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

Rave company exec and two L.A. Coliseum managers arrested

A rave company executive and two former L.A. Coliseum execs were arrested Thursday in connection with a number of investigations into questionable financial deals.

Excessive handsomeness: The Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez story

Football, with all the drama and shoulder pads of normal soap operas, has a handsome man-battle brewing. A close encounter of the turf kind. A bro-down.

'Kony 2012' activist Jason Russell diagnosed with brief reactive psychosis

Jason Russell's strange behavior last week in San Diego has been attributed to brief reactive psychosis, his wife said Wednesday in a statement.

Death of Malibu kitchen worker labeled 'upper respiratory infection'

Authorities say Malibu kitchen worker death outside of Guido's restaurant was not crime-related. Carlos Ivan Rodas died of an upper respiratory infection, they say.

Carlos Ivan Rodas ID'd in bloody Malibu mystery death

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, and officials say the results will likely end speculation about the cause of death.

Two Harbor-UCLA medical negligence cases settled for $4 million

$3.5-million will go to a former patient who suffered a stroke after giving birth, and $650,000 will go to a man who sought medical care after a head injury at work.

Life's like a movie: Muppets get a star on Hollywood Blvd.

1n 1979, Orson Welles ordered the "Rich and Famous" contract for Kermit and company. 33 years later, the Muppets received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Arrests made in connection with Alhambra school bomb threats

One current Alhambra student and one former student were arrested in connection with at least six bomb threats against their school.

Strong earthquake shakes southern Mexico

Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard's Twitter account said the water system and other "strategic services" were not experiencing problems.

Ex-suspect in Bryan Stow attack released from jail after 10 months

Ramirez was arrested following a citywide manhunt, but then exonerated.

Woolly Mammoth may return to Earth after 10,000-year-extinction

Last week, mad scientists from Russia and S. Korea signed a deal on research project intended to bring about the return of the 10,000-year-extinct woolly mammoth.

Woman shot, two kids missing in Sportsmen's Lodge incident

A man is accused of shooting his girlfriend at the Studio City hotel early Monday morning, and fleeing the scene with their two young children.

Guido's restaurant employee death is a Malibu mystery

Nearly every detail in the unusual case of a man who died outside of Guido's restaurant in Malibu on Sunday night is unconfirmed.

Model Simone Farrow arrested, accused of running drug syndicate

Simone Farrow, a former Ed Hardy swimsuit model accused of running a drug cartel from her Hollywood apartment, was arrested in Australia.

Stormy weather: Lights out for some, snow days for others

Nearly 150,000 people were affected by electricity outages during last weekend's storm. More than 10,000 homes are still without electricity.