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

Legislation lands a second suspect in the battle between lasers and planes

An 18-year-old charged with two counts of aiming a laser at an aircraft faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

Dick Clark dies at 82: Remembering the 'world's oldest teenager'

From American Bandstand to Rockin' Eve here is a video sampling of our decades-long relationship with the ultimate pop culture narrator, Dick Clark.

Marijuana dispensary near school for 'at risk' teens sparks outrage

A medical marijuana dispensary has opened near an Anaheim school for "at risk" teens, and fired-up administrators say the proximity violates state law.

Resuming search: Gray whale found with tangled fin, line lodged in its mouth

Rescuers are searching Wednesday for an adult gray whale found towing and tangled up in nets off the coast yesterday.

Inmate transported from downtown jail dies at Burbank medical facility

The coroner's office will be trying to determine the cause of death of an inmate who died while receiving treatment for an unspecified condition at a Burbank medical facility on Tuesday.

OJ judge is squeezed from courtroom in budget cuts

Judge Lance Ito's courtroom will be one of 56 forced to close by the end of June as a result of huge budget cuts to the Los Angeles County court system.

Lizard king: Another double dragon added to Venice Beach 'Freakshow'

Lounging around Venice Beach is a man who stands to take the lizard king title in cold blood, thanks to his multi-noggin menagerie of animals.

LA Angels settle wheelchair seating suit

A dispute over wheelchair seating and service at Angels Stadium has been settled with discounts on prime level access and expanded in-seat options.

Gang member convicted in shotgun death of infant

LA gang member faces 200 years to life in prison after Monday's conviction in the shotgun killing of an infant, and the attempted murders of six others.

Something fishy going on with the sushi labeling in LA

Today's special: sucker fish. A new study points to large-scale mislabeling of seafood in the Los Angeles area, especially sushi.

Black Eyed Peas former biz manager files for bankruptcy

Let's get it started in here. Provided "it" is a bankruptcy filing, and "here" is a Los Angeles courtroom.

House of cards: Jury selection begins in Abdul-Jabbar / Upper Deck case

Jury selection began Monday on the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Upper Deck trial over the use of his image on the "Greats of the Game" trading cards.

Bobby Brown pleads not guilty to DUI

Bobby Brown = pleaded not guilty on Monday to drunken driving and other charges following his arrest by CHP last month.

Closing arguments in NASA JPL/intelligent design firing case

NASA/JPL denies wrongful termination allegations. Closing arguments are set to begin in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday.

Mattel takes a 'HIT': Barbie dollars down, American Girl rising

The boys and girls of one the world's largest toy companies, Mattel Inc., announced first-quarter earnings on Monday that showed a 53 percent decline.