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

Former LAPD Stephanie Lazarus gets 27 to life for killing ex's wife

Lazarus was convicted in March of killing her ex-boyfriend's wife with three shots to the chest nearly 30 years.

The Rampture? Brace for 405 Freeway ramp closures

We have mixed feelings about the names being thrown around, but we're sure the 90-day Wilshire Boulevard ramp makeover will cause a stir.

Sears worker may have secretly filmed more than 1,000 victims

A former Sears maintenance worker was charged Thursday with 30 counts of peeping and 30 counts of concealing a video recording device inside a changing room.

Recovery underway for worker buried under dirt in Benedict Canyon

LAFD Urban Search and Rescue responders are handling a delicate operation in Beverly Hills to recover the remains of a worker buried in an 8-foot trench.

'Dawn' breaks discovery of double crater on Vesta, says NASA

The NASA Dawn spacecraft has made some surprising discoveries about the asteroid Vesta, the parent body of an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Angeles Crest body is possible gunshot victim

A portion of Angeles Crest Highway is closed while a body found Thursday morning is investigated by LASD detectives as a possible shooting victim.

'Jump Out Boys' sheriff's clique may have glorified shootings with tattoos

The investigation into a secret clique of LASD deputies in the Gang Enforcement Team turns up allegations of matching tattoos that celebrate shootings.

Angeles Crest Highway closed after body is found

Multiple outlets are reporting that a body was found on the freeway near the Angeles Crest Forest Fire Station.

Superfund cleanup list is littered with two new LA County sites

Two hazardous waste locations in Los Angeles County have been added to the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund cleanup list.

Paraglider died of heart failure before launch, autopsy shows

A paraglider found dead over the weekend in the Angeles Forest died of congestive heart failure, an autopsy determined.

Hair icon Vidal Sassoon dies in Los Angeles at age 84

Vidal Sassoon, the famed stylist responsible for international beauty trends, geometric haircuts, and iconic Hollywood hairdos, has died at age 84.

Arson suspect arrested for 2010 post-Lakers melee

22-year-old Darren Cooper was arrested on suspicion of arson for the torching of a taxi cab.

'Civic' duty: Honda wins hybrid mileage appeal

The judgment against American Honda Motor Co. won by a SoCal Civic hybrid owner has been overturned.

Acton fire investigated: Structures destroyed in 125-acre blaze

With an aggressive air response, firefighters were able to contain a wildfire in Acton that consumed 125 acres, including structures and cars.

Lawsuit filed to block Japanese garden sale by UC Regents

Heirs of the Japanese garden's namesake filed suit against the UC Regents. The Bel Air garden gifted to UCLA in 1964 was to be maintained "in perpetuity."