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

Rain dance: Meet the Coachella swim team hopefuls

Coachella 2012 welcomed tens of thousands of underdressed and ill-prepared music enthusiasts to its swim team tryouts on Friday.

Storm troopers: LA and OC slosh through a wet and wild Friday

It was a dark and stormy day of flood advisories, hazardous weather alerts, tornado concerns, gusty wind, lots of rain, power outages and soaking wet pianos.

The road less expensive: NASA redrawing map to Mars

Forced into a less scenic route by budgetary constraints, NASA announced that it will be redrawing its map to Mars to cut down on mission costs.

Twitter declares National Kiss Day; Gene Simmons left out

Not that kind of "KISS," you say? Well maybe it should be. Happy National KISS Day.

California storm to make guest appearance at Coachella

Some parts of the state will get the full wrath experience with lightning, hail, and gale-force winds, while others will see scattered showers and snow.

Villaraigosa tweets praise to Cory Booker

As #corybookerstories gets its legs as a trending topic, Villaraigosa tweets in with recovery wishes for his Mayor mate from another state.

So long, Kelley Lynch: Woman found guilty of harassing Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen's former business manager has been found guilty of harassing the hugely influential singer-songwriter.

Penn State scandal inspires new bill in California

A new bill, crafted in response to the Penn State sex abuse scandal, was unanimously passed by California lawmakers on Thursday.

Mel Gibson still not a fan of the Jews, says screenwriter Joe Eszterhas

Obtained by The Wrap, Eszterhas' letter quotes offensive statements allegedly made by the actor that Gibson denies in his reply letter, obtained by Deadline.

Amid 'reunion lies,' Axl Rose declines induction into Rock & Roll Hall of fame

L.A.'s favorite '80s deli rockers are set to be honored this weekend alongside the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and others.

Woman to be sentenced for false bomb threat on wandering husband's airplane

The woman who called in a false bomb threat in an effort to stop her husband from traveling to Atlanta for another woman will be sentenced today.

Bloated gas prices drop for the 17th straight day

The price of a gallon of self-serve regular shed a whopping eight-tenths of a cent overnight and now pumps for about $4.27.

Val Kilmer as Mark Twain — real genius?

A limited run of Val Kilmer's one-man-play, Citizen Twain, comes to an end in Hollywood leaving audiences to wonder a while about hair glue and racial slurs.

Man attacked by Gila monster sentenced for having a Gila monster

A man rendered unconscious by his venomous, pet Gila monster was sentenced this week for illegally possessing the reptile and a pair of dangerous snakes.

I-5 freeway chase ends in fatal shooting

A car chase that began in the Santa Clarita area on Wednesday morning has ended in a fatal shooting in the Castaic Valley.