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

The curious case of the movie poster thief, coming soon to a courtroom near you

Accused! LAPD is investigating the case of 36-year-old man suspected of stealing 3,000 movie posters from CBS worth nearly half a million dollars.

Man gets 56-year term for punching, kicking toddler to death

26-year-old Daniel Vega was sentenced Wednesday in a Torrance courtroom to 56 years in prison for the 2011 murder of a toddler.

Defendant no. 5 surrenders in Coliseum scandal, pleads not guilty

Leopold Caudillo Jr., a former venue tech manager, is the fifth man to surrender to police in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum corruption scandal.

CA lawmaker from West Covina arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

California state lawmaker Roger Hernández was arrested this week for suspicion of drunk driving, after Concord police followed him into a hotel parking lot for allegedly not using his turn signal, Capitol Alert reports.

Dodgers opening day tickets sell out after news of Magic Johnson buy

Everyone wants to see what $2 billion baseball looks like -- the Dodgers announced that opening day 2012 tickets have sold out.

Gray whale found dead in Long Beach Harbor had injuries

A young gray whale found dead Tuesday afternoon in Long Beach Harbor may be the same animal that was caught in a fishing net off the coast over the weekend.

Woman arrested in assisted suicide of WWII veteran via oxycontin-laced yogurt

A woman is charged in the assisted suicide of a WWII veteran after allegedly serving the 86-year-old man a lethal dose of oxycontin crushed and mixed into yogurt.

Census: Los Angeles is losing residents to San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside

The migrating habits of the U.S. human have been revealed in a newly released Census Bureau report. L.A. leads the nation in the most common county-to-county moves.

Former Coliseum GM pleads guilty to conflict of interest

In a move to avoid prison, Patrick Lynch, the former general manager of L.A. Memorial Coliseum, has pleaded guilty to one criminal count of conflict of interest.

Gone in a flash: The end of the red-light camera era

Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red-light camera anymore. LAPD's contract with the Arizona-based camera company ends this weekend.

The $363M question: Mega Millions lottery approaches record

A $363 million jackpot could find itself claimed if a Mega Millions winning California lottery ticket is drawn Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Police held meeting with NAACP, clergy over McDade shooting

Law enforcement, clergy, and the head of the Pasadena NAACP held a private meeting Tuesday to discuss the police shooting of 19-year-old Kendrec McDade.

Feds: San Onofre not allowed to reopen

Citing critical concerns over equipment failure, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has prohibited Edison from restarting the San Onofre nuclear plant at this time.

'The Madonnas Of Echo Park' adapted for HBO dramatic series

An adapted dramatic series based on the novel "The Madonnas Of Echo Park" by Brando Skyhorse, is now in development, Deadline Hollywood reported on Tuesday.

San Bernardino schools get donation of dictionaries

The San Bernardino City Unified School District received a massive book donation on Tuesday that put a dictionary in the hands of every SBUSD third-grader.