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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is unhappy with World Peace

Laker great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar took to the web to reflect on what he calls the "regression" of Metta World Peace.

Teen admits involvement in Kendrec McDade shooting

A 17-year-old boy admits to his involvement in a burglary and theft that led to the fatal police shooting of Kendrec McDade in Pasadena in March.

May Day demonstration leads to arrests at LAX

LAPD have started arresting May Day demonstrators at Los Angeles International Airport.

Up with people: LA population grew half a percent in 2011

The Golden State glows bright with the light of new bodies as California approaches a population of nearly 37.7 million humans.

Malibu garage death investigated, foul play not suspected

Authorities say the death of Katherine Wilkins does not appear to be foul play. Autopsy results will be released following toxicology tests.

May Day protesters converge downtown

May Day protesters marched from several directions Tuesday to converge downtown for a rally at Pershing Square.

When turtles fly: Reptile smuggler gets prison time for snack-box stunt

Atsushi Yamagami was sentenced to 21 months in prison for his "leadership role" in smuggling live turtles and tortoises into the U.S.

Deputy pleads no contest to heroin-filled burrito charges

A sheriff's deputy conspired with at least one person to transport drugs into an airport-area courthouse, according to the indictment.

Cause of fatal Newport Beach-to-Ensenada yacht race is still unconfirmed

Three men died and one man is missing following a weekend accident during a 125-mile California to Mexico boat race.

North Hollywood High places 2nd at National Science Bowl

Our ongoing obsession with academic competitions continues with today's Science Bowl news out of Washington D.C.

Young graphic designer found dead in Malibu garage, car missing

Sheriff's deputies have revealed little about the death.

Expo Line: The Basics

Say hello to the brand new Expo Line.

Adult film producer found in violation of federal obscenity laws by LA jury

An adult film producer was found guilty of violating federal obscenity laws for selling movies that depict bestiality and extreme fetishes.

Programming for dogs: DogTV is here, just like Scrooged said it would be

Designed to appeal to your pooch, three to six minute segments will feature Fido's favorites like fields, balls, and tummy rubs. Sit Ubu sit. Good dog. Woof.

The proof is in the... Stallone pudding lawsuit

At the center of a years-long pudding mix up is Pasadena inventor William Brescia and Sylvester Stallone. What began in 2004 might finally be coming to an end.