenna Jameson crashes into pole, arrested for suspected DUI

The famous ex-porn actress suffered minor injuries in the accident but refused medical treatment. Police said she showed signs of intoxication.

Federal judge: CalPERS must offer same-sex couples long-term care coverage

A federal judge in Oakland ruled that CalPERS, the big state pension fund, must offer its long-term care coverage to same-sex couples.

Fare is fair: End of the line for LA subway 'honor system'

Red Line and Purple Line gates will be first to slam shut.

The Abbey bans bachelorette parties in support of gay marriage

West Hollywood's The Abbey announced Thursday it will be banning the "offensive heterosexual tradition" of bachelorette parties.

Another dead body found at another LA-area elementary school

For the second time this week, a dead body was discovered on the grounds of a local elementary school.

German mother of LA serial arsonist suspect faces extradition

A federal judge ruled Thursday in Los Angeles that the German mother of LA serial arsonist suspect Harry Burkhart, should be extradited to face fraud charges.

Ronald Reagan blood vial auction dries up

The British auction house embroiled in the bloody mess halted the would-be sale, and the item's owner has agreed to donate the DNA in question.

Newly released file details clergy sex abuse in Santa Barbara

Files detailing alleged clergy abuse at Franciscans' St. Anthony Seminary, a former boarding school in Santa Barbara, have been released online.

Sir Elton John still standing after 'serious respiratory infection'

A "serious respiratory infection" coughed up Sir Elton John in Los Angeles this week to seek treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

San Onofre problems prompt possibility of policy change

A rule allowing nuclear plant operators to replace certain equipment without prior approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is being reconsidered.

The traffic trip: Honolulu vs. LA in the battle of the worst

According to new traffic research report, the distinct honor of having the "worst traffic in the country" now belongs to Honolulu.