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

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.

Charles Manson denied parole, will be 92 next time he's eligible

Charles Manson skipped a hearing today where he was denied parole for the 12th time. He may not be eligible for another parole hearing until he is 92-years-old.

City council prepares to announce Jackie Robinson Day in LA

A resolution declaring today Jackie Robinson Day in Los Angeles is expected to be approved during a morning meeting of the Los Angeles City Council.

Pre-dawn soaking causes traffic trouble for commuters

Wednesday has seen an increase in freeway crashes, spin-outs and problems with standing water thanks to the first of two visiting storms, says CHP.

Flashmob descends on 9-year-old boy's cardboard arcade in East LA

A short video about a local boy's homemade cardboard arcade is racking up high scores across the internet.

Did Carmageddon drive up the local birthrate?

A small wave of local newborns may be pointing to a pocket of parents that opted to get down when they couldn't get out during last summer's "Carmageddon."

Pacific storms pace toward Los Angeles, packing precipitation

Depending on the system's trajectory, the sky stands to pour precipitation throughout the week with gusty wind and snow in some areas.

Infestation concerns grow at abandoned citrus groves

In the face of a huanglongbing outbreak, growers are being required to monitor groves for pests, even if they've abandoned them because of the high cost of irrigation.

Take me out to the high-security ball game: A 'peaceful' plan for opening day at Dodger Stadium

LAPD will be out in force "to ensure a peaceful opening day" at Dodger Stadium when the boys in blue take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday afternoon.

Facebook to buy Instagram for $1 billion

Things are about to get square -- Facebook just bought Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock, reports Business Insider.

Possible new cancer treatment discovered at Children's Hospital LA

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles believe they have found a new approach to killing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells.

Dogs and cats, living together, on your CA license plate?

Advocates believe a special edition CA license plate can minimize animal deaths, but they'll need to sell 7,500 units by June to seal the campaign.

Working on the railroad: Bullet-train consultant questioned over biz ties

A $400/hour consultant with the CA bullet train project once worked for the company that prepares the estimates he was hired to assess.

Fatal gunfire at suspected gang party, witnesses uncooperative

One man died and a woman was injured when gunfire erupted at a suspected gang party of more than 200 people on Sunday evening.