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

Missing OC mother, kids not found in landfill

Boyfriend and father Shazer Fernando Limas is suspected of killing the three.

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch dead at 47

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch has died from cancer, reports Rolling Stone.

Jack White conquers Billboard 200 with solo debut, 'Blunderbuss'

In abandoning his rainbow of musical accomplices, Jack White has alablasted his way into the top spot of the Billboard 200 with his solo debut, "Blunderbuss."

Shots fired into a building in downtown LA

Shots were fired in to building near 600 Olive St. in downtown LA around t 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, according to LAPD Officer Wendy Reyes.

Why Burbank police called for evacuations, street closures and the SWAT

An incident in Burbank that prompted Thursday morning evacuations, street closures, and rallied the presence of the SWAT team, has been contained.

Prison officials: Inmate death being investigated as a homicide

The death of a 67-year-old inmate at the state prison in Corcoran over the weekend is being investigated as a homicide, say officials.

Police chase suspect caught by K-9 officer is accused of 5 bank heists

The parolee accused of robbing five SoCal banks banks last year, and recently leading police on a wild chase, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

Bogart vs. Burberry: The beginning of a beautiful lawsuit

Of all the trench coats, in all the towns, in all the world, they had to promote mine. Humphrey Bogart's publicity rights co. is suing Burberry.

Teen son arrested in federal immigration agent's death

Myron Chisem named as the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent shot to death in his Carson home last night. His teen son has been arrested.

Student drank urine when DEA forgot him in cell

Daniel Chong ate glass and took methamphetamine that had been accidentally left in the cell. While hallucinating, he carved "Sorry Mom" into his arm with glass.

Junior Seau left no note in apparent suicide

No suicide note was left by Junior Seau, the former USC All-American and 12-time NFL Pro Bowl linebacker, found dead Wednesday morning.

Another LA-area educator arrested, accused of lewd contact

A La Mirada substitute teacher, Taylor Welch, was arrested on suspicion of lewd contact with a student, said authorities.

Dodger Stadium parking will drop to a new Magic rate of $10

Magic Johnson announced that general parking rates at Dodger Stadium will be dropping from $15 to $10.

Coliseum officials won't get free tickets, VIP access in proposed USC lease deal

The ticket provision was originally structured to provide a free, 90-seat block for every Trojan game and comps for any NFL games.

Excessive force lawsuit dismissed in case of fatally shot naked man

A federal judge has dismissed the excessive force lawsuit filed by his family of a nude man shot to death during a confrontation with police in January 2011.