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

Sheriff's officials may have intentionally overpaid a contractor $11 million

LASD officials may have overpaid a contractor $11 million in unjustified expenses and unnecessary equipment while outfitting the department's fleet of helicopters.

Marijuana delivery man allegedly robbed by 'ninjas'

West Covina pot ninjas are maybe a thing.

LAPD investigation finds one of its own guilty of racial profiling

A 15-year LAPD veteran was found to be targeting Latino drivers for traffic stops, an internal investigation showed.

'Brazen' burglary at Echo Park fire station

Echo Park Fire Station 20 is in the process of upgrading security protocols after a brash burglary at their Sunset Boulevard headquarters last week.

Bobby Brown arrested on suspicion of DUI in Reseda

Bobby Brown was arrested in the San Fernando Valley on Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to California Highway Patrol.

Les Paul auction: personal guitars, grand piano, recording gear

The grand piano from Paul's home recording studio, a selection of his rare guitars, pedals, consoles and other equipment from the rock pioneer's collection will be sold at auction.

Lights out around SoCal after wild and stormy weekend

As the storm blows out of town today, another inch or two of snow could be recorded in the mountains.

Wernerius inyoensis you like a hurricane: New scorpion discovered

A new, tiny scorpion species was discovered in Death Valley, and the elusive critter may actually live underground, according to a new report.

3 more revealed in the LA Coliseum scandal

The L.A. Memorial Coliseum scandal claims another three people after the indictment was unsealed Friday, following yesterday's triple arrest.

Pachyderms on a plane: Bob Barker's $880K gets elephants to CA

Thika, Iringa and Toka are coming from the Toronto Zoo to a California sanctuary, The Performing Animals Welfare Society, that Barker describes as "paradise."

Updated: Expo Line to open April 28, mayor announces

Expo Line details were revealed today -- the long awaited line will open April 28, the mayor announced on Friday.

San Onofre down indefinitely

Hopes are fading that San Onofre will be functional by the time peak summer usage rears its sweaty head.

El DeBarge will not be charged, 'insufficient evidence' in drug arrest

"Rhythm of the Night" singer El DeBarge will not face drug charges due to "insufficient evidence," said a spokeswoman district attorney's office.

Whitney Houston cause of death: drowning, heart disease, cocaine

Whitney Houston drowned, says the L.A. County Coroner, citing the sad accident as the singer's official cause of death. Associated causes: heart disease and cocaine.

'Disturbing' discovery of severed dog heads in dumpster

The animals were ID'd as a chocolate Labrador retriever and a tan German shepherd mix. The canines were beheaded with "a very sharp object."