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

AEG would fund new freeway lane, better train station

To ease the congestion created by football fans flocking to downtown Los Angeles, AEG says it would throw tens of millions of dollars at upgrade projects.

Student disqualified from talent contest for gay marriage comment

A Fullerton High School senior was disqualified this week from an annual talent contest after making a comment about gay marriage.

AEG debuts NFL-in-DTLA 10,000-page environmental report

A 10,000-page report on the environmental impact of building a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles will be presented to City Hall on Thursday.

Can you hear me now: LAPD's 12-hour radio fail

An incident during a test of a backup generator Tuesday at the Mount Lee communications facility caused 12 hours of radio interruption.

10-year map of shifting Los Angeles demographics

Infographics by Eric Fischer (a numbers visualizer known for assembling census data) intros a new "Race in LA" feature in LA Magazine.

San Onofre trouble prompts visit by NRC Chairman Jaczko

With both of San Onofre's reactors powered down, the troubled nuclear power plant by the sea is about to get a visit from the NRC chairman.

'Dog beach' pilot program is put down

An experiment in dog-on-beach action has ended in Palos Verdes where a 3-1 vote late Tuesday shut down the program.

Yacht owner escapes blaze aboard 65-foot yacht off Malibu

The yacht was anchored about a quarter-mile off Paradise Cove, and investigators say the owner of the vessel escaped to shore via dinghy.

Citrus lockdown: Quarantine declared in Hacienda Heights area

The quarantine prohibits removing any citrus fruit from the area that is not commercially cleaned and packed. No fruit may be removed from property on which it is grown.

Céu, Elvis Costello, Of Monsters and Men, Nicki Minaj - KPCC's New Music Cheatsheet

Moody singles, Brazilian mingles, the multi-sense cacophony of Nicki Minaj, and an Elvis Costello album recorded live at The Wiltern are all yours this week.

Ron Paul town hall at 3 California campuses this week

Ron Paul town hall meetings are planned for three California campuses this week: CSU Chico, UC Berkeley, UCLA

Bat sounds: Dodgers opening day national anthem by the Beach Boys

With both celebrating 50-year anniversaries, a season-long partnership has developed between the stadium and the California-est of summer icons.

Stolen Ferraris found in boxes marked 'used exercise equipment'

Federal agents in Los Angeles have seized $1.5 million worth of stolen, luxury vehicles bound for Asia, they announced Tuesday.

He rarely wears a gun, and other things you might not know about LA County Sheriff Lee Baca

KPCC's Frank Stolze detained LA County Sheriff Lee Baca for an in-depth piece with one of Southern California's most powerful law enforcement officials.

LADWP responds to 6 water main breaks in Fairfax District

Traffic clogged as pipes poured into the street following five water main breaks in the Fairfax District this morning.