Lisa Brenner

Associate Editor, LAist

Contact Lisa Brenner

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

Bug hunters deployed in suburban L.A. after citrus disease detected

State agricultural officials in suburban Los Angeles have been frantically walking door-to-door setting traps and collecting tissue samples.

Two dead at topless club shootings on Sunday

Officials are trying to determine if a shooting at Snooky's topless bar was justified, and if the incident was tied to another shooting 80 miles away.

Affirmative action ban upheld in California court

California's state ban on affirmative action was upheld in federal court on Monday. The ruling upholds a previous decision by the same court in 1997

ICE removal: 6 days, 50 states, 3,100 arrests

Over 200 "convicted criminal aliens and immigration fugitives" were arrested in SoCal in a nationwide U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation.

Leader of the pack: Motorcyclist arrested after 100-mile freeway chase

A biker led Southern California police on a high-speed, 100-mile freeway chase across three counties on Sunday.

Surf's up, but other things are falling down

Some in L.A. awoke from a misty rain to find gusty, sunny skies. Others are dealing with a devil of a snow drift. At the beach, there's nothing to do but wave.

Firefighters extinguish burning car, body found inside hours later

Unidentified and unrecognizable, a charred body was discovered at an impound lot inside a vehicle that firefighters had extinguished earlier that day.

Google starts April Fools Day early with 8-bit map gag

Tomfoolery takes the form of a new Google Maps "8-bit Quest" feature. Welcome to the enchanted land of Los Angeles.

Fun fact: U.S. corn growers could surpass 1937 acreage record

In an alternate universe, we might be living in Calicornia. Growers plan to claim 95.9 million acres for their stalks in 2012, says the U.S.D.A.

Charges may be filed in death of 10-year-old Joanna Ramos

The death of 10-year-old Joanna Ramos is being reviewed by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Ramos died in February of head trauma injuries following a fight after school.

The Sweet Hurt does dulcet inside a 'Desert Nights' diorama

A flugelhorn, a banjo and an upright bass walk into a bar... An exercise in texture perception, the cactus lounge at The Standard proved pleasing for the band's compound sound.

Wave hello to the giant surf and prepare for the weekend weather to blow

The weather will get windy this weekend, say forecasters, as dangerously high gusts and significant ground swells prepare to pound a number of Southland regions.

Durkee pleads guilty to looting California political accounts

Former California campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee has pleaded guilty to looting $7 million from Democratic candidates and political committee accounts.

Appeal filed against permits in Chinatown Wal-Mart fiasco

A community group has filed an appeal to try and prevent the construction of a 33,000-square-foot Wal-Mart in Chinatown.

California bought the most iPads, a snapshot of data suggests

Less of a study and more of a snapshot, the data points to a possible trend in product distribution.