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

Brutal attack leaves employee dead outside Malibu restaurant

An employee of a Malibu restaurant died after an attack in the parking lot minutes before closing on Sunday night, say authorities.

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales named as suspect in Afghan civilian massacre

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was named Friday as the suspect in a nighttime shooting rampage that left 16 Afghan civilians dead, including nine children.

Authorities accused of ignoring calls, using county aircraft

Lt. Edison Cook has filed a lawsuit against the county claiming members of the LA Sheriff's Department air support division intentionally missed calls for support.

NSFW 2012: Anti-Kony activist Jason Russell detained

The 33-year-old other face of KONY 2012 was allegedly found masturbating in public, vandalizing automobiles and was believed to be under the influence of something.

George Clooney gets arrested, the people demand a mugshot

George Clooney was arrested Friday in Washington D.C. outside the Sudanese Embassy during a rally. People really want to see his mugshot.

Will San Pedro's landslide stand its ground against weekend weather?

Heavy rains expected in Los Angeles this weekend have the potential to push an already sliding section of San Pedro closer to the sea.

Fatal accident sends light pole crashing onto I-210 Freeway

A fatal accident on the 210 Freeway in Rancho Cucamonga this morning sent a light pole crashing across the freeway, killed one man, and sent a girl to the hospital.

Jewish family's home target of anti-Semitic scrawling

Swastikas marked on homes in a Jewish part of Sherman Oaks are being called hate crimes.

Ocampo allegedly stalked victims, planned to frame friend

Details continue to startle with new information about how Ocampo allegedly stalked victims, and plans he had to kill his friend and frame him for murder.

Chainsaw suicide suspected in Palms (Updated)

A woman found was found dead inside a Culver City home with a chainsaw wound to her neck. She is thought to have used the tool to commit suicide, say authorities.

San Onofre can't take the pressure, tubes fail test

It does not take a nuclear physicist to understand the troubling situation at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Edison says tubes failed a pressure test.

'I knew that I had the killer gene,' transcript reveals in Ocampo case

Scarier than fiction, the grand jury transcript of accused killer 'Izzy' Ocampo, reveals hideous details about the the murders of four homeless men and two others.

Job counselor stabbed to death, student arrested in Hollywood

A job counselor at a vocational school in Hollywood was attacked in his office on Wednesday in a scene that witnesses described as "gruesome."

HBO won't press its 'Luck,' cancels show after horse deaths

HBO has canceled its Dustin Hoffman / Nick Nolte dramatic series "Luck" after the deaths of three horses during production at Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia.

No more red-light camera tickets in Glendale

Glendale police, like their Los Angeles counterparts, will no longer issue citations for violations caught on the city's red-light cameras.