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

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."

Days of 'rotten egg' smell prompts clean-up at LA port

200 gallons of toxic water seeped from the ground at the Port of Los Angeles causing a strong "rotten egg" smell and prompting an official clean up.

Body seen in unstable mud cave may be missing student

The 24-year-old student reportedly had no shoes, no water and was not carrying a cell phone when he vanished during a family outing on April 8.

Los Angeles museum head appointed to Smithsonian director

Los Angeles museum head John Gray has been appointed to run Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington D.C.

Tuesday triggers a week of toasty temperatures

Tuesday will bloom from gloom to broil as the warmest temperatures of the week are set to start this afternoon, says the National Weather Service.

Parking ticket fines could increase under proposed budget

A number of parking ticket increases have been proposed that the mayor believes will help pay down the city's $238-million deficit.

Oscar the couch: Academy debuts new outdoor theater

Abandon sofa and grab some grass -- the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is bringing a new open-air theater to Hollywood.

No timeline for restarting San Onofre, says NRC chair

Despite Edison's hope of a June restart, the NRC chairman issued a statement saying there was no timeline planned for reopening San Onofre nuclear plant.

Woman, 92, sentenced for not filing taxes on 'suicide kits' earnings

A 92-year-old woman who sold suicide kits was sentenced Monday for not filing federal tax returns on her earnings.

Fireballs at BH High: Dramatization depicts alleged subway danger

A video is gaining attention for its catastrophic depiction of dangers the Beverly Hills parent-teacher council say exist in the subway plans.

Shark sneaks up on paddle boarder off Catalina coast

A shark took a number of bites out of a 15-year-old's board but injured no one.

Mother's stabbed body found at morgue, landfill search resumes for sons

Officials are searching a landfill again for the bodies of two boys believed to be killed by their father. The missing mother's stabbed body was discovered Friday.

Free whale-y: Fisherman untangle last month's trapped whale

A gray whale found tangled in nets and towing line off the coast of Southern California last month has been completely freed of debris by fishermen.

Beastie Boys in Los Angeles: A map of landmarks 'from here to Gardena'

In honor of the late Adam Yauch we've put together a MCA tribute map of the most important Beastie Boys landmarks around the city.