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

NRC requiring modifications to every U.S. nuclear power plant

U.S. nuclear power plants have until the end of 2016 to comply with new safety recommendations released Friday by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

'The Love Boat' bought for scrap

The floating focal point of Aaron Spelling's series is about to be demolished and sold for scrap.

Bob Barker came on down to Echo Park for PETA headquarters opening

Bob Barker came on down to Echo Park Thursday night for the vegan-catered, red-carpet opening of PETA's new West Coast headquarters.

GN'R kickoff show at Palladium is not sold out

Welcome to the not-sold-out jungle. Axl Rose's new fangled Guns N' Roses is kicking off three nights of small club dates tonight at the Hollywood Palladium.

Foul play not suspected in death of 4-year-old found hanging

Police believe the child was playing unsupervised for a brief period of time.

Will 25M tons of tsunami debris make its way to us?

Scientists are attempting to predict if, and when, an estimated 25 million tons of debris from the tsunami last year in Japan, might hit the local shoreline.

Jose Canseco is all the rage on Twitter

Former MLB star Jose Canseco was told "no," or as it's said in Spanish, "no," by the Mexican Baseball League on Wednesday after he admitted to taking testosterone.

Trespasser at Garcetti's home ordered by judge to stay away

A judge on Thursday approved a restraining order against James A. Pagano Jr., requiring the trespasser stay at least 100 yards from Garcetti’s home for three years.

Orders rare at LA Zoo's new 'LAIR'

Los Angeles Zoo's newest Betty White/Slash-approved exhibit, the LAIR, is now taking visitors into its multi-habitat reptile house.

KPCC vs. The Sun: Solar flares, cosmic rays, Griffith Observatory, and you

Longtime director of the Griffith Observatory, Dr. Edwin Krupp, on the solar flare that space-rippled to Earth early Thursday morning.

The one about the frenzy over LACMA's big piece of granite

From quarry to museum, this is the story of what happened when Greater Los Angeles followed a 340-ton pet rock on the world's slowest road trip.

NASA and JPL's holy 'GRAIL' of moon research

Did Earth once have two moons? Maybe. NASA probes began collecting data on Tuesday as part of a three-month mission to map the moon's lunar gravity field.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa backs gay marriage plank for Dems

Villaraigosa, who will chair the DNC this year, said during a Politico function on Wednesday that he supports the gay marriage legalization plank in his party’s platform.

Legendary Hollywood recording studio damaged in fire

A fire that broke out Monday night at a legendary Hollywood studio that recorded Elvis Presley and Beach Boys, is being investigated by authorities.

Nonprofit CicLAvia marches on with Kickstarter campaign

CicLAvia, now an official non-profit, launched a Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday in support of their upcoming April 15 happening.