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

'Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1950 to 1980' opens in Berlin

Curators at Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau have assembled a program containing works from two of the core exhibitions of Pacific Standard Time.

Pi Day pies! Beause nerds get hungry too (at 1:59 pm)

There are Pi lovers, and then there are pie lovers. Here's a look at what some of your fellow Earthlings did to celebrate their favorite mathematical constant.

Sloshin' 2, Hypothermia Boogaloo: Cold rain may meet LA Marathon runners

L.A. Marathon runners may be racing in the rain for the second year in a row. Last year's deluge de résistance saw 300 runners evaluated for hypothermia.

Third horse dies while filming HBO's 'Luck' at Santa Anita

HBO suspended its filming of horses following the third death at Santa Anita Racetrack in connection with the dramatic series "Luck."

Register early and often at SMC, or pay more

Santa Monica College's governing board has approved two-tier course pricing for a number of its in-demand classes. Unit prices would vary from $36-$200.

Tide detergent theft: Loads of dirty money leave a stain on brand identity

Disappearing detergent has so soiled some cities that special task forces have been set up to stop the stealing of P&G's signature suds.

FBI arrests San Bernardino teacher for child pornography

29-year-old Eugene Ballantyne, accused of trading sexually explicit photos with a 13-year-old New Jersey girl, was taken into custody at his home.

NFL at Rose Bowl: Pasadena approves $400,000 impact study

A $400,000 environmental study was approved by the Pasadena City Council as the first step in offering the Rose Bowl as a possible temporary home for an NFL team.

Pepperdine University leader found dead in Malibu

The body of Pepperdine University's athletic chaplain, assistant coach, and program director, Maurice Hillard, was found Monday on the beach in Malibu.

Little league rejects crucial donation from strip club

The Lennox Little League has changed its mind about accepting a $1,200 donation from a local strip club that could have saved their 2012 season.

In which little league is saved by a gentleman's club

With bases loaded and two outs, who will go to bat to save the Lennox Little League season from financial ruin? Turns out, a local strip club.

Echo Park's 'Quinceañera' mural, now half off

Echo Park's "Quinceañera" mural on Logan Street became the focus of a neighborhood fracas when a new tenant began sandblasting the large-scale piece.

Finding fresco: Hidden wall may hold clues to lost da Vinci

UC San Diego researchers may be one stroke closer to getting their mitts on a missing Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, they announced Monday.

Fire mired morning commuters on the 118 freeway

Three to five acres of brush burned along the westbound lanes of the 118 Freeway this morning near Chatsworth and the border of Simi Valley.

Academic Decathlon competes for its life against LAUSD cuts

In a battle against the $557 million budget deficit, LAUSD is preparing to vote on a bloodbath of possible program cuts this week.