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

You stalled my Battleship! Weather delays USS Iowa's trip to LA

The vessel's journey has been delayed because of rough seas. The retired battleship is preparing to meet its new destiny as a naval museum at the Port of LA.

Blow the man down: Wednesday winds to bully LA mountains

The strongest blows are expected over the L.A. mountains and I-5 corridor.

Four funerals and a funeral: It's World Goth Day

Come on get happy! It's World Goth Day! Enter the phenomenon of Gothic culture, and its play on the medieval mythos.

Suspect pulled shotgun from suitcase in Metro bus killing, says D.A.

Shortly after boarding on Sunday morning, the suspect allegedly pulled a shotgun from a suitcase, approached the victim and shot him twice.

Rock me: 'Levitated Mass' opens at LACMA on June 24

Michael Heizer’s finished artwork "Levitated Mass" will officially open to the public on Sunday, June 24, LACMA announced on Tuesday.

Suspects charged with murder in USC grad student killings

Bryan Barnes and Javier Bolden were charged with murder in the April 11 slayings of two USC graduate students. [FULL STORY COVERAGE]

Flammable fraud? LA parks employee arrested for alleged gas theft

Authorities believe a 12-year employee of the Los Angeles recreation and parks department stole more than 800 gallons of gasoline while on duty over a period of three months.

Ex-Los Angeles teacher charged with molesting 13 children

Paul Chapel, an ex-Telfair Elementary School teacher jailed since October, has been charged with sexually abusing 13 kids -- seven girls and six boys.

Scott Schenter arrested in assessor's office corruption investigation

Former LA County property appraiser Scott Schenter was taken into custody on Monday.

For serial stabbing murders, D.A. will seek death penalty for Itzcoatl Ocampo

The Orange County District Attorney will seek the death penalty against 24-year-old former Marine Itzcoatl Ocampo for six stabbing-murders.

Derailment debate: Expo Line junction, what's your malfunction?

Inspections have been ordered for an Expo Line rail junction because of a design issue that poses an increased risk of derailment, say regulators.

Suspect named in fatal shooting of Metro bus driver in WeHo

Authorities have a suspect name but no motive for the fatal shooting of a bus driver in West Hollywood over the weekend.

10 freeway shooting shuts down lanes Monday morning

CHP officers responding to a crash on the 10 freeway around 5 a.m. were involved in a shooting with the driver Monday morning.

'Jump Out Boys': 7 sheriff's deputies placed on leave

Seven deputies suspected of belonging to an aggressive, secret faction inside the Los Angeles County sheriff's gang unit have been placed on leave.

California is no. 1! (in dog bite insurance claims)

With more dogs and people living in CA than in any other part of the U.S., the Golden State wins Best in Show for the number of dog bite claims.