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

Writer clarifies the quote that 'Pacquiao never said'

Granville Ampong, who wrote the controversial online article said the boxer never said that he thought gay men should be killed for being homosexual.

Feds call shenanigans on Skechers for 'Shape-ups' claims

False-advertising claims have strutted SoCal-based Skechers into a proposed $40 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

Manny Pacquiao interview hits below the belt on gay marriage

The punishing Leviticus 20:13 is referenced in an interview with boxer Manny Pacquaio about gay marriage. He says he never quoted that verse.

Google will not muscle Gold's Gym out of its Venice location

Gold's Gym's iconic Venice location will not be taken over by Google, according to a company spokesman.

Fairewinds report blasts safety claims at San Onofre

The study raises doubts about safety at the nuclear facility, and says running at reduced power will not solve the tubing trouble, and may actually make it worse.

Port of Los Angeles pumps up the volume, reports busiest April in history

The Port of Los Angeles has sailed into history with a record-breaking container volume count. Try to contain your excitement.

Gas up 13.5 cents in CA, lowest May supply in decades

The national average for gasoline is falling, but in California, the cost of regular gas jumped more than 13 cents since last week.

Lucky parking meters? Not in Santa Monica

The days of fortuitous parking have met an untimely fate by the sea. Monday begins the reign of the 'smart' parking meter in Santa Monica.

Coachella 2013 dates announced, tickets on sale this week

April's dates have been released, and advance tickets go on sale this week. Are you ready to commit a year in advance?

The race to keep funding for CA's high-speed rail

The first 130-mile segment of the proposed CA high-speed rail line must be completed by September 2017 in order to not risk losing funding.

Egregious lapses in patient care at SoCal psychiatric hospital

Internal investigative reports show workers at the facility failed to make regular patient checks, slept on the job and committed other serious violations.

Autopsy: Kendrec McDade shot point-blank then handcuffed

19-year-old Kendrec McDade was described in the report as alert and "combative" before arriving at Huntington Memorial Hospital.

F-16s intercept interloper: President Obama's restricted airspace breached again

A plane violated President Obama's protected airspace Friday morning and was intercepted by F-16s dispatched by NORAD.

The beagles have landed: 20 laboratory dogs see the sun for the first time

A research lab released 20 beagles to Southland rescue groups on Thursday in an effort to get the dogs adopted.

Body found on Angeles Crest Highway identified

The body found Thursday on Angeles Crest Highway has been ID'd as 35-year-old Noe Vasquez.