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

From spritz to storm: April flushes out with heavy rain midweek

Monday's misty drizzle will turn to downpour on Wednesday as a late season Pacific storm enters the region, notes the National Weather Service.

Earthquake shake in OC

Though the USGS reports Monday morning's mini quake as 3.9-magnitude, OC folks have reported feeling more than a little shake.

Playboy goes totally LA: Hef shutters Chicago office

Hugh Hefner wrote a love letter to Chicago, the city he credits with giving shape to his empire in the early 1950s.

Trouble in paradise: American jet emergency from Hawaii

An American Airlines flight landed safely at LAX Monday morning after reporting engine trouble on a flight from Kona, Hawaii.

Occidental College gets $5 million present on its 125th birthday

Occidental College celebrates its 125th anniversary on Friday with the announcement of a $5 million donation to create a new international center.

'420 Day' lights the conversation about marijuana legislation

Merriment surrounding weed's unofficial holiday brings puns, inside jokes, and discussion about potential pieces of legislation.

'Jump Out Boys' investigated as secret clique inside LASD gang unit

There are concerns about cliques of aggressive deputies within the LASD, and a new faction called the Jump Out Boys is being investigated.

Friday's mini-sizzle starts a weekend of warm weather

A mini-sizzle is set for the Southland on Friday. Temps will tease the greater L.A. area with 80s-90s style heat for the end of the working week.

No fairytale ending for Rich Ross as Disney film studio chief

It is not happily ever after for Rich Ross, who announced that after two years at the Disney film studio, he will be stepping down as Chairman.

O Bama, Where Art Thou? Clooney to host Dem fundraiser in LA

George Clooney will be holding a high-end house party next month in Los Angeles as a fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

Honda seeks appeal in LA, wants to overturn hybrid lawsuit award

An appeal is being heard Thursday in L.A. as lawyers for Honda Motor Company seek to reverse a highly publicized small-claims award from earlier this year.

Levon Helm of The Band, dead at 71

Former drummer and singer for The Band, Levon Helm, died of cancer on Thursday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Expo Line train collides with car in Exposition Park

An empty Expo Line train collided with a car on Thursday morning in Exposition Park. One person sustained minor injuries.

Police union to sue the city and LAPD over one-day impound policy

Calling it a "catch 22" for officers, the LAPPL will be suing the city and LAPD over the new impound policy for unlicensed-drivers.

Sears worker accused of 'surreptitious filming of unsuspecting women' in NoHo

A maintenance worker was arrested, and evidence seized, after hidden cameras were found inside a Sears department store.